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

2,192

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Werdum

prediction

BY Submission ROUND 2

prediction
86% chance Werdum
WILL WIN

1,870

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Fabricio Werdum
Much better submission offense 8.5 vs 6.4 More than 30% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Much better takedown defense 9.5 vs 8.1 More than 15% better at avoiding being taken down
Fast finishes 9.0 vs 8.1 More than 10% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Puts up a fight 10.0 vs 8.6 More than 15% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Much stronger takedown offense 8.6 vs 7.6 More than 10% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Much better submission defense 9.4 vs 8.3 Around 15% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Significantly stronger jaw 9.5 vs 8.6 More than 10% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Significantly harder to hit 9.2 vs 8.8 More than 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Significantly heavier 242 lbs vs 205 lbs Around 20% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Better striker 9.1 vs 8.8 Around 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Taller 193 cm vs 191 cm Almost the same
Advantages for Mike Kyle
Heavier hands 8.1 vs 7.9 Around 5% better at knocking out good defenders
Slightly younger 37 years vs 39 years More than 5% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Werdum on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Kyle’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Fabricio
Werdum
In 8:31, how much damage will he do? Werdum Kyle
Significant Strikes46
Werdum's excellent striking offense will dominate Kyle's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 77 Significant Strikes in 8:31
Excellent
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Werdum's average takedown offense is matched by Kyle's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 8:31
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Werdum is unlikely to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Werdum has a good chance of winning by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Werdum 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 Werdum’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Mike
Kyle
In 8:31, how much damage will he do? Kyle Werdum
Significant Strikes32
Kyle's good striking offense won't be a factor against Werdum's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 77 Significant Strikes in 8:31
Good
Striking
vs
Excellent
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns0
Kyle's below average takedown offense won't be a factor against Werdum's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 8:31
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
Average
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter Werdum 9.1
fighter Kyle 8.8
Great striking by Werdum
32 strikes Jun 08, 2013 vs Nogueira
31 strikes Jun 23, 2012 vs Russow
1 strike Jun 26, 2010 vs Emelianenko

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Werdum 8.6
fighter Kyle 7.7
Great takedowns by Werdum
1 takedown Jun 08, 2013 vs Nogueira
3 takedowns Nov 07, 2009 vs Silva
1 takedown May 05, 2006 vs Overeem

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Werdum 7.9
fighter Kyle 8.1
Great knockouts by Kyle
Round 1 May 24, 2013 vs Wiuff
Round 2 Jun 06, 2009 vs Cavalcante
Round 1 Feb 05, 2005 vs Irvin

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Werdum 8.5
fighter Kyle 6.4
Great submissions by Werdum
Round 2 Jun 08, 2013 vs Nogueira
Round 1 Jun 26, 2010 vs Emelianenko
Round 2 May 05, 2006 vs Overeem

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Werdum 9.0
fighter Kyle 8.1
Fast finishes by Werdum
461 seconds Jun 08, 2013 vs Nogueira
148 seconds Jun 23, 2012 vs Russow
69 seconds Jun 26, 2010 vs Emelianenko
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
team
VS
team
R1 SUBX
R1 SUBX
1,8911,786
1,9271,751
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Werdum
legend Kyle
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