UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Kikuchi vs Mercado

1,565

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Kikuchi

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
55% chance Kikuchi
WILL WIN

1,528

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Jim Kikuchi
Better submission defense 8.4 vs 8.0 Around 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Slightly heavier 153 lbs vs 144 lbs More than 5% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Advantages for Justin Mercado
Significantly better submission offense 7.1 vs 6.5 Around 10% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Fast finishes 7.3 vs 7.0 Around 5% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Taller 175 cm vs 170 cm Around 5% taller
Kikuchi on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Mercado’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Jim
Kikuchi
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Kikuchi is unlikely to win by knockout
Weak
Knockout ability
vs
Average
Jaw
Submission
Kikuchi is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Kikuchi is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
Mercado on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Kikuchi’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Justin
Mercado
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Mercado is unlikely to win by knockout
Weak
Knockout ability
vs
Average
Jaw
Submission
Mercado is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Mercado is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Kikuchi 6.6
fighter Mercado 6.6
Great knockouts by Kikuchi
Round 1 Sep 06, 2003 vs Velasquez

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Kikuchi 6.5
fighter Mercado 7.1
Great submissions by Mercado
Round 1 Feb 27, 2009 vs Gregory
Round 1 Nov 05, 2005 vs Rodrigues
Round 1 Dec 05, 2003 vs Yeung

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Kikuchi 7.0
fighter Mercado 7.3
Fast finishes by Mercado
70 seconds Nov 05, 2005 vs Rodrigues
51 seconds Dec 05, 2003 vs Yeung
137 seconds Jul 13, 2002 vs Jordan
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
April 9, 2005SB 39 - Destiny
team
VS
team
R3 DECX
DECX
1,5751,555
1,6221,507
team
VS
team
R2 DECX
XR2 KO
1,4511,500
1,5081,443
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Kikuchi
legend Mercado
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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