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

2,250

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WINNER

WINNER
Silva

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
54% chance Silva
WILL WIN

2,220

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Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Anderson Silva
Significantly better submission offense 7.4 vs 6.7 Around 10% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Significantly better submission defense 9.5 vs 8.6 Around 10% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Puts up a fight 9.4 vs 9.2 Almost the same
Slightly taller 188 cm vs 185 cm Almost the same
Advantages for Cain Velasquez
Much stronger takedown offense 9.2 vs 7.1 Around 30% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Better striker 10.0 vs 9.0 More than 10% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Significantly harder to hit 9.7 vs 9.2 More than 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Significantly heavier 241 lbs vs 184 lbs More than 30% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Significantly heavier hands 10.0 vs 9.5 More than 5% better at knocking out good defenders
Younger 36 years vs 43 years More than 15% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Better takedown defense 9.5 vs 9.1 Around 5% better at avoiding being taken down
Stronger jaw 9.3 vs 8.9 Around 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Silva on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Velasquez’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Anderson
Silva
In 9:09, how much damage will he do? Silva Velasquez
Significant Strikes29
Silva's excellent striking offense is matched by Velasquez's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 82 Significant Strikes in 9:09
Excellent
Striking
vs
Excellent
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns0
Silva's poor takedown offense won't be a factor against Velasquez's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 9:09
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
Velasquez on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Silva’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Cain
Velasquez
In 9:09, how much damage will he do? Velasquez Silva
Significant Strikes60
Velasquez's excellent striking offense will dominate Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 82 Significant Strikes in 9:09
Excellent
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Velasquez's excellent takedown offense will dominate Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 9:09
Excellent
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Velasquez has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Velasquez is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Velasquez 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 Velasquez 10.0
Great striking by Velasquez
18 strikes May 25, 2013 vs Silva
111 strikes Dec 29, 2012 vs dos Santos
23 strikes Feb 20, 2010 vs Nogueira

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Silva 7.1
fighter Velasquez 9.2
Great takedowns by Velasquez
2 takedowns Oct 19, 2013 vs dos Santos
11 takedowns Dec 29, 2012 vs dos Santos
5 takedowns Oct 24, 2009 vs Rothwell

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Silva 9.5
fighter Velasquez 10.0
Great knockouts by Velasquez
Round 5 Oct 19, 2013 vs dos Santos
Round 1 May 25, 2013 vs Silva
Round 1 Feb 20, 2010 vs Nogueira

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Silva 7.4
fighter Velasquez 6.7
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 Velasquez 9.4
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
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
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Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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Lmao, i was wondering they to say this; ''Velasquez's slow strokes were highly dodged by Silva''...
More like 100% cain would actually KILL 🙅🙅🙅🙅🙅🙅🙅, Silva.
WOW.. seriously?.. Id say 96% chance of Cain Velasquez literally killing Silva.
No way! Cain is better than Anderson >:(
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