Fight Matrix Program- UFC on ESPN+ 22: Blachowicz vs. Jacare (11-16-2019)

13 Nov , 2019,
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Light Heavyweight (205)
[#8MW] Ronaldo Souza (26-7-0, +172) vs. [#6] Jan Blachowicz (24-8-0, -209)
Jan Blachowicz is the All-Time #41 ranked Light Heavyweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Ronaldo Souza (1-2-0)
2019-04-27: L vs. [#11MW] Jack Hermansson (20-5-0) via UD (49-45, 48-47, 48-47)
2018-11-03: W vs. [#14MW] Chris Weidman (14-5-0) via KO (Punches) in 2:46 of round 3
2018-05-12: L vs. [#10MW] Kelvin Gastelum (15-5-0) via SD (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

Last 3 Fights: Jan Blachowicz (2-1-0)
2019-07-06: W vs. [#11LHW] Luke Rockhold (16-5-0) via KO (Punches) in 1:39 of round 2
2019-02-23: L vs. [#2LHW] Thiago Santos (21-7-0) via TKO (Punches) in 0:39 of round 3
2018-09-15: W vs. [#15LHW] Nikita Krylov (25-7-0) via Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) in 2:41 of round 2

Odds Favorite (Implied): Jan Blachowicz – Win%: 64.78
Elo Favorite (Standard): Ronaldo Souza (2000.46) [+27.83] – Win%: 53.17
Elo Favorite (Modified): Ronaldo Souza (2070.32) [+101.03] – Win%: 60.88
Glicko-1 Favorite (Adj): Ronaldo Souza (2043.82) [+88.86] – Win%: 66.14
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Ronaldo Souza 203, Jan Blachowicz 133
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Jan Blachowicz leads 1-0
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Light Heavyweight (205)
[#25] Mauricio Rua (26-11-0, -258) vs. [#66] Paul Craig (12-4-0, +212)
Mauricio Rua is the All-Time #8 ranked Light Heavyweight and #35 ranked Absolute fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Mauricio Rua (2-1-0)
2018-12-01: W vs. [#52LHW] Tyson Pedro (7-3-0) via TKO (Punches) in 0:43 of round 3
2018-07-22: L vs. [#3LHW] Anthony Smith (32-14-0) via KO (Elbow) in 1:29 of round 1
2017-03-11: W vs. [#46LHW] Gian Villante (17-11-0) via TKO in 0:59 of round 3

Last 3 Fights: Paul Craig (2-1-0)
2019-09-21: W vs. [#160LHW] Vinicius Moreira Castro (9-4-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 3:19 of round 1
2019-06-29: L vs. [#48LHW] Alonzo Menifield (9-0-0) via KO (Punches) in 3:19 of round 1
2019-03-30: W vs. [#86LHW] Kennedy Nzechukwu (7-1-0) via Submission (Triangle Choke) in 4:20 of round 3

Odds Favorite (Implied): Mauricio Rua – Win%: 69.21
Elo Favorite (Standard): Mauricio Rua (1836.81) [+327.87] – Win%: 81.73
Elo Favorite (Modified): Mauricio Rua (1846.21) [+275.63] – Win%: 76.97
Glicko-1 Favorite (Adj): Mauricio Rua (1801.88) [+229.91] – Win%: 85.15
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Mauricio Rua 350, Paul Craig 56
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Mauricio Rua leads 1-0
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Lightweight (155)
[#7] Charles Oliveira (27-8-0, -357) vs. [#106] Jared Gordon (15-3-0, +284)
Charles Oliveira is the All-Time #40 ranked Lightweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Charles Oliveira (3-0-0)
2019-05-18: W vs. [#28LW] Nik Lentz (30-10-2) via TKO (Punches) in 2:11 of round 2
2019-02-02: W vs. [#36LW] David Teymur (8-2-0) via Submission (Anaconda Choke) in 0:55 of round 2
2018-12-15: W vs. [#27LW] Jim Miller (31-13-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 1:15 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Jared Gordon (1-2-0)
2019-06-29: W vs. [#279LW] Dan Moret (13-6-0) via UD (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
2018-12-15: L vs. [#111LW] Joaquim Silva (11-2-0) via KO (Punches) in 2:39 of round 3
2018-02-18: L vs. [#15LW] Diego Ferreira (16-2-0) via TKO (Punches) in 1:58 of round 1

