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

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WINNER

WINNER
Hyun Kim

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
59% chance Hyun Kim
WILL WIN

2,084

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Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Dong Hyun Kim
Significantly harder to hit 9.1 vs 8.6 More than 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Significantly better submission defense 9.3 vs 8.6 Around 10% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
A lot taller 188 cm vs 178 cm More than 5% taller
Heavier hands 8.3 vs 7.9 More than 5% better at knocking out good defenders
Better takedown defense 8.8 vs 8.6 Around 5% better at avoiding being taken down
Heavier 169 lbs vs 155 lbs Around 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Advantages for Josh Burkman
Much better submission offense 7.7 vs 6.5 Around 20% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Fast finishes 8.7 vs 7.6 Around 15% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Much stronger jaw 9.6 vs 8.5 Around 15% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Puts up a fight 9.6 vs 9.0 More than 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Better striker 8.5 vs 8.3 Almost the same
Hyun Kim on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Burkman’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Dong
Hyun Kim
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Hyun Kim Burkman
Significant Strikes62
Hyun Kim's average striking offense is matched by Burkman's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns4
Hyun Kim's good takedown offense may be a factor against Burkman'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
Burkman on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Hyun Kim’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Josh
Burkman
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Burkman Hyun Kim
Significant Strikes51
Burkman's average striking offense won't be a factor against Hyun Kim's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Average
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns3
Burkman's good takedown offense is matched by Hyun Kim'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
Burkman is unlikely to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Burkman is unlikely to win by submission
Good
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Burkman is unlikely to win by decision
Good
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 Burkman 8.5
Great striking by Burkman
27 strikes Jan 25, 2007 vs Reiner
35 strikes Jul 08, 2006 vs Neer
7 strikes Jan 16, 2006 vs Fickett

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Hyun Kim 8.9
fighter Burkman 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 Hyun Kim 8.3
fighter Burkman 7.9
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 Burkman 7.7
Great submissions by Burkman
Round 1 Jun 14, 2013 vs Fitch
Round 2 Aug 25, 2012 vs Yager
Round 1 Jan 16, 2006 vs Fickett

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Hyun Kim 7.6
fighter Burkman 8.7
Fast finishes by Burkman
41 seconds Jun 14, 2013 vs Fitch
184 seconds Mar 23, 2013 vs Simpson
67 seconds Jan 16, 2006 vs Fickett
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
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CageRank Before
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May 23, 2015UFC 187
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Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Hyun Kim
legend Burkman
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