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

2,250

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Silva

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
72% chance Silva
WILL WIN

2,090

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
Significantly fast finishes 9.4 vs 8.9 More than 5% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
A lot taller 188 cm vs 175 cm More than 5% taller
Better submission defense 9.5 vs 8.8 More than 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Longer reach 197 cm vs 188 cm Around 5% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Heavier 184 lbs vs 169 lbs Around 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Better striker 9.0 vs 8.9 Almost the same
Advantages for Tyron Woodley
Much stronger takedown offense 8.4 vs 7.1 Around 20% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Younger 36 years vs 43 years More than 15% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Better submission offense 7.7 vs 7.4 Around 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Better takedown defense 9.5 vs 9.1 Around 5% better at avoiding being taken down
Silva on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Woodley’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Anderson
Silva
In 9:32, how much damage will he do? Silva Woodley
Significant Strikes43
Silva's excellent striking offense will dominate Woodley's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 86 Significant Strikes in 9:32
Excellent
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns0
Silva's poor takedown offense won't be a factor against Woodley's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 9:32
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
Woodley on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Silva’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Tyron
Woodley
In 9:32, how much damage will he do? Woodley Silva
Significant Strikes40
Woodley's good striking offense is matched by Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 86 Significant Strikes in 9:32
Good
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Woodley's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 9:32
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Woodley has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Woodley is unlikely to win by submission
Good
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Woodley 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 Woodley 8.9
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 Woodley 8.4
Great takedowns by Woodley
3 takedowns Jan 07, 2012 vs Mein
2 takedowns Jul 30, 2011 vs Daley
2 takedowns Nov 20, 2009 vs Bears

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Silva 9.5
fighter Woodley 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 Woodley 7.7
Great submissions by Woodley
Round 1 Nov 20, 2009 vs Bears
Round 2 Sep 25, 2009 vs Light
Round 1 Jun 06, 2009 vs Woods

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Silva 9.4
fighter Woodley 8.9
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
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
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