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

1,844

CageRank

WINNER
Silva

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
75% chance Silva
WILL WIN

2,031

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Thiago Silva
Fast finishes 8.9 vs 7.6 More than 15% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Better striker 9.0 vs 8.2 Around 10% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Significantly heavier hands 8.9 vs 7.4 Around 20% better at knocking out good defenders
Significantly stronger jaw 9.2 vs 8.0 More than 15% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Puts up a fight 9.2 vs 8.4 More than 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Heavier 222 lbs vs 209 lbs More than 5% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Better submission defense 8.7 vs 8.5 Around 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Advantages for Ronny Markes
Much stronger takedown offense 8.9 vs 7.3 More than 20% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Significantly better takedown defense 8.8 vs 8.2 Around 10% better at avoiding being taken down
Younger 30 years vs 35 years Around 15% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Longer reach 191 cm vs 188 cm Almost the same
Silva on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Markes’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Thiago
Silva
In 7:43, how much damage will he do? Silva Markes
Significant Strikes41
Silva's excellent striking offense will dominate Markes's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 70 Significant Strikes in 7:43
Excellent
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns0
Silva's poor takedown offense won't be a factor against Markes's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 4 Takedowns in 7:43
Poor
Takedown ability
vs
Good
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
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Silva is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Markes on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Silva’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Ronny
Markes
In 7:43, how much damage will he do? Markes Silva
Significant Strikes27
Markes's average striking offense is matched by Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 70 Significant Strikes in 7:43
Average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Markes's good takedown offense may be a factor against Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 4 Takedowns in 7:43
Good
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Markes is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Markes is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Markes has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Good
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 Markes 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

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Silva 7.3
fighter Markes 8.9
Great takedowns by Markes
2 takedowns Jan 19, 2013 vs Craig
2 takedowns Feb 15, 2012 vs Simpson
6 takedowns Aug 14, 2011 vs Vemola

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Silva 8.9
fighter Markes 7.4
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 Markes 7.0
Great submissions by Markes
Round 3 Jan 23, 2011 vs Carlos da Silva
Round 1 Dec 05, 2009 vs Oliver
Round 1 Nov 12, 2009 vs Andrade

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Silva 8.9
fighter Markes 7.6
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
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Silva
legend Markes
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