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

2,147

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WINNER

WINNER
Hyun Kim

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
53% chance Hyun Kim
WILL WIN

2,125

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Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Dong Hyun Kim
A lot taller 188 cm vs 180 cm Around 5% taller
Significantly heavier hands 8.3 vs 7.5 More than 10% better at knocking out good defenders
Harder to hit 9.1 vs 8.8 Around 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Better takedown defense 8.8 vs 8.5 Around 5% better at avoiding being taken down
Stronger takedown offense 8.9 vs 8.7 Almost the same
Advantages for Jorge Masvidal
Significantly stronger jaw 9.5 vs 8.5 More than 10% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Significantly better striker 8.8 vs 8.3 More than 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Puts up a fight 9.8 vs 9.0 Around 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Better submission offense 6.9 vs 6.5 More than 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Younger 33 years vs 36 years Around 10% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Hyun Kim on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Masvidal’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Dong
Hyun Kim
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Hyun Kim Masvidal
Significant Strikes56
Hyun Kim's average striking offense is matched by Masvidal'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 Masvidal'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
Masvidal on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Hyun Kim’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Jorge
Masvidal
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Masvidal Hyun Kim
Significant Strikes59
Masvidal'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
Takedowns3
Masvidal'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
Masvidal is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Masvidal is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Masvidal 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 Masvidal 8.8
Great striking by Masvidal
50 strikes Apr 20, 2013 vs Means
82 strikes Jul 14, 2012 vs Wilcox
56 strikes Mar 05, 2011 vs Evangelista

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Hyun Kim 8.9
fighter Masvidal 8.7
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 Masvidal 7.5
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 Masvidal 6.9
Great submissions by Masvidal
Round 2 Jul 27, 2013 vs Chiesa
Round 3 Jun 19, 2009 vs Reynolds

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Hyun Kim 7.6
fighter Masvidal 7.6
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
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Hyun Kim
legend Masvidal
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