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Light Heavyweight Championship (205)
[#1/#4DD/#1P4P] Jon Jones (19-1-0, -533) vs. [#6] Glover Teixeira (22-2-0, +392)
Jon Jones is the All-Time #1 ranked Light Heavyweight and #11 ranked Absolute fighter.
Glover Teixeira is the All-Time #25 ranked Light Heavyweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Jon Jones (3-0-0)
2013-09-21: W vs. [#4LHW] Alexander Gustafsson (16-2-0) via UD (48-47, 48-47, 49-46)
2013-04-27: W vs. [#8LHW] Chael Sonnen (28-14-1) via TKO (Elbows and Punches) in 4:33 of round 1
2012-09-22: W vs. [#3MW/#9DD] Vitor Belfort (24-10-0) via Submission (Keylock) in 0:54 of round 4

Last 3 Fights: Glover Teixeira (3-0-0)
2013-09-04: W vs. [#12LHW] Ryan Bader (16-4-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:55 of round 1
2013-05-25: W vs. [#20LHW] James Te Huna (16-7-0) via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in 2:38 of round 1
2013-01-26: W vs. [#14LHW] Quinton Jackson (34-11-0) via UD (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Jon Jones 217, Glover Teixeira 234
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Even: Both have 2 win(s) against common opposition.
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Light Heavyweight (205)
[#3] Phil Davis (12-1-0, -205) vs. [#13] Anthony Johnson (16-4-0, +168)
Phil Davis is the All-Time #20 ranked Light Heavyweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Phil Davis (3-0-0)
2013-08-03: W vs. [#2MW/#8DD/#7P4P] Lyoto Machida (21-4-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2013-04-27: W vs. [#41LHW] Vinny Magalhaes (10-7-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
2012-10-13: W vs. [#156LHW] Wagner Prado (9-2-0) via Submission (Anaconda Choke) in 4:29 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Anthony Johnson (3-0-0)
2014-01-18: W vs. [#29LHW] Mike Kyle (20-11-1) via KO (Punches) in 2:03 of round 1
2013-03-23: W vs. [#16HW+] Andrei Arlovski (21-10-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2012-11-03: W vs. [#40HW+] D.J. Linderman (16-7-0) via KO (Punch) in 3:58 of round 1

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Phil Davis 266, Anthony Johnson 98
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition.
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Middleweight (185)
[#6] Luke Rockhold (11-2-0, -845) vs. [#17] Tim Boetsch (17-6-0, +553)
Luke Rockhold is the All-Time #16 ranked Middleweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Luke Rockhold (2-1-0)
2014-01-15: W vs. [#18MW] Costas Philippou (12-4-0) via KO (Kick to the Body) in 2:31 of round 1
2013-05-18: L vs. [#3MW/#9DD] Vitor Belfort (24-10-0) via KO (Spinning Heel Kick and Punches) in 2:32 of round 1
2012-07-14: W vs. [#7MW] Tim Kennedy (18-4-0) via UD (49-46, 49-46, 49-46)

Last 3 Fights: Tim Boetsch (1-2-0)
2013-10-19: W vs. [#28MW] C.B. Dollaway (14-5-0) via SD (30-26, 27-29, 30-26)
2013-07-06: L vs. [#9MW] Mark Munoz (13-4-0) via UD (30-26, 29-28, 30-27)
2012-12-29: L vs. [#18MW] Costas Philippou (12-4-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:11 of round 3

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Luke Rockhold 101, Tim Boetsch 189
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Luke Rockhold leads 1-0
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Posted on April 20, 2014 by jcs

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Posted on April 20, 2014 by jcs

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A video of young boys wrestling a bear surfaced in December.  One of the boys was rumored to be the undefeated UFC lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov.  Recently, Khabib confirmed that he is the boy in the video:

http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2014/4/18/5627866/ufc-khabib-nurmagomedov-secret-video-bear-fight-mma-news

This is just awesome.  Confirms my feelings that Nurmagomedov is the next lightweight champion.

Here’s a hilarious review of his bear-wrestling technique (before it was confirmed to be Khabib):  My Outrage Over Video of Young Boy Wrestling Bear

Posted on April 18, 2014 by oleg

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It’s become customary for MMA news sites to report fighter payouts after major events.  Unfortunately, only a handful of US state athletic commissions publish the salary info.  For international events, or in US states which do not report fighter payouts, the salary info is not available.   This doesn’t stop folks from still reporting fighter payouts – except since they lack the actual info for the event, they report the last known payout for each fighter.

