UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Melendez vs Kaku

2,243

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Melendez

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
95% chance Melendez
WILL WIN

1,728

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Gilbert Melendez
Much stronger jaw 9.2 vs 7.5 More than 20% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Puts up a fight 9.7 vs 8.2 More than 15% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Significantly better submission defense 9.4 vs 8.3 Around 15% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Heavier hands 8.3 vs 7.7 More than 5% better at knocking out good defenders
Fast finishes 8.3 vs 7.8 More than 5% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Slightly better submission offense 6.5 vs 6.4 Almost the same
Advantages for Kaynan Kaku
From what we can tell, Gilbert Melendez dominates Kaynan Kaku in every way.
Melendez on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Kaku’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Gilbert
Melendez
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Melendez has a very good chance of winning by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Average
Jaw
Submission
Melendez is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Melendez has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Excellent
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Kaku on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Melendez’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Kaynan
Kaku
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Kaku is unlikely to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Kaku is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Kaku 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 Melendez 8.3
fighter Kaku 7.7
Great knockouts by Melendez
Round 1 Apr 09, 2011 vs Kawajiri
Round 3 Aug 15, 2009 vs Ishida
Round 2 Oct 10, 2003 vs Palling

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Melendez 6.5
fighter Kaku 6.4
Great submissions by Melendez
Round 2 Mar 10, 2006 vs Sarmiento

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Melendez 8.3
fighter Kaku 7.8
Fast finishes by Melendez
194 seconds Apr 09, 2011 vs Kawajiri
836 seconds Aug 15, 2009 vs Ishida
92 seconds Aug 20, 2005 vs Sato
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
November 20, 2004ROTR 6
team
VS
team
R2 KOX
R2 KOX
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Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Melendez
legend Kaku
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