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

2,048

CageRank

WINNER
Cormier

prediction

BY KO ROUND 3

prediction
74% chance Cormier
WILL WIN

2,234

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Daniel Cormier
Much better submission offense 8.0 vs 7.0 Around 15% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Significantly better striker 9.2 vs 8.7 More than 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Significantly better takedown defense 9.6 vs 8.9 More than 5% better at avoiding being taken down
Significantly stronger jaw 9.3 vs 8.8 More than 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Harder to hit 9.1 vs 8.7 Around 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Stronger takedown offense 8.5 vs 8.1 Around 5% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Puts up a fight 9.5 vs 9.1 Around 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Fast finishes 8.7 vs 8.6 Almost the same
Advantages for Antonio Silva
Much longer reach 208 cm vs 184 cm Around 15% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Significantly heavier 264 lbs vs 205 lbs Around 30% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
A lot taller 193 cm vs 180 cm More than 5% taller
Significantly heavier hands 8.9 vs 8.5 More than 5% better at knocking out good defenders
Better submission defense 9.2 vs 8.8 Around 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Cormier on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Silva’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Daniel
Cormier
In 11:12, how much damage will he do? Cormier Silva
Significant Strikes65
Cormier's excellent striking offense will dominate Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 101 Significant Strikes in 11:12
Excellent
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Cormier's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 6 Takedowns in 11:12
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Cormier has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Cormier has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Cormier 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 Cormier’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Antonio
Silva
In 11:12, how much damage will he do? Silva Cormier
Significant Strikes45
Silva's good striking offense is matched by Cormier's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 101 Significant Strikes in 11:12
Good
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Silva's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Cormier's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 6 Takedowns in 11:12
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 Cormier 9.2
fighter Silva 8.7
Great striking by Cormier
84 strikes May 19, 2012 vs Barnett
15 strikes Sep 10, 2011 vs Silva
86 strikes Jun 18, 2011 vs Monson

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Cormier 8.5
fighter Silva 8.1
Great takedowns by Cormier
3 takedowns Oct 19, 2013 vs Nelson
4 takedowns Jan 12, 2013 vs Staring
4 takedowns May 19, 2012 vs Barnett

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Cormier 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 Cormier 8.0
fighter Silva 7.0
Great submissions by Cormier
Round 1 Nov 05, 2010 vs Palelei
Round 1 Aug 21, 2010 vs Riley
Round 1 Aug 13, 2010 vs Johnson

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Cormier 8.7
fighter Silva 8.6
Fast finishes by Cormier
542 seconds Jan 12, 2013 vs Staring
236 seconds Sep 10, 2011 vs Silva
62 seconds Aug 21, 2010 vs Riley
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
team
VS
team
XR1 KO
R2 KOX
2,1321,965
2,0602,038
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Cormier
legend Silva
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