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

2,147

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Hyun Kim

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
51% chance Hyun Kim
WILL WIN

2,138

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Dong Hyun Kim
Much harder to hit 9.1 vs 8.3 Around 10% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Significantly stronger takedown offense 8.9 vs 8.1 More than 10% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Significantly heavier hands 8.3 vs 7.7 Around 10% better at knocking out good defenders
Taller 185 cm vs 178 cm Around 5% taller
Better submission defense 9.3 vs 9.1 Around 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Heavier 169 lbs vs 155 lbs Around 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Better takedown defense 8.8 vs 8.6 Almost the same
Advantages for T.J. Grant
Much better submission offense 8.2 vs 6.5 More than 25% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Better striker 9.1 vs 8.3 Around 10% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Fast finishes 8.3 vs 7.6 Around 10% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Significantly stronger jaw 9.2 vs 8.5 Around 10% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Longer winning streak 5 fights vs 3 fights More than 65% longer winning streak; has momentum coming into a fight
Puts up a fight 9.4 vs 9.0 Around 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Slightly younger 33 years vs 35 years More than 5% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Hyun Kim on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Grant’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Dong
Hyun Kim
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Hyun Kim Grant
Significant Strikes72
Hyun Kim's average striking offense is matched by Grant's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns3
Hyun Kim's good takedown offense may be a factor against Grant's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
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
Grant on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Hyun Kim’s defensive skills
Predictions For
T.J.
Grant
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Grant Hyun Kim
Significant Strikes71
Grant's excellent striking offense will dominate Hyun Kim's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Excellent
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Grant's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Hyun Kim'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
Grant is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Grant has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Grant 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 Hyun Kim 8.3
fighter Grant 9.1
Great striking by Grant
26 strikes May 25, 2013 vs Maynard
54 strikes Jan 26, 2013 vs Wiman
164 strikes Sep 22, 2012 vs Dunham

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Hyun Kim 8.9
fighter Grant 8.1
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 Hyun Kim 8.3
fighter Grant 7.7
Great knockouts by Hyun Kim
Round 2 Oct 09, 2013 vs Silva
Round 3 May 24, 2008 vs Tan
Round 3 Aug 05, 2007 vs Hasegawa

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Hyun Kim 6.5
fighter Grant 8.2
Great submissions by Grant
Round 3 Oct 01, 2011 vs Roller
Round 2 Oct 03, 2008 vs Petz
Round 3 Jun 21, 2008 vs Reiner

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Hyun Kim 7.6
fighter Grant 8.3
Fast finishes by Grant
127 seconds May 25, 2013 vs Maynard
291 seconds Jan 26, 2013 vs Wiman
732 seconds Oct 01, 2011 vs Roller
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
July 11, 2009UFC 100
team
VS
team
R3 DECX
XR1 SUB
1,8531,962
1,9181,897
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Hyun Kim
legend Grant
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