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CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Dalgliesh vs Silva

1,783

CageRank

WINNER
Silva

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
81% chance Silva
WILL WIN

2,031

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Thiago Silva
Better striker 9.0 vs 8.2 More than 10% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Significantly better submission offense 6.9 vs 5.8 Around 20% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Significantly better submission defense 8.7 vs 7.8 More than 10% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Puts up a fight 9.2 vs 8.8 More than 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Heavier hands 8.9 vs 8.4 More than 5% better at knocking out good defenders
Fast finishes 8.9 vs 8.6 Around 5% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Younger 35 years vs 39 years More than 10% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Harder to hit 8.7 vs 8.6 Almost the same
Advantages for Dave Dalgliesh
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
Taller 188 cm vs 185 cm Almost the same
Silva on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Dalgliesh’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Thiago
Silva
In 9:22, how much damage will he do? Silva Dalgliesh
Significant Strikes53
Silva's excellent striking offense will dominate Dalgliesh's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 84 Significant Strikes in 9:22
Excellent
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Silva's poor takedown offense won't be a factor against Dalgliesh's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 9:22
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
Average
Resistance
Decision
Silva is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Dalgliesh on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Silva’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Dave
Dalgliesh
In 9:22, how much damage will he do? Dalgliesh Silva
Significant Strikes33
Dalgliesh's average striking offense is matched by Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 84 Significant Strikes in 9:22
Average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Dalgliesh's average takedown offense is matched by Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 9:22
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Dalgliesh has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Dalgliesh is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Dalgliesh 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 Dalgliesh 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 Dalgliesh 8.4
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 Dalgliesh 5.8
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 Dalgliesh 8.6
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
team
VS
team
XR1 SUB
R2 KOX
1,7061,652
1,6481,709
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Silva
legend Dalgliesh
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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