UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Hougland vs Jabouin

1,731

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WINNER
Jabouin

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
71% chance Jabouin
WILL WIN

1,890

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WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Yves Jabouin
Significantly better striker 8.5 vs 8.0 More than 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Significantly better takedown defense 8.9 vs 8.2 Around 10% better at avoiding being taken down
Significantly heavier hands 7.2 vs 6.5 More than 10% better at knocking out good defenders
Better submission defense 8.8 vs 8.2 More than 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Harder to hit 8.5 vs 8.4 Almost the same
Advantages for Jeff Hougland
Much better submission offense 7.9 vs 5.9 Around 35% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Fast finishes 8.1 vs 7.0 More than 15% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
A lot taller 175 cm vs 168 cm Around 5% taller
Stronger takedown offense 8.3 vs 7.9 More than 5% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Stronger jaw 8.5 vs 8.0 More than 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Jabouin on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Hougland’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Yves
Jabouin
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Jabouin Hougland
Significant Strikes74
Jabouin's average striking offense is matched by Hougland's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Jabouin's average takedown offense is matched by Hougland'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
Jabouin is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Jabouin is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Jabouin has a very good chance of winning by decision
Excellent
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
Hougland on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Jabouin’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Jeff
Hougland
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Hougland Jabouin
Significant Strikes53
Hougland's below average striking offense won't be a factor against Jabouin's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Below average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Hougland's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Jabouin'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
Hougland is unlikely to win by knockout
Weak
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Hougland is unlikely to win by submission
Good
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Hougland is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter Jabouin 8.5
fighter Hougland 8.0
Great striking by Jabouin
50 strikes May 15, 2012 vs Hougland
37 strikes Aug 27, 2011 vs Loveland
43 strikes Nov 11, 2010 vs Visher

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Jabouin 7.9
fighter Hougland 8.3
Great takedowns by Hougland
1 takedown Jul 02, 2011 vs Walker

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Jabouin 7.2
fighter Hougland 6.5
Great knockouts by Jabouin
Round 1 Nov 10, 2007 vs Boissonneault
Round 3 Mar 06, 2004 vs Hamzeh
Round 2 Jun 13, 2003 vs Poirier

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Jabouin 5.9
fighter Hougland 7.9
Great submissions by Hougland
Round 1 Jan 15, 2011 vs Avelar
Round 1 Sep 25, 2010 vs Burnett
Round 1 Jul 10, 2010 vs Bradshaw

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Jabouin 7.0
fighter Hougland 8.1
Fast finishes by Hougland
225 seconds Jan 15, 2011 vs Avelar
214 seconds Sep 25, 2010 vs Burnett
85 seconds Jul 10, 2010 vs Bradshaw
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
May 15, 2012UFC on Fuel TV 3
team
VS
team
XR3 DEC
XDEC
1,8181,849
1,7721,895
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Jabouin
legend Hougland
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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