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

2,250

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Silva

prediction

BY KO ROUND 1

prediction
96% chance Silva
WILL WIN

1,691

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Anderson Silva
Much better takedown defense 9.1 vs 7.5 More than 20% better at avoiding being taken down
Much heavier hands 9.5 vs 7.6 More than 25% better at knocking out good defenders
Fast finishes 9.4 vs 8.1 More than 15% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Much harder to hit 9.2 vs 8.4 Around 10% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Much better submission defense 9.5 vs 7.9 Around 20% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Puts up a fight 9.4 vs 7.9 Around 20% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Significantly better striker 9.0 vs 8.4 Around 10% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Better submission offense 7.4 vs 6.7 Around 10% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Longer reach 197 cm vs 191 cm Around 5% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Stronger jaw 8.9 vs 8.3 More than 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Advantages for James Irvin
Younger 38 years vs 42 years Around 10% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Silva on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Irvin’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Anderson
Silva
In 3:40, how much damage will he do? Silva Irvin
Significant Strikes22
Silva's excellent striking offense will dominate Irvin's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 33 Significant Strikes in 3:40
Excellent
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Silva's poor takedown offense won't be a factor against Irvin's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 2 Takedowns in 3:40
Poor
Takedown ability
vs
Below average
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
Good
Resistance
Decision
Silva is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Irvin on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Silva’s defensive skills
Predictions For
James
Irvin
In 3:40, how much damage will he do? Irvin Silva
Significant Strikes11
Irvin's average striking offense won't be a factor against Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 33 Significant Strikes in 3:40
Average
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns0
Irvin's poor takedown offense won't be a factor against Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 2 Takedowns in 3:40
Poor
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Irvin is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Irvin is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Irvin is unlikely to win by decision
Poor
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 Irvin 8.4
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 Irvin 7.0
Great takedowns by Silva
1 takedown Aug 07, 2010 vs Sonnen
1 takedown Oct 25, 2008 vs Cote
1 takedown Jul 07, 2007 vs Marquardt

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Silva 9.5
fighter Irvin 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 Irvin 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 Irvin 8.1
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
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
July 19, 2008UFC Fight Night 14
team
VS
team
R1 KOX
R2 KOX
2,2101,860
2,2221,848
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Silva
legend Irvin
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