UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Merad vs Godbeer

1,790

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Merad

prediction

BY Submission ROUND 3

prediction
63% chance Merad
WILL WIN

1,700

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Malik Merad
Much stronger jaw 8.9 vs 7.6 More than 15% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Significantly better submission offense 7.8 vs 7.1 Around 10% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Puts up a fight 8.7 vs 8.0 Around 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Better submission defense 8.6 vs 8.1 More than 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Younger 30 years vs 34 years More than 10% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Taller 196 cm vs 193 cm Almost the same
Advantages for Mark Godbeer
Much heavier hands 8.2 vs 7.0 More than 15% better at knocking out good defenders
Significantly fast finishes 8.0 vs 7.5 Around 10% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Significantly heavier 244 lbs vs 205 lbs Around 20% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Merad on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Godbeer’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Malik
Merad
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Merad has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Average
Jaw
Submission
Merad has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Good
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Merad is unlikely to win by decision
Poor
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
Godbeer on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Merad’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Mark
Godbeer
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Godbeer has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Godbeer is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Godbeer is unlikely to win by decision
Poor
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Merad 7.0
fighter Godbeer 8.2
Great knockouts by Godbeer
Round 1 Mar 24, 2012 vs Zmarandescu
Round 2 Oct 02, 2010 vs Konieczny
Round 2 Aug 07, 2009 vs Hooker

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Merad 7.8
fighter Godbeer 7.1
Great submissions by Merad
Round 1 Mar 16, 2013 vs Anwar Bakary
Round 1 May 14, 2011 vs Kirkegaard
Round 1 Nov 21, 2009 vs Fouda

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Merad 7.5
fighter Godbeer 8.0
Fast finishes by Godbeer
300 seconds Mar 24, 2012 vs Zmarandescu
480 seconds Nov 21, 2010 vs Merad
206 seconds Aug 22, 2010 vs Opie
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
team
VS
team
XR2 SUB
XR2 KO
1,6541,695
1,6101,739
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Merad
legend Godbeer
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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