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

2,250

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Silva

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
69% chance Silva
WILL WIN

2,108

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Anderson Silva
Much heavier hands 9.5 vs 7.9 Around 20% better at knocking out good defenders
Better submission defense 9.5 vs 8.7 Around 10% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Puts up a fight 9.4 vs 8.7 More than 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Stronger jaw 8.9 vs 8.4 More than 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Better takedown defense 9.1 vs 8.8 Around 5% better at avoiding being taken down
Harder to hit 9.2 vs 9.0 Almost the same
Advantages for Luke Rockhold
Significantly better submission offense 8.6 vs 7.4 More than 15% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Significantly younger 32 years vs 41 years More than 20% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Stronger takedown offense 7.4 vs 7.1 Around 5% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Taller 191 cm vs 188 cm Almost the same
Silva on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Rockhold’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Anderson
Silva
In 7:05, how much damage will he do? Silva Rockhold
Significant Strikes34
Silva's excellent striking offense will dominate Rockhold's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 64 Significant Strikes in 7:05
Excellent
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns0
Silva's poor takedown offense won't be a factor against Rockhold's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 4 Takedowns in 7:05
Poor
Takedown ability
vs
Good
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
Rockhold on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Silva’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Luke
Rockhold
In 7:05, how much damage will he do? Rockhold Silva
Significant Strikes32
Rockhold's excellent striking offense will dominate Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 64 Significant Strikes in 7:05
Excellent
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns0
Rockhold's poor takedown offense won't be a factor against Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 4 Takedowns in 7:05
Poor
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Rockhold is unlikely to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Rockhold has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Rockhold 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 Rockhold 9.1
Great striking by Rockhold
12 strikes Jan 15, 2014 vs Philippou
60 strikes Jul 14, 2012 vs Kennedy
97 strikes Sep 10, 2011 vs Souza

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Silva 7.1
fighter Rockhold 7.4
Great takedowns by Rockhold
1 takedown Jul 14, 2012 vs Kennedy

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Silva 9.5
fighter Rockhold 7.9
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 Rockhold 8.6
Great submissions by Rockhold
Round 1 Nov 06, 2009 vs Taylor
Round 1 Jun 19, 2009 vs Devela
Round 1 Nov 21, 2008 vs Theotikos

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Silva 9.4
fighter Rockhold 9.5
Fast finishes by Rockhold
151 seconds Jan 15, 2014 vs Philippou
266 seconds Jan 07, 2012 vs Jardine
30 seconds Jun 19, 2009 vs Devela
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Silva
legend Rockhold
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Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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Silva 5 years ago would've killed Rockhold. But this prediction panel is flawed in many ways. It says Ronda Rousey beating Brock Lesnar
But weidman ko'd silva, and rock hold fucked up weidman, so how does it make sense that silva beats him in 2 rounds?
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