Current MMA Rankings Updated (03-21-2020)

21 Mar , 2020,

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Featured Upcoming Bouts (Outside of UFC)

Saturday, May 9th 2020: Bellator 242: Bader vs. Nemkov
 [#2 LHW] Ryan Bader [#7 LHW] Vadim Nemkov
Last Fight Date: 9/07/2019 [BellatorFC]
Last Opponent: [#10 HW] Cheick Kongo
Last 5: W W W W NC
Last Fight Date: 10/12/2019 [BellatorFC]
Last Opponent: [#36 LHW] Rafael Carvalho
Last 5: W W W W W
Saturday, May 9th 2020: Bellator 242: Bader vs. Nemkov
 [#6 MW] Gegard Mousasi [#6 WW] Douglas Lima
Last Fight Date: 9/28/2019 [BellatorFC]
Last Opponent: [#12 MW] Lyoto Machida
Last 5: W W W L W
Last Fight Date: 10/26/2019 [BellatorFC]
Last Opponent: [#16 WW] Rory MacDonald
Last 5: W L W W W
Saturday, June 6th 2020: Bellator 244: Chandler vs. Henderson 2
 [#9 FW] A.J. McKee [#15 FW] Darrion Caldwell
Last Fight Date: 12/21/2019 [BellatorFC]
Last Opponent: [#37 FW] Derek Campos
Last 5: W W W W W
Last Fight Date: 1/25/2020 [BellatorFC]
Last Opponent: [#48 FW] Adam Borics
Last 5: W L L W W

Avoid These Boxing Betting Mistakes

20 Mar , 2020,
A. J. Riot

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Sports betting has always been popular among the masses, but it seems like it has risen to new heights as of late. This could have something to do with all the available online betting sites. It may also have something to do with the fact that more and more states are now recognizing sports betting as a legal activity. Whatever the situation is, there is no denying that sports betting is here to stay. Along with this, there are a number of benefits that one can take advantage of when betting on sports. Not only will it make the event more exciting, but there is always the real potential that you could make money. This is especially true when it comes to boxing. All that being said, if you do want to bet on the sport of boxing, you should without a doubt make sure that you avoid these common rookie mistakes.

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The Appeal of Boxing Betting

Mar , 2020,
A. J. Riot

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Boxing betting is enormously popular, particularly when a major fight is coming up. Boxing has a long history of around 5,000 years, and there is also a long history of betting on this sport. It is the longest prevailing sports betting pursuit. It is mostly loved by fans who like full-contact sports such as soccer, rugby, and NFL sports. Sports channels are regularly broadcasting major boxing events through high definition video streams.

Boxing is primarily a martial art

Boxing is primarily a martial art, and a high profile combat sport practiced and enjoyed all over the world. Like in many martial arts, two fighters wage combat with each other in an elevated, roped off square area called a ring. The area of the ring must be at least 16 square feet and can be as big as 24 square feet, depending on the importance of the fight, prerequisite of fighters, and location of the event. It is a noteworthy point that large ring favors fast fighters, while a small one favors the big bulky punchers. The main aim of boxing is to punch the opponent with gloved fists to attain points and win the round. The fight continues for a predetermined number of rounds, or until one of the opponents is unable to sustain the punches and falls undefended, defeated lying in the ground for ten seconds resulting in a knockout.

Boxing betting

There are six primary markets on boxing betting, unlike other sports where there are many markets and options. In online sportsbook websites, you can place your bet on any major event with ease and convenience. From online sport betting websites, you can place a bet on other sports like football, tennis, basketball. Over there, you will find Football League Tables, which gives information about all upcoming football matches. Below are some of the most popular boxing markets.

Outright winner

You simply bet on one of the two fighters who you believe is more likely to win the match. You do not need to predict the rounds of the match or method of victory; all you need is to foretell the winner. This strategy of betting works best when you are certain that a particular fighter will win the match.

Total rounds betting

In a 12 round title match, the standard bet is 9.5; you wager the fight will last for more or less than 9.5 rounds. In this market, you are not predicting the winner; you are simply forecasting the number of rounds the fight will last;-9.5 less than nine rounds, +9.5 more than nine rounds. If you think the opponents are fairly evenly matched and both have the strength and stamina to sustain a long fight, then bet for +9.5.

Winning method

You are placing your bet on a particular fighter to win the match in a specific way. It could be by decision or by knock out.

