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

2,250

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Silva

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
77% chance Silva
WILL WIN

2,037

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Anderson Silva
Significantly heavier hands 9.5 vs 8.2 More than 15% better at knocking out good defenders
Significantly fast finishes 9.4 vs 8.6 Around 10% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Significantly longer reach 197 cm vs 188 cm Around 5% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Taller 188 cm vs 183 cm Around 5% taller
Harder to hit 9.2 vs 8.9 Around 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Better striker 9.0 vs 8.8 Almost the same
Stronger jaw 8.9 vs 8.6 Around 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Advantages for Nate Marquardt
Much stronger takedown offense 8.4 vs 7.1 Around 20% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Better submission offense 7.9 vs 7.4 More than 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Younger 37 years vs 41 years Around 10% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Better submission defense 9.8 vs 9.5 Around 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Slightly better takedown defense 9.2 vs 9.1 Almost the same
Silva on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Marquardt’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Anderson
Silva
In 9:18, how much damage will he do? Silva Marquardt
Significant Strikes47
Silva's excellent striking offense will dominate Marquardt's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 84 Significant Strikes in 9:18
Excellent
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns0
Silva's poor takedown offense won't be a factor against Marquardt's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 9:18
Poor
Takedown ability
vs
Excellent
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
Marquardt on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Silva’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Nate
Marquardt
In 9:18, how much damage will he do? Marquardt Silva
Significant Strikes37
Marquardt's good striking offense is matched by Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 84 Significant Strikes in 9:18
Good
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Marquardt's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 9:18
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Marquardt has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Marquardt is unlikely to win by submission
Good
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Marquardt 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 Marquardt 8.8
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 Marquardt 8.4
Great takedowns by Marquardt
1 takedown Jul 14, 2012 vs Woodley
3 takedowns Mar 19, 2011 vs Miller
2 takedowns Feb 02, 2008 vs Horn

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Silva 9.5
fighter Marquardt 8.2
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 Marquardt 7.9
Great submissions by Marquardt
Round 2 Feb 02, 2008 vs Horn
Round 2 Oct 10, 2006 vs Wallace
Round 3 May 01, 2005 vs Takeuchi

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Silva 9.4
fighter Marquardt 8.6
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
July 7, 2007UFC 73
team
VS
team
R1 KOX
R1 KOX
2,0862,051
2,1312,006
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