UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Nedkov vs Silva

1,884

CageRank

WINNER
Silva

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
70% chance Silva
WILL WIN

2,031

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Thiago Silva
Much heavier hands 8.9 vs 7.9 More than 10% better at knocking out good defenders
Significantly stronger jaw 9.2 vs 8.4 More than 10% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Significantly better striker 9.0 vs 8.6 Around 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Significantly fast finishes 8.9 vs 8.4 More than 5% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Puts up a fight 9.2 vs 8.6 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
Longer reach 188 cm vs 180 cm Around 5% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
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
Advantages for Stanislav Nedkov
Much stronger takedown offense 8.7 vs 7.3 Around 20% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Significantly better submission offense 7.3 vs 6.9 More than 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Heavier 203 lbs vs 184 lbs More than 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Better takedown defense 8.4 vs 8.2 Almost the same
Silva on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Nedkov’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Thiago
Silva
In 8:54, how much damage will he do? Silva Nedkov
Significant Strikes54
Silva's excellent striking offense will dominate Nedkov's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 80 Significant Strikes in 8:54
Excellent
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Silva's poor takedown offense won't be a factor against Nedkov's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 8:54
Poor
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Silva has a good chance of winning by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Good
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
Excellent
Scoring ability
Nedkov on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Silva’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Stanislav
Nedkov
In 8:54, how much damage will he do? Nedkov Silva
Significant Strikes39
Nedkov's average striking offense is matched by Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 80 Significant Strikes in 8:54
Average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Nedkov's average takedown offense is matched by Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 8:54
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Nedkov is unlikely to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Nedkov is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Nedkov is unlikely to win by decision
Below 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 Nedkov 8.6
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 Nedkov 7.9
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 Nedkov 7.3
Great submissions by Nedkov
Round 1 May 21, 2010 vs Helgiu
Round 1 Oct 02, 2007 vs Kolev
Round 1 Mar 25, 2007 vs Shumanov

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Silva 8.9
fighter Nedkov 8.4
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 10, 2012UFC on Fuel TV 6
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Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Silva
legend Nedkov
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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