While choosing a sports betting g website, focus on some factors before making your decision. Choose a reputed, trustworthy, and established online sports wager website to place your bet. Look for reviews and comments of existing bettors to know the pedigree of the website.  Choose a betting website that provides competitive odds, which will enhance your chance of winning.




Fight Matrix Program – UFC on ESPN+ 28: Lee vs. Oliveira (03-14-2020)

9 Mar , 2020,

Lightweight (155)
[#6] Kevin Lee (18-5-0, -142) vs. [#8] Charles Oliveira (28-8-0, +116)
Kevin Lee is the All-Time #36 ranked Lightweight fighter.
Charles Oliveira is the All-Time #38 ranked Lightweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Kevin Lee (1-2-0)
2019-11-02: W vs. [#22LW] Gregor Gillespie (13-1-0) via KO (Head Kick) in 2:47 of round 1
2019-05-18: L vs. [#11WW] Rafael dos Anjos (29-13-0) via Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) in 3:47 of round 4
2018-12-15: L vs. [#13LW] Al Iaquinta (15-6-1) via UD (48-47, 49-46, 48-47)

Last 3 Fights: Charles Oliveira (3-0-0)
2019-11-16: W vs. [#110LW] Jared Gordon (15-4-0) via KO (Punches) in 1:26 of round 1
2019-05-18: W vs. [#47FW] Nik Lentz (30-11-2) via TKO (Punches) in 2:11 of round 2
2019-02-02: W vs. [#46LW] David Teymur (8-2-0) via Submission (Anaconda Choke) in 0:55 of round 2

Odds Favorite (Implied): Kevin Lee – Win%: 55.89
Elo Favorite (Standard): Charles Oliveira (2066.44) [+60.69] – Win%: 56.89
Elo Favorite (Modified): Charles Oliveira (2065.30) [+97.23] – Win%: 60.49
Glicko-1 Favorite (Adj): Charles Oliveira (2069.93) [+94.71] – Win%: 66.80
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Kevin Lee 133, Charles Oliveira 119
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Even: Both have 1 win(s) against common opposition.

Welterweight (170)
[#8] Demian Maia (28-9-0, +167) vs. [#20] Gilbert Burns (17-3-0, -204)
Demian Maia is the All-Time #15 ranked Welterweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Demian Maia (3-0-0)
2019-10-26: W vs. [*] Ben Askren (19-2-0) via Technical Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 3:54 of round 3
2019-06-29: W vs. [#16WW] Anthony Rocco Martin (17-5-0) via MD (29-28, 29-28, 28-28)
2019-02-02: W vs. [#39WW] Lyman Good (21-5-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 2:38 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Gilbert Burns (3-0-0)
2019-09-28: W vs. [#22WW] Gunnar Nelson (17-5-1) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2019-08-10: W vs. [#49WW] Alexey Kunchenko (20-1-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2019-04-27: W vs. [#239LW] Mike Davis (8-2-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 4:15 of round 2

Odds Favorite (Implied): Gilbert Burns – Win%: 64.18
Elo Favorite (Standard): Demian Maia (2157.98) [+147.30] – Win%: 66.22
Elo Favorite (Modified): Demian Maia (2107.18) [+101.42] – Win%: 60.92
Glicko-1 Favorite (Adj): Demian Maia (2107.75) [+74.81] – Win%: 63.32
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Demian Maia 140, Gilbert Burns 168
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Even: Both have 1 win(s) against common opposition.

Women Strawweight (115)
[#15] Randa Markos (10-7-1, +216) vs. [#22] Amanda Ribas (8-1-0, -270)

Last 3 Fights: Randa Markos (2-1-0)
2019-10-26: W vs. [#37SW] Ashley Yoder (7-5-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
2019-07-06: L vs. [#8SW] Claudia Gadelha (17-4-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2019-03-23: W vs. [#16SW] Angela Hill (12-7-0) via Submission (Armbar) in 4:24 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Amanda Ribas (3-0-0)
2019-10-12: W vs. [#42SW] Mackenzie Dern (7-1-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2019-06-29: W vs. [#70SW] Emily Whitmire (4-3-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 2:10 of round 2
2016-05-21: W vs. [#54SW] Jennifer Gonzalez Araneda (12-5-0) via TKO (Punches) in 0:42 of round 2

