UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Hyun Kim vs Lombard

2,147

CageRank

WINNER
Lombard

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
62% chance Lombard
WILL WIN

2,230

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Hector Lombard
Fast finishes 9.4 vs 7.6 Around 25% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Significantly better striker 8.9 vs 8.3 More than 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Significantly stronger jaw 9.6 vs 8.5 Around 15% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Significantly better submission offense 7.4 vs 6.5 Around 15% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Significantly heavier hands 9.3 vs 8.3 More than 10% better at knocking out good defenders
Puts up a fight 10.0 vs 9.0 More than 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Better submission defense 9.7 vs 9.3 Around 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Advantages for Dong Hyun Kim
Much taller 185 cm vs 175 cm More than 5% taller
Significantly harder to hit 9.1 vs 8.6 More than 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Significantly stronger takedown offense 8.9 vs 8.3 More than 5% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Younger 35 years vs 39 years More than 10% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Better takedown defense 8.8 vs 8.6 Almost the same
Lombard on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Hyun Kim’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Hector
Lombard
In 8:30, how much damage will he do? Lombard Hyun Kim
Significant Strikes36
Lombard's good striking offense is matched by Hyun Kim's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 76 Significant Strikes in 8:30
Good
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Lombard's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Hyun Kim's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 8:30
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Lombard has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Lombard is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Lombard is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Hyun Kim on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Lombard’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Dong
Hyun Kim
In 8:30, how much damage will he do? Hyun Kim Lombard
Significant Strikes35
Hyun Kim's average striking offense is matched by Lombard's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 76 Significant Strikes in 8:30
Average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Hyun Kim's good takedown offense may be a factor against Lombard's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 8:30
Good
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Hyun Kim has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Hyun Kim is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Hyun Kim 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 Lombard 8.9
fighter Hyun Kim 8.3
Great striking by Lombard
10 strikes Oct 19, 2013 vs Marquardt
24 strikes Dec 15, 2012 vs Palhares

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Lombard 8.3
fighter Hyun Kim 8.9
Great takedowns by Hyun Kim
1 takedown Oct 09, 2013 vs Silva
3 takedowns Mar 03, 2013 vs Bahadurzada
3 takedowns Jan 01, 2011 vs Diaz

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Lombard 9.3
fighter Hyun Kim 8.3
Great knockouts by Lombard
Round 1 Oct 19, 2013 vs Marquardt
Round 1 Dec 15, 2012 vs Palhares
Round 3 May 14, 2011 vs Vitale

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Lombard 7.4
fighter Hyun Kim 6.5
Great submissions by Lombard
Round 2 Sep 03, 2011 vs Taylor
Round 1 Nov 20, 2009 vs Starnes
Round 4 Sep 12, 2008 vs Ebersole

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Lombard 9.4
fighter Hyun Kim 7.6
Fast finishes by Lombard
108 seconds Oct 19, 2013 vs Marquardt
218 seconds Dec 15, 2012 vs Palhares
386 seconds Sep 03, 2011 vs Taylor
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Lombard
legend Hyun Kim
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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