UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Johnson vs Whitson

1,826

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Johnson

prediction

BY Submission ROUND 2

prediction
67% chance Johnson
WILL WIN

1,706

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Kajan Johnson
Much better submission defense 8.8 vs 7.1 Around 25% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Puts up a fight 8.6 vs 7.9 Around 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Better submission offense 8.0 vs 7.4 Around 10% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Taller 180 cm vs 175 cm Around 5% taller
Fast finishes 8.0 vs 7.8 Around 5% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Advantages for Richie Whitson
Significantly heavier hands 7.5 vs 6.8 More than 10% better at knocking out good defenders
Stronger jaw 8.6 vs 8.0 More than 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Younger 32 years vs 34 years More than 5% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Johnson on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Whitson’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Kajan
Johnson
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Johnson is unlikely to win by knockout
Below average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Johnson has a very good chance of winning by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Average
Resistance
Decision
Johnson is unlikely to win by decision
Poor
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Whitson on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Johnson’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Richie
Whitson
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Whitson is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Whitson is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Whitson 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 Johnson 6.8
fighter Whitson 7.5
Great knockouts by Whitson
Round 3 Nov 27, 2010 vs Engberg
Round 1 May 16, 2008 vs Cooper
Round 3 May 07, 2008 vs Ellis

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Johnson 8.0
fighter Whitson 7.4
Great submissions by Johnson
Round 1 Oct 07, 2011 vs Whitson
Round 2 Feb 27, 2009 vs Claveau
Round 1 Nov 08, 2008 vs Guillet

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Johnson 8.0
fighter Whitson 7.8
Fast finishes by Johnson
232 seconds Oct 07, 2011 vs Whitson
482 seconds Feb 27, 2009 vs Claveau
52 seconds Nov 08, 2008 vs Guillet
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
October 7, 2011MFC 31
team
VS
team
R1 SUBX
XR1 KO
1,8361,896
1,8951,837
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Johnson
legend Whitson
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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