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Notable Info

  • Improved handling of quality performance decay in situations where a fighter is close to a quality performance.  Instead of decay ON/OFF, there is now a small zone of partial decay to ensure a gradual roll-off.

Posted on July 27, 2014 by jcs

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Welterweight (170)
[#3] Robbie Lawler (23-10-0, -327) vs. [#8] Matt Brown (19-11-0, +261)
Robbie Lawler is the All-Time #19 ranked Welterweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Robbie Lawler (2-1-0)
2014-05-24: W vs. [#14WW] Jake Ellenberger (29-8-0) via TKO (Knee and Punches) in 3:06 of round 3
2014-03-15: L vs. [#1WW/#9DD/#6P4P] Johny Hendricks (16-2-0) via UD (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)
2013-11-16: W vs. [#2WW/#10P4P] Rory MacDonald (17-2-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Last 3 Fights: Matt Brown (3-0-0)
2014-05-10: W vs. [#27WW] Erick Silva (16-5-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:11 of round 3
2013-08-17: W vs. [#18WW] Mike Pyle (26-9-1) via KO (Punches) in 0:29 of round 1
2013-04-20: W vs. [#24WW] Jordan Mein (28-9-0) via TKO (Elbows) in 1:00 of round 2

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Robbie Lawler 63, Matt Brown 77
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Robbie Lawler leads 1-0
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Light Heavyweight (205)
[#5] Anthony Johnson (17-4-0, -444) vs. [*] Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (21-5-0, +339)
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira is the All-Time #13 ranked Light Heavyweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Anthony Johnson (3-0-0)
2014-04-26: W vs. [#8LHW] Phil Davis (12-2-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2014-01-18: W vs. [#26LHW] Mike Kyle (20-11-1) via KO (Punches) in 2:03 of round 1
2013-03-23: W vs. [#12HW+] Andrei Arlovski (22-10-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Last 3 Fights: Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (2-1-0)
2013-02-02: W vs. [#3LHW] Rashad Evans (21-3-1) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2011-12-10: W vs. [#14LHW] Tito Ortiz (18-11-1) via TKO (Punches and Elbows to the Body) in 3:15 of round 1
2011-03-26: L vs. [#8LHW] Phil Davis (12-2-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Anthony Johnson 91, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira 539
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Anthony Johnson leads 1-0
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Featherweight (145)
[#7] Clay Guida (31-14-0, +109) vs. [#16] Dennis Bermudez (13-3-0, -136)

Last 3 Fights: Clay Guida (2-1-0)
2014-04-11: W vs. [#26FW] Tatsuya Kawajiri (33-8-2) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2013-08-31: L vs. [#3FW] Chad Mendes (16-1-0) via TKO (Punches) in 0:30 of round 3
2013-01-26: W vs. [#42FW] Hatsu Hioki (27-8-2) via SD (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)

Last 3 Fights: Dennis Bermudez (3-0-0)
2014-03-15: W vs. [#71FW] Jim Hettes (11-2-0) via TKO (Punches and Knee) in 2:57 of round 3
2013-11-06: W vs. [#63FW] Steven Siler (24-12-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2013-05-25: W vs. [#29FW] Max Holloway (9-3-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Clay Guida 106, Dennis Bermudez 133
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 Fight Night – Lawler/Brown (07-26-2014)'

Posted on July 20, 2014 by jcs

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Featherweight (145)
[#20] Conor McGregor (14-2-0, -463) vs. [#30] Diego Brandao (18-9-0, +352)

Last 3 Fights: Conor McGregor (3-0-0)
2013-08-17: W vs. [#29FW] Max Holloway (9-3-0) via UD (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
2013-04-06: W vs. [#87BW] Marcus Brimage (6-3-0) via TKO (Punches) in 1:07 of round 1
2012-12-31: W vs. [#56LW] Ivan Buchinger (26-4-0) via KO (Punch) in 3:40 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Diego Brandao (2-1-0)
2013-12-28: L vs. [#10FW] Dustin Poirier (16-3-0) via KO (Punches) in 4:54 of round 1
2013-08-17: W vs. [#79FW] Daniel Pineda (18-11-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2013-04-06: W vs. [*] Pablo Garza (12-4-0) via Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) in 3:27 of round 1

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Conor McGregor 336, Diego Brandao 203
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)
[#22] Gunnar Nelson (12-0-1, -478) vs. [#71] Zak Cummings (17-3-0, +363)

Last 3 Fights: Gunnar Nelson (3-0-0)
2014-03-08: W vs. [#136WW] Omari Akhmedov (12-1-0) via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in 4:36 of round 1
2013-02-16: W vs. [#110WW] Jorge Santiago (25-12-0) via UD (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
2012-09-29: W vs. [#332MW] DaMarques Johnson (16-14-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 3:34 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Zak Cummings (3-0-0)
2014-05-10: W vs. [#141WW] Yan Cabral (11-1-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2013-08-28: W vs. [#180WW] Ben Alloway (13-6-0) via Submission (Brabo Choke) in 4:19 of round 1
2012-03-24: W vs. [*] Brandon Newsome (8-9-0) via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in 2:38 of round 1

