UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Branch vs Okami

2,069

CageRank

WINNER
Okami

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
61% chance Okami
WILL WIN

2,150

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Yushin Okami
Significantly better takedown defense 9.5 vs 8.6 More than 10% better at avoiding being taken down
Significantly better submission defense 9.8 vs 8.6 Around 15% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Better striker 8.3 vs 8.1 Around 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Heavier hands 7.9 vs 7.5 More than 5% better at knocking out good defenders
Taller 188 cm vs 185 cm Almost the same
Puts up a fight 9.5 vs 9.3 Almost the same
Advantages for David Branch
Stronger takedown offense 8.9 vs 8.4 More than 5% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Harder to hit 9.2 vs 8.8 Around 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Stronger jaw 9.0 vs 8.6 Around 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Better submission offense 7.5 vs 7.3 Around 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Okami on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Branch’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Yushin
Okami
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Okami Branch
Significant Strikes43
Okami's average striking offense won't be a factor against Branch's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Average
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Okami's average takedown offense is matched by Branch's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Okami is unlikely to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Okami is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Okami has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Excellent
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Branch on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Okami’s defensive skills
Predictions For
David
Branch
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Branch Okami
Significant Strikes46
Branch's average striking offense is matched by Okami's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Branch's good takedown offense won't be a factor against Okami's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Good
Takedown ability
vs
Excellent
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Branch is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Branch is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Branch has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Excellent
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter Okami 8.3
fighter Branch 8.1
Great striking by Okami
37 strikes Mar 03, 2013 vs Lombard
20 strikes Dec 29, 2012 vs Belcher
25 strikes Nov 13, 2010 vs Marquardt

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Okami 8.4
fighter Branch 8.9
Great takedowns by Branch
4 takedowns Dec 04, 2010 vs Attonito
3 takedowns Sep 15, 2010 vs Drwal

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Okami 7.9
fighter Branch 7.5
Great knockouts by Okami
Round 2 Aug 11, 2012 vs Roberts
Round 2 Mar 01, 2008 vs Tanner
Round 1 Jun 11, 2006 vs Takeuchi

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Okami 7.3
fighter Branch 7.5
Great submissions by Branch
Round 2 Apr 22, 2010 vs Mehmen
Round 1 Jun 12, 2009 vs Olson
Round 2 Dec 13, 2008 vs Huston

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Okami 8.0
fighter Branch 7.9
Fast finishes by Okami
480 seconds Mar 01, 2008 vs Tanner
153 seconds Jan 20, 2006 vs Silva
29 seconds Jun 11, 2005 vs Thompson
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
November 15, 2014WSOF 15
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Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Okami
legend Branch
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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