UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Yamamoto vs Sasaki

1,657

CageRank

WINNER
Sasaki

prediction

BY Submission ROUND 2

prediction
84% chance Sasaki
WILL WIN

1,946

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Yuta Sasaki
Much better submission offense 8.1 vs 6.6 Around 25% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Fast finishes 8.6 vs 7.6 Around 15% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Much taller 178 cm vs 168 cm More than 5% taller
Much stronger jaw 8.8 vs 7.6 More than 15% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Puts up a fight 8.9 vs 7.8 Around 15% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Younger 27 years vs 33 years Around 20% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Better submission defense 8.5 vs 8.1 More than 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Advantages for Kenji Yamamoto
Much heavier 131 lbs vs 125 lbs Around 5% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Heavier hands 7.6 vs 7.0 Around 10% better at knocking out good defenders
Sasaki on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Yamamoto’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Yuta
Sasaki
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Sasaki has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Average
Jaw
Submission
Sasaki has a good chance of winning by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Sasaki is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
Yamamoto on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Sasaki’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Kenji
Yamamoto
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Yamamoto is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Yamamoto is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Yamamoto is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Sasaki 7.0
fighter Yamamoto 7.6
Great knockouts by Yamamoto
Round 1 Sep 23, 2012 vs Eda
Round 1 Apr 14, 2012 vs Hosoi
Round 2 May 28, 2011 vs Takeuchi

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Sasaki 8.2
fighter Yamamoto 6.6
Great submissions by Sasaki
Round 1 Jan 13, 2014 vs Fujiwara
Round 1 Oct 05, 2013 vs Do Park
Round 1 Jun 30, 2012 vs Matsumoto

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Sasaki 8.6
fighter Yamamoto 7.6
Fast finishes by Sasaki
275 seconds Jan 13, 2014 vs Fujiwara
11 seconds Jul 27, 2013 vs Yamamoto
42 seconds Jun 30, 2012 vs Matsumoto
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
team
VS
team
XR1 KO
XDEC
1,7371,842
1,7011,877
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Sasaki
legend Yamamoto
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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