This can be fairly accurate in some cases, and extremely outdated in others.  While the websites that publish this info typically include a disclaimer stating that the payouts are estimated (see http://mma-manifesto.com/root/ufc-fighter-salary-database-root/tuf-nations-finale-bisping-vs-kennedy-fighter-purses-attendance-gate.html), what they do not mention is how recent the last reported salary info is for each fighter.

This of course is an important factor – a UFC fighter whose last payout was officially reported two years and several fights ago is not likely to be still on the same salary.  For example, MMA-Manifesto is reporting a payout of $8,000 for Kyle Noke.  This is based on his last reported payout at TUF 11 Finale – almost 4 years ago!  The base salary of 8K to show, 8K to win has been the standard for entry level TUF contestants in their first UFC fight;  however Noke has amassed a record of 4-2 in the Octagon prior to fighting Cote.   UFC contracts are typically structured so that fighter pay goes up with wins, and Noke almost certainly received a new – and more lucrative – contract when he was picked to be a coach on TUF Nations.  So it’s very likely that his actual purse for this fight was far above 8K.

For other fighters, it’s impossible to find any official payout info.  Take Ryan Jimmo: with a 2-2 record in the UFC, all four of his previous fights took place in jurisdictions which do not report salary info.  Again, it’s highly unlikely that he is still at the 8K base pay level, four fights and two wins into his contract.

Keeping this in mind, I thought it would be interesting to compile a list of payouts for the TUF Nations Finale card, while including the source of last officially reported payout for each fighter:

Continue reading 'TUF Nations Finale: Fighter Payouts'

Posted on April 18, 2014 by oleg

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Heavyweight (265)
[#4] Fabricio Werdum (17-5-1, +172) vs. [#5] Travis Browne (16-1-1, -211)
Fabricio Werdum is the All-Time #8 ranked Heavyweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Fabricio Werdum (3-0-0)
2013-06-08: W vs. [#18HW+] Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (34-9-1) via Submission (Armbar) in 2:41 of round 2
2012-06-23: W vs. [#88HW+] Mike Russow (15-3-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:28 of round 1
2012-02-04: W vs. [#10HW+] Roy Nelson (20-9-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Last 3 Fights: Travis Browne (3-0-0)
2013-12-28: W vs. [#9HW+] Josh Barnett (33-7-0) via KO (Elbows) in 1:00 of round 1
2013-08-17: W vs. [#7HW+] Alistair Overeem (37-13-0) via KO (Front Kick and Punches) in 4:08 of round 1
2013-04-13: W vs. [#15HW+] Gabriel Gonzaga (16-8-0) via KO (Elbows) in 1:11 of round 1

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Fabricio Werdum 315, Travis Browne 112
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Fabricio Werdum leads 4-2
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Women Bantamweight (135)
[#9] Miesha Tate (13-5-0, -192) vs. [#11] Liz Carmouche (9-4-0, +159)
Miesha Tate is the All-Time #15 ranked Women’s fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Miesha Tate (1-2-0)
2013-12-28: L vs. [#1BW/#1DD/#1P4P] Ronda Rousey (9-0-0) via Submission (Armbar) in 0:58 of round 3
2013-04-13: L vs. [#3BW/#7DD/#6P4P] Cat Zingano (8-0-0) via TKO (Knees and Elbow) in 2:55 of round 3
2012-08-18: W vs. [*] Julie Kedzie (16-13-0) via Submission (Armbar) in 3:28 of round 3

Last 3 Fights: Liz Carmouche (1-2-0)
2013-11-06: L vs. [#2BW/#5DD/#4P4P] Alexis Davis (16-5-0) via UD (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
2013-07-27: W vs. [#12BW] Jessica Andrade (11-3-0) via TKO (Punches and Elbows) in 3:57 of round 2
2013-02-23: L vs. [#1BW/#1DD/#1P4P] Ronda Rousey (9-0-0) via Submission (Armbar) in 4:49 of round 1

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Miesha Tate 112, Liz Carmouche 164
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Even: Both have 2 win(s) against common opposition.
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Lightweight (155)
[#11] Donald Cerrone (22-6-0, -122) vs. [#22] Edson Barboza (13-1-0, -108)

