UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Sadollah vs Akiyama

1,793

CageRank

WINNER
Akiyama

prediction

BY Submission ROUND 3

prediction
58% chance Akiyama
WILL WIN

1,850

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Yoshihiro Akiyama
Much better takedown defense 9.8 vs 7.9 Around 25% better at avoiding being taken down
Much stronger takedown offense 8.7 vs 7.5 More than 15% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Significantly fast finishes 8.2 vs 7.4 Around 10% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Heavier hands 7.4 vs 6.7 Around 10% better at knocking out good defenders
Harder to hit 8.5 vs 8.2 Around 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Puts up a fight 8.9 vs 8.5 Around 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Better submission offense 7.9 vs 7.7 Around 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Slightly better submission defense 8.4 vs 8.2 Around 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Advantages for Amir Sadollah
Better striker 8.8 vs 8.1 Around 10% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Younger 37 years vs 42 years More than 10% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Taller 180 cm vs 178 cm Almost the same
Akiyama on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Sadollah’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Yoshihiro
Akiyama
In 11:11, how much damage will he do? Akiyama Sadollah
Significant Strikes51
Akiyama's average striking offense may be a factor against Sadollah's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 101 Significant Strikes in 11:11
Average
Striking
vs
Below average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns3
Akiyama's average takedown offense is matched by Sadollah's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 6 Takedowns in 11:11
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Akiyama is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Akiyama has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Good
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Akiyama is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
Sadollah on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Akiyama’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Amir
Sadollah
In 11:11, how much damage will he do? Sadollah Akiyama
Significant Strikes62
Sadollah's good striking offense may be a factor against Akiyama's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 101 Significant Strikes in 11:11
Good
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns0
Sadollah's below average takedown offense won't be a factor against Akiyama's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 6 Takedowns in 11:11
Below average
Takedown ability
vs
Excellent
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Sadollah is unlikely to win by knockout
Below average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Sadollah is unlikely to win by submission
Good
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Sadollah has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Good
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter Akiyama 8.1
fighter Sadollah 8.9
Great striking by Sadollah
36 strikes May 15, 2012 vs Lopez
62 strikes Mar 26, 2011 vs Johnson
87 strikes Jan 11, 2010 vs Blackburn

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Akiyama 8.7
fighter Sadollah 7.5
Great takedowns by Akiyama
3 takedowns Jul 11, 2009 vs Belcher
1 takedown Nov 05, 2005 vs Okuda
1 takedown Jul 06, 2005 vs Toomey

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Akiyama 7.4
fighter Sadollah 6.7
Great knockouts by Akiyama
Round 1 Oct 28, 2007 vs Kang
Round 1 Oct 09, 2006 vs Smirnovas
Round 1 Nov 05, 2005 vs Okuda

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Akiyama 7.9
fighter Sadollah 7.7
Great submissions by Akiyama
Round 1 Oct 09, 2006 vs Manhoef
Round 2 Mar 15, 2006 vs Ishizawa
Round 1 Jul 06, 2005 vs Toomey

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Akiyama 8.2
fighter Sadollah 7.5
Fast finishes by Akiyama
285 seconds Oct 28, 2007 vs Kang
118 seconds Oct 09, 2006 vs Manhoef
181 seconds Oct 09, 2006 vs Smirnovas
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
September 20, 2014UFC Fight Night 52
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XR3 DEC
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Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Akiyama
legend Sadollah
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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