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

2,050

CageRank

WINNER
Silva

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
76% chance Silva
WILL WIN

2,250

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Anderson Silva
Much better submission offense 7.4 vs 6.4 More than 15% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Fast finishes 9.4 vs 8.7 Around 10% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Significantly heavier hands 9.5 vs 8.9 More than 5% better at knocking out good defenders
Significantly better submission defense 9.5 vs 8.8 More than 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Puts up a fight 9.4 vs 9.1 Around 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Advantages for Alexander Volkov
Much younger 29 years vs 43 years Around 35% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Significantly heavier 239 lbs vs 184 lbs Around 30% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
A lot taller 201 cm vs 188 cm More than 5% taller
Stronger jaw 9.1 vs 8.9 Almost the same
Silva on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Volkov’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Anderson
Silva
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
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Silva is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Volkov on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Silva’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Alexander
Volkov
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Volkov has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Volkov is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Volkov is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Silva 9.5
fighter Volkov 8.9
Great knockouts by Silva
Round 2 Jul 07, 2012 vs Sonnen
Round 2 Aug 27, 2011 vs Okami
Round 2 Oct 20, 2007 vs Franklin

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Silva 7.4
fighter Volkov 6.4
Great submissions by Silva
Round 5 Aug 07, 2010 vs Sonnen
Round 2 Mar 01, 2008 vs Henderson
Round 2 Feb 03, 2007 vs Lutter

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Silva 9.4
fighter Volkov 8.7
Fast finishes by Silva
415 seconds Jul 07, 2012 vs Sonnen
424 seconds Aug 27, 2011 vs Okami
179 seconds Oct 14, 2006 vs Franklin
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Silva
legend Volkov
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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