Odds Favorite (Implied): Charles Oliveira – Win%: 75.00
Elo Favorite (Standard): Charles Oliveira (2054.74) [+454.45] – Win%: 88.86
Elo Favorite (Modified): Charles Oliveira (2054.19) [+446.20] – Win%: 87.58
Glicko-1 Favorite (Adj): Charles Oliveira (2038.89) [+426.77] – Win%: 96.01
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Charles Oliveira 182, Jared Gordon 140
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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Saturday, January 25th 2020: Bellator LA - Budd vs. Cyborg
 [#1 W145] Cristiane Justino [#2 W145] Julia Budd
Last Fight Date: 7/27/2019 [UFC]
Last Opponent: [#4 W145] Felicia Spencer
Last 5: W W W L W
Last Fight Date: 7/12/2019 [BellatorFC]
Last Opponent: [#10 W145] Olga Rubin
Last 5: W W W W W
Tuesday, December 31st 2019: RIZIN 20
 [#1 W105] Ayaka Hamasaki [#2 W105] Seo Hee Ham
Last Fight Date: 8/18/2019 [Rizin Fighting Federation]
Last Opponent: [#15 W105] Suwanan Boonsorn
Last 5: W W W W W
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Last Opponent: [#6 W105] Miyuu Yamamoto
Last 5: W W W W W
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 [#5 W145] Larissa Pacheco [#7 W145] Kayla Harrison
Last Fight Date: 10/11/2019 [Professional Fighters League]
Last Opponent: [#8 W145] Sarah Kaufman
Last 5: W L L W W
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4 Professional Boxers and Fighters who are Known for Gambling

11 Nov , 2019,
A. J. Riot

Fighters are known for living on the edge and for their eccentric personalities. Many of them are also known for being big gamblers. Maybe it’s the rush of adrenaline they crave whenever they’re out of the ring, or the millions and millions in disposable income, but some seem to always be in the headlines because of some outlandish bet they’ve made. Online betting has also democratized gambling, and made it more accessible and popular with the masses, not only boxers. Let’s take a look at some of the most well known boxers and fighters who are into gambling.

Tyson Fury

The flamboyant Fury is not only known for being flashy inside the ring, but outside of it as well. One would imagine that a fighter would want to go home after a tough fight like the one he had against the very game Otto Wallin, but not Fury. After getting 47 stitches, the boxer went straight to the casino in his hotel and ended the night with $500 USD extra in his pockets.

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Fight Matrix Program- UFC on ESPN+ 1: Magomedsharipov vs. Kattar (11-09-2019)

4 Nov , 2019,
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Featherweight (145)
[#8] Zabit Magomedsharipov (17-1-0, -254) vs. [#10] Calvin Kattar (20-3-0, +204)

Last 3 Fights: Zabit Magomedsharipov (3-0-0)
2019-03-02: W vs. [#13FW] Jeremy Stephens (28-17-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2018-09-08: W vs. [#227FW] Brandon Davis (10-8-0) via Submission (Kneebar) in 4:36 of round 2
2018-04-07: W vs. [#190FW] Kyle Bochniak (8-5-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Last 3 Fights: Calvin Kattar (2-1-0)
2019-06-08: W vs. [#18FW] Ricardo Lamas (19-8-0) via TKO (Punches) in 4:06 of round 1
2018-10-27: W vs. [#123FW] Chris Fishgold (18-3-1) via TKO (Punches) in 4:11 of round 1
2018-04-07: L vs. [#20FW] Renato Carneiro (13-3-1) via UD (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Odds Favorite (Implied): Zabit Magomedsharipov – Win%: 68.56
Elo Favorite (Standard): Zabit Magomedsharipov (1968.45) [+62.43] – Win%: 57.08
Elo Favorite (Modified): Zabit Magomedsharipov (1969.33) [+86.02] – Win%: 59.30
Glicko-1 Favorite (Adj): Zabit Magomedsharipov (1961.90) [+67.70] – Win%: 62.31
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Zabit Magomedsharipov 252, Calvin Kattar 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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Heavyweight (265)
[#9] Alexander Volkov (30-7-0, -288) vs. [#105] Greg Hardy (5-1-0, +232)
Alexander Volkov is the All-Time #45 ranked Heavyweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Alexander Volkov (2-1-0)
2018-10-06: L vs. [#5HW+] Derrick Lewis (22-7-0) via KO (Punches) in 4:49 of round 3
2018-03-17: W vs. [*] Fabricio Werdum (23-8-1) via KO (Punches) in 1:38 of round 4
2017-09-02: W vs. [#28HW+] Stefan Struve (29-11-0) via TKO (Punches) in 3:30 of round 3