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Gunnar Nelson 133, Zak Cummings 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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Flyweight (125)
[#6] Brad Pickett (24-8-0, +140) vs. [#11] Ian McCall (12-4-1, -168)
Ian McCall is the All-Time #11 ranked Flyweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Brad Pickett (2-1-0)
2014-03-08: W vs. [#51FLY] Neil Seery (13-10-0) via UD (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
2013-08-17: L vs. [#13BW] Michael McDonald (16-3-0) via Submission (Triangle Choke) in 3:43 of round 2
2013-04-06: W vs. [#61BW] Mike Easton (13-5-0) via SD (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)

Last 3 Fights: Ian McCall (1-2-0)
2013-08-03: W vs. [#97FLY] Iliarde Santos (27-9-1) via UD (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
2013-02-02: L vs. [#2FLY] Joseph Benavidez (20-4-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2012-06-08: L vs. [#1FLY/#4DD/#5P4P] Demetrious Johnson (20-2-1) via UD (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Brad Pickett 133, Ian McCall 350
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Brad Pickett leads 1-0
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Continue reading 'Fight Matrix Program: UFC Fight Night – McGregor/Brandao (07-19-2014)'

Posted on July 17, 2014 by jcs

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Notable Info

  • Lightweight rankings expanded from 500 fighters to 600 — the most in any division.
  • Bantamweight rankings expanded from 250 fighters to 300.
  • Women’s Strawweight rankings expanded from 20 fighters to 25.

Posted on July 17, 2014 by jcs

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Lightweight (155)
[#9] Donald Cerrone (23-6-0, -254) vs. [#16] Jim Miller (24-4-0, +207)
Jim Miller is the All-Time #24 ranked Lightweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Donald Cerrone (3-0-0)
2014-04-19: W vs. [#34LW] Edson Barboza (13-2-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 3:15 of round 1
2014-01-25: W vs. [#52LW] Adriano Martins (26-7-0) via KO (Head Kick) in 4:40 of round 1
2013-11-16: W vs. [#36LW] Evan Dunham (14-5-0) via Submission (Triangle Choke) in 3:49 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Jim Miller (2-0-0, 1 NC)
2014-04-26: W vs. [#436LW] Yancy Medeiros (9-2-0) via Technical Submission (Guillotine Choke) in 3:18 of round 1
2013-12-28: W vs. [#182LW] Fabricio Camoes (14-8-1) via Submission (Armbar) in 3:42 of round 1
2013-04-27: NC vs. [#43LW] Pat Healy (26-19-0)

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Donald Cerrone 88, Jim Miller 81
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)
[#34] Edson Barboza (13-2-0, -254) vs. [#36] Evan Dunham (14-5-0, +204)

Last 3 Fights: Edson Barboza (2-1-0)
2014-04-19: L vs. [#9LW] Donald Cerrone (23-6-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 3:15 of round 1
2013-12-14: W vs. [#35LW] Danny Castillo (17-6-0) via MD (28-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2013-07-06: W vs. [#295LW] Rafaello Oliveira (16-8-0) via TKO (Leg Kicks) in 1:44 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Evan Dunham (1-2-0)
2013-11-16: L vs. [#9LW] Donald Cerrone (23-6-0) via Submission (Triangle Choke) in 3:49 of round 2
2013-05-18: L vs. [#8LW] Rafael dos Anjos (21-7-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2013-02-02: W vs. [#37LW] Gleison Tibau (28-10-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Edson Barboza 88, Evan Dunham 242
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)
[#23] Rick Story (16-8-0, -290) vs. [#159] Leonardo Mafra Texeira (11-1-0, +232)

Last 3 Fights: Rick Story (1-2-0)
2014-03-15: L vs. [#17WW] Kelvin Gastelum (9-0-0) via SD (30-27, 29-28, 28-29)
2013-11-16: W vs. [#51WW] Brian Ebersole (50-16-1) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2013-05-25: L vs. [#18WW] Mike Pyle (26-9-1) via SD (28-29, 29-28, 28-29)

Last 3 Fights: Leonardo Mafra Texeira (3-0-0)
2014-05-17: W vs. [#493WW] Antonio Marcos (9-2-0) via KO (Knees) in 1:36 of round 1
2014-02-08: W vs. [#648WW] Alexandre Goncalves (12-9-0) via TKO (Punches and Elbows) in 2:30 of round 2
2013-05-11: W vs. [NA] Marcos Cacador (0-2-0) via TKO (Punches) in 0:50 of round 2

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Rick Story 123, Leonardo Mafra Texeira 60
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 – Cerrone/Miller (07-16-2014)'

Posted on July 14, 2014 by jcs

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Joe Rogan is well-known for his objection to stand-ups. Presumably, he is a supporter of “real” fighting where there are no stand-ups, and sees it as the fighter’s job to stand up rather than getting stood up by the referee, thus being “saved” from a bad position. He remarked on the matter a little more than usual this past Saturday during the Camozzi/Santos fight.

