UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Esch vs Buchkovich

1,501

CageRank

WINNER
Buchkovich

prediction

BY Submission ROUND 2

prediction
72% chance Buchkovich
WILL WIN

1,663

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Michael Buchkovich
Much heavier hands 7.9 vs 6.9 More than 15% better at knocking out good defenders
Significantly better submission defense 7.6 vs 6.7 Around 15% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Significantly younger 41 years vs 52 years More than 20% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Significantly fast finishes 7.7 vs 7.2 More than 5% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
A lot taller 193 cm vs 180 cm More than 5% taller
Puts up a fight 7.9 vs 7.4 Around 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Advantages for Eric Esch
Much heavier 378 lbs vs 261 lbs Around 45% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Significantly stronger jaw 9.0 vs 8.2 Around 10% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Buchkovich on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Esch’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Michael
Buchkovich
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Buchkovich is unlikely to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Buchkovich has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Below average
Resistance
Decision
Buchkovich is unlikely to win by decision
Poor
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Esch on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Buchkovich’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Eric
Esch
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Esch is unlikely to win by knockout
Below average
Knockout ability
vs
Good
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
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Buchkovich 7.9
fighter Esch 6.9
Great knockouts by Buchkovich
Round 2 Apr 02, 2011 vs Ambriz
Round 1 Dec 03, 2010 vs Randolph
Round 0 Nov 17, 2001 vs Anderson

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Buchkovich 6.7
fighter Esch 6.7
Great submissions by Esch
Round 1 Dec 11, 2009 vs Cruit
Round 1 Apr 08, 2007 vs da Conceicao Martins
Round 2 Apr 21, 2006 vs Aguilera

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Buchkovich 7.7
fighter Esch 7.2
Fast finishes by Buchkovich
377 seconds Apr 02, 2011 vs Ambriz
46 seconds Dec 03, 2010 vs Randolph
486 seconds May 22, 2010 vs Yost
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
February 25, 2005KOTC 48
team
VS
team
XX
XR2 KO
1,4761,764
1,5101,730
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Buchkovich
legend Esch
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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