UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Oba vs Imamura

1,517

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Oba

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
69% chance Oba
WILL WIN

1,375

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Takahiro Oba
Much heavier hands 7.5 vs 6.5 Around 15% better at knocking out good defenders
Significantly stronger jaw 7.8 vs 6.9 More than 10% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Puts up a fight 7.8 vs 6.8 Around 15% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Significantly better striker 8.1 vs 7.7 More than 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Better submission defense 7.5 vs 7.4 Almost the same
Advantages for Yusuke Imamura
Much better submission offense 7.0 vs 6.1 Around 15% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Significantly better takedown defense 8.3 vs 7.8 More than 5% better at avoiding being taken down
Heavier 219 lbs vs 197 lbs More than 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Slightly harder to hit 8.7 vs 8.6 Almost the same
Slightly taller 175 cm vs 173 cm Almost the same
Oba on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Imamura’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Takahiro
Oba
In 8:41, how much damage will he do? Oba Imamura
Significant Strikes31
Oba's average striking offense is matched by Imamura's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 78 Significant Strikes in 8:41
Average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Oba's average takedown offense is matched by Imamura's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 8:41
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Oba has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Average
Jaw
Submission
Oba is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Average
Resistance
Decision
Oba is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
Imamura on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Oba’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Yusuke
Imamura
In 8:41, how much damage will he do? Imamura Oba
Significant Strikes24
Imamura's poor striking offense won't be a factor against Oba's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 78 Significant Strikes in 8:41
Poor
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Imamura's average takedown offense may be a factor against Oba's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 8:41
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Below average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Imamura is unlikely to win by knockout
Weak
Knockout ability
vs
Average
Jaw
Submission
Imamura has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Average
Resistance
Decision
Imamura is unlikely to win by decision
Poor
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Oba 7.5
fighter Imamura 6.5
Great knockouts by Oba
Round 2 Jul 08, 2006 vs Ohori
Round 1 Dec 18, 2004 vs Shinohara
Round 1 Oct 24, 2004 vs Fujii

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Oba 6.1
fighter Imamura 7.0
Great submissions by Imamura
Round 1 Oct 20, 2002 vs Ten Yun
Round 1 Feb 22, 2002 vs Son

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Oba 7.0
fighter Imamura 7.0
Fast finishes by Imamura
135 seconds Oct 20, 2002 vs Ten Yun
33 seconds Feb 22, 2002 vs Son
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
July 3, 2004Deep - 15th Impact
team
VS
team
R1 KOX
XR2 SUB
1,3951,430
1,4501,375
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Oba
legend Imamura
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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