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

1,870

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Kyle

prediction

BY KO ROUND 3

prediction
80% chance Kyle
WILL WIN

1,628

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Mike Kyle
Better striker 8.8 vs 7.7 Around 15% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Much heavier hands 8.1 vs 7.0 More than 15% better at knocking out good defenders
Significantly harder to hit 8.8 vs 8.4 Around 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Better takedown defense 8.1 vs 7.7 More than 5% better at avoiding being taken down
Puts up a fight 8.6 vs 8.2 More than 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Stronger jaw 8.6 vs 8.3 Around 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Advantages for Wes Sims
Much better submission offense 7.3 vs 6.4 Around 15% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
A lot taller 206 cm vs 191 cm Around 10% taller
Significantly heavier 258 lbs vs 205 lbs More than 25% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Longer reach 201 cm vs 196 cm Around 5% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Fast finishes 8.2 vs 8.1 Almost the same
Kyle on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Sims’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Mike
Kyle
In 10:08, how much damage will he do? Kyle Sims
Significant Strikes58
Kyle's good striking offense may be a factor against Sims's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 91 Significant Strikes in 10:08
Good
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Kyle's below average takedown offense is matched by Sims's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 6 Takedowns in 10:08
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
Sims on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Kyle’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Wes
Sims
In 10:08, how much damage will he do? Sims Kyle
Significant Strikes25
Sims's below average striking offense won't be a factor against Kyle's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 91 Significant Strikes in 10:08
Below average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Sims's below average takedown offense won't be a factor against Kyle's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 6 Takedowns in 10:08
Below average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Sims is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Sims is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Sims 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 Sims 7.7
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

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Kyle 8.1
fighter Sims 7.0
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 Sims 7.3
Great submissions by Sims
Round 1 Sep 01, 2013 vs Villareal
Round 1 Jun 28, 2008 vs Coon
Round 1 Jun 17, 2006 vs Bowers

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Kyle 8.1
fighter Sims 8.2
Fast finishes by Sims
92 seconds Jun 28, 2008 vs Coon
201 seconds Oct 06, 2006 vs Leopoldo
433 seconds Dec 13, 2002 vs Silveira
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
April 2, 2004UFC 47
team
VS
team
R1 KOX
R2 KOX
1,7231,632
1,7601,595
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Kyle
legend Sims
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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