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Heavyweight (265)
[#7] Andrei Arlovski (25-12-0, +126) vs. [#15] Josh Barnett (34-8-0, -151)
Andrei Arlovski is the All-Time #10 ranked Heavyweight fighter.
Josh Barnett is the All-Time #7 ranked Heavyweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Andrei Arlovski (1-2-0)
2016-05-08: L vs. [#4HW+] Alistair Overeem (41-14-0) via TKO (Front Kick and Punches) in 1:12 of round 2
2016-01-02: L vs. [#1HW+/#7DD/#6P4P] Stipe Miocic (15-2-0) via TKO (Punches) in 0:54 of round 1
2015-09-05: W vs. [#11HW+] Frank Mir (18-11-0) via UD (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Last 3 Fights: Josh Barnett (1-2-0)
2016-01-30: L vs. [#10HW+] Ben Rothwell (36-10-0) via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in 3:48 of round 2
2015-09-26: W vs. [#18HW+] Roy Nelson (21-13-0) via UD (50-45, 48-47, 48-47)
2013-12-28: L vs. [#9HW+] Travis Browne (18-4-1) via KO (Elbows) in 1:00 of round 1

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Andrei Arlovski 118, Josh Barnett 217
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Josh Barnett leads 5-4
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Light Heavyweight (205)
[#6] Alexander Gustafsson (16-4-0, -639) vs. [#31] Jan Blachowicz (19-5-0, +461)
Alexander Gustafsson is the All-Time #20 ranked Light Heavyweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Alexander Gustafsson (1-2-0)
2015-10-03: L vs. [#2LHW/#4P4P] Daniel Cormier (18-1-0) via SD (47-48, 48-47, 49-46)
2015-01-24: L vs. [#3LHW] Anthony Johnson (22-5-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:15 of round 1
2014-03-08: W vs. [#14LHW] Jimi Manuwa (15-2-0) via TKO (Knee and Punches) in 1:18 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Jan Blachowicz (1-2-0)
2016-04-10: W vs. [#85LHW] Igor Pokrajac (28-13-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2015-09-05: L vs. [#17LHW] Corey Anderson (8-2-0) via UD (30-25, 29-26, 30-25)
2015-04-11: L vs. [#14LHW] Jimi Manuwa (15-2-0) via UD (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Alexander Gustafsson 336, Jan Blachowicz 146
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Alexander Gustafsson leads 1-0
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Light Heavyweight (205)
[#5] Ryan Bader (20-5-0, -255) vs. [#18] Ilir Latifi (12-4-0, +210)
Ryan Bader is the All-Time #21 ranked Light Heavyweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Ryan Bader (2-1-0)
2016-01-30: L vs. [#3LHW] Anthony Johnson (22-5-0) via KO (Punches) in 1:26 of round 1
2015-10-03: W vs. [#10LHW] Rashad Evans (21-5-1) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2015-01-24: W vs. [#4LHW] Phil Davis (16-3-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Last 3 Fights: Ilir Latifi (3-0-0)
2016-03-05: W vs. [#39LHW] Gian Villante (14-7-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2016-01-17: W vs. [#50LHW] Sean OConnell (17-8-0) via TKO (Punches) in 0:30 of round 1
2015-07-18: W vs. [#123LHW] Hans Stringer (22-7-3) via KO (Punches) in 0:56 of round 1

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Ryan Bader 217, Ilir Latifi 182
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 93 – Arlovski vs. Barnett (09-03-2016)'

Posted on August 30, 2016 by jcs

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Fight Matrix updates the Current MMA Rankings once a week. As the deepest and most inclusive ranking system in the sport, fights all over the globe can have a major impact on the rankings. Let’s take a look at the biggest risers in the divisional rankings. The number in parenthesis is the number of spots that the fighter moved up from the last issued rankings. For the purpose of this article, fighters who were unranked in the previous ranking iteration are excluded.

Heavyweight
Igor Sliusarchuk #159 (36)
It looks like the correction in the rankings system has rewarded Sliusarchuk with a 36 spot bump. The Ukrainian fighter last fought on Dec. 19 when he scored a 45-second knockout over Emil Zahariev. The 27-year-old fighter holds a 19-8 record as a professional.