Last 3 Fights: Donald Cerrone (2-1-0)
2014-01-25: W vs. [#54LW] Adriano Martins (25-7-0) via KO (Head Kick) in 4:40 of round 1
2013-11-16: W vs. [#30LW] Evan Dunham (14-5-0) via Submission (Triangle Choke) in 3:49 of round 2
2013-08-28: L vs. [#7LW] Rafael dos Anjos (20-6-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Last 3 Fights: Edson Barboza (3-0-0)
2013-12-14: W vs. [#27LW] Danny Castillo (16-6-0) via MD (28-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2013-07-06: W vs. [#268LW] Rafaello Oliveira (16-8-0) via TKO (Leg Kicks) in 1:44 of round 2
2013-01-19: W vs. [#27BW] Lucas Martins (14-1-0) via Submission (Punches) in 2:38 of round 1

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Donald Cerrone 84, Edson Barboza 126
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Donald Cerrone leads 3-2
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Posted on April 17, 2014 by jcs

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Middleweight (185)
[#7] Michael Bisping (24-5-0, 186.0lb, -206) vs. [#10] Tim Kennedy (17-4-0, 186.0lb, +171)
Michael Bisping is the All-Time #17 ranked Middleweight fighter.
Tim Kennedy is the All-Time #25 ranked Middleweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Michael Bisping (2-1-0)
2013-04-27: W vs. [#21MW] Alan Belcher (18-8-0) via TUD (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
2013-01-19: L vs. [#3MW/#9DD] Vitor Belfort (24-10-0) via TKO (Head Kick and Punches) in 1:27 of round 2
2012-09-22: W vs. [*] Brian Stann (12-6-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Last 3 Fights: Tim Kennedy (3-0-0)
2013-11-06: W vs. [#45MW] Rafael Natal (17-5-1) via KO (Punches) in 4:40 of round 1
2013-07-06: W vs. [#23MW] Roger Gracie (6-2-0) via UD (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
2013-01-12: W vs. [#98MW] Trevor Smith (11-5-0) via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in 1:36 of round 3

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Michael Bisping 354, Tim Kennedy 161
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Even: Both have 1 win(s) against common opposition.
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Welterweight (170)
[#54] Patrick Cote (19-8-0, 170.0lb, -104) vs. [*] Kyle Noke (20-6-1, 171.0lb, -118)

Last 3 Fights: Patrick Cote (2-1-0)
2013-03-16: W vs. [#206WW] Bobby Voelker (24-11-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2012-11-17: W vs. [#261MW] Alessio Sakara (15-11-0) via DQ (Punches to Back of Head) in 1:26 of round 1
2012-07-07: L vs. [*] Cung Le (9-2-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Last 3 Fights: Kyle Noke (1-2-0)
2012-09-22: W vs. [#92LW] Charlie Brenneman (19-6-0) via TKO (Punches) in 0:45 of round 1
2012-03-03: L vs. [#44MW] Andrew Craig (9-2-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2011-08-14: L vs. [#42MW] Ed Herman (21-10-0) via Submission (Inverted Heel Hook) in 4:15 of round 1

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Patrick Cote 396, Kyle Noke 571
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Patrick Cote leads 1-0
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Middleweight (185)
[#86WW] Sheldon Westcott (8-1-1, 184.0lb, +118) vs. [#79] Elias Theodorou (8-0-0, 185.0lb, -142)

Last 3 Fights: Sheldon Westcott (3-0-0)
2013-04-13: W vs. [NA] Aaron Shymr (3-4-0) via KO (Punch) in 0:13 of round 1
2013-03-23: W vs. [#174WW] Nic Herron-Webb (13-5-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2012-02-11: W vs. [*] Jay Jensen (8-9-0) via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in 0:26 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Elias Theodorou (3-0-0)
2013-08-24: W vs. [#241LHW] Travis Clark (7-3-0) via TKO (Retirement) in 5:00 of round 2
2013-05-11: W vs. [#237LHW] Mike Kent (10-4-0) via Submission (Punches) in 1:54 of round 1
2012-11-23: W vs. [*] Ali Mokdad (6-3-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Sheldon Westcott 368, Elias Theodorou 235
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Even: Both have 1 win(s) against common opposition.
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Continue reading 'Fight Matrix Program: UFC TUF Nations Finale (04-16-2014)'

Posted on April 16, 2014 by jcs

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A while ago I wrote about the uselessness of accusing the fighters of not fighting in an exciting way or not trying to finish fights. I said that the rules encourage safe fighting and that as long as the rules would not change safe fighting will continue to be a significant part of the sport.

