UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - McGregor vs Latifi

2,038

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
McGregor

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
70% chance McGregor
WILL WIN

1,894

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Conor McGregor
Much heavier hands 9.4 vs 7.7 More than 20% better at knocking out good defenders
Fast finishes 9.2 vs 8.4 Around 10% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Stronger jaw 8.8 vs 8.4 More than 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Better striker 8.6 vs 8.4 Around 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Younger 29 years vs 34 years Around 15% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Advantages for Ilir Latifi
Much better submission offense 7.7 vs 6.4 Around 20% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Significantly heavier 205 lbs vs 155 lbs More than 30% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
McGregor on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Latifi’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Conor
McGregor
In 8:21, how much damage will he do? McGregor Latifi
Significant Strikes43
McGregor's good striking offense may be a factor against Latifi's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 75 Significant Strikes in 8:21
Good
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
McGregor's average takedown offense is matched by Latifi's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 8:21
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
McGregor has a good chance of winning by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
McGregor is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
McGregor is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
Latifi on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against McGregor’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Ilir
Latifi
In 8:21, how much damage will he do? Latifi McGregor
Significant Strikes39
Latifi's average striking offense is matched by McGregor's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 75 Significant Strikes in 8:21
Average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Latifi's average takedown offense is matched by McGregor's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 8:21
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Latifi is unlikely to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Latifi is unlikely to win by submission
Good
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Latifi is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter McGregor 8.6
fighter Latifi 8.4
Great striking by McGregor
53 strikes Aug 17, 2013 vs Holloway
21 strikes Apr 06, 2013 vs Brimage

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter McGregor 9.4
fighter Latifi 7.7
Great knockouts by McGregor
Round 1 Apr 06, 2013 vs Brimage
Round 1 Dec 31, 2012 vs Buchinger
Round 1 Feb 18, 2012 vs O'Keefe

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter McGregor 6.5
fighter Latifi 7.7
Great submissions by Latifi
Round 1 Mar 23, 2012 vs Bogdanov
Round 1 May 22, 2009 vs Krbanjevic
Round 1 Feb 27, 2009 vs Pinho

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter McGregor 9.2
fighter Latifi 8.5
Fast finishes by McGregor
67 seconds Apr 06, 2013 vs Brimage
220 seconds Dec 31, 2012 vs Buchinger
93 seconds Feb 18, 2012 vs O'Keefe
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend McGregor
legend Latifi
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