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

2,250

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Silva

prediction

BY KO ROUND 3

prediction
52% chance Silva
WILL WIN

2,234

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Anderson Silva
Much heavier hands 9.5 vs 8.5 More than 10% better at knocking out good defenders
Fast finishes 9.4 vs 8.7 Around 10% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Significantly longer reach 197 cm vs 184 cm More than 5% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Better submission defense 9.5 vs 8.8 More than 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Taller 188 cm vs 180 cm Around 5% taller
Slightly harder to hit 9.2 vs 9.1 Almost the same
Advantages for Daniel Cormier
Much stronger takedown offense 8.5 vs 7.1 Around 20% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Significantly better submission offense 8.0 vs 7.4 Around 10% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Significantly better takedown defense 9.6 vs 9.1 More than 5% better at avoiding being taken down
Stronger jaw 9.3 vs 8.9 Around 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Heavier 205 lbs vs 184 lbs More than 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Younger 38 years vs 42 years Around 10% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Better striker 9.2 vs 9.0 Almost the same
Silva on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Cormier’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Anderson
Silva
In 10:20, how much damage will he do? Silva Cormier
Significant Strikes48
Silva's excellent striking offense will dominate Cormier's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 93 Significant Strikes in 10:20
Excellent
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns0
Silva's poor takedown offense won't be a factor against Cormier's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 6 Takedowns in 10:20
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
Excellent
Scoring ability
Cormier on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Silva’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Daniel
Cormier
In 10:20, how much damage will he do? Cormier Silva
Significant Strikes50
Cormier's excellent striking offense will dominate Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 93 Significant Strikes in 10:20
Excellent
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Cormier's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 6 Takedowns in 10:20
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Cormier has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Cormier has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Cormier 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 Cormier 9.2
Great striking by Cormier
84 strikes May 19, 2012 vs Barnett
15 strikes Sep 10, 2011 vs Silva
86 strikes Jun 18, 2011 vs Monson

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Silva 7.1
fighter Cormier 8.5
Great takedowns by Cormier
3 takedowns Oct 19, 2013 vs Nelson
4 takedowns Jan 12, 2013 vs Staring
4 takedowns May 19, 2012 vs Barnett

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Silva 9.5
fighter Cormier 8.5
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 Cormier 8.0
Great submissions by Cormier
Round 1 Nov 05, 2010 vs Palelei
Round 1 Aug 21, 2010 vs Riley
Round 1 Aug 13, 2010 vs Johnson

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Silva 9.4
fighter Cormier 8.7
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
July 9, 2016UFC 200
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Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Silva
legend Cormier
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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