UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Barroso vs Melo da Silva

1,853

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Barroso

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
73% chance Barroso
WILL WIN

1,683

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Francimar Barroso
Fast finishes 8.2 vs 7.2 Around 15% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Much heavier hands 7.8 vs 7.0 More than 10% better at knocking out good defenders
Significantly better submission defense 8.8 vs 8.0 More than 10% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Better submission offense 7.5 vs 7.1 More than 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Puts up a fight 8.7 vs 8.2 More than 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Stronger jaw 8.4 vs 8.1 Around 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Taller 185 cm vs 180 cm Around 5% taller
Advantages for Simao Melo da Silva
Slightly younger 35 years vs 37 years More than 5% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Barroso on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Melo da Silva’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Francimar
Barroso
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Barroso has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Barroso is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Barroso is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
Melo da Silva on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Barroso’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Simao
Melo da Silva
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Melo da Silva is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Melo da Silva is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Melo da Silva is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Barroso 7.8
fighter Melo da Silva 7.0
Great knockouts by Barroso
Round 1 Nov 23, 2012 vs Souza
Round 1 Sep 10, 2009 vs Henrique Garcia Rodrigues
Round 1 Feb 15, 2009 vs Paulo de Souza

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Barroso 7.5
fighter Melo da Silva 7.2
Great submissions by Barroso
Round 2 Apr 12, 2013 vs Melo da Silva
Round 3 Jul 24, 2010 vs Quintana
Round 1 Jun 14, 2008 vs Silverio Balby de Araujo

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Barroso 8.2
fighter Melo da Silva 7.2
Fast finishes by Barroso
596 seconds Apr 12, 2013 vs Melo da Silva
288 seconds Mar 28, 2009 vs Oliver
52 seconds Jun 14, 2008 vs Silverio Balby de Araujo
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
team
VS
team
R2 SUBX
R2 KOX
1,8181,718
1,8541,682
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Barroso
legend Melo da Silva
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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