Last 3 Fights: Greg Hardy (2-0-0, 1 NC)
2019-10-18: NC vs. [#141HW+] Ben Sosoli (7-2-0)
2019-07-20: W vs. [#163HW+] Juan Adams (5-2-0) via TKO (Punches) in 0:45 of round 1
2019-04-27: W vs. [#338HW+] Dmitry Smoliakov (9-4-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:15 of round 1

Odds Favorite (Implied): Alexander Volkov – Win%: 71.13
Elo Favorite (Standard): Alexander Volkov (1953.20) [+546.90] – Win%: 92.40
Elo Favorite (Modified): Alexander Volkov (1982.95) [+410.90] – Win%: 85.80
Glicko-1 Favorite (Adj): Alexander Volkov (1929.06) [+408.31] – Win%: 95.71
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Alexander Volkov 399, Greg Hardy 22
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)
[#141] Danny Roberts (16-5-0, +153) vs. [#377] Zelim Imadaev (8-1-0, -183)

Last 3 Fights: Danny Roberts (1-2-0)
2019-05-18: L vs. [#140WW] Michel Pereira (24-10-0) via KO (Flying Knee and Punch) in 1:47 of round 1
2019-03-16: L vs. [#43WW] Claudio Henrique Da Silva (14-1-0) via Submission (Armbar) in 2:37 of round 3
2018-07-22: W vs. [#167WW] David Zawada (16-5-0) via SD (29-28, 29-28, 27-30)

Last 3 Fights: Zelim Imadaev (2-1-0)
2019-04-13: L vs. [#70WW] Max Griffin (15-7-0) via MD (28-28, 29-27, 29-27)
2018-03-30: W vs. [*] Ivan Gluhak (17-9-1) via KO (Punch) in 0:13 of round 1
2017-09-29: W vs. [*] Yuri Izotov (9-10-0) via KO (Spinning Back Elbow) in 3:17 of round 1

Odds Favorite (Implied): Zelim Imadaev – Win%: 62.05
Elo Favorite (Standard): Danny Roberts (1527.63) [+161.83] – Win%: 67.69
Elo Favorite (Modified): Danny Roberts (1532.82) [+93.99] – Win%: 60.14
Glicko-1 Favorite (Adj): Zelim Imadaev (1469.05) [+5.62] – Win%: 51.11
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Danny Roberts 175, Zelim Imadaev 210
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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Fight Matrix Program- UFC 244: Masvidal vs. Diaz (11-02-2019)

28 Oct , 2019,
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Welterweight (170)
[#4] Jorge Masvidal (34-13-0, -168) vs. [#9] Nate Diaz (20-11-0, +139)
Jorge Masvidal is the All-Time #31 ranked Welterweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Jorge Masvidal (2-1-0)
2019-07-06: W vs. [#20WW] Ben Askren (19-2-0) via KO (Flying Knee) in 0:05 of round 1
2019-03-16: W vs. [#14MW] Darren Till (17-2-1) via KO (Punches) in 3:05 of round 2
2017-11-04: L vs. [#12WW] Stephen Thompson (14-4-1) via UD (30-27, 30-26, 30-27)

Last 3 Fights: Nate Diaz (2-1-0)
2019-08-17: W vs. [#11WW] Anthony Pettis (22-9-0) via UD (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
2016-08-20: L vs. [*] Conor McGregor (21-4-0) via MD (47-47, 48-47, 48-47)
2016-03-05: W vs. [*] Conor McGregor (21-4-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 4:12 of round 2

