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

2,082

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Benavidez

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
67% chance Benavidez
WILL WIN

1,958

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Joseph Benavidez
Much heavier hands 8.1 vs 6.3 Around 30% better at knocking out good defenders
Better striker 8.8 vs 8.1 Around 10% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Much better takedown defense 9.4 vs 8.4 More than 10% better at avoiding being taken down
Fast finishes 8.6 vs 8.0 Around 10% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Significantly harder to hit 8.8 vs 8.5 Around 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Stronger jaw 8.5 vs 8.1 More than 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Better submission defense 9.2 vs 8.8 More than 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Puts up a fight 8.9 vs 8.5 Around 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Advantages for Jussier da Silva
Significantly stronger takedown offense 8.4 vs 7.8 Around 10% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Better submission offense 8.5 vs 8.1 Around 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Taller 165 cm vs 163 cm Almost the same
Benavidez on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against da Silva’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Joseph
Benavidez
In 9:30, how much damage will he do? Benavidez da Silva
Significant Strikes52
Benavidez's good striking offense may be a factor against da Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 86 Significant Strikes in 9:30
Good
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Benavidez's below average takedown offense won't be a factor against da Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 9:30
Below average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Benavidez has a good chance of winning by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Benavidez has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Benavidez is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
da Silva on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Benavidez’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Jussier
da Silva
In 9:30, how much damage will he do? da Silva Benavidez
Significant Strikes30
da Silva's average striking offense is matched by Benavidez's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 86 Significant Strikes in 9:30
Average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
da Silva's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Benavidez's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 9:30
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Excellent
Ability to stay on his feet
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
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter Benavidez 8.8
fighter da Silva 8.1
Great striking by Benavidez
20 strikes Sep 04, 2013 vs da Silva
17 strikes Nov 11, 2010 vs Fabiano
15 strikes Mar 06, 2010 vs Torres

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Benavidez 7.8
fighter da Silva 8.4
Great takedowns by da Silva
4 takedowns May 18, 2013 vs Cariaso

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Benavidez 8.1
fighter da Silva 6.3
Great knockouts by Benavidez
Round 1 Sep 04, 2013 vs da Silva
Round 2 Mar 03, 2012 vs Urushitani
Round 1 Dec 19, 2009 vs Yahya

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Benavidez 8.1
fighter da Silva 8.5
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 Benavidez 8.6
fighter da Silva 8.0
Fast finishes by Benavidez
465 seconds Nov 11, 2010 vs Fabiano
477 seconds Mar 06, 2010 vs Torres
95 seconds Dec 19, 2009 vs Yahya
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
team
VS
team
R1 KOX
R1 KOX
2,0801,950
2,1121,918
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Benavidez
legend da Silva
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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