Match of the Day: Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Jorge Linares (May 12, 2018)

14 May , 2018,
Eriksson Rau
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Lomachenko vs. Linares 

Date: Saturday, May 12
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Location: Madison Square Garden — New York City

In front of 10,429 in attendance, Lomachenko survived a knockdown in round 6 to win via TKO in round 10 after a perfectly placed liver shot to claim the WBA (Super) and The Ring lightweight titles. In doing so he became the fastest fighter ever to win titles in 3 different weight classes (only 12 professional fights) shattering the previous record of 20 fights, which was held by Jeff Fenech.

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Featured Upcoming Bouts (Outside of UFC)

Friday, July 13th 2018: Bellator 202 - Budd vs. Nogueira
 [#2 W145] Julia Budd [#8 W145] Talita Nogueira
Last Fight Date: 12/01/2017 [BellatorFC]
Last Opponent: [#6 W145] Arlene Blencowe
Last 5: W W W W W
Last Fight Date: 8/25/2017 [BellatorFC]
Last Opponent: [NR] Amanda Bell
Last 5: W W W W W
Friday, May 25th 2018: Bellator 200 - Cro Cop vs. Nelson 2
 [#4 LHW] Phil Davis [#7 LHW] Linton Vassell
Last Fight Date: 11/03/2017 [BellatorFC]
Last Opponent: [#76 LHW] Leo Leite
Last 5: W W W L W
Last Fight Date: 11/03/2017 [BellatorFC]
Last Opponent: [#5 HW] Ryan Bader
Last 5: L W W W L
Sunday, May 20th 2018: Pancrase 296 - Ueda vs. Silva
 [#4 SW] Daichi Kitakata [#8 SW] Hiroaki Ijima
Last Fight Date: 10/08/2017 [Pancrase]
Last Opponent: [NR] Daniel Lima de Carvalho
Last 5: W W L W W
Last Fight Date: 12/10/2017 [Pancrase]
Last Opponent: [NR] Teppei Maeyama
Last 5: W L W W W

FightMatrix Program – UFC Fight Night 129: Maia/Usman (05-19-2018)

May , 2018,
jcs
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Welterweight (170)
[#7] Demian Maia (25-8-0, +326) vs. [#12] Kamaru Usman (12-1-0, -410)
Demian Maia is the All-Time #15 ranked Welterweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Demian Maia (1-2-0)
2017-10-28: L vs. [#4WW] Colby Covington (13-1-0) via UD (30-27, 30-26, 29-27)
2017-07-29: L vs. [#1WW/#6DD/#5P4P] Tyron Woodley (18-3-1) via UD (50-45, 49-46, 49-46)
2017-05-13: W vs. [#8WW] Jorge Masvidal (32-13-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Last 3 Fights: Kamaru Usman (3-0-0)
2018-01-14: W vs. [#21WW] Emil Meek (9-3-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2017-09-16: W vs. [#46WW] Sergio Moraes (13-3-1) via KO (Punch) in 2:48 of round 1
2017-04-08: W vs. [#64WW] Sean Strickland (19-3-0) via UD (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Demian Maia 203, Kamaru Usman 125
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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Women Strawweight (115)
[#11] Tatiana Suarez (5-0-0) vs. [#16] Alexa Grasso (10-1-0)

Last 3 Fights: Tatiana Suarez (3-0-0)
2017-11-11: W vs. [#23SW] Viviane Pereira (13-1-0) via UD (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
2016-07-08: W vs. [#54SW] Amanda Bobby Cooper (3-4-0) via Submission (Brabo Choke) in 3:43 of round 1
2015-08-22: W vs. [NA] Arline Coban (0-1-0) via TKO (Punches) in 0:48 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Alexa Grasso (2-1-0)
2017-08-05: W vs. [#13SW] Randa Markos (8-5-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
2017-02-04: L vs. [#12SW] Felice Herrig (14-7-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
2016-11-05: W vs. [*] Heather Clark (7-6-0) via UD (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Tatiana Suarez 189, Alexa Grasso 287
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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Light Heavyweight (205)
[#38] Dominick Reyes (8-0-0) vs. [#53] Jared Cannonier (10-3-0)

