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

2,250

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Silva

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
93% chance Silva
WILL WIN

1,804

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Anderson Silva
Much heavier hands 9.5 vs 7.1 Around 35% better at knocking out good defenders
Fast finishes 9.4 vs 7.4 Around 30% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Significantly better takedown defense 9.1 vs 8.3 Around 10% better at avoiding being taken down
Significantly better submission offense 7.4 vs 6.8 Around 10% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Significantly better striker 9.0 vs 8.6 More than 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Significantly stronger jaw 8.9 vs 8.2 Around 10% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Significantly better submission defense 9.5 vs 8.7 Around 10% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Significantly harder to hit 9.2 vs 8.7 Around 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Puts up a fight 9.4 vs 8.7 Around 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
A lot taller 188 cm vs 178 cm More than 5% taller
Heavier 184 lbs vs 158 lbs More than 15% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Advantages for Luiz Azeredo
Much stronger takedown offense 8.0 vs 7.1 More than 10% 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 Azeredo’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Anderson
Silva
In 6:47, how much damage will he do? Silva Azeredo
Significant Strikes37
Silva's excellent striking offense will dominate Azeredo's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 61 Significant Strikes in 6:47
Excellent
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Silva's poor takedown offense won't be a factor against Azeredo's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 4 Takedowns in 6:47
Poor
Takedown ability
vs
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
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Silva is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
Azeredo on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Silva’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Luiz
Azeredo
In 6:47, how much damage will he do? Azeredo Silva
Significant Strikes23
Azeredo's average striking offense won't be a factor against Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 61 Significant Strikes in 6:47
Average
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Azeredo's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 4 Takedowns in 6:47
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Azeredo is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Azeredo is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Azeredo 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 Azeredo 8.6
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

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Silva 9.5
fighter Azeredo 7.1
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 Azeredo 6.8
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 Azeredo 7.4
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
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
team
VS
team
XR2 DEC
R2 SUBX
1,5991,493
1,5341,558
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Silva
legend Azeredo
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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