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

2,147

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Hyun Kim

prediction

BY KO ROUND 3

prediction
74% chance Hyun Kim
WILL WIN

1,965

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Dong Hyun Kim
Much stronger takedown offense 8.9 vs 7.8 Around 15% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
A lot taller 188 cm vs 180 cm Around 5% taller
Significantly heavier hands 8.3 vs 7.6 More than 10% better at knocking out good defenders
Stronger jaw 8.5 vs 8.1 Around 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Puts up a fight 9.0 vs 8.6 Around 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Better takedown defense 8.8 vs 8.6 Almost the same
Better submission defense 9.3 vs 9.0 Around 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Advantages for Erick Silva
Much better submission offense 8.3 vs 6.5 Around 30% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Fast finishes 8.9 vs 7.6 More than 15% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Significantly better striker 8.8 vs 8.3 More than 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Younger 33 years vs 36 years Around 10% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Hyun Kim on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Silva’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Dong
Hyun Kim
In 12:54, how much damage will he do? Hyun Kim Silva
Significant Strikes39
Hyun Kim's average striking offense won't be a factor against Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 116 Significant Strikes in 12:54
Average
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns3
Hyun Kim's good takedown offense may be a factor against Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 7 Takedowns in 12:54
Good
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Hyun Kim has a good chance of winning by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Hyun Kim is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Hyun Kim has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Excellent
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Silva on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Hyun Kim’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Erick
Silva
In 12:54, how much damage will he do? Silva Hyun Kim
Significant Strikes52
Silva's good striking offense is matched by Hyun Kim's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 116 Significant Strikes in 12:54
Good
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Silva's below average takedown offense won't be a factor against Hyun Kim's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 7 Takedowns in 12:54
Below average
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Silva is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Silva has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Excellent
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 Hyun Kim 8.3
fighter Silva 8.8
Great striking by Silva
18 strikes Feb 15, 2014 vs Sato
10 strikes Jun 08, 2012 vs Brenneman
4 strikes Aug 27, 2011 vs Ramos

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Hyun Kim 8.9
fighter Silva 7.8
Great takedowns by Hyun Kim
1 takedown Oct 09, 2013 vs Silva
3 takedowns Mar 03, 2013 vs Bahadurzada
3 takedowns Jan 01, 2011 vs Diaz

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Hyun Kim 8.3
fighter Silva 7.6
Great knockouts by Hyun Kim
Round 2 Oct 09, 2013 vs Silva
Round 3 May 24, 2008 vs Tan
Round 3 Aug 05, 2007 vs Hasegawa

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Hyun Kim 6.5
fighter Silva 8.3
Great submissions by Silva
Round 1 Jun 08, 2013 vs High
Round 1 Jun 08, 2012 vs Brenneman
Round 3 Oct 30, 2010 vs de Freitas

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Hyun Kim 7.6
fighter Silva 8.9
Fast finishes by Silva
71 seconds Jun 08, 2013 vs High
273 seconds Jun 08, 2012 vs Brenneman
40 seconds Aug 27, 2011 vs Ramos
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
October 9, 2013UFC Fight Night 29
team
VS
team
R2 KOX
DECX
2,0632,007
2,1051,965
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Hyun Kim
legend Silva
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