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

1,703

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Simon

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
76% chance Simon
WILL WIN

1,500

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Ricky Simon
Significantly heavier hands 7.7 vs 7.1 Around 10% better at knocking out good defenders
Significantly fast finishes 7.7 vs 7.2 More than 5% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Better submission defense 7.8 vs 7.4 More than 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Puts up a fight 7.8 vs 7.4 More than 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Stronger jaw 7.8 vs 7.5 Around 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Advantages for Saul Ruiz
Much better submission offense 7.5 vs 6.5 Around 15% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Heavier 144 lbs vs 134 lbs More than 5% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Simon on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Ruiz’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Ricky
Simon
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Simon has a chance to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Average
Jaw
Submission
Simon is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Average
Resistance
Decision
Simon has a chance to win by decision
Good
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
Ruiz on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Simon’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Saul
Ruiz
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Ruiz has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Average
Jaw
Submission
Ruiz has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Average
Resistance
Decision
Ruiz is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Simon 7.7
fighter Ruiz 7.1
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 Simon 6.5
fighter Ruiz 7.5
Great submissions by Ruiz
Round 3 May 14, 2016 vs Aguilar
Round 3 Sep 29, 2012 vs Simera

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Simon 7.7
fighter Ruiz 7.2
Fast finishes by Simon
55 seconds Jan 24, 2015 vs Mark
49 seconds Apr 19, 2014 vs Ward
94 seconds Jan 18, 2014 vs Eastman
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
team
VS
team
R3 DECX
DECX
1,5521,550
1,6021,500
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Simon
legend Ruiz
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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