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CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Vera vs Silva

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WINNER
Silva

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
78% chance Silva
WILL WIN

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WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Thiago Silva
Much stronger jaw 9.2 vs 7.7 Around 20% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Significantly fast finishes 8.9 vs 7.8 Around 15% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Significantly heavier hands 8.9 vs 7.7 More than 15% better at knocking out good defenders
Better striker 9.0 vs 8.7 Around 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Younger 35 years vs 40 years Around 15% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Puts up a fight 9.2 vs 8.8 Around 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Slightly better submission offense 6.9 vs 6.7 Almost the same
Advantages for Brandon Vera
Longer reach 194 cm vs 188 cm Around 5% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Stronger takedown offense 7.6 vs 7.3 Around 5% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Taller 188 cm vs 185 cm Almost the same
Better submission defense 9.0 vs 8.7 Around 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Silva on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Vera’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Thiago
Silva
In 9:39, how much damage will he do? Silva Vera
Significant Strikes51
Silva's excellent striking offense will dominate Vera's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 87 Significant Strikes in 9:39
Excellent
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Silva's poor takedown offense won't be a factor against Vera's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 9:39
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 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
Good
Scoring ability
Vera on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Silva’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Brandon
Vera
In 9:39, how much damage will he do? Vera Silva
Significant Strikes45
Vera's good striking offense may be a factor against Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 87 Significant Strikes in 9:39
Good
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Vera's below average takedown offense won't be a factor against Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 9:39
Below average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Vera is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Vera is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Vera is unlikely to win by decision
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 Vera 8.7
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 Vera 7.6
Great takedowns by Vera
1 takedown Oct 29, 2011 vs Marshall
1 takedown Aug 29, 2009 vs Soszynski
2 takedowns Jul 19, 2008 vs Andy

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Silva 8.9
fighter Vera 7.7
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 Vera 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 Vera 7.8
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 1, 2011UFC 125
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legend Silva
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Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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