Last 3 Fights: Dominick Reyes (3-0-0)
2017-12-02: W vs. [#72LHW] Jeremy Kimball (14-7-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 3:39 of round 1
2017-06-25: W vs. [#108LHW] Joachim Christensen (14-7-0) via TKO (Punches) in 0:29 of round 1
2017-06-02: W vs. [#249LHW] Jordan Powell (8-7-0) via KO (Head Kick) in 0:53 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Jared Cannonier (1-2-0)
2017-12-16: L vs. [#11LHW] Jan Blachowicz (22-7-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2017-07-07: W vs. [#186LHW] Nick Roehrick (7-1-0) via TKO (Elbows) in 2:08 of round 3
2017-02-11: L vs. [#5LHW] Glover Teixeira (27-6-0) via UD (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Dominick Reyes 168, Jared Cannonier 154
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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FightMatrix Program – UFC 224: Nunes/Pennington (05-12-2018)

6 May , 2018,
jcs
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Women Bantamweight Championship (135)
[#1/#1DD/#1P4P] Amanda Nunes (15-4-0, -601) vs. [*] Raquel Pennington (9-5-0, +426)
Amanda Nunes is the All-Time #5 ranked Women’s fighter.
Raquel Pennington is the All-Time #49 ranked Women’s fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Amanda Nunes (3-0-0)
2017-09-09: W vs. [#1FLY/#4DD/#6P4P] Valentina Shevchenko (15-3-0) via SD (47-48, 48-47, 48-47)
2016-12-30: W vs. [*] Ronda Rousey (12-2-0) via TKO (Punches) in 0:48 of round 1
2016-07-09: W vs. [*] Miesha Tate (18-7-0) via SUB in 3:16 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Raquel Pennington (3-0-0)
2016-11-12: W vs. [*] Miesha Tate (18-7-0) via UD (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
2016-08-20: W vs. [#28BW] Elizabeth Phillips (7-6-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2016-04-16: W vs. [#8BW] Bethe Correia (10-3-1) via SD (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Amanda Nunes 245, Raquel Pennington 546
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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Middleweight (185)
[#5] Kelvin Gastelum (14-3-0, +123) vs. [#9] Ronaldo Souza (25-5-0, -149)
Ronaldo Souza is the All-Time #12 ranked Middleweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Kelvin Gastelum (1-1-0, 1 NC)
2017-11-25: W vs. [#8MW] Michael Bisping (30-9-0) via KO (Punch) in 2:30 of round 1
2017-07-22: L vs. [#7MW] Chris Weidman (14-3-0) via Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) in 3:45 of round 3
2017-03-11: NC vs. [#13MW] Vitor Belfort (26-13-0)

Last 3 Fights: Ronaldo Souza (2-1-0)
2018-01-27: W vs. [#12MW] Derek Brunson (18-6-0) via KO (Head Kick and Punches) in 3:50 of round 1
2017-04-15: L vs. [#2MW/#8P4P] Robert Whittaker (19-4-0) via TKO (Head Kick and Punches) in 3:28 of round 2
2017-02-11: W vs. [#20MW] Tim Boetsch (21-12-0) via Submission (Kimura) in 3:41 of round 1

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Kelvin Gastelum 168, Ronaldo Souza 105
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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Women Strawweight (115)
[#21] Mackenzie Dern (6-0-0, -245) vs. [#44] Amanda Bobby Cooper (3-3-0, +195)

