UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Sanchez vs Benoit

1,545

CageRank

WINNER
Benoit

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
69% chance Benoit
WILL WIN

1,686

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Ryan Benoit
Much heavier hands 8.3 vs 7.0 Around 20% better at knocking out good defenders
Fast finishes 8.1 vs 7.3 More than 10% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Puts up a fight 8.2 vs 7.5 More than 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Stronger jaw 8.2 vs 7.6 More than 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Younger 28 years vs 32 years Around 15% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Better submission defense 7.8 vs 7.5 Around 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Advantages for Roberto Sanchez
Better submission offense 7.3 vs 6.8 More than 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Taller 168 cm vs 165 cm Almost the same
Benoit on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Sanchez’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Ryan
Benoit
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Benoit has a very good chance of winning by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Average
Jaw
Submission
Benoit is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Average
Resistance
Decision
Benoit is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
Sanchez on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Benoit’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Roberto
Sanchez
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Sanchez is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Sanchez has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Average
Resistance
Decision
Sanchez has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Benoit 8.3
fighter Sanchez 7.0
Great knockouts by Benoit
Round 1 Oct 11, 2013 vs Fuller
Round 1 Dec 14, 2012 vs Sandoval
Round 2 Aug 29, 2009 vs Sylvester

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Benoit 6.8
fighter Sanchez 7.3
Great submissions by Sanchez
Round 1 Jun 26, 2015 vs Meaux
Round 2 Jul 29, 2011 vs Jones
Round 2 Jul 29, 2011 vs Jones

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Benoit 8.1
fighter Sanchez 7.3
Fast finishes by Benoit
62 seconds Dec 14, 2012 vs Sandoval
172 seconds May 11, 2012 vs Williams
461 seconds Aug 29, 2009 vs Sylvester
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Benoit
legend Sanchez
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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