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

2,250

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Silva

prediction

BY KO ROUND 1

prediction
99% chance Silva
WILL WIN

1,417

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Anderson Silva
Fast finishes 9.4 vs 7.1 More than 30% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Much better submission defense 9.5 vs 6.6 Around 45% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Much heavier 184 lbs vs 174 lbs More than 5% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Much heavier hands 9.5 vs 7.1 Around 35% better at knocking out good defenders
Puts up a fight 9.4 vs 6.8 Around 40% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Better striker 9.0 vs 8.2 Around 10% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Much harder to hit 9.2 vs 8.5 Around 10% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Significantly stronger jaw 8.9 vs 7.7 More than 15% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Significantly better takedown defense 9.1 vs 8.2 More than 10% better at avoiding being taken down
Better submission offense 7.4 vs 7.1 Around 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Advantages for Israel Albuquerque
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
Silva on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Albuquerque’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Anderson
Silva
In 1:09, how much damage will he do? Silva Albuquerque
Significant Strikes7
Silva's excellent striking offense will dominate Albuquerque's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 10 Significant Strikes in 1:09
Excellent
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns0
Silva's poor takedown offense won't be a factor against Albuquerque's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 1 Takedowns in 1:09
Poor
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Silva has a very good chance of winning by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Average
Jaw
Submission
Silva has a chance to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Below average
Resistance
Decision
Silva has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
Albuquerque on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Silva’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Israel
Albuquerque
In 1:09, how much damage will he do? Albuquerque Silva
Significant Strikes3
Albuquerque's average striking offense won't be a factor against Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 10 Significant Strikes in 1:09
Average
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns0
Albuquerque's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 1 Takedowns in 1:09
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Albuquerque is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Albuquerque is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Albuquerque 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 Albuquerque 8.2
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

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Silva 9.5
fighter Albuquerque 7.1
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 Albuquerque 7.1
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 Albuquerque 7.1
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
team
VS
team
R1 SUBX
R2 KOX
1,7051,434
1,7221,417
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Silva
legend Albuquerque
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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