Middleweight
Alessio Di Chirico #124 (94)
Di Chirico has quickly risen up the rankings. At UFC on Fox 21, he scored his first UFC victory over Garreth McLellan via split decision. The win improved his record to 10-1. Despite beginning his professional career in 2011, he was allowed to the 2014 IMMAF amateur world championships where he took first place.

Other Notables: Ken Hasegawa #59 (34)

Welterweight
Vuyisile Colossa #284 (134)
The One Championship veteran got back on the winning track with a third-round knockout victory over Marcelo Tenorio under the IMPI World Series Banner. Prior to that, he had lost to Elnur Agaev for Kunlun Fight in his only other bout of 2016. The South African kickboxer fought on the very first One Championship card and holds a 3-1 record in the promotion.
Continue reading 'Biggest Risers in Current MMA Rankings Update (08-28-2016)'

Posted on August 30, 2016 by Richard Mann

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First Posted in December 2011

Updated in May 2014

Division Estimated # 12/11 5/14 8/16
Heavyweight 757 8.3% 6.9% 6.2%
Light Heavyweight 758 8.8% 6.7% 6.2%
Middleweight 1285 14.7% 12.7% 10.6%
Welterweight 2070 20.4% 18.3% 17.0%
Lightweight 2453 21.8% 20.2% 20.2%
Featherweight 2114 14.4% 17.4% 17.4%
Bantamweight 1600 9.0% 11.4% 13.2%
Fly+Straw 1109 2.7% 6.4% 9.1%

– Male Only
 

The eligible pool (all active fighters over the “starter” rating) has increased only 1.4% in the past 2.25 years, after jumping over 13% in the previous 2.5 years.  The growth of MMA has seemed to come to a halt on the global scale.

The divisional trend is simple.  Less fighters in the heavier divisions, more fighters in the lighter divisions, especially at the very bottom of the weights.

Using some updated info, I have to make a slight revision to the “average fighter” weights in the past two studies.  In 2011, the average male fighter weighed in at roughly 171 pounds.  In 2014, this went down to 166 and now, it is about 163 pounds.

Posted on August 29, 2016 by jcs

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Welterweight (170)
[#4] Demian Maia (23-6-0, -100) vs. [#7] Carlos Condit (30-9-0, -123)
Demian Maia is the All-Time #21 ranked Welterweight fighter.
Carlos Condit is the All-Time #5 ranked Welterweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Demian Maia (3-0-0)
2016-05-14: W vs. [#21WW] Matt Brown (20-15-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 4:31 of round 3
2015-12-12: W vs. [#20WW] Gunnar Nelson (15-2-1) via UD (30-26, 30-25, 30-25)
2015-08-01: W vs. [#15WW] Neil Magny (18-5-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 2:52 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Carlos Condit (1-2-0)
2016-01-02: L vs. [#2WW] Robbie Lawler (27-11-0) via SD (48-47, 47-48, 48-47)
2015-05-30: W vs. [*] Thiago Alves (21-10-0) via TKO (Doctor Stoppage) in 5:00 of round 2
2014-03-15: L vs. [#1WW/#10P4P] Tyron Woodley (16-3-0) via TKO (Leg Kick) in 2:00 of round 2

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Demian Maia 105, Carlos Condit 238
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Carlos Condit leads 2-1
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Featherweight (145)
[#6LW] Anthony Pettis (18-5-0, -180) vs. [#6] Charles Oliveira (21-5-0, +151)

Last 3 Fights: Anthony Pettis (0-3-0)
2016-04-23: L vs. [#3LW] Edson Barboza (18-4-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
2016-01-17: L vs. [#1LW/#2DD/#8P4P] Eddie Alvarez (28-4-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
2015-03-14: L vs. [#2LW/#6DD] Rafael dos Anjos (25-8-0) via UD (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)

Last 3 Fights: Charles Oliveira (2-1-0)
2015-12-19: W vs. [#26FW] Myles Jury (15-2-0) via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in 3:05 of round 1
2015-08-23: L vs. [#3FW] Max Holloway (16-3-0) via TKO (Esophagus Injury) in 1:39 of round 1
2015-05-30: W vs. [#31LW] Nik Lentz (26-7-2) via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in 1:10 of round 3

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Anthony Pettis 126, Charles Oliveira 252
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Anthony Pettis leads 2-1
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Women Strawweight (115)
[#25] Bec Rawlings (7-4-0, +173) vs. [#35] Paige VanZant (6-2-0, -211)

