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

1,691

CageRank

WINNER
Silva

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
88% chance Silva
WILL WIN

2,031

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Thiago Silva
Significantly heavier hands 8.9 vs 7.6 More than 15% better at knocking out good defenders
Puts up a fight 9.2 vs 7.9 More than 15% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Significantly better striker 9.0 vs 8.4 More than 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Significantly better takedown defense 8.2 vs 7.5 Around 10% better at avoiding being taken down
Significantly fast finishes 8.9 vs 8.1 Around 10% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Significantly stronger jaw 9.2 vs 8.3 More than 10% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Better submission defense 8.7 vs 7.9 Around 10% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Harder to hit 8.7 vs 8.4 Around 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Stronger takedown offense 7.3 vs 7.0 Around 5% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Younger 35 years vs 39 years More than 10% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Better submission offense 6.9 vs 6.7 Around 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Advantages for James Irvin
Taller 188 cm vs 185 cm Almost the same
Longer reach 191 cm vs 188 cm Almost the same
Silva on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Irvin’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Thiago
Silva
In 5:36, how much damage will he do? Silva Irvin
Significant Strikes34
Silva's excellent striking offense will dominate Irvin's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 50 Significant Strikes in 5:36
Excellent
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Silva's poor takedown offense won't be a factor against Irvin's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 3 Takedowns in 5:36
Poor
Takedown ability
vs
Below average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Silva has a good chance of winning by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Silva is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Silva is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Irvin on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Silva’s defensive skills
Predictions For
James
Irvin
In 5:36, how much damage will he do? Irvin Silva
Significant Strikes22
Irvin's average striking offense is matched by Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 50 Significant Strikes in 5:36
Average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns0
Irvin's poor takedown offense won't be a factor against Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 3 Takedowns in 5:36
Poor
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Irvin is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Irvin is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Irvin is unlikely to win by decision
Poor
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter Silva 9.0
fighter Irvin 8.4
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 Silva 7.3
fighter Irvin 7.0
Great takedowns by Silva
1 takedown Nov 17, 2007 vs Alexander
1 takedown May 26, 2007 vs Irvin
3 takedowns Sep 10, 2005 vs Xavier

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Silva 8.9
fighter Irvin 7.6
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 Silva 6.9
fighter Irvin 6.7
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 Silva 8.9
fighter Irvin 8.1
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
May 26, 2007UFC 71
team
VS
team
XR1 KO
XR2 KO
1,7941,835
1,7501,879
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Silva
legend Irvin
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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