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

2,250

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WINNER

WINNER
Silva

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
90% chance Silva
WILL WIN

1,862

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Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Anderson Silva
Much heavier hands 9.5 vs 7.6 More than 25% better at knocking out good defenders
Better striker 9.0 vs 8.2 More than 10% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Significantly fast finishes 9.4 vs 8.4 More than 10% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Significantly harder to hit 9.2 vs 8.7 More than 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Significantly stronger jaw 8.9 vs 8.1 More than 10% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Puts up a fight 9.4 vs 8.7 Around 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Better submission defense 9.5 vs 8.8 More than 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Taller 188 cm vs 185 cm Almost the same
Advantages for Derek Brunson
Much stronger takedown offense 8.5 vs 7.1 Around 20% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Significantly younger 33 years vs 42 years More than 20% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Heavier 186 lbs vs 184 lbs Almost the same
Better submission offense 7.6 vs 7.4 Almost the same
Silva on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Brunson’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Anderson
Silva
In 6:49, how much damage will he do? Silva Brunson
Significant Strikes38
Silva's excellent striking offense will dominate Brunson's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 61 Significant Strikes in 6:49
Excellent
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns0
Silva's poor takedown offense won't be a factor against Brunson's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 4 Takedowns in 6:49
Poor
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Silva has a good chance of winning by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Good
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
Brunson on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Silva’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Derek
Brunson
In 6:49, how much damage will he do? Brunson Silva
Significant Strikes18
Brunson's average striking offense won't be a factor against Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 61 Significant Strikes in 6:49
Average
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Brunson's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 4 Takedowns in 6:49
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Brunson is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Brunson is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Brunson 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 Brunson 8.2
Great striking by Silva
15 strikes Jul 07, 2012 vs Sonnen
43 strikes Aug 27, 2011 vs Okami
31 strikes Oct 14, 2006 vs Franklin

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Silva 7.1
fighter Brunson 8.5
Great takedowns by Brunson
4 takedowns Dec 29, 2012 vs Leben
5 takedowns Nov 18, 2011 vs James

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Silva 9.5
fighter Brunson 7.6
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 Brunson 7.6
Great submissions by Brunson
Round 1 Nov 06, 2013 vs Houston
Round 1 Jul 30, 2011 vs Sayers
Round 1 Dec 04, 2010 vs Brower

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Silva 9.4
fighter Brunson 8.4
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
February 11, 2017UFC 208
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Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Silva
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Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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