UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Safarov vs Mirzakhanov

1,740

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Safarov

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
63% chance Safarov
WILL WIN

1,644

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Saparbek Safarov
Fast finishes 8.6 vs 7.4 More than 15% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Much heavier hands 8.7 vs 7.4 Around 20% better at knocking out good defenders
Significantly longer winning streak 6 fights vs 3 fights 2x longer winning streak; has momentum coming into a fight
Significantly better submission offense 7.0 vs 6.4 Around 10% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Stronger jaw 8.1 vs 7.7 Around 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Heavier 205 lbs vs 184 lbs More than 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Puts up a fight 8.1 vs 7.8 Around 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Advantages for Visampasha Mirzakhanov
Better submission defense 8.3 vs 7.8 More than 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Safarov on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Mirzakhanov’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Saparbek
Safarov
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Safarov has a very good chance of winning by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Average
Jaw
Submission
Safarov is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Safarov is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Mirzakhanov on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Safarov’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Visampasha
Mirzakhanov
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Mirzakhanov is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Mirzakhanov is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Average
Resistance
Decision
Mirzakhanov is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Safarov 8.7
fighter Mirzakhanov 7.4
Great knockouts by Safarov
Round 1 Dec 24, 2011 vs Sliusarchuk
Round 1 Apr 01, 2011 vs Mallebranche
Round 1 Nov 20, 2010 vs Mirzakhanov

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Safarov 7.0
fighter Mirzakhanov 6.4
Great submissions by Safarov
Round 1 Sep 07, 2014 vs Kukhalashvili
Round 1 Feb 12, 2011 vs Klepikov

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Safarov 8.6
fighter Mirzakhanov 7.4
Fast finishes by Safarov
4 seconds Apr 01, 2011 vs Mallebranche
78 seconds Feb 12, 2011 vs Klepikov
49 seconds Nov 20, 2010 vs Mirzakhanov
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
November 20, 2010LF - Legion Fight 5
team
VS
team
R1 KOX
XR2 KO
1,5001,582
1,5621,520
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Safarov
legend Mirzakhanov
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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