UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Sik Yoon vs Sakuraba

1,674

CageRank

WINNER
Sakuraba

prediction

BY Submission ROUND 3

prediction
50% chance Sakuraba
WILL WIN

1,676

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Kazushi Sakuraba
Significantly better takedown defense 9.1 vs 8.4 More than 5% better at avoiding being taken down
Significantly better submission defense 8.9 vs 8.2 Around 10% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Better submission offense 8.1 vs 7.7 Around 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Puts up a fight 8.4 vs 8.1 Around 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Stronger jaw 8.2 vs 7.9 Around 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Advantages for Dong Sik Yoon
Significantly stronger takedown offense 8.4 vs 7.8 Around 10% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Better striker 7.7 vs 7.4 Around 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Heavier hands 6.4 vs 6.2 Around 5% better at knocking out good defenders
Heavier 184 lbs vs 166 lbs More than 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Younger 44 years vs 47 years More than 5% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Sakuraba on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Sik Yoon’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Kazushi
Sakuraba
In 11:36, how much damage will he do? Sakuraba Sik Yoon
Significant Strikes29
Sakuraba's poor striking offense won't be a factor against Sik Yoon's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 104 Significant Strikes in 11:36
Poor
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Sakuraba's below average takedown offense won't be a factor against Sik Yoon's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 6 Takedowns in 11:36
Below average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Sakuraba is unlikely to win by knockout
Weak
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Sakuraba has a good chance of winning by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Sakuraba is unlikely to win by decision
Poor
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
Sik Yoon on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Sakuraba’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Dong
Sik Yoon
In 11:36, how much damage will he do? Sik Yoon Sakuraba
Significant Strikes37
Sik Yoon's below average striking offense won't be a factor against Sakuraba's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 104 Significant Strikes in 11:36
Below average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Sik Yoon's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Sakuraba's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 6 Takedowns in 11:36
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Sik Yoon is unlikely to win by knockout
Weak
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Sik Yoon is unlikely to win by submission
Good
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Sik Yoon is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter Sakuraba 7.4
fighter Sik Yoon 7.7
Great striking by Sik Yoon
16 strikes Oct 25, 2009 vs Saffiedine
28 strikes Apr 29, 2008 vs Oyama

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Sakuraba 7.8
fighter Sik Yoon 8.4
Great takedowns by Sik Yoon
1 takedown Oct 25, 2009 vs Saffiedine
3 takedowns Apr 29, 2008 vs Oyama

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Sakuraba 6.2
fighter Sik Yoon 6.4
Great knockouts by Sik Yoon
Round 1 Feb 02, 2013 vs Takigawa

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Sakuraba 8.1
fighter Sik Yoon 7.7
Great submissions by Sakuraba
Round 1 Aug 05, 2006 vs Smirnovas
Round 1 Dec 31, 2005 vs Minowa
Round 3 Nov 09, 2003 vs Randleman

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Sakuraba 7.6
fighter Sik Yoon 7.5
Fast finishes by Sakuraba
401 seconds Aug 05, 2006 vs Smirnovas
147 seconds Oct 23, 2005 vs Shamrock
2400 seconds May 01, 2000 vs Gracie
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
team
VS
team
XR1 KO
XR1 SUB
1,5001,770
1,4831,788
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Sakuraba
legend Sik Yoon
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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