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CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Silva vs Maia

2,250

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Silva

prediction

BY KO ROUND 3

prediction
70% chance Silva
WILL WIN

2,102

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Anderson Silva
Much heavier hands 9.5 vs 7.2 More than 30% better at knocking out good defenders
Fast finishes 9.4 vs 8.5 More than 10% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Better striker 9.0 vs 8.3 Around 10% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Significantly longer reach 197 cm vs 183 cm Around 10% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Taller 188 cm vs 183 cm Around 5% taller
Heavier 184 lbs vs 169 lbs Around 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Harder to hit 9.2 vs 9.0 Almost the same
Advantages for Demian Maia
Much stronger takedown offense 9.6 vs 7.1 More than 35% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Much better submission offense 8.1 vs 7.4 Around 10% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Significantly better takedown defense 9.7 vs 9.1 More than 5% better at avoiding being taken down
Stronger jaw 9.2 vs 8.9 Around 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Puts up a fight 9.6 vs 9.4 Around 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Slightly younger 40 years vs 42 years Around 5% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Silva on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Maia’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Anderson
Silva
In 10:46, how much damage will he do? Silva Maia
Significant Strikes51
Silva's excellent striking offense will dominate Maia's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 97 Significant Strikes in 10:46
Excellent
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns0
Silva's poor takedown offense won't be a factor against Maia's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 6 Takedowns in 10:46
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
Maia on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Silva’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Demian
Maia
In 10:46, how much damage will he do? Maia Silva
Significant Strikes31
Maia's average striking offense won't be a factor against Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 97 Significant Strikes in 10:46
Average
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns3
Maia's excellent takedown offense will dominate Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 6 Takedowns in 10:46
Excellent
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Maia is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Maia has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Maia 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 Maia 8.3
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 Maia 9.7
Great takedowns by Maia
7 takedowns Feb 02, 2013 vs Fitch
4 takedowns Oct 08, 2011 vs Santiago
1 takedown Feb 21, 2009 vs Sonnen

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Silva 9.5
fighter Maia 7.2
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 Maia 8.1
Great submissions by Maia
Round 1 Oct 13, 2012 vs Story
Round 1 Feb 21, 2009 vs Sonnen
Round 2 Apr 19, 2008 vs Herman

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Silva 9.4
fighter Maia 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
April 10, 2010UFC 112
team
VS
team
R5 DECX
R2 KOX
2,2892,065
2,3112,044
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