Odds Favorite (Implied): Amanda Ribas – Win%: 69.74
Elo Favorite (Standard): Amanda Ribas (1487.35) [+16.28] – Win%: 51.86
Elo Favorite (Modified): Amanda Ribas (1553.11) [+119.16] – Win%: 62.75
Glicko-1 Favorite (Adj): Amanda Ribas (1518.47) [+71.74] – Win%: 63.31
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Randa Markos 140, Amanda Ribas 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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4 Reasons Why Boxing Became Popular Among Students

Mar , 2020,
Emma Rundle

Boxing is an exciting sport, especially for the macho types, and quite attractive to most young male students in high schools and colleges. It is a sport that expresses masculinity and brawn and demonstrates power and courage.

Boxing is popular across high school and college gyms acting as a common denominator for the bright in class and the not so smart. It engenders a sense of unity for sparring partners and promotes respect among peers. Among many other reasons for the popularity of boxing for students, here are four top ones.

1. Boxing helps relieve stress

Students face multiple stress loads, especially during exam times that can compromise their performance. Besides pressures to excel in exams, they face various personal and relationship issues and general stresses of growing up. This is where hitting the gym for a boxing workout or sparring is a good option besides having a good time with friends.

The intensity needed in a punching bag workout is heavy and stimulates a generous flow of endorphins. These body chemicals, when released into the bloodstream, act as a natural anti-stress and anti-anxiety drug.

The effect relieves the mind and leaves you feeling good and with a sense of well-being. It is a simple way to exercise and relieve stress and a boxing ring is freely available to students in most high school and college gyms.

Using EduBirdie is another good way of relieving yourself from the stress of writing assignments that are either difficult or to be submitted in tight deadlines. From essays to thesis and dissertation to coursework, the professional writers there can take care of every type of assignment for you.

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The Ultimate Go-Getter’s Guide to MMA Betting

Mar , 2020,
A. J. Riot

Mainstream betting is the new norm and punters are making a killing out of it. If you are a dedicated online punter, you need to get your house in order and embrace the new changing wave. You can place wagers on MMA fights in a seamless process with an ultimate guideline. It would be best if you had a clear mind to increase the available odds and be a decorated MMA bettor within no time. You need to avoid monotonous errors made by casual punters if you wish to go pro. Here’s the ultimate go-getter’s guide to MMA betting.


Here’s an easy step that most punters put off. With a myriad of online bookies, you certainly don’t expect them to be the same. Each casino or bookie has odds which are slightly different from their counterparts. If you intend to wager a bet on any sport such as MMA, you need to shop around regularly. Line shopping is very fundamental and integral if your vision is to become a hawk-eyed bettor. Be sure to note any adjusted odds and weigh the line’s ultimate value for any upcoming event.

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The Benefits of Contact Sports on Your Mental Health

Mar , 2020,
A. J. Riot

One great thing to get into is of course, contact sports. They are great for your physical fitness, and sports like Muay Thai and mixed martial arts are great for building a strong mind-body connection so you can become better at controlling your body.

But what can contact sports do for your mental health? Why do they matter? Read on to find out the benefits of contact sports on a mental plane, rather than just on a physical one.

Helps Build Confidence

Contact sports require you to control your body in order to hit the opponent or the bag.  When you do it correctly, it can help you feel better about yourself.

For some of us, especially if we think we’re “small” or “weak” this can be a huge confidence booster. Being able to control your body in such a way proves you’re powerful, and for many people, it’s that boost of confidence that they need. If you really want to feel good about yourself, consider getting into some contact sports, for it can help you learn skills and help you understand your body.

It also is good to know because if you’re in a situation where you’re fighting someone larger, being able to take them down and knowing how to disarm them is incredibly valuable, and worth learning as well.

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Online Gambling Game Types: Bet on Boxing

7 Mar , 2020,
A. J. Riot

The boxer walks to the ring in slow but steady strides, wearing in a shining robe with a name embossed in back of it. The atmosphere is electric; excited crowds cheer for their favorite boxer. In the middle of the ring, the two fighters stand toe to toe; eye to eye waiting for a ferocious battle. As the bell sounds the two pounce on each other. As the match begins the anticipation, the temperature rise, few sports match the excitement and feverish pitch of boxing. The bettors around the world watch every foot movement, every punch, every glorious moment.

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