UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Esch vs O'Haire

1,501

CageRank

WINNER
O'Haire

prediction

BY Submission ROUND 2

prediction
61% chance O'Haire
WILL WIN

1,577

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Sean O'Haire
Much heavier hands 7.7 vs 6.9 More than 10% better at knocking out good defenders
Much taller 198 cm vs 180 cm Around 10% taller
Significantly fast finishes 7.8 vs 7.2 Around 10% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Significantly better submission defense 7.7 vs 6.7 More than 15% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Stronger takedown offense 8.3 vs 8.0 Around 5% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Younger 46 years vs 51 years Around 10% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Better striker 8.6 vs 8.5 Almost the same
Better submission offense 6.8 vs 6.7 Almost the same
Advantages for Eric Esch
Much heavier 378 lbs vs 264 lbs Around 45% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Much stronger jaw 9.0 vs 7.6 Around 20% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Harder to hit 8.5 vs 8.2 Around 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
O'Haire on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Esch’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Sean
O'Haire
In 7:36, how much damage will he do? O'Haire Esch
Significant Strikes39
O'Haire's good striking offense may be a factor against Esch's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 68 Significant Strikes in 7:36
Good
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
O'Haire's average takedown offense is matched by Esch's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 4 Takedowns in 7:36
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
O'Haire is unlikely to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
O'Haire has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Below average
Resistance
Decision
O'Haire is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Esch on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against O'Haire’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Eric
Esch
In 7:36, how much damage will he do? Esch O'Haire
Significant Strikes42
Esch's average striking offense may be a factor against O'Haire's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 68 Significant Strikes in 7:36
Average
Striking
vs
Below average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Esch's average takedown offense is matched by O'Haire's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 4 Takedowns in 7:36
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Esch is unlikely to win by knockout
Below average
Knockout ability
vs
Average
Jaw
Submission
Esch is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Average
Resistance
Decision
Esch is unlikely to win by decision
Poor
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter O'Haire 7.7
fighter Esch 6.9
Great knockouts by O'Haire
Round 1 Dec 07, 2007 vs Parkman
Round 1 Sep 29, 2007 vs Wood
Round 1 Nov 20, 2004 vs Oyama

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter O'Haire 6.8
fighter Esch 6.7
Great submissions by O'Haire
Round 1 Sep 18, 2004 vs Towers
Round 1 Sep 18, 2004 vs Roberts

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter O'Haire 7.8
fighter Esch 7.2
Fast finishes by O'Haire
39 seconds Sep 29, 2007 vs Wood
31 seconds Nov 20, 2004 vs Oyama
102 seconds Sep 18, 2004 vs Towers
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
October 21, 2006Pride 32
team
VS
team
R1 KOX
R2 SUBX
1,6781,518
1,7071,490
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend O'Haire
legend Esch
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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