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

2,250

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Silva

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
82% chance Silva
WILL WIN

1,987

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Anderson Silva
Fast finishes 9.4 vs 8.2 More than 15% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Significantly heavier hands 9.5 vs 8.3 More than 15% better at knocking out good defenders
Significantly better takedown defense 9.1 vs 8.3 Around 10% better at avoiding being taken down
Puts up a fight 9.4 vs 8.9 More than 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Longer reach 197 cm vs 193 cm Almost the same
Taller 188 cm vs 185 cm Almost the same
Stronger jaw 8.9 vs 8.7 Around 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Better submission offense 7.4 vs 7.2 Around 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Advantages for Rich Franklin
Significantly stronger takedown offense 7.7 vs 7.1 Around 10% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Better striker 9.2 vs 9.0 Almost the same
Silva on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Franklin’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Anderson
Silva
In 7:41, how much damage will he do? Silva Franklin
Significant Strikes35
Silva's excellent striking offense will dominate Franklin's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 69 Significant Strikes in 7:41
Excellent
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Silva's poor takedown offense won't be a factor against Franklin's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 4 Takedowns in 7:41
Poor
Takedown ability
vs
Average
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
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Silva is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Franklin on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Silva’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Rich
Franklin
In 7:41, how much damage will he do? Franklin Silva
Significant Strikes37
Franklin's excellent striking offense will dominate Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 69 Significant Strikes in 7:41
Excellent
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns0
Franklin's below average takedown offense won't be a factor against Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 4 Takedowns in 7:41
Below average
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Franklin has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Franklin is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Franklin 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 Silva 9.0
fighter Franklin 9.2
Great striking by Franklin
24 strikes Jun 12, 2010 vs Liddell
36 strikes Jun 16, 2007 vs Okami
97 strikes Jun 04, 2005 vs Tanner

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Silva 7.1
fighter Franklin 7.7
Great takedowns by Franklin
1 takedown Jun 13, 2009 vs Silva
1 takedown Jun 16, 2007 vs Okami
5 takedowns Mar 04, 2006 vs Loiseau

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Silva 9.5
fighter Franklin 8.3
Great knockouts by Silva
Round 2 Jul 07, 2012 vs Sonnen
Round 2 Aug 27, 2011 vs Okami
Round 2 Oct 20, 2007 vs Franklin

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Silva 7.4
fighter Franklin 7.2
Great submissions by Silva
Round 5 Aug 07, 2010 vs Sonnen
Round 2 Mar 01, 2008 vs Henderson
Round 2 Feb 03, 2007 vs Lutter

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Silva 9.4
fighter Franklin 8.2
Fast finishes by Silva
415 seconds Jul 07, 2012 vs Sonnen
424 seconds Aug 27, 2011 vs Okami
179 seconds Oct 14, 2006 vs Franklin
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
October 20, 2007UFC 77
team
VS
team
R2 KOX
R2 KOX
2,1312,124
2,1802,075
October 14, 2006UFC 64
team
VS
team
R1 KOX
XR2 SUB
1,9962,105
2,0612,039
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Silva
legend Franklin
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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