Last 3 Fights: Mackenzie Dern (3-0-0)
2018-03-03: W vs. [#59SW] Ashley Yoder (5-4-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
2017-12-08: W vs. [#42SW] Kaline Medeiros (9-6-0) via Submission (Armbar) in 4:45 of round 3
2017-10-13: W vs. [#176FLY] Mandy Polk (3-4-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 2:55 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Amanda Bobby Cooper (2-1-0)
2017-12-02: W vs. [#117SW] Angela Magana (11-9-0) via TKO (Punches) in 4:34 of round 2
2017-03-04: L vs. [#18SW] Cynthia Calvillo (6-1-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 3:19 of round 1
2016-11-19: W vs. [*] Anna Elmose (3-2-0) via UD (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Mackenzie Dern 70, Amanda Bobby Cooper 161
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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FightMatrix Program – Invicta FC 29: Kaufman/Lehner (05-04-2018)

1 May , 2018,
jcs
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Women Bantamweight (135)
[#6] Sarah Kaufman (19-4-0) vs. [#9FW] Katharina Lehner (7-0-0)
Sarah Kaufman is the All-Time #9 ranked Women’s fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Sarah Kaufman (2-1-0)
2018-01-13: W vs. [#37BW] Pannie Kianzad (8-3-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2017-03-18: W vs. [#20FLY] Jessica-Rose Clark (9-4-0) via UD ()
2015-12-19: L vs. [#1FLY/#4DD/#6P4P] Valentina Shevchenko (15-3-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Last 3 Fights: Katharina Lehner (3-0-0)
2017-12-16: W vs. [NA] Gemma Pike (0-2-0) via UD ()
2017-08-31: W vs. [#16BW] Alexa Conners (5-2-0) via TKO (Punches) in 4:21 of round 1
2016-12-04: W vs. [#30FW] Judith Ruis (4-3-0) via UD ()

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Sarah Kaufman 111, Katharina Lehner 139
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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Women Bantamweight (135)
[#51FLY] Bianca Daimoni (7-2-0) vs. [#37] Pannie Kianzad (8-3-0)

Last 3 Fights: Bianca Daimoni (2-1-0)
2017-08-05: W vs. [#94BW] Ilara Joanne (6-4-0) via UD ()
2016-07-30: L vs. [#37FLY] Simone Aparecida da Silva (6-1-0) via SD ()
2016-06-11: W vs. [NA] Dayane Souza (0-1-0) via UD ()

Last 3 Fights: Pannie Kianzad (0-3-0)
2018-01-13: L vs. [#6BW] Sarah Kaufman (19-4-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2017-01-14: L vs. [#27BW] Raquel Paaluhi (6-6-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 3:40 of round 1
2015-09-12: L vs. [#5BW] Tonya Evinger (19-6-0) via TKO (Punches) in 3:34 of round 2

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Bianca Daimoni 272, Pannie Kianzad 111
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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Women Flyweight (125)
[#40SW] Pearl Gonzalez (7-3-0) vs. [#119] Barbara Acioly (4-2-0)

Last 3 Fights: Pearl Gonzalez (1-2-0)
2018-03-24: W vs. [#76SW] Kali Robbins (5-1-0) via UD (30-27, 30-26, 30-27)
2017-10-07: L vs. [#22SW] Poliana Botelho (6-1-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2017-04-08: L vs. [#18SW] Cynthia Calvillo (6-1-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 3:45 of round 3

Last 3 Fights: Barbara Acioly (1-2-0)
2018-02-04: L vs. [#32FLY] Takayo Hashi (16-6-1) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 3:20 of round 2
2017-07-15: L vs. [#60FLY] Karina Rodriguez (6-3-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:14 of round 1
2017-03-18: W vs. [#145SW] Jamie Thorton (5-5-0) via Submission (Triangle Choke) in 4:35 of round 1

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Pearl Gonzalez 41, Barbara Acioly 89
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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Current MMA Rankings Updated (04-30-2018)

30 Apr , 2018,
jcs
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Notable Info

  • The quality performance decay has been significantly weakened in this release.  This penalty reduction (by about 1/2) was supported by improved prediction rates and the new variables (strength and decay acceleration) were decided upon after analyzing the results of several thousand simulations on the past 12 years of fight data.  If time allows, I may run additional simulations and further alter this value in the coming days/weeks.

