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

1,640

CageRank

WINNER
Safarov

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
64% chance Safarov
WILL WIN

1,740

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Saparbek Safarov
Much heavier hands 8.7 vs 6.8 Around 30% better at knocking out good defenders
Significantly fast finishes 8.6 vs 8.0 Around 10% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Stronger jaw 8.1 vs 7.6 More than 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
Taller 185 cm vs 180 cm Around 5% taller
Puts up a fight 8.1 vs 7.8 Around 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Advantages for Igor Litoshik
Much better submission offense 8.3 vs 7.0 Around 20% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Slightly younger 29 years vs 31 years More than 5% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Safarov on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Litoshik’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 has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Average
Resistance
Decision
Safarov is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
Litoshik on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Safarov’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Igor
Litoshik
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Litoshik is unlikely to win by knockout
Below average
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Litoshik has a very good chance of winning by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Average
Resistance
Decision
Litoshik 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 Litoshik 6.8
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 Litoshik 8.3
Great submissions by Litoshik
Round 1 Aug 06, 2015 vs Gasanov
Round 1 Mar 16, 2014 vs Zozulja
Round 1 Nov 29, 2013 vs Safarov

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Safarov 8.6
fighter Litoshik 8.0
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
team
VS
team
XR1 KO
XR3 KO
1,5001,663
1,4721,691
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Safarov
legend Litoshik
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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