UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Hamman vs Kuiper

1,705

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Hamman

prediction

BY Submission ROUND 3

prediction
54% chance Hamman
WILL WIN

1,677

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Jared Hamman
Better striker 9.0 vs 8.4 Around 10% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Significantly better submission defense 8.2 vs 7.2 Around 15% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Longer reach 194 cm vs 185 cm Around 5% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Taller 191 cm vs 183 cm Around 5% taller
Heavier 205 lbs vs 184 lbs More than 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Advantages for Michael Kuiper
Much stronger takedown offense 8.8 vs 7.5 More than 15% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Significantly stronger jaw 8.8 vs 7.8 Around 15% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Significantly harder to hit 8.5 vs 7.9 More than 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Fast finishes 8.1 vs 7.7 Around 5% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Better takedown defense 8.4 vs 7.9 More than 5% better at avoiding being taken down
Younger 29 years vs 36 years Around 20% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Puts up a fight 8.1 vs 7.8 Around 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Hamman on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Kuiper’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Jared
Hamman
In 11:07, how much damage will he do? Hamman Kuiper
Significant Strikes66
Hamman's excellent striking offense will dominate Kuiper's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 100 Significant Strikes in 11:07
Excellent
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Hamman's below average takedown offense won't be a factor against Kuiper's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 6 Takedowns in 11:07
Below average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Hamman is unlikely to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Hamman is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Average
Resistance
Decision
Hamman is unlikely to win by decision
Poor
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Kuiper on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Hamman’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Michael
Kuiper
In 11:07, how much damage will he do? Kuiper Hamman
Significant Strikes64
Kuiper's average striking offense may be a factor against Hamman's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 100 Significant Strikes in 11:07
Average
Striking
vs
Poor
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns3
Kuiper's good takedown offense may be a factor against Hamman's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 6 Takedowns in 11:07
Good
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Kuiper has a very good chance of winning by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Average
Jaw
Submission
Kuiper is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Kuiper is unlikely to win by decision
Poor
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter Hamman 9.0
fighter Kuiper 8.4
Great striking by Hamman
53 strikes Aug 14, 2011 vs Dollaway
60 strikes Mar 27, 2010 vs Wallace
15 strikes Jun 09, 2006 vs Graham

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Hamman 7.5
fighter Kuiper 8.8
Great takedowns by Kuiper
1 takedown Aug 11, 2012 vs Hamman

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Hamman 8.0
fighter Kuiper 8.0
Great knockouts by Kuiper
Round 2 Aug 11, 2012 vs Hamman
Round 1 Oct 03, 2009 vs Wagemans
Round 0 May 10, 2009 vs Muradov

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Hamman 6.6
fighter Kuiper 6.7
Great submissions by Kuiper
Round 2 Nov 06, 2010 vs Egoluev
Round 1 Apr 26, 2009 vs Van Geystelen
Round 2 Feb 14, 2009 vs Sultan

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Hamman 7.7
fighter Kuiper 8.1
Fast finishes by Kuiper
436 seconds Aug 11, 2012 vs Hamman
10 seconds Oct 03, 2009 vs Wagemans
540 seconds Feb 14, 2009 vs Sultan
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
August 11, 2012UFC 150
team
VS
team
XR2 KO
R1 KOX
1,8021,769
1,7471,823
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Hamman
legend Kuiper
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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