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

2,048

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Silva

prediction

BY KO ROUND 3

prediction
64% chance Silva
WILL WIN

1,948

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Antonio Silva
Much heavier hands 8.9 vs 7.2 Around 25% better at knocking out good defenders
Longer reach 208 cm vs 201 cm Around 5% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Stronger jaw 8.8 vs 8.3 More than 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Taller 193 cm vs 191 cm Almost the same
Slightly fast finishes 8.6 vs 8.4 Almost the same
Slightly better striker 8.7 vs 8.6 Almost the same
Advantages for Frank Mir
Significantly better submission offense 8.1 vs 7.0 Around 15% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Better takedown defense 9.4 vs 8.9 Around 5% better at avoiding being taken down
Better submission defense 9.4 vs 9.2 Around 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Silva on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Mir’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Antonio
Silva
In 11:32, how much damage will he do? Silva Mir
Significant Strikes54
Silva's good striking offense may be a factor against Mir's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 104 Significant Strikes in 11:32
Good
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Silva's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Mir's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 6 Takedowns in 11:32
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Excellent
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
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Silva is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
Mir on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Silva’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Frank
Mir
In 11:32, how much damage will he do? Mir Silva
Significant Strikes53
Mir's good striking offense may be a factor against Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 104 Significant Strikes in 11:32
Good
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Mir's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 6 Takedowns in 11:32
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Mir is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Mir has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Mir is unlikely to win by decision
Average
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 Mir 8.7
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 Mir 8.1
Great takedowns by Mir
1 takedown Dec 10, 2011 vs Nogueira
6 takedowns May 28, 2011 vs Nelson
1 takedown Dec 27, 2008 vs Nogueira

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Silva 8.9
fighter Mir 7.2
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 Mir 8.1
Great submissions by Mir
Round 1 Dec 10, 2011 vs Nogueira
Round 1 Dec 12, 2009 vs Kongo
Round 1 Jun 19, 2004 vs Sylvia

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Silva 8.6
fighter Mir 8.4
Fast finishes by Silva
625 seconds Feb 02, 2013 vs Overeem
207 seconds Oct 05, 2012 vs Browne
600 seconds Feb 12, 2011 vs Emelianenko
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
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CageRank Before
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February 22, 2015UFC Fight Night 61
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Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Silva
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