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

2,250

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Silva

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
92% chance Silva
WILL WIN

1,831

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Anderson Silva
Fast finishes 9.4 vs 7.5 More than 25% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Much heavier hands 9.5 vs 7.5 More than 25% better at knocking out good defenders
Much better submission offense 7.4 vs 6.5 Around 15% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Much better takedown defense 9.1 vs 8.1 More than 10% better at avoiding being taken down
Much taller 188 cm vs 170 cm More than 10% taller
Significantly better submission defense 9.5 vs 8.5 More than 10% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Significantly better striker 9.0 vs 8.5 More than 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Puts up a fight 9.4 vs 8.6 Around 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Stronger jaw 8.9 vs 8.4 More than 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Harder to hit 9.2 vs 9.0 Almost the same
Heavier 184 lbs vs 167 lbs More than 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Advantages for Hayato Sakurai
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
Silva on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Sakurai’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Anderson
Silva
In 6:28, how much damage will he do? Silva Sakurai
Significant Strikes32
Silva's excellent striking offense will dominate Sakurai's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 58 Significant Strikes in 6:28
Excellent
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Silva's poor takedown offense won't be a factor against Sakurai's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 4 Takedowns in 6:28
Poor
Takedown ability
vs
Average
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
Sakurai on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Silva’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Hayato
Sakurai
In 6:28, how much damage will he do? Sakurai Silva
Significant Strikes21
Sakurai's average striking offense won't be a factor against Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 58 Significant Strikes in 6:28
Average
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Sakurai's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 4 Takedowns in 6:28
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Sakurai is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Sakurai is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Sakurai 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 Sakurai 8.5
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 Sakurai 8.7
Great takedowns by Sakurai
2 takedowns Feb 24, 2007 vs Danzig
5 takedowns Sep 25, 2005 vs Hansen
1 takedown Sep 25, 2005 vs Pulver

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Silva 9.5
fighter Sakurai 7.5
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 Sakurai 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 Sakurai 7.5
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 26, 2001Shooto - To The Top 7
team
VS
team
R3 DECX
XDEC
1,7221,992
1,8051,909
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Silva
legend Sakurai
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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