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

1,673

CageRank

WINNER
Simon

prediction

BY KO ROUND 3

prediction
54% chance Simon
WILL WIN

1,703

CageRank

WINNER
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
Fast finishes 7.7 vs 7.5 Almost the same
Advantages for Benito Lopez
Significantly better submission offense 7.0 vs 6.5 Around 10% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Taller 178 cm vs 168 cm More than 5% taller
Slightly better submission defense 8.0 vs 7.8 Almost the same
Simon on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Lopez’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
Good
Resistance
Decision
Simon has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Good
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
Lopez on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Simon’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Benito
Lopez
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Lopez has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Average
Jaw
Submission
Lopez has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Average
Resistance
Decision
Lopez 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 Lopez 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 Lopez 7.0
Great submissions by Lopez
Round 1 Jul 12, 2015 vs Taylor
Round 1 Feb 28, 2015 vs Wagy
Round 1 May 03, 2013 vs Hutchins

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Simon 7.7
fighter Lopez 7.5
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
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Simon
legend Lopez
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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