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

2,048

CageRank

WINNER
Werdum

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
70% chance Werdum
WILL WIN

2,192

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Fabricio Werdum
Much better submission offense 8.5 vs 7.0 More than 20% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Significantly harder to hit 9.2 vs 8.7 More than 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Puts up a fight 10.0 vs 9.1 More than 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Stronger takedown offense 8.6 vs 8.1 More than 5% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Better takedown defense 9.5 vs 8.9 More than 5% better at avoiding being taken down
Stronger jaw 9.5 vs 8.8 Around 10% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Better striker 9.1 vs 8.7 Around 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Fast finishes 9.0 vs 8.6 Around 5% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Better submission defense 9.4 vs 9.2 Around 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Advantages for Antonio Silva
Significantly longer reach 208 cm vs 196 cm More than 5% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Significantly heavier hands 8.9 vs 7.9 Around 15% better at knocking out good defenders
Significantly heavier 264 lbs vs 242 lbs Around 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Slightly younger 37 years vs 39 years More than 5% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Werdum on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Silva’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Fabricio
Werdum
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Werdum Silva
Significant Strikes83
Werdum's excellent striking offense will dominate Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Excellent
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Werdum's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Werdum is unlikely to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Werdum has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Werdum is unlikely to win by decision
Good
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Silva on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Werdum’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Antonio
Silva
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Silva Werdum
Significant Strikes55
Silva's good striking offense won't be a factor against Werdum's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Good
Striking
vs
Excellent
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Silva's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Werdum's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
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
Average
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter Werdum 9.1
fighter Silva 8.7
Great striking by Werdum
32 strikes Jun 08, 2013 vs Nogueira
31 strikes Jun 23, 2012 vs Russow
1 strike Jun 26, 2010 vs Emelianenko

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Werdum 8.6
fighter Silva 8.1
Great takedowns by Werdum
1 takedown Jun 08, 2013 vs Nogueira
3 takedowns Nov 07, 2009 vs Silva
1 takedown May 05, 2006 vs Overeem

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Werdum 7.9
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 Werdum 8.5
fighter Silva 7.0
Great submissions by Werdum
Round 2 Jun 08, 2013 vs Nogueira
Round 1 Jun 26, 2010 vs Emelianenko
Round 2 May 05, 2006 vs Overeem

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Werdum 9.0
fighter Silva 8.6
Fast finishes by Werdum
461 seconds Jun 08, 2013 vs Nogueira
148 seconds Jun 23, 2012 vs Russow
69 seconds Jun 26, 2010 vs Emelianenko
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
team
VS
team
XR3 DEC
R2 KOX
2,0301,927
1,9651,991
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Werdum
legend Silva
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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