Odds Favorite (Implied): Jorge Masvidal – Win%: 59.97
Elo Favorite (Standard): Jorge Masvidal (2152.31) [+71.33] – Win%: 58.08
Elo Favorite (Modified): Jorge Masvidal (2158.80) [+91.98] – Win%: 59.93
Glicko-1 Favorite (Adj): Jorge Masvidal (2160.78) [+92.25] – Win%: 66.52
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Jorge Masvidal 119, Nate Diaz 77
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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Middleweight (185)
[#7] Kelvin Gastelum (15-4-0, -165) vs. [#14] Darren Till (17-2-1, +137)
Kelvin Gastelum is the All-Time #38 ranked Middleweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Kelvin Gastelum (2-1-0)
2019-04-13: L vs. [#1MW/#10P4P] Israel Adesanya (18-0-0) via UD (48-46, 48-46, 48-46)
2018-05-12: W vs. [#9MW] Ronaldo Souza (26-7-0) via SD (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
2017-11-25: W vs. [*] Michael Bisping (30-9-0) via KO (Punch) in 2:30 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Darren Till (1-2-0)
2019-03-16: L vs. [#4WW] Jorge Masvidal (34-13-0) via KO (Punches) in 3:05 of round 2
2018-09-08: L vs. [#2WW/#10DD] Tyron Woodley (19-4-1) via Submission (Brabo Choke) in 4:19 of round 2
2018-05-27: W vs. [#12WW] Stephen Thompson (14-4-1) via UD (48-47, 49-46, 49-46)

Odds Favorite (Implied): Kelvin Gastelum – Win%: 59.60
Elo Favorite (Standard): Kelvin Gastelum (2058.95) [+142.40] – Win%: 65.72
Elo Favorite (Modified): Kelvin Gastelum (2041.07) [+126.07] – Win%: 63.46
Glicko-1 Favorite (Adj): Kelvin Gastelum (2026.87) [+95.42] – Win%: 66.89
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Kelvin Gastelum 203, Darren Till 231
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)
[#12] Stephen Thompson (14-4-1, -152) vs. [#19] Vicente Luque (17-6-1, +126)
Stephen Thompson is the All-Time #12 ranked Welterweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Stephen Thompson (1-2-0)
2019-03-23: L vs. [#11WW] Anthony Pettis (22-9-0) via KO (Punches) in 4:55 of round 2
2018-05-27: L vs. [#14MW] Darren Till (17-2-1) via UD (48-47, 49-46, 49-46)
2017-11-04: W vs. [#4WW] Jorge Masvidal (34-13-0) via UD (30-27, 30-26, 30-27)

Last 3 Fights: Vicente Luque (3-0-0)
2019-08-10: W vs. [#26WW] Mike Perry (13-5-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
2019-05-18: W vs. [#110WW] Derrick Krantz (24-12-0) via TKO (Punches) in 3:52 of round 1
2019-02-17: W vs. [#88WW] Bryan Barberena (14-7-0) via TKO (Knees and Punches) in 4:54 of round 3

Odds Favorite (Implied): Stephen Thompson – Win%: 57.68
Elo Favorite (Standard): Vicente Luque (1968.59) [+66.53] – Win%: 57.54
Elo Favorite (Modified): Stephen Thompson (1925.44) [+16.91] – Win%: 51.85
Glicko-1 Favorite (Adj): Vicente Luque (1926.22) [+7.68] – Win%: 51.42
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Stephen Thompson 224, Vicente Luque 84
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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Fight Matrix Program- UFC on ESPN+ 20: Askren vs. Maia (10-26-2019)

21 Oct , 2019,
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Welterweight (170)
[#13] Demian Maia (27-9-0, +135) vs. [#16] Ben Askren (19-1-0, -161)
Demian Maia is the All-Time #17 ranked Welterweight fighter.
Ben Askren is the All-Time #33 ranked Welterweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Demian Maia (2-1-0)
2019-06-29: W vs. [#21WW] Anthony Rocco Martin (16-5-0) via MD (29-28, 29-28, 28-28)
2019-02-02: W vs. [#66WW] Lyman Good (20-5-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 2:38 of round 1
2018-05-19: L vs. [#1WW/#5DD/#6P4P] Kamaru Usman (15-1-0) via UD (50-45, 49-46, 49-46)

Last 3 Fights: Ben Askren (2-1-0)
2019-07-06: L vs. [#4WW] Jorge Masvidal (34-13-0) via KO (Flying Knee) in 0:05 of round 1
2019-03-02: W vs. [#17WW] Robbie Lawler (28-14-0) via Technical Submission (Bulldog Choke) in 3:20 of round 1
2017-11-24: W vs. [#109WW] Shinya Aoki (44-9-0) via TKO (Punches) in 0:57 of round 1

Odds Favorite (Implied): Ben Askren – Win%: 59.18
Elo Favorite (Standard): Ben Askren (2077.05) [+5.49] – Win%: 50.63
Elo Favorite (Modified): Ben Askren (2060.15) [+39.18] – Win%: 54.28
Glicko-1 Favorite (Adj): Ben Askren (2091.33) [+67.66] – Win%: 62.10
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Demian Maia 119, Ben Askren 112
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Demian Maia leads 2-1
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Welterweight (170)
[#62] Laureano Staropoli (9-1-0, +123) vs. [#63] Muslim Salikhov (15-2-0, -147)

