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

1,958

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
da Silva

prediction

BY Submission ROUND 3

prediction
52% chance da Silva
WILL WIN

1,946

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Jussier da Silva
Better submission offense 8.5 vs 8.1 Around 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Better submission defense 8.8 vs 8.5 Around 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Advantages for Yuta Sasaki
Much heavier hands 7.0 vs 6.3 More than 10% better at knocking out good defenders
Significantly fast finishes 8.6 vs 8.0 More than 5% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
A lot taller 178 cm vs 165 cm Around 10% taller
Significantly stronger jaw 8.8 vs 8.1 Around 10% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Puts up a fight 8.9 vs 8.5 Around 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Younger 28 years vs 32 years Around 15% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
da Silva on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Sasaki’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Jussier
da Silva
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
da Silva is unlikely to win by knockout
Weak
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
da Silva has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
da Silva is unlikely to win by decision
Good
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Sasaki on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against da Silva’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Yuta
Sasaki
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Sasaki is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Sasaki has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Sasaki is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter da Silva 6.3
fighter Sasaki 7.0
Great knockouts by Sasaki
Round 1 May 25, 2014 vs Gi Hong
Round 1 Jul 27, 2013 vs Yamamoto

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter da Silva 8.5
fighter Sasaki 8.2
Great submissions by da Silva
Round 1 Dec 15, 2011 vs Favacho dos Santos
Round 1 Aug 30, 2008 vs Alves
Round 1 Mar 09, 2008 vs Maria Tome

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter da Silva 8.0
fighter Sasaki 8.6
Fast finishes by Sasaki
275 seconds Jan 13, 2014 vs Fujiwara
11 seconds Jul 27, 2013 vs Yamamoto
42 seconds Jun 30, 2012 vs Matsumoto
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend da Silva
legend Sasaki
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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