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CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Silva vs Vianna

2,031

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Silva

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
71% chance Silva
WILL WIN

1,871

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Thiago Silva
Much heavier hands 8.9 vs 8.1 Around 10% better at knocking out good defenders
Fast finishes 8.9 vs 8.2 Around 10% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Better striker 9.0 vs 8.4 More than 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Significantly stronger jaw 9.2 vs 8.5 Around 10% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Puts up a fight 9.2 vs 8.7 More than 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Harder to hit 8.7 vs 8.4 Around 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Heavier 205 lbs vs 184 lbs More than 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Taller 185 cm vs 180 cm Around 5% taller
Better submission defense 8.7 vs 8.4 Around 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Younger 35 years vs 38 years Around 10% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Advantages for Vitor Vianna
Much stronger takedown offense 8.4 vs 7.3 Around 15% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Better submission offense 7.2 vs 6.9 Around 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Silva on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Vianna’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Thiago
Silva
In 8:59, how much damage will he do? Silva Vianna
Significant Strikes54
Silva's excellent striking offense will dominate Vianna's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 81 Significant Strikes in 8:59
Excellent
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Silva's poor takedown offense won't be a factor against Vianna's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 8:59
Poor
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Silva has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Silva is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Silva is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
Vianna on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Silva’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Vitor
Vianna
In 8:59, how much damage will he do? Vianna Silva
Significant Strikes36
Vianna's average striking offense is matched by Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 81 Significant Strikes in 8:59
Average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Vianna's average takedown offense is matched by Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 8:59
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Vianna has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Vianna is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Vianna is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter Silva 9.0
fighter Vianna 8.4
Great striking by Silva
96 strikes Oct 09, 2013 vs Hamill
37 strikes Jun 08, 2013 vs Cavalcante
48 strikes Sep 08, 2007 vs Drwal

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Silva 8.9
fighter Vianna 8.1
Great knockouts by Silva
Round 1 Jun 08, 2013 vs Cavalcante
Round 1 Aug 29, 2009 vs Jardine
Round 2 Sep 08, 2007 vs Drwal

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Silva 6.9
fighter Vianna 7.2
Great submissions by Vianna
Round 3 May 12, 2006 vs Knaap
Round 2 Jun 11, 2005 vs Assuncao
Round 1 Oct 23, 2004 vs Barbosa

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Silva 8.9
fighter Vianna 8.2
Fast finishes by Silva
269 seconds Jun 08, 2013 vs Cavalcante
95 seconds Aug 29, 2009 vs Jardine
144 seconds May 24, 2008 vs Mendes
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
November 30, 2006Fury FC 2 - Final Combat
team
VS
team
R1 KOX
XR1 SUB
1,7541,777
1,8071,724
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Silva
legend Vianna
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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