UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Uyenoyama vs Benavidez

1,735

CageRank

WINNER
Benavidez

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
88% chance Benavidez
WILL WIN

2,082

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Joseph Benavidez
Better striker 8.8 vs 8.0 More than 10% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Much better takedown defense 9.4 vs 7.7 More than 20% better at avoiding being taken down
Fast finishes 8.6 vs 7.6 Around 15% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Much heavier hands 8.1 vs 6.9 More than 15% better at knocking out good defenders
Significantly better submission defense 9.2 vs 8.3 More than 10% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Stronger jaw 8.5 vs 8.0 More than 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Better submission offense 8.1 vs 7.8 Around 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Puts up a fight 8.9 vs 8.4 More than 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Younger 34 years vs 38 years More than 10% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Harder to hit 8.8 vs 8.7 Almost the same
Advantages for Darren Uyenoyama
Significantly stronger takedown offense 8.3 vs 7.8 More than 5% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Taller 168 cm vs 163 cm Around 5% taller
Longer reach 165 cm vs 163 cm Almost the same
Benavidez on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Uyenoyama’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Joseph
Benavidez
In 9:03, how much damage will he do? Benavidez Uyenoyama
Significant Strikes45
Benavidez's good striking offense may be a factor against Uyenoyama's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 81 Significant Strikes in 9:03
Good
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Benavidez's below average takedown offense is matched by Uyenoyama's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 9:03
Below average
Takedown ability
vs
Below average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Benavidez has a good chance of winning by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Benavidez has a good chance of winning by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Benavidez has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
Uyenoyama on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Benavidez’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Darren
Uyenoyama
In 9:03, how much damage will he do? Uyenoyama Benavidez
Significant Strikes26
Uyenoyama's below average striking offense won't be a factor against Benavidez's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 81 Significant Strikes in 9:03
Below average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Uyenoyama's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Benavidez's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 9:03
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Excellent
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Uyenoyama is unlikely to win by knockout
Below average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Uyenoyama is unlikely to win by submission
Good
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Uyenoyama is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter Benavidez 8.8
fighter Uyenoyama 8.0
Great striking by Benavidez
20 strikes Sep 04, 2013 vs da Silva
17 strikes Nov 11, 2010 vs Fabiano
15 strikes Mar 06, 2010 vs Torres

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Benavidez 7.8
fighter Uyenoyama 8.3
Great takedowns by Uyenoyama
2 takedowns Nov 12, 2011 vs Yamamoto

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Benavidez 8.1
fighter Uyenoyama 6.9
Great knockouts by Benavidez
Round 1 Sep 04, 2013 vs da Silva
Round 2 Mar 03, 2012 vs Urushitani
Round 1 Dec 19, 2009 vs Yahya

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Benavidez 8.1
fighter Uyenoyama 7.8
Great submissions by Benavidez
Round 2 Nov 11, 2010 vs Fabiano
Round 2 Mar 06, 2010 vs Torres
Round 2 Jan 17, 2008 vs Georgianna

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Benavidez 8.6
fighter Uyenoyama 7.6
Fast finishes by Benavidez
465 seconds Nov 11, 2010 vs Fabiano
477 seconds Mar 06, 2010 vs Torres
95 seconds Dec 19, 2009 vs Yahya
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
April 20, 2013UFC on Fox 7
team
VS
team
XR2 KO
XDEC
1,7992,062
1,7812,080
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Benavidez
legend Uyenoyama
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