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

2,220

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Belfort

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
80% chance Belfort
WILL WIN

1,976

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Vitor Belfort
Much harder to hit 9.8 vs 8.7 More than 10% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Fast finishes 10.0 vs 8.4 Around 20% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Significantly heavier hands 10.0 vs 8.8 Around 15% better at knocking out good defenders
Significantly better submission offense 6.9 vs 6.0 Around 15% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Better takedown defense 9.2 vs 8.7 More than 5% better at avoiding being taken down
Taller 183 cm vs 178 cm Around 5% taller
Stronger takedown offense 7.5 vs 7.1 More than 5% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Puts up a fight 9.6 vs 9.2 Around 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Stronger jaw 9.4 vs 9.1 Around 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Advantages for Wanderlei Silva
Significantly better submission defense 9.6 vs 8.8 Around 10% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Belfort on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Silva’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Vitor
Belfort
In 6:32, how much damage will he do? Belfort Silva
Significant Strikes38
Belfort's excellent striking offense will dominate Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 59 Significant Strikes in 6:32
Excellent
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Belfort's below average takedown offense won't be a factor against Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 4 Takedowns in 6:32
Below average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Belfort has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Belfort is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Belfort is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
Silva on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Belfort’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Wanderlei
Silva
In 6:32, how much damage will he do? Silva Belfort
Significant Strikes22
Silva's excellent striking offense is matched by Belfort's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 59 Significant Strikes in 6:32
Excellent
Striking
vs
Excellent
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns0
Silva's poor takedown offense won't be a factor against Belfort's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 4 Takedowns in 6:32
Poor
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
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Silva 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 Belfort 9.2
fighter Silva 9.2
Great striking by Silva
42 strikes Feb 20, 2010 vs Bisping
56 strikes Oct 31, 2004 vs Jackson
25 strikes Mar 25, 2001 vs Sakuraba

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Belfort 7.6
fighter Silva 7.1
Great takedowns by Belfort
3 takedowns Sep 22, 2007 vs Zikic
3 takedowns May 27, 2001 vs Herring
4 takedowns Jun 04, 2000 vs Yvel

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Belfort 10.0
fighter Silva 8.8
Great knockouts by Belfort
Round 1 Nov 09, 2013 vs Henderson
Round 2 Jan 19, 2013 vs Bisping
Round 1 Sep 19, 2009 vs Franklin

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Belfort 6.9
fighter Silva 6.0
Great submissions by Belfort
Round 1 Jan 14, 2012 vs Johnson
Round 1 Mar 25, 2001 vs Southworth
Round 1 Dec 21, 1997 vs Charles

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Belfort 10.0
fighter Silva 8.4
Fast finishes by Belfort
77 seconds Nov 09, 2013 vs Henderson
387 seconds Jan 19, 2013 vs Bisping
182 seconds Sep 19, 2009 vs Franklin
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
team
VS
team
R1 KOX
R2 KOX
1,6801,643
1,7251,598
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Belfort
legend Silva
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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