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

2,250

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Silva

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
50% chance Silva
WILL WIN

2,249

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Anderson Silva
Much better submission offense 7.4 vs 6.5 Around 15% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Significantly better submission defense 9.5 vs 8.4 More than 10% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Fast finishes 9.4 vs 9.1 Around 5% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Better striker 9.0 vs 8.9 Almost the same
Advantages for Anthony Johnson
Much stronger takedown offense 8.7 vs 7.1 More than 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
Stronger jaw 9.5 vs 8.9 More than 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Heavier 205 lbs vs 184 lbs More than 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Heavier hands 9.7 vs 9.5 Almost the same
Better takedown defense 9.2 vs 9.1 Almost the same
Silva on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Johnson’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Anderson
Silva
In 9:50, how much damage will he do? Silva Johnson
Significant Strikes44
Silva's excellent striking offense will dominate Johnson's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 89 Significant Strikes in 9:50
Excellent
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns0
Silva's poor takedown offense won't be a factor against Johnson's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 9:50
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
Johnson on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Silva’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Anthony
Johnson
In 9:50, how much damage will he do? Johnson Silva
Significant Strikes41
Johnson's good striking offense is matched by Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 89 Significant Strikes in 9:50
Good
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Johnson's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 9:50
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Johnson has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Johnson is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Johnson is unlikely to win by decision
Good
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 Johnson 8.9
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 Johnson 8.7
Great takedowns by Johnson
4 takedowns Dec 07, 2013 vs Kyle
4 takedowns Mar 26, 2011 vs Hardy
3 takedowns Dec 13, 2008 vs Burns

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Silva 9.5
fighter Johnson 9.7
Great knockouts by Johnson
Round 1 Jan 18, 2014 vs Kyle
Round 1 Nov 03, 2012 vs Linderman
Round 1 Oct 01, 2011 vs Brenneman

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Silva 7.4
fighter Johnson 6.5
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 Johnson 9.1
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
legend Silva
legend Johnson
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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