UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Bisping vs Akiyama

2,057

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Bisping

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
77% chance Bisping
WILL WIN

1,850

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Michael Bisping
Better striker 9.5 vs 8.1 More than 15% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Much heavier hands 8.5 vs 7.4 More than 15% better at knocking out good defenders
Significantly better submission defense 9.4 vs 8.4 More than 10% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Significantly harder to hit 9.0 vs 8.5 More than 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Taller 188 cm vs 178 cm More than 5% taller
Puts up a fight 9.6 vs 8.9 More than 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Stronger jaw 9.0 vs 8.7 Around 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Heavier 184 lbs vs 169 lbs Around 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Younger 38 years vs 41 years More than 5% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Fast finishes 8.3 vs 8.2 Almost the same
Advantages for Yoshihiro Akiyama
Much better submission offense 7.9 vs 6.7 More than 15% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Significantly better takedown defense 9.8 vs 9.0 Around 10% better at avoiding being taken down
Stronger takedown offense 8.7 vs 8.3 Around 5% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Bisping on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Akiyama’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Michael
Bisping
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Bisping Akiyama
Significant Strikes103
Bisping's excellent striking offense will dominate Akiyama's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Excellent
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Bisping's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Akiyama's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Excellent
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Bisping has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Bisping is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Bisping has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Good
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
Akiyama on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Bisping’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Yoshihiro
Akiyama
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Akiyama Bisping
Significant Strikes42
Akiyama's average striking offense won't be a factor against Bisping's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Average
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Akiyama's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Bisping's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Akiyama is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Akiyama is unlikely to win by submission
Good
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Akiyama is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter Bisping 9.5
fighter Akiyama 8.1
Great striking by Bisping
93 strikes Apr 27, 2013 vs Belcher
102 strikes Dec 03, 2011 vs Miller
50 strikes Feb 27, 2011 vs Rivera

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Bisping 8.3
fighter Akiyama 8.7
Great takedowns by Akiyama
3 takedowns Jul 11, 2009 vs Belcher
1 takedown Nov 05, 2005 vs Okuda
1 takedown Jul 06, 2005 vs Toomey

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Bisping 8.5
fighter Akiyama 7.4
Great knockouts by Bisping
Round 3 Dec 03, 2011 vs Miller
Round 2 Feb 27, 2011 vs Rivera
Round 2 Nov 14, 2009 vs Kang

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Bisping 6.8
fighter Akiyama 7.9
Great submissions by Akiyama
Round 1 Oct 09, 2006 vs Manhoef
Round 2 Mar 15, 2006 vs Ishizawa
Round 1 Jul 06, 2005 vs Toomey

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Bisping 8.3
fighter Akiyama 8.2
Fast finishes by Bisping
814 seconds Dec 03, 2011 vs Miller
414 seconds Feb 27, 2011 vs Rivera
222 seconds Jun 07, 2008 vs Day
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
October 16, 2010UFC 120
team
VS
team
R3 DECX
R1 KOX
2,0131,934
2,0521,895
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Bisping
legend Akiyama
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