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

1,691

CageRank

WINNER
Kyle

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
74% chance Kyle
WILL WIN

1,870

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Mike Kyle
Significantly stronger takedown offense 7.6 vs 7.0 Around 10% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Significantly heavier hands 8.1 vs 7.6 More than 5% better at knocking out good defenders
Significantly better takedown defense 8.1 vs 7.5 Around 10% better at avoiding being taken down
Significantly better striker 8.8 vs 8.4 More than 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Puts up a fight 8.6 vs 7.9 Around 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Significantly harder to hit 8.8 vs 8.4 Around 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Heavier 205 lbs vs 184 lbs More than 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Better submission defense 8.3 vs 7.9 Around 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Longer reach 196 cm vs 191 cm Around 5% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Stronger jaw 8.6 vs 8.3 Around 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Taller 191 cm vs 188 cm Almost the same
Advantages for James Irvin
Better submission offense 6.7 vs 6.4 Around 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Kyle on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Irvin’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Mike
Kyle
In 9:09, how much damage will he do? Kyle Irvin
Significant Strikes52
Kyle's good striking offense may be a factor against Irvin's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 82 Significant Strikes in 9:09
Good
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Kyle's below average takedown offense is matched by Irvin's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 9:09
Below average
Takedown ability
vs
Below average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Kyle has a good chance of winning by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Kyle is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Kyle is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Irvin on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Kyle’s defensive skills
Predictions For
James
Irvin
In 9:09, how much damage will he do? Irvin Kyle
Significant Strikes35
Irvin's average striking offense is matched by Kyle's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 82 Significant Strikes in 9:09
Average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Irvin's poor takedown offense won't be a factor against Kyle's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 9:09
Poor
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Irvin is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Irvin is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Irvin 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 Kyle 8.8
fighter Irvin 8.4
Great striking by Kyle
90 strikes Sep 10, 2011 vs Rogerio de Lima
10 strikes Feb 05, 2005 vs Irvin
13 strikes Apr 02, 2004 vs Sims

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Kyle 7.7
fighter Irvin 7.0
Great takedowns by Kyle
3 takedowns Sep 10, 2011 vs Rogerio de Lima
1 takedown Feb 05, 2005 vs Irvin

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Kyle 8.1
fighter Irvin 7.6
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 Kyle 6.4
fighter Irvin 6.7
Great submissions by Irvin
Round 1 Mar 30, 2012 vs LaFlair
Round 1 Sep 15, 2006 vs LaFranchi
Round 1 Aug 21, 2003 vs Scoville

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Kyle 8.1
fighter Irvin 8.1
Fast finishes by Irvin
8 seconds Apr 02, 2008 vs Alexander
111 seconds Dec 29, 2007 vs Cane
309 seconds Aug 20, 2005 vs Martin
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
February 5, 2005UFC 51
team
VS
team
XR1 KO
R2 KOX
1,7681,711
1,7101,769
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Kyle
legend Irvin
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