UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Justino vs Akano

1,993

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Justino

prediction

BY KO ROUND 3

prediction
84% chance Justino
WILL WIN

1,708

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Cristiane Justino
Much heavier hands 9.7 vs 6.0 Around 65% better at knocking out good defenders
Better striker 9.1 vs 7.9 More than 15% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Much better takedown defense 8.9 vs 7.8 Around 15% better at avoiding being taken down
Fast finishes 8.6 vs 7.8 More than 10% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Much longer reach 175 cm vs 155 cm Around 15% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Significantly younger 31 years vs 42 years More than 25% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Taller 173 cm vs 163 cm More than 5% taller
Harder to hit 8.9 vs 8.7 Around 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Stronger takedown offense 8.2 vs 8.0 Around 5% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Better submission defense 8.8 vs 8.6 Around 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Slightly heavier 144 lbs vs 136 lbs More than 5% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Advantages for Hitomi Akano
Much better submission offense 8.2 vs 6.2 More than 30% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Stronger jaw 8.6 vs 8.5 Almost the same
Justino on the attack Our prediction about how she’ll perform against Akano’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Cristiane
Justino
In 10:37, how much damage will she do? Justino Akano
Significant Strikes60
Justino's excellent striking offense will dominate Akano's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 95 Significant Strikes in 10:37
Excellent
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns3
Justino's average takedown offense may be a factor against Akano's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 6 Takedowns in 10:37
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Below average
Ability to stay on her feet
If she wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Justino has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Justino is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Justino is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
Akano on the attack Our prediction about how she’ll perform against Justino’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Hitomi
Akano
In 10:37, how much damage will she do? Akano Justino
Significant Strikes26
Akano's below average striking offense won't be a factor against Justino's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 95 Significant Strikes in 10:37
Below average
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Akano's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Justino's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 6 Takedowns in 10:37
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on her feet
If she wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Akano is unlikely to win by knockout
Weak
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Akano has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Akano is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter Justino 9.1
fighter Akano 7.9
Great striking by Justino
52 strikes Jan 30, 2010 vs Coenen
40 strikes Aug 15, 2009 vs Carano
52 strikes Jul 26, 2008 vs Baszler

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Justino 8.2
fighter Akano 8.0
Great takedowns by Justino
1 takedown Jan 30, 2010 vs Coenen
2 takedowns Aug 15, 2009 vs Carano
1 takedown Apr 11, 2009 vs Akano

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Justino 9.7
fighter Akano 6.0
Great knockouts by Justino
Round 4 Jul 13, 2013 vs Coenen
Round 3 Jan 30, 2010 vs Coenen
Round 1 Aug 15, 2009 vs Carano

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Justino 6.2
fighter Akano 8.2
Great submissions by Akano
Round 2 Aug 13, 2010 vs Damm
Round 2 Apr 25, 2008 vs Yamanaka
Round 1 Dec 17, 2005 vs Tamai

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Justino 8.6
fighter Akano 7.8
Fast finishes by Justino
1142 seconds Jul 13, 2013 vs Coenen
820 seconds Jan 30, 2010 vs Coenen
299 seconds Aug 15, 2009 vs Carano
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
team
VS
team
R3 KOX
XR1 SUB
1,7541,772
1,8061,719
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Justino
legend Akano
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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