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

2,048

CageRank

WINNER
Emelianenko

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
69% chance Emelianenko
WILL WIN

2,189

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Fedor Emelianenko
Much harder to hit 9.6 vs 8.7 More than 10% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Much better submission offense 8.3 vs 7.0 Around 20% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Significantly fast finishes 9.5 vs 8.6 More than 10% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Better striker 9.0 vs 8.7 Around 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Better takedown defense 9.3 vs 8.9 Around 5% better at avoiding being taken down
Stronger jaw 9.1 vs 8.8 Around 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Puts up a fight 9.3 vs 9.1 Around 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Advantages for Antonio Silva
Much heavier 264 lbs vs 222 lbs Around 20% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Much longer reach 208 cm vs 189 cm More than 10% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
A lot taller 193 cm vs 183 cm More than 5% taller
Heavier hands 8.9 vs 8.5 Around 5% better at knocking out good defenders
Younger 37 years vs 40 years Around 10% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Emelianenko on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Silva’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Fedor
Emelianenko
In 8:24, how much damage will he do? Emelianenko Silva
Significant Strikes46
Emelianenko's excellent striking offense will dominate Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 76 Significant Strikes in 8:24
Excellent
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Emelianenko's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 8:24
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Emelianenko has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Emelianenko has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Emelianenko is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Silva on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Emelianenko’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Antonio
Silva
In 8:24, how much damage will he do? Silva Emelianenko
Significant Strikes24
Silva's good striking offense won't be a factor against Emelianenko's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 76 Significant Strikes in 8:24
Good
Striking
vs
Excellent
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Silva's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Emelianenko's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 8:24
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Excellent
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
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter Emelianenko 9.0
fighter Silva 8.7
Great striking by Emelianenko
50 strikes Aug 28, 2005 vs Filipovic
65 strikes Dec 31, 2004 vs Nogueira
79 strikes Mar 16, 2003 vs Nogueira

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Emelianenko 8.0
fighter Silva 8.1
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 Emelianenko 8.5
fighter Silva 8.9
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 Emelianenko 8.3
fighter Silva 7.0
Great submissions by Emelianenko
Round 1 Jul 19, 2008 vs Sylvia
Round 1 Apr 14, 2007 vs Lindland
Round 2 Oct 21, 2006 vs Coleman

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Emelianenko 9.5
fighter Silva 8.6
Fast finishes by Emelianenko
194 seconds Jan 24, 2009 vs Arlovski
36 seconds Jul 19, 2008 vs Sylvia
178 seconds Apr 14, 2007 vs Lindland
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
team
VS
team
R2 KOX
XR2 SUB
2,0562,254
2,1322,178
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