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Notable Info

  • Fixed a rare bug that was introduced a couple of months ago, which caused select fighters to gain a small amount of points upon entering inactivity penalty.
  • Initial version of hometown ceiling launched for those in countries w/sufficient data and observed home advantages that have very little reach outside of the respective populations (aka: hardly anyone highly ranked seems to leave).  The penalties are very mild to start and only affect those who satisfy certain requirements.
  • Women’s Strawweight division increased from 25 to 30 fighters.
  • Men’s Welterweight division increased from 500 to 600 fighters.

Posted on October 19, 2014 by jcs

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Upon our next update….

  • Women’s Strawweight division will be increased from 25 to 30 fighters.
  • Men’s Welterweight division will be increased from 500 to 600 fighters.

Posted on October 16, 2014 by jcs

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We’ve got tons of info if you look for it, particularly in the FAQ page and also at the parent MMA Ranks page.  However, many viewers tend to not explore our site or are just unwilling.  As such, there is a lot of misunderstanding, misconception and overall wrong beliefs and perceptions about the site.  I thought it an opportune time to hit on the basics and also address some common errors made by site visitors.

Just to make it catchy, we’ll call it the Ten Rules of Rankings: Fight Matrix Edition (Oct 2014)

 

1. All FightMatrix.com rankings are generated by software.

FightMatrix.com by its most general definition, is a web site business that houses professional MMA rankings and statistics.  IT does not actually come up with the rankings or ratings and neither do the site owners.

Continue reading 'Fight Matrix: How it all works.. and more! (Long Read)'

Posted on October 13, 2014 by jcs

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When we exclude Flyweight (a division that the UFC only semi-recently adopted), we are at a period now where the rating of a #2 fighter is equal to or greater than 85% of the rating of the #1 fighter in 3 men’s divisions since Fight Matrix came online.  We saw this briefly for a 1-week period back in July 2010, but we are currently in the midst of a period that has essentially lasted since mid-June 2014, excluding a short break from mid-August to mid-September where we had some shuffling.

  • Welterweight: [#2] Rory MacDonald’s rating is 94.8% of [#1] Johny Hendricks’s
  • Lightweight: [#2] Rafael dos Anjos’s rating is 86.5% of [#1] Anthony Pettis’s
  • Bantamweight: [#2] Renan Barao’s rating is 86.5% of [#1] T.J. Dillashaw’s

Depending on the outcome, or non-outcome (another Aldo injury) of Aldo/Mendes, the Edgar/Swanson winner could increase this count to 4. Either way, the 3 above will probably hold in the list for quite a bit.

The real question is… is this good, or bad?

Posted on October 7, 2014 by jcs

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The winner of the fight between Rory McDonald and Tarec Saffiedine might get a title shot.

Rory McDonald is the #2 welterweight, so this is almost the biggest fight anyone can get in the division.   On the other hand, Tarec Saffiedine has fought only one time this year and one time last year.  He didn’t beat anyone significant (Nate Marquardt has been unimpressive at welterweight) and his last 7 fights went to decision, which proves he is not the most exciting of fighters.

Dana White is generally very vocal about how he wants fighters to be exciting (Jon Fitch, Jake Shields) and active (Fabricio Werdum was forced to take a fight though he wanted to wait for the title shot).

And now another such fight was announced: Hector Lombard, who just beat Jake Shields and might very well deserve a title shot himself, against Josh Burkman, who just returns to the UFC after losing a fight outside of it (to Steve Carl).

Wouldn’t it make more sense to pit Hector Lombard against Rory McDonald, a fight I think everybody would like to see and let those upcoming guys prove they deserve those high-profile fights instead of booking fights which seem pretty one-sided?

 

Posted on October 4, 2014 by Ked Becker

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Welterweight (170)
[#2] Rory MacDonald (17-2-0, -502) vs. [#16] Tarec Saffiedine (15-3-0, +374)
Rory MacDonald is the All-Time #15 ranked Welterweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Rory MacDonald (2-1-0)
2014-06-14: W vs. [#4WW] Tyron Woodley (14-3-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2014-02-22: W vs. [#8WW] Demian Maia (19-6-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2013-11-16: L vs. [#3WW] Robbie Lawler (24-10-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Last 3 Fights: Tarec Saffiedine (3-0-0)
2014-01-04: W vs. [#53WW] Hyun Gyu Lim (13-4-1) via UD (49-46, 48-47, 48-47)
2013-01-12: W vs. [#22MW] Nate Marquardt (33-13-2) via UD (48-47, 49-46, 49-46)
2012-08-18: W vs. [#388LW] Roger Bowling (11-5-0) via UD (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Rory MacDonald 112, Tarec Saffiedine 273
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Rory MacDonald leads 1-0
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Bantamweight (135)
[#10] Raphael Assuncao (22-4-0, -287) vs. [#12] Bryan Caraway (19-6-0, +191)
Raphael Assuncao is the All-Time #25 ranked Bantamweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Raphael Assuncao (3-0-0)
2014-02-22: W vs. [#36BW] Pedro Munhoz (11-1-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2013-10-09: W vs. [#1BW/#9P4P] T.J. Dillashaw (11-2-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
2013-06-08: W vs. [#49BW] Vaughan Lee (14-10-1) via Submission (Armbar) in 1:51 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Bryan Caraway (2-1-0)
2014-06-07: W vs. [#51BW] Erik Perez (14-6-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 1:52 of round 2
2013-04-27: W vs. [#120BW] Johnny Bedford (19-12-1) via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in 4:44 of round 3
2013-03-03: L vs. [#13BW] Takeya Mizugaki (20-8-2) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Raphael Assuncao 224, Bryan Caraway 119
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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Flyweight (125)
[#11] Patrick Holohan (10-0-1) vs. [#128] Chris Kelades (7-1-0)

