UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Johnson vs Manuwa

2,249

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WINNER

WINNER
Johnson

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
81% chance Johnson
WILL WIN

1,996

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Anthony Johnson
Significantly stronger jaw 9.5 vs 8.4 Around 15% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Significantly better takedown defense 9.2 vs 8.3 More than 10% better at avoiding being taken down
Significantly harder to hit 9.1 vs 8.6 More than 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Taller 188 cm vs 183 cm Around 5% taller
Puts up a fight 9.4 vs 8.7 More than 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Stronger takedown offense 8.7 vs 8.4 Around 5% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Younger 33 years vs 37 years More than 10% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Fast finishes 9.1 vs 8.8 Around 5% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Better striker 8.9 vs 8.7 Almost the same
Advantages for Jimi Manuwa
Longer reach 202 cm vs 198 cm Almost the same
Johnson on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Manuwa’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Anthony
Johnson
In 8:20, how much damage will he do? Johnson Manuwa
Significant Strikes45
Johnson's good striking offense may be a factor against Manuwa's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 75 Significant Strikes in 8:20
Good
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Johnson's average takedown offense is matched by Manuwa's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 8:20
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Johnson has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Johnson is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Johnson is unlikely to win by decision
Good
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Manuwa on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Johnson’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Jimi
Manuwa
In 8:20, how much damage will he do? Manuwa Johnson
Significant Strikes32
Manuwa's good striking offense is matched by Johnson's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 75 Significant Strikes in 8:20
Good
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Manuwa's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Johnson's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 8:20
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Excellent
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Manuwa has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Manuwa is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Manuwa is unlikely to win by decision
Poor
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter Johnson 8.9
fighter Manuwa 8.7
Great striking by Johnson
16 strikes Oct 01, 2011 vs Brenneman
20 strikes Mar 26, 2011 vs Hardy
10 strikes Oct 24, 2009 vs Yoshida

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Johnson 8.7
fighter Manuwa 8.4
Great takedowns by Johnson
4 takedowns Dec 07, 2013 vs Kyle
4 takedowns Mar 26, 2011 vs Hardy
3 takedowns Dec 13, 2008 vs Burns

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Johnson 9.7
fighter Manuwa 9.9
Great knockouts by Manuwa
Round 2 Oct 26, 2013 vs Jimmo
Round 1 Feb 16, 2013 vs Diabate
Round 2 Sep 29, 2012 vs Kingsbury

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Johnson 9.1
fighter Manuwa 8.9
Fast finishes by Johnson
238 seconds Nov 03, 2012 vs Linderman
169 seconds Oct 01, 2011 vs Brenneman
41 seconds Oct 24, 2009 vs Yoshida
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
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September 5, 2015UFC 191
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Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Johnson
legend Manuwa
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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