The UFC wants to be sanctioned and that’s why they accept the Unified Rules of MMA, with their 10-point must system. I believe the UFC are now big enough and strong enough to be able to influence these rules if they wanted to, but that’s another matter.   The important thing now is that they are bound by these rules and must follow them.

The problem that they now face is how to avoid the slow but steady decline of fighters to point-fighting while adhering to the same set of rules and without influencing the judges.   The way Dana White has chosen to do this is by cutting any fighter who seems to be fighting safely, even when they are considered among the best in the world.

It started with the surprising release of Jon Fitch, followed by that of Yushin Okami, the lack of interest in signing Ben Askren, and now the release of Jake Shields.

The UFC cannot affect the rules but they can control the fighters, and they try to make them fight excitingly by keeping only those who bring the action, and threatening to cut those who don’t.

There is a lot of criticism surrounding this strategy.   It is said that MMA is a sport, while the UFC is becoming a spectacle.   Instead of trying to find who the best fighters in the world are, they are just trying to put on crowd-pleasing fights and make money.

Continue reading 'Cutting The Safe Fighters – Problem Or Solution?'

Posted on April 12, 2014 by Ked Becker

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Heavyweight (255)
[#12] Roy Nelson (19-9-0, 255.5lb, -131) vs. [#13] Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (34-8-1, 238.0lb, +106)
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira is the All-Time #2 ranked Heavyweight and #5 ranked Absolute fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Roy Nelson (1-2-0)
2013-10-19: L vs. [#7LHW] Daniel Cormier (14-0-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2013-06-15: L vs. [#8HW+] Stipe Miocic (11-1-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2013-04-27: W vs. [#19HW+] Cheick Kongo (20-9-2) via KO (Punches) in 2:03 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (1-2-0)
2013-06-08: L vs. [#4HW+] Fabricio Werdum (17-5-1) via Submission (Armbar) in 2:41 of round 2
2012-10-13: W vs. [#101HW+] Dave Herman (21-6-0) via Submission (Armbar) in 4:31 of round 2
2011-12-10: L vs. [#11HW+] Frank Mir (16-9-0) via Technical Submission (Kimura) in 3:38 of round 1

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Roy Nelson 174, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira 307
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira leads 4-3
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Featherweight (146)
[#10] Clay Guida (30-14-0, 146.0lb, -130) vs. [#19] Tatsuya Kawajiri (33-7-2, 146.0lb, +106)

Last 3 Fights: Clay Guida (1-2-0)
2013-08-31: L vs. [#2FW/#10P4P] Chad Mendes (16-1-0) via TKO (Punches) in 0:30 of round 3
2013-01-26: W vs. [#24FW] Hatsu Hioki (27-7-2) via SD (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
2012-06-22: L vs. [#19LW] Gray Maynard (11-3-1) via SD (48-47, 47-48, 48-47)

Last 3 Fights: Tatsuya Kawajiri (3-0-0)
2014-01-04: W vs. [#130FW] Sean Soriano (8-1-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 0:50 of round 2
2012-12-31: W vs. [#103FW] Michihiro Omigawa (13-14-1) via UD ()
2012-03-31: W vs. [#129FW] Donald Sanchez (29-14-0) via Submission (Triangle Choke) in 3:27 of round 1

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Clay Guida 223, Tatsuya Kawajiri 97
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Clay Guida leads 2-1
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Welterweight (171)
[#30] John Howard (22-8-0, 171.0lb, +298) vs. [#32] Ryan LaFlare (10-0-0, 171.0lb, -374)

Last 3 Fights: John Howard (3-0-0)
2013-12-28: W vs. [#41WW] Siyar Bahadurzada (21-6-1) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2013-08-17: W vs. [#29MW] Uriah Hall (8-4-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
2013-06-07: W vs. [#1658WW] Chris Woodall (1-3-0) via KO (Punches) in 2:14 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Ryan LaFlare (3-0-0)
2013-12-14: W vs. [#42WW] Court McGee (16-4-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2013-11-09: W vs. [#173WW] Santiago Ponzinibbio (18-2-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2013-04-06: W vs. [#144WW] Ben Alloway (13-5-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Days Since Last Pro Fight: John Howard 104, Ryan LaFlare 118
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition.
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Posted on April 10, 2014 by jcs

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Posted on April 9, 2014 by jcs

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