UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Kitaoka vs Yachi

2,015

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Kitaoka

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
66% chance Kitaoka
WILL WIN

1,900

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Satoru Kitaoka
Much better submission offense 8.1 vs 6.6 Around 25% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Fast finishes 8.1 vs 7.1 Around 15% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Much better submission defense 9.9 vs 8.6 More than 15% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Puts up a fight 9.4 vs 8.3 Around 15% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Heavier 155 lbs vs 144 lbs Around 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Advantages for Yusuke Yachi
Much heavier hands 6.6 vs 5.4 More than 20% better at knocking out good defenders
Significantly younger 27 years vs 37 years More than 25% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Taller 175 cm vs 168 cm Around 5% taller
Kitaoka on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Yachi’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Satoru
Kitaoka
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Kitaoka is unlikely to win by knockout
Weak
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Kitaoka has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Kitaoka has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Excellent
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Yachi on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Kitaoka’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Yusuke
Yachi
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Yachi is unlikely to win by knockout
Below average
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Yachi is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Yachi has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Excellent
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Kitaoka 5.4
fighter Yachi 6.6
Great knockouts by Yachi
Round 1 Apr 16, 2017 vs Cruickshank
Round 3 Mar 13, 2015 vs Yong Kim
Round 1 Sep 22, 2009 vs Kobayashi

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Kitaoka 8.1
fighter Yachi 6.6
Great submissions by Kitaoka
Round 1 Jan 04, 2009 vs Gomi
Round 1 Nov 01, 2008 vs Mitsuoka
Round 1 Aug 24, 2008 vs French

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Kitaoka 8.1
fighter Yachi 7.1
Fast finishes by Kitaoka
101 seconds Jan 04, 2009 vs Gomi
76 seconds Nov 01, 2008 vs Mitsuoka
31 seconds Aug 24, 2008 vs French
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Kitaoka
legend Yachi
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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