Stats for Suckas: Weidman vs Silva II

Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman

Let’s be honest: Every now and then it’s fun to get down into the nitty-gritty statistics and see if we can’t perform some MMAth. It helps us analyze future fights and make predictions based on previous history. Fans of all sports do it, so why can’t we? It can help us look for potential trends in a fighter as well. So, with thanks to Sherdog and for the raw data, let’s examine the main event of the upcoming UFC 168: Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva 2.

Stats for Suckas: Weidman vs Silva II


ChrisWeidman_Headshot2012Chris Weidman

anderson_head_153Anderson Silva

CampSerra-Longo Fight TeamTeam Nogueira/Black House
Win Percentage4 (T)KO (40%)
3 Submissions (30%)
3 Decisions (30%)
20 (T)KOs (61%)
6 Submissions (18%)
7 Decisions (21%)
Loss PercentageN/A1 (T)KO (20%)
2 Submissions (40%)
1 Decision (20%)
1 DQ (20%)
Last (T)KO VictoryJuly 6th, 2013, over Anderson SilvaOct. 13th, 2012, over Stephan Bonnar
Last Submission VictoryNov. 19th, 2011, over Tom LawlorAug. 7th, 2010, over Chael Sonnen
Last Decision VictoryJan. 28th, 2012, over Demian MaiaApr. 10th, 2010, over Demian Maia
Last (T)KO LossN/AJuly 6th, 2013, to Chris Weidman
Last Submission LossN/ADec. 31st, 2004, to Ryo Chonnan
Last Decision LossN/AMay 27th, 2000, to Luiz Azeredo
Submission Victories by MethodBrabo Choke 1x (33%)
Kimura 1x (33%)
Guillotine 1x (33%)
RNC 2x (33%)
Triangle 2x (33%)
Strikes 2x (33%)
Submission Losses by methodN/ATriangle Choke 1x (50%)
Heel Hook 1x (50%)
Most Takedowns Landed in a Fight23
Longest Winning Streak10 fights17 fights
Decision Victories in the UFC22
Significant Strikes Landed Per Minute3.143.15
Striking Accuracy42%67%
Significant Strikes Absorbed Per Minute1.981.43
Striking Defense66%63%
Average Takedown Attempts per 15 Min.4.210.71
Takedown Accuracy67%78%
Takedown Defense Percentage100%70%
Average Submission per 15 Min.1.81.11
Average Submission Completion Rate34.60%15.44%
Most Significant Strikes Landed in a Fight58, against Demian Maia, on Jan. 28th, 201294, against Thales Leites, on Apr. 28th, 2009
Total Fight Time1 hr, 12 min, 15 sec5 hrs, 49 min, 59 sec

Just like the first fight, I see much of the online chatter leaning towards a victory for Anderson Silva. And just like the first fight, I think Weidman will take it. Every fighter has their kryptonite; I can’t help but think that Chris Weidman is just that for Anderson Silva. Weidman by Decision.


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