UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Usman vs Edwards

1,722

CageRank

WINNER
Edwards

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
67% chance Edwards
WILL WIN

1,845

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Leon Edwards
Significantly fast finishes 8.5 vs 7.8 Around 10% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Significantly better submission offense 7.5 vs 6.8 More than 10% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Puts up a fight 8.6 vs 7.9 Around 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Stronger jaw 8.3 vs 7.8 More than 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Better submission defense 8.4 vs 7.8 More than 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Younger 27 years vs 31 years Around 15% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Advantages for Kamaru Usman
Significantly heavier hands 8.8 vs 7.8 Around 15% better at knocking out good defenders
Edwards on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Usman’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Leon
Edwards
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Edwards has a chance to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Average
Jaw
Submission
Edwards has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Average
Resistance
Decision
Edwards has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
Usman on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Edwards’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Kamaru
Usman
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Usman has a good chance of winning by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Usman is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Usman is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Edwards 7.8
fighter Usman 8.8
Great knockouts by Usman
Round 1 Jan 31, 2014 vs Rodriguez
Round 1 Dec 14, 2013 vs Abdullah
Round 2 Nov 30, 2012 vs Glover

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Edwards 7.5
fighter Usman 6.8
Great submissions by Edwards
Round 3 Oct 08, 2016 vs Tumenov
Round 1 Sep 14, 2013 vs Boussif
Round 2 Apr 03, 2010 vs Booth

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Edwards 8.5
fighter Usman 7.8
Fast finishes by Edwards
80 seconds Dec 14, 2013 vs Lewis
371 seconds Dec 01, 2012 vs Bilton
8 seconds Mar 19, 2011 vs Hughes
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
December 19, 2015UFC on Fox 17
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Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Edwards
legend Usman
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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