Pardon our dust…

28 Apr , 2018,
oleg
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Dear readers,

As I’m sure you’ve noticed, we’ve upgraded our site layout to a more mobile friendly version. This is a work in progress and you will see some additional tweaks in the coming weeks. In the meanwhile, please let us know if you come across any problems: dead links, broken pages, usability issues on desktop or mobile devices, etc. Please leave your feedback in comments or use the Contact Us form and we will do our best to fix any bugs ASAP!

As always, thank you for visiting our site and please come back often – we’re looking to add some new features in 2018 and are open to your feedback about what you would like to see on Fight Matrix.

 

FightMatrix Program – Bellator 198: Fedor/Mir (04-28-2018)

23 Apr , 2018,
jcs
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Heavyweight (265)
[*] Frank Mir (18-11-0, -153) vs. [#53] Fedor Emelianenko (36-5-0, +125)
Frank Mir is the All-Time #21 ranked Heavyweight fighter.
Fedor Emelianenko is the All-Time #1 ranked Heavyweight and #4 ranked Absolute fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Frank Mir (1-2-0)
2016-03-19: L vs. [#8HW+] Mark Hunt (13-12-1) via KO (Punch) in 3:01 of round 1
2015-09-05: L vs. [#16HW+] Andrei Arlovski (27-15-0) via UD (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
2015-07-15: W vs. [*] Todd Duffee (9-3-0) via KO (Punch) in 1:13 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Fedor Emelianenko (2-1-0)
2017-06-24: L vs. [#10HW+] Matt Mitrione (13-5-0) via TKO (Punches) in 1:14 of round 1
2016-06-17: W vs. [#26LHW] Fabio Maldonado (25-11-0) via MD (29-28, 29-28, 28-28)
2015-12-31: W vs. [#284HW+] Jaideep Singh (2-3-0) via TKO (Submission to Punches) in 3:02 of round 1

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Frank Mir 770, Fedor Emelianenko 308
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Fedor Emelianenko leads 6-5
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Featherweight (145)
[#11] Emmanuel Sanchez (16-3-0) vs. [#68] Sam Sicilia (16-8-0)

Last 3 Fights: Emmanuel Sanchez (3-0-0)
2017-10-06: W vs. [#25FW] Daniel Straus (24-8-0) via Submission (Triangle Choke) in 1:36 of round 3
2017-03-31: W vs. [#174FW] Marcos Galvao (18-9-1) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2017-01-21: W vs. [#34FW] Georgi Karakhanyan (27-8-1) via MD (28-28, 28-27, 28-27)

Last 3 Fights: Sam Sicilia (1-2-0)
2017-12-01: W vs. [#174FW] Marcos Galvao (18-9-1) via UD ()
2017-02-19: L vs. [#158FW] Gavin Tucker (10-1-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2016-09-17: L vs. [#20FW] Gabriel Benitez (20-6-0) via Technical Submission (Guillotine Choke) in 1:20 of round 2

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Emmanuel Sanchez 204, Sam Sicilia 148
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)
[#108] Neiman Gracie (7-0-0) vs. [*] Javier Torres (10-3-0)

Last 3 Fights: Neiman Gracie (3-0-0)
2017-10-20: W vs. [#191WW] Zak Bucia (18-10-0) via Submission (Neck Crank) in 2:27 of round 2
2017-06-24: W vs. [#1329WW] Dave Marfone (5-3-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 2:27 of round 2
2016-11-04: W vs. [*] Rudy Bears (16-15-0) via Submission (Armbar) in 4:39 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Javier Torres (3-0-0)
2016-05-14: W vs. [#893WW] Julio Cesar Cruz (10-11-0) via UD ()
2015-09-19: W vs. [#672WW] Julian Lane (11-8-1) via SD ()
2015-08-01: W vs. [#512MW] Juan Ramon Grano (5-3-0) via UD ()

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Neiman Gracie 190, Javier Torres 714
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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