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Saturday, January 25th 2020: Bellator 238: 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: [#15 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: [#13 W105] Suwanan Boonsorn
Last 5: W W W W W
Last Fight Date: 10/12/2019 [Rizin Fighting Federation]
Last Opponent: [#7 W105] Miyuu Yamamoto
Last 5: W W W W W
Tuesday, December 31st 2019: PFL 2019 #10: Championships
 [#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
Last Fight Date: 10/11/2019 [Professional Fighters League]
Last Opponent: [NR] Bobbi Jo Dalziel
Last 5: W W W W W

Fight Matrix Program – UFC on ESPN 7: Overeem vs. Rozenstruik (12-07-2019)

2 Dec , 2019,
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Heavyweight (265)
[#7] Alistair Overeem (45-17-0, -126) vs. [#30] Jairzinho Rozenstruik (9-0-0, +101)
Alistair Overeem is the All-Time #14 ranked Heavyweight and #47 ranked Absolute fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Alistair Overeem (2-1-0)
2019-04-20: W vs. [#17HW+] Alexey Oleynik (59-13-1) via TKO (Punches) in 4:45 of round 1
2018-11-24: W vs. [#39HW+] Sergei Pavlovich (14-1-0) via TKO (Punches) in 4:21 of round 1
2018-06-09: L vs. [#6HW+] Curtis Blaydes (12-2-0) via TKO (Elbows) in 2:56 of round 3

Last 3 Fights: Jairzinho Rozenstruik (3-0-0)
2019-11-02: W vs. [#45HW+] Andrei Arlovski (28-19-0) via KO (Punch) in 0:29 of round 1
2019-06-22: W vs. [#146HW+] Allen Crowder (10-4-0) via KO (Punches) in 0:09 of round 1
2019-02-02: W vs. [#72HW+] Junior Albini (14-6-0) via TKO (Head Kick and Punches) in 0:54 of round 2

Odds Favorite (Implied): Alistair Overeem – Win%: 52.84
Elo Favorite (Standard): Alistair Overeem (1983.34) [+318.07] – Win%: 81.05
Elo Favorite (Modified): Alistair Overeem (1992.91) [+308.45] – Win%: 79.42
Glicko-1 Favorite (Adj): Alistair Overeem (1963.54) [+264.11] – Win%: 87.88
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Alistair Overeem 231, Jairzinho Rozenstruik 35
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)
[#10] Cynthia Calvillo (8-1-0, -102) vs. [#12] Marina Rodriguez (12-0-1, -122)

Last 3 Fights: Cynthia Calvillo (2-1-0)
2019-02-17: W vs. [#20SW] Cortney Casey (8-7-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
2018-11-17: W vs. [#36FLY] Poliana Botelho (8-2-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 4:48 of round 1
2017-12-30: L vs. [#6SW] Carla Esparza (15-6-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Last 3 Fights: Marina Rodriguez (2-0-1)
2019-08-10: W vs. [#19SW] Tecia Torres (10-5-0) via UD (30-27, 30-26, 30-27)
2019-03-30: W vs. [#38SW] Jessica Aguilar (20-8-0) via UD (29-27, 29-27, 29-26)
2018-09-22: D vs. [#15SW] Randa Markos (10-7-1) via Draw (Majority) in 5:00 of round 3

Odds Favorite (Implied): Marina Rodriguez – Win%: 52.11
Elo Favorite (Standard): Marina Rodriguez (1624.83) [+25.56] – Win%: 52.92
Elo Favorite (Modified): Cynthia Calvillo (1658.27) [+32.65] – Win%: 53.57
Glicko-1 Favorite (Adj): Marina Rodriguez (1625.53) [+4.57] – Win%: 50.86
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Cynthia Calvillo 293, Marina Rodriguez 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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Heavyweight (265)
[#29] Stefan Struve (29-11-0, +115) vs. [#71] Ben Rothwell (36-12-0, -141)
Ben Rothwell is the All-Time #47 ranked Heavyweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Stefan Struve (1-2-0)
2019-02-23: W vs. [#59HW+] Marcos Rogerio de Lima (16-6-1) via Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) in 2:21 of round 2
2018-07-22: L vs. [#32HW+] Marcin Tybura (17-6-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
2018-03-03: L vs. [#45HW+] Andrei Arlovski (28-19-0) via UD (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)

Last 3 Fights: Ben Rothwell (0-3-0)
2019-07-20: L vs. [#45HW+] Andrei Arlovski (28-19-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2019-03-09: L vs. [#11HW+] Blagoy Ivanov (18-3-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2016-04-10: L vs. [#4HW+] Junior dos Santos (21-6-0) via UD (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)

Odds Favorite (Implied): Ben Rothwell – Win%: 55.71
Elo Favorite (Standard): Stefan Struve (1656.95) [+53.61] – Win%: 56.09
Elo Favorite (Modified): Stefan Struve (1682.55) [+8.52] – Win%: 50.93
Glicko-1 Favorite (Adj): Stefan Struve (1654.50) [+8.03] – Win%: 51.57
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Stefan Struve 287, Ben Rothwell 140
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Ben Rothwell leads 2-0
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MMA Betting at Betway

27 Nov , 2019,
A. J. Riot

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a sport that involves two opponents grappling and striking each other in an attempt to end the match by forcing a knockout, a submission, or a referee stoppage.  The roots of this sport, like most martial arts, lie in Asia. MMA officials award fighters with points each round to decide a winner if a fight goes the distance; however fans and fighters alike prefer when fights end before the scheduled number of rounds. Betway98 provides a variety of MMA betting markets. There are many different Mixed Martial Arts leagues; the biggest ones include the One Championship, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) , the World Combat League (WCL), and Bellator. Read up on these tips to improve your MMA betting skills.

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HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET A BLACK BELT IN JIU JITSU?

21 Nov , 2019,
Patricia

To achieve a black belt is the purpose of most people who practice martial arts. Doesn’t really matter what type of martial arts you are doing – you feel inside that the black belts are supposed to come from a totally different universe. They move with elegance, full of self-confidence, you feel they are reading your every move, and you desire to reach this level. For sure it’s not an easy road, and not everyone can accomplish it. But honestly, does it matter? If you think that you haven’t mastered an art until you get your black belt, you do not really understand the point of the martial arts, including BJJ.

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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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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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