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

2,048

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Silva

prediction

BY KO ROUND 3

prediction
58% chance Silva
WILL WIN

1,990

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Antonio Silva
Significantly stronger takedown offense 8.1 vs 7.3 More than 10% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Significantly harder to hit 8.7 vs 8.2 More than 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Heavier hands 8.9 vs 8.1 More than 10% better at knocking out good defenders
Better striker 8.7 vs 8.4 Around 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Better takedown defense 8.9 vs 8.5 More than 5% better at avoiding being taken down
Better submission defense 9.2 vs 8.8 Around 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Advantages for Stefan Struve
Much taller 213 cm vs 193 cm More than 10% taller
Significantly better submission offense 8.0 vs 7.0 Around 15% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Younger 29 years vs 38 years Around 25% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Longer reach 215 cm vs 208 cm Around 5% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Slightly fast finishes 8.8 vs 8.6 Almost the same
Silva on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Struve’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Antonio
Silva
In 11:30, how much damage will he do? Silva Struve
Significant Strikes68
Silva's good striking offense may be a factor against Struve's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 103 Significant Strikes in 11:30
Good
Striking
vs
Below average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Silva's average takedown offense is matched by Struve's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 6 Takedowns in 11:30
Average
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
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Silva is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Struve on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Silva’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Stefan
Struve
In 11:30, how much damage will he do? Struve Silva
Significant Strikes45
Struve's average striking offense is matched by Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 103 Significant Strikes in 11:30
Average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Struve's poor takedown offense won't be a factor against Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 6 Takedowns in 11:30
Poor
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Struve has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Struve is unlikely to win by submission
Good
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Struve is unlikely to win by decision
Poor
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter Silva 8.7
fighter Struve 8.4
Great striking by Silva
21 strikes Feb 02, 2013 vs Overeem
15 strikes Oct 05, 2012 vs Browne
28 strikes Feb 12, 2011 vs Emelianenko

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Silva 8.1
fighter Struve 7.3
Great takedowns by Silva
2 takedowns Feb 12, 2011 vs Emelianenko
2 takedowns May 15, 2010 vs Arlovski
1 takedown Jul 26, 2008 vs Eilers

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Silva 8.9
fighter Struve 8.1
Great knockouts by Silva
Round 3 Feb 02, 2013 vs Overeem
Round 1 Oct 05, 2012 vs Browne
Round 2 Feb 12, 2011 vs Emelianenko

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Silva 7.0
fighter Struve 8.0
Great submissions by Struve
Round 1 May 26, 2012 vs Johnson
Round 2 Oct 01, 2011 vs Barry
Round 1 Oct 24, 2009 vs Gormley

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Silva 8.6
fighter Struve 8.8
Fast finishes by Struve
530 seconds Sep 29, 2012 vs Miocic
65 seconds May 26, 2012 vs Johnson
532 seconds Feb 15, 2012 vs Herman
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
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CageRank Before
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Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Silva
legend Struve
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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