UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Sato vs Inoue

1,631

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Sato

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
62% chance Sato
WILL WIN

1,550

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Kanta Sato
Much heavier hands 8.0 vs 7.3 More than 10% better at knocking out good defenders
Significantly stronger jaw 7.9 vs 7.3 Around 10% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Fast finishes 8.0 vs 7.7 Around 5% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Puts up a fight 7.6 vs 7.3 Around 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Better submission defense 7.5 vs 7.2 Around 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Advantages for Naoki Inoue
Significantly better submission offense 7.7 vs 7.1 Around 10% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
A lot taller 173 cm vs 160 cm Around 10% taller
Younger 20 years vs 23 years Around 15% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Heavier 125 lbs vs 114 lbs Around 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Sato on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Inoue’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Kanta
Sato
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Sato has a chance to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Average
Jaw
Submission
Sato has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Average
Resistance
Decision
Sato is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
Inoue on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Sato’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Naoki
Inoue
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Inoue is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Inoue has a chance to win by submission
Good
Submission ability
vs
Average
Resistance
Decision
Inoue is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Sato 8.0
fighter Inoue 7.3
Great knockouts by Sato
Round 1 Apr 20, 2014 vs Takahashi
Round 1 Feb 09, 2014 vs Suzuki
Round 1 Dec 07, 2013 vs Ozaki

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Sato 7.1
fighter Inoue 7.7
Great submissions by Inoue
Round 1 Apr 23, 2016 vs Akiba
Round 1 Mar 08, 2015 vs Sato
Round 1 Feb 09, 2014 vs Sakamoto

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Sato 8.0
fighter Inoue 7.7
Fast finishes by Sato
151 seconds Dec 07, 2013 vs Ozaki
298 seconds Oct 13, 2013 vs Tomonaga
112 seconds Dec 23, 2012 vs Koga
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
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Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Sato
legend Inoue
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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