UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Shiba vs Tamura

1,550

CageRank

WINNER
Tamura

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
72% chance Tamura
WILL WIN

1,715

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Yukinari Tamura
Puts up a fight 8.8 vs 7.9 More than 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Significantly stronger jaw 8.8 vs 8.1 Around 10% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Heavier 169 lbs vs 153 lbs More than 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Advantages for Hiroshi Shiba
Significantly better submission offense 7.6 vs 7.0 Around 10% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Significantly heavier hands 6.5 vs 6.0 Around 10% better at knocking out good defenders
Better submission defense 8.7 vs 8.3 Around 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Slightly younger 35 years vs 37 years More than 5% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Tamura on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Shiba’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Yukinari
Tamura
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Tamura is unlikely to win by knockout
Weak
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Tamura is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Tamura has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
Shiba on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Tamura’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Hiroshi
Shiba
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Shiba is unlikely to win by knockout
Weak
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Shiba is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Shiba 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 Tamura 6.0
fighter Shiba 6.5
Great knockouts by Shiba
Round 2 Feb 01, 2009 vs Hoshiko
Round 1 Jul 30, 2006 vs Dogaki

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Tamura 7.0
fighter Shiba 7.6
Great submissions by Shiba
Round 1 Apr 03, 2011 vs Shimoishi
Round 2 Jun 28, 2009 vs Yamazaki
Round 1 Jun 02, 2007 vs Delumeau

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Tamura 7.3
fighter Shiba 7.2
Fast finishes by Tamura
145 seconds Aug 05, 2010 vs Hervey
279 seconds Jul 30, 2006 vs Sasamoto
211 seconds Dec 25, 2005 vs Akira
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
December 23, 2009Shooto - Alternative 1
team
VS
team
XR2 DEC
R1 SUBX
1,6841,637
1,6281,694
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Tamura
legend Shiba
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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