UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Nicholson vs Cirkunov

1,543

CageRank

WINNER
Cirkunov

prediction

BY Submission ROUND 2

prediction
81% chance Cirkunov
WILL WIN

1,801

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Misha Cirkunov
Significantly fast finishes 8.2 vs 7.6 Around 10% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Significantly better submission offense 7.8 vs 7.2 Around 10% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Significantly better submission defense 7.9 vs 7.2 Around 10% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Puts up a fight 8.3 vs 7.5 Around 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Significantly stronger jaw 8.2 vs 7.6 Around 10% 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
Advantages for Alex Nicholson
Heavier hands 7.4 vs 7.1 Around 5% better at knocking out good defenders
Younger 27 years vs 30 years 10% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Slightly taller 193 cm vs 191 cm Almost the same
Cirkunov on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Nicholson’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Misha
Cirkunov
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Cirkunov has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Average
Jaw
Submission
Cirkunov has a chance to win by submission
Good
Submission ability
vs
Average
Resistance
Decision
Cirkunov has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
Nicholson on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Cirkunov’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Alex
Nicholson
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Nicholson is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Nicholson is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Nicholson 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 Cirkunov 7.1
fighter Nicholson 7.4
Great knockouts by Nicholson
Round 1 Aug 01, 2015 vs Morgan
Round 2 Mar 28, 2015 vs Cleckler
Round 1 Dec 05, 2014 vs Sherman

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Cirkunov 7.8
fighter Nicholson 7.2
Great submissions by Cirkunov
Round 1 Mar 08, 2014 vs Desilets
Round 1 Sep 07, 2013 vs Ganshorn
Round 1 Jul 17, 2010 vs Pauliuk

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Cirkunov 8.2
fighter Nicholson 7.6
Fast finishes by Cirkunov
119 seconds Sep 07, 2013 vs Ganshorn
56 seconds Mar 04, 2011 vs Francois
40 seconds Jan 30, 2010 vs Doyle
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
February 6, 2016UFC Fight Night 82
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Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Cirkunov
legend Nicholson
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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