SILVA Scores Update – UFC 150
August 13, 2012
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I just wanted to let everybody know that the lists of SILVA scores have been updated, and all scores that have been processed in version 2.1 can be found here.
Working on these scores constantly is a grind, especially when it’s very hard to match subjective (scouting) analysis with the numbers alone. For what it’s worth, SILVA 2.1 is 21-13 predicting MMA fights since I’ve implemented it. The betting public, by comparison, is 24-10. I consider the betting lines to be the gold standard in terms of predicting fights… if SILVA is ever close to matching them, especially given the limitations I’ve placed on it to keep it objective, I’ll consider it a major accomplishment.
As soon as I get thorough lists of current SILVA scores, I’ll go back and see how it would have done predicting past fights, and comparing those numbers to the betting lines as well.
Coming up this week, I’ll have some coverage of Saturday’s Strikeforce event featuring Ronda Rousey vs. Sarah Kaufman, and I’ll get some more SILVA scores done as well. More SILVA scores. MOAR SILVA SCORES. Eventually, I’ll get to where this blog is about more than just SILVA scores. Hopefully. Maybe.