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

2,250

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Silva

prediction

BY KO ROUND 3

prediction
71% chance Silva
WILL WIN

2,091

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Anderson Silva
Significantly fast finishes 9.4 vs 8.5 More than 10% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Significantly better submission offense 7.4 vs 6.3 More than 15% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Significantly longer reach 197 cm vs 188 cm Around 5% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Harder to hit 9.2 vs 8.9 Around 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Better submission defense 9.5 vs 8.8 More than 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Heavier hands 9.5 vs 9.0 More than 5% better at knocking out good defenders
Younger 41 years vs 46 years More than 10% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Taller 188 cm vs 185 cm Almost the same
Advantages for Dan Henderson
Much stronger takedown offense 8.1 vs 7.1 Around 15% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Significantly stronger jaw 9.9 vs 8.9 More than 10% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Puts up a fight 9.8 vs 9.4 Around 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Slightly better takedown defense 9.2 vs 9.1 Almost the same
Silva on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Henderson’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Anderson
Silva
In 11:25, how much damage will he do? Silva Henderson
Significant Strikes59
Silva's excellent striking offense will dominate Henderson's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 103 Significant Strikes in 11:25
Excellent
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns0
Silva's poor takedown offense won't be a factor against Henderson's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 6 Takedowns in 11:25
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
Good
Scoring ability
Henderson on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Silva’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Dan
Henderson
In 11:25, how much damage will he do? Henderson Silva
Significant Strikes51
Henderson's excellent striking offense will dominate Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 103 Significant Strikes in 11:25
Excellent
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Henderson's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 6 Takedowns in 11:25
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Henderson has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Henderson is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Henderson 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 Henderson 9.0
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 Henderson 8.1
Great takedowns by Henderson
1 takedown Nov 19, 2011 vs Rua
4 takedowns Jan 17, 2009 vs Franklin
3 takedowns Feb 24, 2007 vs Silva

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Silva 9.5
fighter Henderson 9.0
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 Henderson 6.3
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 Henderson 8.5
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
March 1, 2008UFC 82
team
VS
team
R2 SUBX
R1 KOX
2,1802,032
2,2102,002
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