UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - St. Preux vs Silva

2,076

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
St. Preux

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
57% chance St. Preux
WILL WIN

2,031

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Ovince St. Preux
Much better submission offense 7.9 vs 6.9 Around 15% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Significantly stronger takedown offense 8.0 vs 7.3 Around 10% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Significantly better takedown defense 8.7 vs 8.2 More than 5% better at avoiding being taken down
Heavier 205 lbs vs 184 lbs More than 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Taller 191 cm vs 185 cm Around 5% taller
Fast finishes 9.0 vs 8.9 Almost the same
Puts up a fight 9.4 vs 9.2 Almost the same
Advantages for Thiago Silva
Much heavier hands 8.9 vs 8.1 Around 10% better at knocking out good defenders
Better striker 9.0 vs 8.7 Around 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Harder to hit 8.7 vs 8.6 Almost the same
St. Preux on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Silva’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Ovince
St. Preux
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? St. Preux Silva
Significant Strikes71
St. Preux's good striking offense may be a factor against Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Good
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns3
St. Preux's average takedown offense is matched by Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
St. Preux has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
St. Preux is unlikely to win by submission
Good
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
St. Preux is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
Silva on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against St. Preux’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Thiago
Silva
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Silva St. Preux
Significant Strikes85
Silva's excellent striking offense will dominate St. Preux's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Excellent
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Silva's poor takedown offense won't be a factor against St. Preux's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Poor
Takedown ability
vs
Good
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
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Silva is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter St. Preux 8.7
fighter Silva 9.0
Great striking by Silva
96 strikes Oct 09, 2013 vs Hamill
37 strikes Jun 08, 2013 vs Cavalcante
48 strikes Sep 08, 2007 vs Drwal

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter St. Preux 8.0
fighter Silva 7.3
Great takedowns by St. Preux
2 takedowns Aug 18, 2012 vs Cook
1 takedown Dec 04, 2010 vs Radach
1 takedown Nov 19, 2010 vs Britt

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter St. Preux 8.1
fighter Silva 8.9
Great knockouts by Silva
Round 1 Jun 08, 2013 vs Cavalcante
Round 1 Aug 29, 2009 vs Jardine
Round 2 Sep 08, 2007 vs Drwal

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter St. Preux 7.9
fighter Silva 6.9
Great submissions by St. Preux
Round 1 Sep 05, 2009 vs Smith
Round 1 Apr 25, 2009 vs Mobley
Round 1 May 17, 2008 vs Cormier

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter St. Preux 9.0
fighter Silva 8.9
Fast finishes by St. Preux
127 seconds Aug 17, 2013 vs Donovan
72 seconds Jul 22, 2011 vs Cason
8 seconds Jul 24, 2010 vs Day
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend St. Preux
legend Silva
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