UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Gripp de Sousa vs Silva

1,462

CageRank

WINNER
Silva

prediction

BY KO ROUND 1

prediction
96% chance Silva
WILL WIN

2,031

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Thiago Silva
Much heavier hands 8.9 vs 6.0 Around 50% better at knocking out good defenders
Fast finishes 8.9 vs 7.5 Around 20% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Much stronger jaw 9.2 vs 7.5 Around 25% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Puts up a fight 9.2 vs 7.3 More than 25% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Better striker 9.0 vs 8.2 Around 10% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Significantly better submission defense 8.7 vs 7.7 Around 15% 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
Taller 185 cm vs 180 cm Around 5% taller
Advantages for Rodrigo Gripp de Sousa
Much stronger takedown offense 8.3 vs 7.3 Around 15% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Much better submission offense 7.6 vs 6.9 More than 10% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Silva on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Gripp de Sousa’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Thiago
Silva
In 3:26, how much damage will he do? Silva Gripp de Sousa
Significant Strikes21
Silva's excellent striking offense will dominate Gripp de Sousa's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 31 Significant Strikes in 3:26
Excellent
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns0
Silva's poor takedown offense won't be a factor against Gripp de Sousa's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 2 Takedowns in 3:26
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
Average
Resistance
Decision
Silva is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
Gripp de Sousa on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Silva’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Rodrigo
Gripp de Sousa
In 3:26, how much damage will he do? Gripp de Sousa Silva
Significant Strikes12
Gripp de Sousa's average striking offense is matched by Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 31 Significant Strikes in 3:26
Average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Gripp de Sousa's average takedown offense is matched by Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 2 Takedowns in 3:26
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Gripp de Sousa is unlikely to win by knockout
Weak
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Gripp de Sousa is unlikely to win by submission
Good
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Gripp de Sousa 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 Gripp de Sousa 8.2
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

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Silva 8.9
fighter Gripp de Sousa 6.0
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 Gripp de Sousa 7.6
Great submissions by Gripp de Sousa
Round 1 Nov 05, 2004 vs Tiburcio
Round 2 Jun 15, 2002 vs Riccio
Round 1 Nov 11, 2001 vs Wilkins

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Silva 8.9
fighter Gripp de Sousa 7.5
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
December 3, 2005Shooto - Brazil 9
team
VS
team
XR2 KO
XR1 KO
1,5021,574
1,4621,614
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Silva
legend Gripp de Sousa
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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