UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Jung vs Kikuno

1,461

CageRank

WINNER
Kikuno

prediction

BY KO ROUND 1

prediction
95% chance Kikuno
WILL WIN

1,977

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Katsunori Kikuno
Much stronger jaw 9.0 vs 6.8 Around 35% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Much heavier 155 lbs vs 150 lbs Around 5% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Fast finishes 8.7 vs 7.3 Around 20% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Puts up a fight 9.2 vs 7.5 Around 25% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Much heavier hands 8.3 vs 7.2 More than 15% better at knocking out good defenders
Significantly better submission defense 9.0 vs 7.8 More than 15% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Significantly better striker 8.6 vs 8.2 More than 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Significantly harder to hit 8.7 vs 8.2 More than 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Better takedown defense 8.4 vs 8.1 Around 5% better at avoiding being taken down
Taller 173 cm vs 170 cm Almost the same
Younger 36 years vs 39 years Around 10% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Advantages for Bu-Kyung Jung
Better submission offense 7.3 vs 6.7 Around 10% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Slightly stronger takedown offense 8.6 vs 8.5 Almost the same
Kikuno on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Jung’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Katsunori
Kikuno
In 4:35, how much damage will he do? Kikuno Jung
Significant Strikes26
Kikuno's good striking offense may be a factor against Jung's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 41 Significant Strikes in 4:35
Good
Striking
vs
Below average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Kikuno's average takedown offense is matched by Jung's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 3 Takedowns in 4:35
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Kikuno has a very good chance of winning by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Below average
Jaw
Submission
Kikuno is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Average
Resistance
Decision
Kikuno has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
Jung on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Kikuno’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Bu-Kyung
Jung
In 4:35, how much damage will he do? Jung Kikuno
Significant Strikes17
Jung's average striking offense is matched by Kikuno's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 41 Significant Strikes in 4:35
Average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Jung's average takedown offense is matched by Kikuno's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 3 Takedowns in 4:35
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Jung is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Jung is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Jung is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter Kikuno 8.6
fighter Jung 8.2
Great striking by Kikuno
42 strikes May 29, 2011 vs Nakamura
9 strikes Mar 22, 2010 vs Hironaka
22 strikes Jul 20, 2009 vs Amado

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Kikuno 8.3
fighter Jung 7.2
Great knockouts by Kikuno
Round 1 Mar 22, 2010 vs Hironaka
Round 1 Jul 20, 2009 vs Amado
Round 1 Apr 16, 2009 vs Matsumoto

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Kikuno 8.7
fighter Jung 7.3
Fast finishes by Kikuno
86 seconds Mar 22, 2010 vs Hironaka
227 seconds Jul 20, 2009 vs Amado
272 seconds Apr 16, 2009 vs Matsumoto
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
February 20, 2009Deep - 40 Impact
team
VS
team
XR1 KO
XDEC
1,4741,802
1,4611,815
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Kikuno
legend Jung
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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