UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Kotani vs Ishida

1,374

CageRank

WINNER
Ishida

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
93% chance Ishida
WILL WIN

1,833

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Mitsuhiro Ishida
Fast finishes 7.3 vs 6.5 Around 15% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Significantly heavier hands 6.7 vs 6.0 More than 10% better at knocking out good defenders
Puts up a fight 8.3 vs 7.4 More than 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Better submission defense 8.9 vs 8.3 More than 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Younger 38 years vs 45 years More than 15% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Stronger jaw 7.9 vs 7.4 More than 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Better submission offense 6.7 vs 6.4 Around 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Advantages for Hiroki Kotani
Heavier 153 lbs vs 142 lbs Around 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Slightly taller 170 cm vs 168 cm Almost the same
Ishida on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Kotani’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Mitsuhiro
Ishida
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Ishida is unlikely to win by knockout
Below average
Knockout ability
vs
Average
Jaw
Submission
Ishida is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Ishida has a very good chance of winning by decision
Excellent
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
Kotani on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Ishida’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Hiroki
Kotani
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Kotani is unlikely to win by knockout
Weak
Knockout ability
vs
Average
Jaw
Submission
Kotani is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Kotani is unlikely to win by decision
Poor
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Ishida 6.7
fighter Kotani 6.0
Great knockouts by Ishida
Round 3 Aug 20, 2005 vs Nakakura
Round 1 Mar 12, 2005 vs Sato
Round 2 Nov 26, 2001 vs Kojima

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Ishida 6.7
fighter Kotani 6.5
Great submissions by Ishida
Round 1 Sep 20, 2008 vs Wilcox
Round 1 Apr 02, 2006 vs Rodriguez

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Ishida 7.3
fighter Kotani 6.5
Fast finishes by Ishida
81 seconds Sep 20, 2008 vs Wilcox
149 seconds Apr 02, 2006 vs Rodriguez
691 seconds Aug 20, 2005 vs Nakakura
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
September 27, 2001Shooto - To The Top 9
team
VS
team
XR2 DEC
XDEC
1,4331,456
1,3861,502
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Ishida
legend Kotani
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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