I thought I would address some of his remarks:

In the second round, when Santos was in side control, Rogan said that once he’s got him in side control he’s got to do something about it, and that he can’t just hold the guy there. I wanted to ask him “why not?” He is winning the fight by “holding the guy there” so why does he “need” to do something? That’s exactly the problem, in my opinion, with the current situation: that you can just hold the guy there and still win the fight.

In the third round when Santos was holding down Camozzi and Camozzi looked at the referee, Rogan said there shouldn’t be stand-ups: when a guy holds you down, he is still beating you. Stand-ups are not realistic because there is no referee in a street fight, when your life depends on it, and so they shouldn’t be used in order to find out which marital art is the best.

First of all, there are no judges in a street fight either. No fighter in a street fight would just take the other guy down and hold him there, because there are no judges to decide who won the fight, and anyway neither fighter cares who “won” the street fight. They both just want to hurt each other – not “win”.

Second, there is no danger to your “life” anyway when a guy just takes you down and holds you, and the absence of a referee doesn’t change that fact.

Finally, this isn’t a street fight. This is a show, and the purpose of all of this is entertainment. If everybody would just hold their opponents down in every fight, nobody would watch their fights. Even if it is more realistic (which it isn’t, as I explained), and even if this proves that wrestling is the best martial art (which it doesn’t, since beating a guy in a real fight means hurting him too, not just holding him).

I don’t like stand-ups, either. I don’t like when anyone interferes with the fight. But the current situation is that the judging system promotes this style of fighting, so need to be stand-ups, or people will lose interest. Abolishing the stand-ups wouldn’t solve this problem – it will worsen it. The only solution is changing the judging system to one that significantly favors damage over control.

Posted on July 7, 2014 by Ked Becker

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Featherweight (145)
[#2] Frankie Edgar (16-4-1, -518) vs. [*] B.J. Penn (16-9-2, +376)
Frankie Edgar is the All-Time #16 ranked Absolute fighter.
B.J. Penn is the All-Time #10 ranked Absolute fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Frankie Edgar (1-2-0)
2013-07-06: W vs. [#19FW] Charles Oliveira (18-4-0) via UD (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
2013-02-02: L vs. [#1FW/#5DD/#3P4P] Jose Aldo (24-1-0) via UD (49-46, 49-46, 48-47)
2012-08-11: L vs. [#2LW/#10DD] Ben Henderson (21-3-0) via SD (46-49, 48-47, 48-47)

Last 3 Fights: B.J. Penn (0-2-1)
2012-12-08: L vs. [#2WW] Rory MacDonald (17-2-0) via UD (30-26, 30-27, 30-26)
2011-10-29: L vs. [*] Nick Diaz (26-9-0) via UD (29-28, 29-27, 29-28)
2011-02-27: D vs. [#21WW] Jon Fitch (25-6-1) via Draw (Majority) in 5:00 of round 3

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Frankie Edgar 365, B.J. Penn 575
Previous Match-up Record: Frankie Edgar leads 2-0-0
Wins Against Common Opposition: Even: Both have 1 win(s) against common opposition.
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Light Heavyweight (205)
[#56] Matt Van Buren (6-2-0) vs. [#153HW+] Corey Anderson (2-0-0)

Last 3 Fights: Matt Van Buren (1-2-0)
2013-07-20: W vs. [#434LHW] Mojtaba Najim Wali (3-3-0) via UD ()
2012-11-30: L vs. [#284LHW] Terry Davinney (10-8-0) via KO (Punch) in 0:15 of round 1
2012-08-24: L vs. [#167LHW] Mike Mucitelli (6-1-0) via Submission (Triangle Choke) in 3:01 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Corey Anderson (2-0-0)
2013-08-24: W vs. [NA] Stephen Flanagan (0-1-0) via TKO (Punches) in 3:03 of round 1
2013-03-29: W vs. [NA] J.R. Briones (0-2-0) via TKO (Punches) in 3:01 of round 1

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Matt Van Buren 351, Corey Anderson 316
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)
[#40] Eddie Gordon (6-1-0) vs. [#61WW] Dhiego Lima (9-1-0)

Last 3 Fights: Eddie Gordon (2-1-0)
2013-05-24: W vs. [#450MW] Oscar Delgado (6-3-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 1:32 of round 2
2012-09-14: L vs. [*] Anton Talamantes (5-4-0) via UD ()
2012-06-15: W vs. [*] Carlos Brooks (4-3-0) via UD (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Last 3 Fights: Dhiego Lima (3-0-0)
2013-09-06: W vs. [#175WW] Ricky Rainey (9-3-0) via SD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2013-03-01: W vs. [#478WW] Roger Carroll (12-11-0) via TKO (Punches) in 3:06 of round 3
2012-08-10: W vs. [*] Nick Hinchliffe (19-9-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Eddie Gordon 408, Dhiego Lima 303
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 TUF Finale 19 Edgar/Penn (07-06-2014)'

Posted on July 3, 2014 by jcs

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