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

2,250

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Silva

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
95% chance Silva
WILL WIN

1,741

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Anderson Silva
Better striker 9.0 vs 7.4 More than 20% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Much heavier hands 9.5 vs 6.3 More than 50% better at knocking out good defenders
Fast finishes 9.4 vs 7.2 More than 30% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Significantly harder to hit 9.2 vs 8.6 More than 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Significantly better takedown defense 9.1 vs 8.4 Around 10% better at avoiding being taken down
Stronger jaw 8.9 vs 8.2 Around 10% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Taller 188 cm vs 183 cm Around 5% taller
Puts up a fight 9.4 vs 8.7 Around 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Better submission defense 9.5 vs 9.1 Around 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Heavier 184 lbs vs 183 lbs Almost the same
Better submission offense 7.4 vs 7.2 Around 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Advantages for Daiju Takase
Significantly stronger takedown offense 7.8 vs 7.1 Around 10% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Younger 38 years vs 41 years More than 5% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Silva on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Takase’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Anderson
Silva
In 6:41, how much damage will he do? Silva Takase
Significant Strikes39
Silva's excellent striking offense will dominate Takase's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 60 Significant Strikes in 6:41
Excellent
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns0
Silva's poor takedown offense won't be a factor against Takase's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 4 Takedowns in 6:41
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
Takase on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Silva’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Daiju
Takase
In 6:41, how much damage will he do? Takase Silva
Significant Strikes9
Takase's poor striking offense won't be a factor against Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 60 Significant Strikes in 6:41
Poor
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns0
Takase's below average takedown offense won't be a factor against Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 4 Takedowns in 6:41
Below average
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Takase is unlikely to win by knockout
Weak
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Takase is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Takase is unlikely to win by decision
Average
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 Takase 7.4
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 Takase 7.8
Great takedowns by Takase
1 takedown May 23, 2004 vs Newton
2 takedowns Feb 15, 2004 vs Brennan
1 takedown Jun 08, 2003 vs Silva

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Silva 9.5
fighter Takase 6.3
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 Takase 7.2
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 Takase 7.2
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
June 8, 2003Pride 26
team
VS
team
XR1 SUB
R2 KOX
1,9271,516
1,8361,608
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Silva
legend Takase
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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