UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Matthews vs Anzai

1,785

CageRank

WINNER
Anzai

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
54% chance Anzai
WILL WIN

1,809

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Shinsho Anzai
Much heavier hands 8.5 vs 7.3 More than 15% better at knocking out good defenders
Fast finishes 8.3 vs 7.6 Around 10% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Stronger jaw 8.3 vs 7.9 More than 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Puts up a fight 8.3 vs 8.1 Almost the same
Advantages for Jake Matthews
Much better submission offense 7.9 vs 6.5 More than 20% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Significantly younger 23 years vs 32 years Around 30% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Taller 180 cm vs 173 cm Around 5% taller
Anzai on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Matthews’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Shinsho
Anzai
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Anzai has a very good chance of winning by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Average
Jaw
Submission
Anzai is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Anzai is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
Matthews on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Anzai’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Jake
Matthews
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Matthews is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Matthews has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Good
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Matthews is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Anzai 8.5
fighter Matthews 7.3
Great knockouts by Anzai
Round 1 Sep 29, 2013 vs Noland
Round 1 Aug 07, 2011 vs Tanaka
Round 1 Jul 26, 2009 vs Saeki

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Anzai 6.5
fighter Matthews 7.9
Great submissions by Matthews
Round 2 Nov 07, 2014 vs Rocha
Round 2 Aug 24, 2013 vs Purdon
Round 2 May 10, 2013 vs Jumeau

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Anzai 8.3
fighter Matthews 7.6
Fast finishes by Anzai
150 seconds Sep 29, 2013 vs Noland
256 seconds Aug 07, 2011 vs Tanaka
294 seconds Jul 26, 2009 vs Saeki
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Anzai
legend Matthews
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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