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

2,250

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Silva

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
73% chance Silva
WILL WIN

2,076

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Anderson Silva
Much heavier hands 9.5 vs 6.7 More than 40% better at knocking out good defenders
Fast finishes 9.4 vs 7.8 More than 20% 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
Stronger jaw 8.9 vs 8.5 More than 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Puts up a fight 9.4 vs 8.8 More than 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Better takedown defense 9.1 vs 8.8 Around 5% better at avoiding being taken down
Better submission defense 9.5 vs 9.2 Around 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Advantages for Forrest Griffin
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 submission offense 7.8 vs 7.4 More than 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Heavier 205 lbs vs 184 lbs More than 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Younger 38 years vs 42 years Around 10% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Better striker 9.2 vs 9.0 Almost the same
Taller 191 cm vs 188 cm Almost the same
Silva on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Griffin’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Anderson
Silva
In 7:31, how much damage will he do? Silva Griffin
Significant Strikes42
Silva's excellent striking offense will dominate Griffin's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 68 Significant Strikes in 7:31
Excellent
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns0
Silva's poor takedown offense won't be a factor against Griffin's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 4 Takedowns in 7:31
Poor
Takedown ability
vs
Good
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
Griffin on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Silva’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Forrest
Griffin
In 7:31, how much damage will he do? Griffin Silva
Significant Strikes36
Griffin's excellent striking offense will dominate Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 68 Significant Strikes in 7:31
Excellent
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns0
Griffin's below average takedown offense won't be a factor against Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 4 Takedowns in 7:31
Below average
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Griffin is unlikely to win by knockout
Below average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Griffin is unlikely to win by submission
Good
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Griffin has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Excellent
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 Griffin 9.2
Great striking by Griffin
50 strikes Feb 05, 2011 vs Franklin
77 strikes Jul 05, 2008 vs Jackson
66 strikes Sep 22, 2007 vs Rua

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Silva 7.1
fighter Griffin 7.7
Great takedowns by Griffin
5 takedowns Feb 05, 2011 vs Franklin
2 takedowns Sep 22, 2007 vs Rua
1 takedown Jun 04, 2005 vs Mahood

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Silva 9.5
fighter Griffin 6.7
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 Griffin 7.8
Great submissions by Griffin
Round 3 Sep 22, 2007 vs Rua
Round 1 Jun 04, 2005 vs Mahood
Round 1 Jul 31, 2003 vs Fontes Braga

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Silva 9.4
fighter Griffin 7.8
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
August 8, 2009UFC 101
team
VS
team
R1 KOX
R2 KOX
2,2692,027
2,2892,007
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
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