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

2,076

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Griffin

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
56% chance Griffin
WILL WIN

2,031

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Forrest Griffin
Significantly better submission offense 7.8 vs 6.9 Around 15% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Better takedown defense 8.8 vs 8.2 More than 5% better at avoiding being taken down
Longer reach 196 cm vs 188 cm Around 5% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Stronger takedown offense 7.7 vs 7.3 More than 5% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Taller 191 cm vs 185 cm Around 5% taller
Better submission defense 9.2 vs 8.7 More than 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Better striker 9.2 vs 9.0 Almost the same
Advantages for Thiago Silva
Much heavier hands 8.9 vs 6.7 More than 30% better at knocking out good defenders
Fast finishes 8.9 vs 7.8 Around 15% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Stronger jaw 9.2 vs 8.5 Around 10% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Puts up a fight 9.2 vs 8.8 Around 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Younger 35 years vs 38 years Around 10% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Griffin on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Silva’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Forrest
Griffin
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Griffin Silva
Significant Strikes86
Griffin's excellent striking offense will dominate Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Excellent
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Griffin's below average takedown offense won't be a factor against Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Below average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Griffin is unlikely to win by knockout
Below average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Griffin is unlikely to win by submission
Good
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Griffin 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 Griffin’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Thiago
Silva
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Silva Griffin
Significant Strikes81
Silva's excellent striking offense will dominate Griffin's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Excellent
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Silva's poor takedown offense won't be a factor against Griffin's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
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
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 Griffin 9.2
fighter Silva 9.0
Great striking by Griffin
50 strikes Feb 05, 2011 vs Franklin
77 strikes Jul 05, 2008 vs Jackson
66 strikes Sep 22, 2007 vs Rua

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Griffin 7.7
fighter Silva 7.3
Great takedowns by Griffin
5 takedowns Feb 05, 2011 vs Franklin
2 takedowns Sep 22, 2007 vs Rua
1 takedown Jun 04, 2005 vs Mahood

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Griffin 6.7
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 Griffin 7.8
fighter Silva 6.9
Great submissions by Griffin
Round 3 Sep 22, 2007 vs Rua
Round 1 Jun 04, 2005 vs Mahood
Round 1 Jul 31, 2003 vs Fontes Braga

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Griffin 7.8
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
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
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