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

2,249

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Johnson

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
90% chance Johnson
WILL WIN

1,870

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Anthony Johnson
Much stronger takedown offense 8.7 vs 7.6 Around 15% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Much heavier hands 9.7 vs 8.1 Around 20% better at knocking out good defenders
Much better takedown defense 9.2 vs 8.1 Around 15% better at avoiding being taken down
Fast finishes 9.1 vs 8.1 Around 15% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Significantly stronger jaw 9.5 vs 8.6 More than 10% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Puts up a fight 9.4 vs 8.6 Around 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Harder to hit 9.1 vs 8.8 Around 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Younger 32 years vs 36 years More than 10% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Longer reach 198 cm vs 196 cm Almost the same
Advantages for Mike Kyle
Taller 191 cm vs 188 cm Almost the same
Johnson on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Kyle’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Anthony
Johnson
In 7:50, how much damage will he do? Johnson Kyle
Significant Strikes40
Johnson's good striking offense may be a factor against Kyle's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 71 Significant Strikes in 7:50
Good
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Johnson's average takedown offense is matched by Kyle's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 4 Takedowns in 7:50
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
Good
Resistance
Decision
Johnson is unlikely to win by decision
Good
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Kyle on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Johnson’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Mike
Kyle
In 7:50, how much damage will he do? Kyle Johnson
Significant Strikes32
Kyle's good striking offense is matched by Johnson's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 71 Significant Strikes in 7:50
Good
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns0
Kyle's below average takedown offense won't be a factor against Johnson's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 4 Takedowns in 7:50
Below average
Takedown ability
vs
Excellent
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Kyle has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Kyle is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Kyle is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
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 Kyle 8.8
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 Kyle 7.7
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 Kyle 8.1
Great knockouts by Johnson
Round 1 Jan 18, 2014 vs Kyle
Round 1 Nov 03, 2012 vs Linderman
Round 1 Oct 01, 2011 vs Brenneman

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Johnson 9.1
fighter Kyle 8.1
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
CageRank After
January 18, 2014WSOF 8
team
VS
team
R1 KOX
R1 KOX
2,1331,910
2,1551,888
December 7, 2013WSOF 7
team
VS
team
R3 KOX
XX
00
00
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Johnson
legend Kyle
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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