Last 3 Fights: Patrick Holohan (3-0-0)
2014-07-19: W vs. [#16FLY] Josh Sampo (11-4-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 3:06 of round 1
2012-07-21: W vs. [#166FLY] Artemij Sitenkov (15-12-0) via Submission (Triangle Choke) in 2:50 of round 1
2012-04-28: W vs. [#127BW] Damien Rooney (10-3-1) via KO (Punch and Head Kick) in 1:01 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Chris Kelades (2-1-0)
2014-07-26: W vs. [#134FLY] Adrian Woolley (8-4-0) via SD (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)
2014-05-09: L vs. [#64FLY] Malcolm Gordon (5-0-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
2014-01-25: W vs. [NA] Rick Doyle (0-3-0) via Submission (Gogoplata) in 2:44 of round 1

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Patrick Holohan 77, Chris Kelades 70
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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Continue reading 'Fight Matrix Program: UFC Fight Night – MacDonald vs. Saffiedine (10-04-2014)'

Posted on October 1, 2014 by jcs

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Welterweight (170)
[#19] Gunnar Nelson (13-0-1, -329) vs. [#31] Rick Story (17-8-0, +260)

Last 3 Fights: Gunnar Nelson (3-0-0)
2014-07-19: W vs. [#81WW] Zak Cummings (17-4-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 4:48 of round 2
2014-03-08: W vs. [#137WW] Omari Akhmedov (12-1-0) via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in 4:36 of round 1
2013-02-16: W vs. [#126WW] Jorge Santiago (25-12-0) via UD (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Last 3 Fights: Rick Story (2-1-0)
2014-07-16: W vs. [#169WW] Leonardo Mafra Texeira (11-2-0) via Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) in 2:12 of round 2
2014-03-15: L vs. [#17WW] Kelvin Gastelum (9-0-0) via SD (30-27, 29-28, 28-29)
2013-11-16: W vs. [#39WW] Brian Ebersole (51-16-1) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Gunnar Nelson 77, Rick Story 80
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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Featherweight (145)
[#17] Max Holloway (10-3-0, -602) vs. [#34] Akira Corassani (12-4-0, +436)

Last 3 Fights: Max Holloway (3-0-0)
2014-08-23: W vs. [#37FW] Clay Collard (13-5-0) via TKO (Punches) in 3:47 of round 3
2014-04-26: W vs. [#109FW] Andre Fili (13-2-0) via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in 3:39 of round 3
2014-01-04: W vs. [#144FW] Will Chope (20-7-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:27 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Akira Corassani (2-1-0)
2014-04-16: L vs. [#16FW] Dustin Poirier (16-4-0) via TKO (Punches) in 0:42 of round 2
2013-11-30: W vs. [#53FW] Maximo Blanco (11-6-1) via DQ (Knee to Head of Grounded Fighter) in 0:25 of round 1
2013-04-06: W vs. [#30FW] Robbie Peralta (18-5-0) via UD (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Max Holloway 42, Akira Corassani 171
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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Welterweight (170)
[#45] Alexander Yakovlev (21-5-1, +176) vs. [#49] Nicholas Musoke (12-3-0, -216)

Last 3 Fights: Alexander Yakovlev (2-1-0)
2014-05-31: L vs. [#8WW] Demian Maia (19-6-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2013-11-08: W vs. [#65WW] Paul Daley (35-13-2) via UD ()
2013-09-08: W vs. [#311MW] Reinaldo da Silva (7-7-0) via UD ()

Last 3 Fights: Nicholas Musoke (2-1-0)
2014-06-28: L vs. [#17WW] Kelvin Gastelum (9-0-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2014-02-15: W vs. [#104WW] Viscardi Andrade (17-6-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2013-10-26: W vs. [#264MW] Alessio Sakara (15-11-0) via Submission (Armbar) in 3:07 of round 1

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Alexander Yakovlev 126, Nicholas Musoke 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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Continue reading 'Fight Matrix Program: UFC Fight Night – Nelson vs. Story (10-04-2014)'

Posted on October 1, 2014 by jcs

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Notable Info

  • Donald Cerrone took our lineal Lightweight championship last night with his win over Eddie Alvarez.
  • The Men’s Strawweight lineal championship as we recognize it, changed hands over the weekend with Yoshitaka Naito’s defeat of Shinya Murofushi.  Rambaa Somdet has not fought within the confines of this lineal division since October 2011 and it appears he’s done with the division, if not the sport.
  • Although TUF fights are being counted, it has been our policy not to shift divisions for fighters competing in TUF as historically, many fighters have competed outside of their typical division and pro non-exhibition fights take precedence.  This explains why Penne & Ellis remain in the 105 division, as this is the division in which they competed prior to TUF.  However, due to the importance of this TUF as it pertains to the 115 landscape, we may re-visit this decision in the coming weeks.  We welcome feedback.

Posted on September 28, 2014 by jcs

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