Last 3 Fights: Bec Rawlings (2-1-0)
2016-03-19: W vs. [#34SW] Seo Hee Ham (16-7-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
2015-05-10: W vs. [NA] Lisa Ellis (15-10-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 4:09 of round 1
2014-12-12: L vs. [#62SW] Heather Clark (7-5-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Last 3 Fights: Paige VanZant (2-1-0)
2015-12-10: L vs. [#8SW] Rose Namajunas (5-3-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 2:25 of round 5
2015-09-05: W vs. [#66SW] Alex Chambers (5-3-0) via Submission (Armbar) in 1:01 of round 3
2015-04-18: W vs. [#32SW] Felice Herrig (11-6-0) via UD (30-26, 29-27, 30-26)

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Bec Rawlings 161, Paige VanZant 261
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 on FOX 21 – Condit vs. Maia (08-22-2016)'

Posted on August 25, 2016 by jcs

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Lightweight (155)
[#19WW] Ben Henderson (23-6-0, -226) vs. [#5FW] Patricio Freire (25-3-0, +180)
Ben Henderson is the All-Time #4 ranked Lightweight and #22 ranked Absolute fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Ben Henderson (2-1-0)
2016-04-22: L vs. [#10WW] Andrey Koreshkov (19-1-0) via UD (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)
2015-11-28: W vs. [#26WW] Jorge Masvidal (30-11-0) via SD (48-47, 47-48, 49-46)
2015-02-14: W vs. [#140WW] Brandon Thatch (11-4-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 3:58 of round 4

Last 3 Fights: Patricio Freire (2-1-0)
2016-04-22: W vs. [#109FW] Henry Corrales (12-3-0) via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in 4:09 of round 2
2015-11-06: L vs. [#4FW] Daniel Straus (24-6-0) via UD (48-47, 48-47, 49-46)
2015-06-19: W vs. [#11FW] Daniel Weichel (37-9-0) via KO (Punch) in 0:32 of round 2

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Ben Henderson 126, Patricio Freire 126
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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Lightweight (155)
[#65WW] Saad Awad (19-7-0, +132) vs. [#46] Derek Anderson (13-2-0, -161)

Last 3 Fights: Saad Awad (2-1-0)
2016-05-14: W vs. [#126WW] Evangelista Santos (21-18-0) via TKO (Punches and Elbows) in 4:31 of round 1
2015-08-28: L vs. [#40LW] Patricky Freire (16-8-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2015-04-10: W vs. [#291LW] Rob Sinclair (13-3-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Last 3 Fights: Derek Anderson (2-1-0)
2015-12-04: W vs. [#40LW] Patricky Freire (16-8-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
2015-08-28: L vs. [#112LW] Brent Primus (7-0-0) via SD (29-28, 29-27, 28-29)
2015-01-16: W vs. [#160LW] Danny Navarro (15-6-0) via TKO (Punches) in 3:51 of round 3

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Saad Awad 104, Derek Anderson 266
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Derek Anderson leads 2-0
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Featherweight (145)
[#27] Bubba Jenkins (11-2-0, -165) vs. [#38] Georgi Karakhanyan (24-6-1, +137)

Last 3 Fights: Bubba Jenkins (3-0-0)
2016-03-04: W vs. [#48FW] Goiti Yamauchi (19-3-0) via UD (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
2015-11-20: W vs. [#91FW] Jordan Parsons (11-2-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
2015-06-26: W vs. [#273FW] Joe Wilk (19-11-0) via TKO (Punches) in 1:00 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Georgi Karakhanyan (1-2-0)
2016-05-20: L vs. [#12FW] Pat Curran (22-7-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2015-12-04: L vs. [#11FW] Daniel Weichel (37-9-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2015-01-16: W vs. [#27FW] Bubba Jenkins (11-2-0) via Technical Submission (Guillotine Choke) in 1:49 of round 1

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Bubba Jenkins 175, Georgi Karakhanyan 98
Previous Match-up Record: Georgi Karakhanyan leads 1-0-0
Wins Against Common Opposition: No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition.
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Continue reading 'Fight Matrix Program: Bellator 160 (08-21-2016)'

Posted on August 25, 2016 by jcs

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Some immediate rematch results from MMA history:

  • There have been 1,430 instances of two fighters fighting each other in consecutive bouts, without any other bouts in between.
  • In 500 (35%), the outcome was different than the preceding fight (draws included).
  • When the preceding result was a submission (554), the outcome was different than the preceding fight only 136 (24.5%) times.  When also including TKOs, not much changes (26%).
  • Of the 16 instances of immediate rematches in the UFC, (50%) had a different result than the preceding match.  The last qualifying rematch was Silva/Weidman II in 2013.