Last 3 Fights: Laureano Staropoli (3-0-0)
2019-05-11: W vs. [#79WW] Thiago Alves (23-14-0) via UD (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
2018-11-17: W vs. [#1195WW] Hector Aldana (4-3-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2017-06-10: W vs. [#506MW] Carlos Alberto Bazan Roja (8-7-0) via TKO (Punches) in 3:00 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Muslim Salikhov (2-1-0)
2019-09-07: W vs. [#100WW] Nordine Taleb (15-7-0) via KO (Punch) in 4:26 of round 1
2018-04-14: W vs. [#149WW] Ricky Rainey (13-6-0) via KO (Punches) in 4:12 of round 2
2017-11-25: L vs. [#102WW] Alex Garcia (15-6-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 3:22 of round 2

Odds Favorite (Implied): Muslim Salikhov – Win%: 57.02
Elo Favorite (Standard): Muslim Salikhov (1746.38) [+198.69] – Win%: 71.26
Elo Favorite (Modified): Muslim Salikhov (1755.55) [+209.25] – Win%: 71.42
Glicko-1 Favorite (Adj): Muslim Salikhov (1738.87) [+179.73] – Win%: 79.85
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Laureano Staropoli 168, Muslim Salikhov 49
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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Heavyweight (265)
[#82] Ciryl Gane (4-0-0, -306) vs. [#94] Dontale Mayes (7-2-0, +245)

Last 3 Fights: Ciryl Gane (3-0-0)
2019-08-10: W vs. [#146HW+] Raphael Pessoa (9-1-0) via Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) in 4:12 of round 1
2019-05-24: W vs. [#121HW+] Roggers Souza (9-2-0) via TKO in 4:26 of round 1
2018-09-21: W vs. [#280HW+] Adam Dyczka (8-1-0) via TKO (Punches) in 4:57 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Dontale Mayes (3-0-0)
2019-07-16: W vs. [#147HW+] Ricardo Prasel (10-2-0) via TKO (Punches) in 4:59 of round 1
2018-11-17: W vs. [NA] Nkemdirim Oti (2-6-0) via SUB in 2:15 of round 3
2018-07-31: W vs. [#341HW+] Mitchell Sipe (4-2-0) via TKO (Punches) in 4:49 of round 2

Odds Favorite (Implied): Ciryl Gane – Win%: 72.22
Elo Favorite (Standard): Ciryl Gane (1465.81) [+3.56] – Win%: 50.41
Elo Favorite (Modified): Ciryl Gane (1622.22) [+94.49] – Win%: 60.20
Glicko-1 Favorite (Adj): Dontale Mayes (1522.67) [+6.37] – Win%: 51.23
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Ciryl Gane 77, Dontale Mayes 102
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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The Greatest MMA Fighters – Part 2

17 Oct , 2019,
A. J. Riot

Photo by Justin Ng / The Unsplash License

We’ve recently published an article about three of the greatest unheralded fighters in MMA: Frankie Edgar, Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Justino, and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. While ‘unheralded’ is perhaps an unfair term to use as these fighters are recognized by fans and pundits alike as all-time greats, they are typically not considered in the ‘GOAT’ discussion for various reasons.  Today, we are going to discuss the careers of another five fighters who may have been at one point the best in their weight division – or even the sport of MMA as a whole – but their greatness might not be recognized by fans who have not been following the sport since it’s inception.

MMA fighters need to exhibit not only skill and strength but also persistence and resilience. They put their all into what they do and deserve the recognition that comes with success. Each of these fighters below has shown the true spirit of an MMA warrior and came out on top, showing that strength and brawn are not the only things necessary to achieve greatness. Each one has their unique methods and strategies, and they have carved a name for themselves as the some of the fighters to compete in the young sport that is Mixed Martial Arts.

These fighters have made watching MMA fights worth while. But who will be the next best MMA fighter? If you want to impress your friends with all of your MMA knowledge, betting sites can offer another way that fans can stay up to date on UFC fighters’ actions: offering advanced statistics, trends, and tips on which fighters are likely to come out on top. That way, you’ll know the picks for the next best-of list before it even comes out.

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