UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Kongo vs Hunt

1,943

CageRank

WINNER
Hunt

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
52% chance Hunt
WILL WIN

1,958

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Mark Hunt
Significantly heavier 264 lbs vs 233 lbs Around 15% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Better striker 8.6 vs 8.4 Almost the same
Better submission offense 6.6 vs 6.4 Around 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Advantages for Cheick Kongo
Much longer reach 208 cm vs 188 cm More than 10% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Much taller 193 cm vs 178 cm Around 10% taller
Better submission defense 8.6 vs 7.9 More than 10% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Harder to hit 9.4 vs 9.0 Around 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Stronger jaw 9.4 vs 9.0 More than 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Better takedown defense 9.0 vs 8.8 Around 5% better at avoiding being taken down
Puts up a fight 9.2 vs 8.9 Around 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Hunt on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Kongo’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Mark
Hunt
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Hunt Kongo
Significant Strikes47
Hunt's good striking offense won't be a factor against Kongo's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Good
Striking
vs
Excellent
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Hunt's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Kongo's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Hunt has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Hunt is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Hunt has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
Kongo on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Hunt’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Cheick
Kongo
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Kongo Hunt
Significant Strikes51
Kongo's average striking offense won't be a factor against Hunt's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Average
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Kongo's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Hunt's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Kongo has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Kongo is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Average
Resistance
Decision
Kongo 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 Hunt 8.6
fighter Kongo 8.5
Great striking by Hunt
47 strikes Mar 03, 2013 vs Struve
50 strikes Dec 31, 2005 vs Filipovic
76 strikes Dec 31, 2004 vs Silva

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Hunt 8.2
fighter Kongo 8.1
Great takedowns by Hunt
1 takedown Mar 03, 2013 vs Struve
2 takedowns Sep 24, 2011 vs Rothwell
1 takedown May 05, 2006 vs Kosaka

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Hunt 8.6
fighter Kongo 8.5
Great knockouts by Hunt
Round 3 Mar 03, 2013 vs Struve
Round 1 Feb 26, 2012 vs Kongo
Round 2 Feb 27, 2011 vs Tuchscherer

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Hunt 7.8
fighter Kongo 7.8
Fast finishes by Hunt
704 seconds Mar 03, 2013 vs Struve
131 seconds Feb 26, 2012 vs Kongo
401 seconds Feb 27, 2011 vs Tuchscherer
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
February 26, 2012UFC 144
team
VS
team
XR1 KO
R2 SUBX
1,9501,836
1,8851,902
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
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legend Kongo
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