UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Starks vs Kyle

1,762

CageRank

WINNER
Kyle

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
65% chance Kyle
WILL WIN

1,870

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Mike Kyle
Fast finishes 8.1 vs 7.2 More than 10% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Much heavier hands 8.1 vs 7.2 Around 15% better at knocking out good defenders
Significantly better striker 8.8 vs 8.3 More than 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Significantly harder to hit 8.8 vs 8.3 More than 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
A lot taller 191 cm vs 178 cm More than 5% taller
Puts up a fight 8.6 vs 8.1 More than 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Heavier 205 lbs vs 184 lbs More than 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Stronger jaw 8.6 vs 8.3 Around 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Better submission defense 8.3 vs 7.9 Around 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Advantages for Clifford Starks
Significantly stronger takedown offense 8.2 vs 7.6 More than 5% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Better takedown defense 8.4 vs 8.1 Around 5% better at avoiding being taken down
Slightly longer reach 198 cm vs 196 cm Almost the same
Slightly better submission offense 6.5 vs 6.4 Almost the same
Kyle on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Starks’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Mike
Kyle
In 9:45, how much damage will he do? Kyle Starks
Significant Strikes57
Kyle's good striking offense may be a factor against Starks's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 88 Significant Strikes in 9:45
Good
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Kyle's below average takedown offense won't be a factor against Starks's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 9:45
Below average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Kyle has a good chance of winning by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Kyle is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Kyle is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Starks on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Kyle’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Clifford
Starks
In 9:45, how much damage will he do? Starks Kyle
Significant Strikes35
Starks's average striking offense is matched by Kyle's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 88 Significant Strikes in 9:45
Average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Starks's average takedown offense is matched by Kyle's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 9:45
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Starks is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Starks is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Starks is unlikely to win by decision
Good
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter Kyle 8.8
fighter Starks 8.3
Great striking by Kyle
90 strikes Sep 10, 2011 vs Rogerio de Lima
10 strikes Feb 05, 2005 vs Irvin
13 strikes Apr 02, 2004 vs Sims

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Kyle 7.7
fighter Starks 8.2
Great takedowns by Starks
3 takedowns Oct 29, 2011 vs Jacoby

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Kyle 8.1
fighter Starks 7.2
Great knockouts by Kyle
Round 1 May 24, 2013 vs Wiuff
Round 2 Jun 06, 2009 vs Cavalcante
Round 1 Feb 05, 2005 vs Irvin

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Kyle 6.4
fighter Starks 6.5
Great submissions by Starks
Round 2 Mar 28, 2015 vs Heun
Round 2 Sep 26, 2014 vs Ortiz
Round 2 Dec 04, 2009 vs Menneke

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Kyle 8.1
fighter Starks 7.2
Fast finishes by Kyle
21 seconds May 24, 2013 vs Wiuff
545 seconds Jun 06, 2009 vs Cavalcante
115 seconds Feb 05, 2005 vs Irvin
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
August 1, 2015WSOF 22
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Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Kyle
legend Starks
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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