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

1,870

CageRank

WINNER
Silva

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
72% chance Silva
WILL WIN

2,031

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Thiago Silva
Significantly fast finishes 8.9 vs 8.1 More than 10% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Heavier hands 8.9 vs 8.1 Around 10% better at knocking out good defenders
Stronger jaw 9.2 vs 8.6 More than 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Puts up a fight 9.2 vs 8.6 More than 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Better submission offense 6.9 vs 6.4 More than 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Better submission defense 8.7 vs 8.3 More than 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Better striker 9.0 vs 8.8 Almost the same
Younger 35 years vs 38 years Around 10% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Advantages for Mike Kyle
Longer reach 196 cm vs 188 cm Around 5% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Taller 191 cm vs 185 cm Around 5% taller
Stronger takedown offense 7.6 vs 7.3 Around 5% 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 Kyle’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Thiago
Silva
In 8:52, how much damage will he do? Silva Kyle
Significant Strikes46
Silva's excellent striking offense will dominate Kyle's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 80 Significant Strikes in 8:52
Excellent
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Silva's poor takedown offense won't be a factor against Kyle's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 8:52
Poor
Takedown ability
vs
Average
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
Good
Resistance
Decision
Silva is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Kyle on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Silva’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Mike
Kyle
In 8:52, how much damage will he do? Kyle Silva
Significant Strikes44
Kyle's good striking offense may be a factor against Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 80 Significant Strikes in 8:52
Good
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Kyle's below average takedown offense won't be a factor against Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 8:52
Below average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Kyle has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Kyle is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Kyle is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
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 Kyle 8.8
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 Kyle 7.7
Great takedowns by Kyle
3 takedowns Sep 10, 2011 vs Rogerio de Lima
1 takedown Feb 05, 2005 vs Irvin

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Silva 8.9
fighter Kyle 8.1
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 Kyle 6.4
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 Kyle 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
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Silva
legend Kyle
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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