UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - dos Santos vs Simon

1,813

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
dos Santos

prediction

BY Submission ROUND 2

prediction
65% chance dos Santos
WILL WIN

1,703

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Anderson dos Santos
Much better submission offense 7.7 vs 6.5 Around 20% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Significantly fast finishes 8.2 vs 7.7 More than 5% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Significantly stronger jaw 8.5 vs 7.8 Around 10% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Puts up a fight 8.5 vs 7.8 Around 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Better submission defense 8.4 vs 7.8 More than 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Heavier 144 lbs vs 134 lbs More than 5% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Slightly taller 170 cm vs 168 cm Almost the same
Advantages for Ricky Simon
Younger 26 years vs 33 years More than 20% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Heavier hands 7.7 vs 7.4 Around 5% better at knocking out good defenders
dos Santos on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Simon’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Anderson
dos Santos
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
dos Santos has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Average
Jaw
Submission
dos Santos has a chance to win by submission
Good
Submission ability
vs
Average
Resistance
Decision
dos Santos is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
Simon on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against dos Santos’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Ricky
Simon
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Simon is unlikely to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Simon is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Simon has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Good
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter dos Santos 7.4
fighter Simon 7.7
Great knockouts by Simon
Round 1 Jan 24, 2015 vs Mark
Round 1 Apr 19, 2014 vs Ward
Round 1 Jan 18, 2014 vs Eastman

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter dos Santos 7.7
fighter Simon 6.5
Great submissions by dos Santos
Round 1 Jul 04, 2013 vs Souza Santos
Round 2 Apr 05, 2013 vs da Silva Lima
Round 2 Mar 03, 2012 vs Andrade

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter dos Santos 8.2
fighter Simon 7.7
Fast finishes by dos Santos
400 seconds Sep 28, 2013 vs Alexandre
190 seconds Oct 20, 2012 vs Missio
506 seconds Mar 03, 2012 vs Andrade
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
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Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend dos Santos
legend Simon
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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