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

2,106

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Barnett

prediction

BY Submission ROUND 2

prediction
70% chance Barnett
WILL WIN

1,958

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Josh Barnett
Much better submission offense 9.0 vs 6.6 More than 35% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Fast finishes 9.1 vs 7.8 More than 15% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Much better submission defense 9.3 vs 7.9 Around 20% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Much taller 191 cm vs 178 cm More than 5% taller
Significantly longer reach 198 cm vs 188 cm More than 5% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Significantly stronger takedown offense 8.7 vs 8.2 More than 5% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Better takedown defense 9.2 vs 8.8 More than 5% better at avoiding being taken down
Puts up a fight 9.6 vs 8.9 Around 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Stronger jaw 9.5 vs 9.0 More than 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Better striker 8.9 vs 8.6 Around 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Younger 39 years vs 43 years Around 10% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Advantages for Mark Hunt
Heavier hands 8.6 vs 7.8 More than 10% better at knocking out good defenders
Heavier 261 lbs vs 247 lbs More than 5% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Barnett on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Hunt’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Josh
Barnett
In 9:14, how much damage will he do? Barnett Hunt
Significant Strikes41
Barnett's good striking offense is matched by Hunt's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 83 Significant Strikes in 9:14
Good
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Barnett's good takedown offense is matched by Hunt's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 9:14
Good
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Barnett is unlikely to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Barnett has a very good chance of winning by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Average
Resistance
Decision
Barnett is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Hunt on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Barnett’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Mark
Hunt
In 9:14, how much damage will he do? Hunt Barnett
Significant Strikes36
Hunt's good striking offense is matched by Barnett's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 83 Significant Strikes in 9:14
Good
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Hunt's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Barnett's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 9:14
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Excellent
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 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 Barnett 8.9
fighter Hunt 8.6
Great striking by Barnett
26 strikes Aug 31, 2013 vs Mir
21 strikes Sep 10, 2011 vs Kharitonov
30 strikes Sep 10, 2006 vs Nogueira

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Barnett 8.7
fighter Hunt 8.2
Great takedowns by Barnett
1 takedown Sep 10, 2011 vs Kharitonov
2 takedowns Nov 02, 2001 vs Hoffman
1 takedown Jun 29, 2001 vs Schilt

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Barnett 7.8
fighter Hunt 8.6
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

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Barnett 9.0
fighter Hunt 6.6
Great submissions by Barnett
Round 1 Sep 10, 2011 vs Kharitonov
Round 1 Jun 29, 2001 vs Schilt
Round 4 Feb 08, 2000 vs Severn

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Barnett 9.1
fighter Hunt 7.8
Fast finishes by Barnett
116 seconds Aug 31, 2013 vs Mir
268 seconds Sep 10, 2011 vs Kharitonov
981 seconds Feb 08, 2000 vs Severn
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
team
VS
team
R1 SUBX
R2 SUBX
2,0571,818
2,0781,798
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Barnett
legend Hunt
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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