UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Sakuraba vs Silveira

1,676

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Sakuraba

prediction

BY Submission ROUND 3

prediction
51% chance Sakuraba
WILL WIN

1,667

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Kazushi Sakuraba
Significantly stronger jaw 8.2 vs 7.3 More than 10% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Significantly better submission offense 8.1 vs 7.5 Around 10% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Significantly better submission defense 8.9 vs 7.9 More than 10% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Puts up a fight 8.4 vs 8.0 More than 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Advantages for Marcus Silveira
Much heavier hands 7.5 vs 6.2 More than 20% better at knocking out good defenders
Much heavier 242 lbs vs 166 lbs More than 45% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Significantly fast finishes 8.1 vs 7.6 Around 10% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Taller 191 cm vs 183 cm Around 5% taller
Sakuraba on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Silveira’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Kazushi
Sakuraba
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Sakuraba is unlikely to win by knockout
Weak
Knockout ability
vs
Average
Jaw
Submission
Sakuraba has a good chance of winning by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Sakuraba is unlikely to win by decision
Poor
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
Silveira on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Sakuraba’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Marcus
Silveira
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Silveira is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Silveira is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Silveira is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Sakuraba 6.2
fighter Silveira 7.5
Great knockouts by Silveira
Round 2 Mar 31, 2007 vs Ivey
Round 1 Apr 26, 1996 vs Franks

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Sakuraba 8.1
fighter Silveira 7.5
Great submissions by Sakuraba
Round 1 Aug 05, 2006 vs Smirnovas
Round 1 Dec 31, 2005 vs Minowa
Round 3 Nov 09, 2003 vs Randleman

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Sakuraba 7.6
fighter Silveira 8.2
Fast finishes by Silveira
300 seconds Mar 31, 2007 vs Ivey
468 seconds Oct 09, 1999 vs Smith
77 seconds Apr 26, 1996 vs Franks
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
team
VS
team
XX
XR2 SUB
1,4661,572
1,5311,507
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Sakuraba
legend Silveira
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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