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

1,520

CageRank

WINNER
Silva

prediction

BY KO ROUND 1

prediction
95% 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 7.1 More than 25% 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
Puts up a fight 9.2 vs 7.6 More than 20% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Much better submission defense 8.7 vs 7.2 More than 20% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Much stronger jaw 9.2 vs 8.0 More than 15% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Better striker 9.0 vs 8.2 Around 10% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Younger 35 years vs 43 years Around 20% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Harder to hit 8.7 vs 8.5 Around 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Better takedown defense 8.2 vs 7.9 Around 5% better at avoiding being taken down
Advantages for Rubens Xavier
Much stronger takedown offense 8.6 vs 7.3 Around 20% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Heavier 205 lbs vs 184 lbs More than 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Slightly taller 188 cm vs 185 cm Almost the same
Silva on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Xavier’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Thiago
Silva
In 4:14, how much damage will he do? Silva Xavier
Significant Strikes25
Silva's excellent striking offense will dominate Xavier's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 38 Significant Strikes in 4:14
Excellent
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Silva's poor takedown offense won't be a factor against Xavier's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 2 Takedowns in 4:14
Poor
Takedown ability
vs
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
Average
Resistance
Decision
Silva is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Xavier on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Silva’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Rubens
Xavier
In 4:14, how much damage will he do? Xavier Silva
Significant Strikes15
Xavier's average striking offense is matched by Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 38 Significant Strikes in 4:14
Average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Xavier's average takedown offense is matched by Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 2 Takedowns in 4:14
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Xavier is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Xavier is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Xavier 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 Xavier 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 Xavier 7.1
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 Xavier 6.9
Great submissions by Xavier
Round 0 Feb 25, 2006 vs Roca Duany
Round 1 Mar 19, 2005 vs Carlos

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Silva 8.9
fighter Xavier 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
September 10, 2005PFC - Predador FC 1
team
VS
team
XR2 KO
R3 KOX
1,6681,450
1,5901,528
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Silva
legend Xavier
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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