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CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Hyun Kim vs Saffiedine

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WINNER

WINNER
Hyun Kim

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
59% chance Hyun Kim
WILL WIN

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Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Dong Hyun Kim
Much stronger takedown offense 8.9 vs 7.7 More than 15% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Much heavier hands 8.3 vs 6.7 Around 25% better at knocking out good defenders
Much taller 188 cm vs 175 cm More than 5% taller
Significantly harder to hit 9.1 vs 8.7 More than 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Fast finishes 7.6 vs 7.3 Around 5% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Better submission defense 9.3 vs 8.9 Around 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Advantages for Tarec Saffiedine
Significantly better striker 8.9 vs 8.3 More than 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Better submission offense 7.1 vs 6.5 More than 10% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Stronger jaw 9.2 vs 8.5 Around 10% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Younger 31 years vs 36 years Around 15% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Puts up a fight 9.4 vs 9.0 Around 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Better takedown defense 9.0 vs 8.8 Almost the same
Hyun Kim on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Saffiedine’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Dong
Hyun Kim
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Hyun Kim Saffiedine
Significant Strikes60
Hyun Kim's average striking offense is matched by Saffiedine'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 is matched by Saffiedine's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Good
Takedown ability
vs
Good
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 good chance of winning by decision
Excellent
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
Saffiedine on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Hyun Kim’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Tarec
Saffiedine
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Saffiedine Hyun Kim
Significant Strikes63
Saffiedine's good striking offense is matched by Hyun Kim's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Good
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Saffiedine's below average takedown offense won't be a factor against Hyun Kim's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Below average
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Saffiedine is unlikely to win by knockout
Below average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Saffiedine is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Saffiedine 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 Hyun Kim 8.3
fighter Saffiedine 8.9
Great striking by Saffiedine
116 strikes Jan 12, 2013 vs Marquardt
67 strikes Aug 18, 2012 vs Bowling
46 strikes Jan 07, 2012 vs Stinson

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Hyun Kim 8.9
fighter Saffiedine 7.7
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 Saffiedine 6.7
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 Saffiedine 7.1
Great submissions by Saffiedine
Round 1 May 30, 2009 vs Arellano
Round 1 Jun 27, 2008 vs Bondoc
Round 1 Jun 09, 2007 vs Grandin

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Hyun Kim 7.6
fighter Saffiedine 7.4
Fast finishes by Hyun Kim
481 seconds Oct 09, 2013 vs Silva
625 seconds May 24, 2008 vs Tan
897 seconds Aug 05, 2007 vs Hasegawa
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
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CageRank Before
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December 30, 2016UFC 207
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legend Hyun Kim
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