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

1,658

CageRank

WINNER
Silva

prediction

BY KO ROUND 1

prediction
97% chance Silva
WILL WIN

2,250

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Anderson Silva
Much heavier hands 9.5 vs 6.4 Around 50% better at knocking out good defenders
Fast finishes 9.4 vs 7.4 Around 30% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Much stronger jaw 8.9 vs 7.1 More than 25% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Puts up a fight 9.4 vs 8.0 More than 15% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Better striker 9.0 vs 8.4 Around 10% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Significantly better takedown defense 9.1 vs 8.2 More than 10% better at avoiding being taken down
Significantly harder to hit 9.2 vs 8.7 More than 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Advantages for Alex Stiebling
Much stronger takedown offense 8.3 vs 7.1 More than 15% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Heavier 194 lbs vs 184 lbs More than 5% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Better submission offense 7.5 vs 7.4 Almost the same
Silva on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Stiebling’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Anderson
Silva
In 4:03, how much damage will he do? Silva Stiebling
Significant Strikes22
Silva's excellent striking offense will dominate Stiebling's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 37 Significant Strikes in 4:03
Excellent
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns0
Silva's poor takedown offense won't be a factor against Stiebling's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 2 Takedowns in 4:03
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
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Silva is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
Stiebling on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Silva’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Alex
Stiebling
In 4:03, how much damage will he do? Stiebling Silva
Significant Strikes12
Stiebling's average striking offense won't be a factor against Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 37 Significant Strikes in 4:03
Average
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns0
Stiebling's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 2 Takedowns in 4:03
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Stiebling is unlikely to win by knockout
Weak
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Stiebling is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Stiebling is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter Silva 9.0
fighter Stiebling 8.4
Great striking by Silva
15 strikes Jul 07, 2012 vs Sonnen
43 strikes Aug 27, 2011 vs Okami
31 strikes Oct 14, 2006 vs Franklin

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Silva 9.5
fighter Stiebling 6.4
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 Stiebling 7.5
Great submissions by Stiebling
Round 2 May 21, 2004 vs McKenzie
Round 2 Jan 16, 2004 vs Riggs
Round 2 Sep 01, 2003 vs Rupponen

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Silva 9.4
fighter Stiebling 7.4
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
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
June 23, 2002Pride 21
team
VS
team
XR1 KO
R1 SUBX
1,8771,816
1,8191,875
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Silva
legend Stiebling
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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