– No contests excluded.

Posted on August 19, 2016 by jcs

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Welterweight (170)
[#3LW] Nate Diaz (19-10-0, -101) vs. [#2FW] Conor McGregor (19-3-0, -122)

Last 3 Fights: Nate Diaz (2-1-0)
2016-03-05: W vs. [#2FW] Conor McGregor (19-3-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 4:12 of round 2
2015-12-19: W vs. [#15LW] Michael Johnson (16-10-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2014-12-13: L vs. [#2LW/#9DD] Rafael dos Anjos (25-8-0) via UD (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)

Last 3 Fights: Conor McGregor (2-1-0)
2016-03-05: L vs. [#3LW] Nate Diaz (19-10-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 4:12 of round 2
2015-12-12: W vs. [#1FW/#5DD/#5P4P] Jose Aldo (26-2-0) via KO (Punch) in 0:13 of round 1
2015-07-11: W vs. [*] Chad Mendes (17-4-0) via TKO (Punches) in 4:57 of round 2

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Nate Diaz 168, Conor McGregor 168
Previous Match-up Record: Nate Diaz leads 1-0-0
Wins Against Common Opposition: No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition.
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Light Heavyweight (205)
[#3] Anthony Johnson (21-5-0, -211) vs. [#5] Glover Teixeira (25-4-0, +172)
Anthony Johnson is the All-Time #17 ranked Light Heavyweight fighter.
Glover Teixeira is the All-Time #23 ranked Light Heavyweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Anthony Johnson (2-1-0)
2016-01-30: W vs. [#6LHW] Ryan Bader (20-5-0) via KO (Punches) in 1:26 of round 1
2015-09-05: W vs. [#14LHW] Jimi Manuwa (15-2-0) via KO (Punches) in :28 of round 2
2015-05-23: L vs. [#2LHW/#4P4P] Daniel Cormier (18-1-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 2:39 of round 3

Last 3 Fights: Glover Teixeira (3-0-0)
2016-04-16: W vs. [#10LHW] Rashad Evans (21-5-1) via KO (Punches) in 1:48 of round 1
2015-11-07: W vs. [#32LHW] Patrick Cummins (8-4-0) via TKO (Punches) in 1:12 of round 2
2015-08-08: W vs. [#12LHW] Ovince St. Preux (19-8-0) via Technical Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 3:10 of round 3

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Anthony Johnson 203, Glover Teixeira 126
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Anthony Johnson leads 2-1
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Welterweight (170)
[#5] Donald Cerrone (30-7-0, -165) vs. [#18] Rick Story (19-8-0, +138)

Last 3 Fights: Donald Cerrone (2-1-0)
2016-06-18: W vs. [#26WW] Patrick Cote (23-10-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:35 of round 3
2016-02-21: W vs. [#54WW] Alex Oliveira (14-4-1) via Submission (Triangle Choke) in 2:33 of round 1
2015-12-19: L vs. [#2LW/#9DD] Rafael dos Anjos (25-8-0) via TKO (Punches) in 1:06 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Rick Story (3-0-0)
2016-05-29: W vs. [#28WW] Tarec Saffiedine (16-5-0) via UD (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
2014-10-04: W vs. [#17WW] Gunnar Nelson (15-2-1) via SD (50-44, 47-48, 49-46)
2014-07-16: W vs. [#157LW] Leonardo Mafra Texeira (13-3-0) via Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) in 2:12 of round 2

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Donald Cerrone 63, Rick Story 83
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 202 (08-20-2016)'

Posted on August 15, 2016 by jcs

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Notable Info

  • 500th official release of the Current Rankings — the first being on January 20, 2008 (1 set every 6.25 days on avg).
  • Welterweight rankings expanded to 650 fighters.
  • Men’s Flyweight rankings expanded to 250 fighters.
  • Women’s Strawweight rankings expanded to 50 fighters.

Posted on August 14, 2016 by jcs

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