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

2,222

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Evans

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
75% chance Evans
WILL WIN

2,031

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Rashad Evans
Much stronger takedown offense 9.1 vs 7.3 Around 25% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Much better takedown defense 9.6 vs 8.2 More than 15% better at avoiding being taken down
Much harder to hit 9.5 vs 8.7 Around 10% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Better submission defense 9.3 vs 8.7 More than 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Puts up a fight 9.7 vs 9.2 Around 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Heavier 205 lbs vs 184 lbs More than 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Stronger jaw 9.4 vs 9.2 Almost the same
Slightly longer reach 191 cm vs 188 cm Almost the same
Advantages for Thiago Silva
Fast finishes 8.9 vs 8.2 Around 10% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Heavier hands 8.9 vs 8.6 Around 5% better at knocking out good defenders
Taller 185 cm vs 180 cm Around 5% taller
Younger 35 years vs 38 years Around 10% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Better striker 9.0 vs 8.9 Almost the same
Slightly better submission offense 6.9 vs 6.8 Almost the same
Evans on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Silva’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Rashad
Evans
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Evans Silva
Significant Strikes76
Evans's good striking offense may be a factor against Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Good
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns5
Evans's good takedown offense may be a factor against Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Good
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Evans has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Evans is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Evans has a good chance of winning by decision
Excellent
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
Silva on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Evans’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Thiago
Silva
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Silva Evans
Significant Strikes56
Silva's excellent striking offense is matched by Evans's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Excellent
Striking
vs
Excellent
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns0
Silva's poor takedown offense won't be a factor against Evans's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
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
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Silva is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter Evans 8.9
fighter Silva 9.0
Great striking by Silva
96 strikes Oct 09, 2013 vs Hamill
37 strikes Jun 08, 2013 vs Cavalcante
48 strikes Sep 08, 2007 vs Drwal

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Evans 9.1
fighter Silva 7.3
Great takedowns by Evans
1 takedown Nov 16, 2013 vs Sonnen
3 takedowns May 29, 2010 vs Jackson
8 takedowns Sep 23, 2006 vs Lambert

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Evans 8.6
fighter Silva 8.9
Great knockouts by Silva
Round 1 Jun 08, 2013 vs Cavalcante
Round 1 Aug 29, 2009 vs Jardine
Round 2 Sep 08, 2007 vs Drwal

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Evans 6.8
fighter Silva 6.9
Great submissions by Silva
Round 1 May 24, 2008 vs Mendes
Round 1 Sep 27, 2006 vs Dalgliesh

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Evans 8.2
fighter Silva 8.9
Fast finishes by Silva
269 seconds Jun 08, 2013 vs Cavalcante
95 seconds Aug 29, 2009 vs Jardine
144 seconds May 24, 2008 vs Mendes
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
January 2, 2010UFC 108
team
VS
team
R3 DECX
R1 KOX
2,1002,013
2,1381,975
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Evans
legend Silva
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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