Fight Matrix Program – UFC Fight Night 137: Santos vs. Anders (09-22-2018)

16 Sep , 2018,
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Light Heavyweight (205)
[#19MW] Thiago Santos (18-6-0) vs. [#32MW] Eryk Anders (11-1-0)

Last 3 Fights: Thiago Santos (2-1-0)
2018-08-04: W vs. [#81MW] Kevin Holland (13-4-0) via UD (29-27, 29-26, 29-27)
2018-04-21: L vs. [#9MW] David Branch (22-4-0) via KO (Punches) in 2:30 of round 1
2018-02-03: W vs. [#5LHW] Anthony Smith (30-13-0) via TKO (Kick to the Body and Punches) in 1:03 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Eryk Anders (2-1-0)
2018-08-25: W vs. [#110MW] Tim Williams (15-5-0) via KO (Soccer Kick) in 4:42 of round 3
2018-02-03: L vs. [#12MW] Lyoto Machida (24-8-0) via SD (48-47, 47-48, 48-47)
2017-12-09: W vs. [#84MW] Markus Perez (10-2-0) via UD (30-25, 30-26, 29-28)

Elo Favorite (Standard): Thiago Santos (1923.29) [+242.22] – Win%: 75.15
Elo Favorite (Modified): Thiago Santos (1937.19) [+203.37] – Win%: 70.89
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Thiago Santos 49, Eryk Anders 28
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)
[#14] Alex Oliveira (19-5-1) vs. [#161] Carlo Pedersoli Jr. (11-1-0)

Last 3 Fights: Alex Oliveira (2-1-0)
2018-04-14: W vs. [#40WW] Carlos Condit (30-12-0) via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in 3:17 of round 2
2017-12-02: L vs. [#21WW] Yancy Medeiros (15-5-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:02 of round 3
2017-07-22: W vs. [#26WW] Ryan LaFlare (14-2-0) via KO (Punch) in 1:50 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Carlo Pedersoli Jr. (3-0-0)
2018-05-27: W vs. [#279WW] Bradley Scott (11-6-0) via SD (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
2018-04-28: W vs. [#250WW] Nicolas Dalby (15-3-1) via SD (29-28, 29-27, 28-29)
2017-12-18: W vs. [NA] Mircea Dumitrescu (0-1-0) via Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) in 2:39 of round 1

Elo Favorite (Standard): Alex Oliveira (1958.45) [+328.61] – Win%: 81.78
Elo Favorite (Modified): Alex Oliveira (1970.10) [+376.07] – Win%: 83.84
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Alex Oliveira 161, Carlo Pedersoli Jr. 118
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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Light Heavyweight (205)
[#12] Sam Alvey (33-10-0) vs. [*] Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (22-8-0)
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira is the All-Time #17 ranked Light Heavyweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Sam Alvey (2-1-0)
2018-06-01: W vs. [#27LHW] Gian Villante (16-10-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
2018-02-24: W vs. [#67LHW] Marcin Prachnio (13-4-0) via KO (Punch) in 4:23 of round 1
2017-10-21: L vs. [#18WW] Ramazan Emeev (18-3-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Last 3 Fights: Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (1-2-0)
2016-11-19: L vs. [#6HW+] Ryan Bader (25-5-0) via TKO (Punches) in 3:51 of round 3
2016-05-14: W vs. [#26LHW] Patrick Cummins (10-5-0) via TKO (Punches) in 4:52 of round 1
2015-08-01: L vs. [#17LHW] Mauricio Rua (25-11-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Elo Favorite (Standard): Sam Alvey (1870.27) [+113.45] – Win%: 62.68
Elo Favorite (Modified): Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (1786.63) [+8.04] – Win%: 50.88
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Sam Alvey 113, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira 672
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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Featured Upcoming Bouts (Outside of UFC)

Sunday, September 30th 2018: RIZIN 13
 [#1 SW] Mitsuhisa Sunabe [#2 SW] Haruo Ochi
Last Fight Date: 4/15/2018 [Pancrase]
Last Opponent: [#13 SW] Shinya Murofushi
Last 5: W W W W W
Last Fight Date: 4/08/2018 [DEEP]
Last Opponent: [#10 SW] Yuya Shibata
Last 5: W W W W W
Sunday, September 30th 2018: RIZIN 13
 [#2 W105] Ayaka Hamasaki [#4 W105] Mina Kurobe
Last Fight Date: 5/06/2018 [Rizin Fighting Federation]
Last Opponent: [#11 W105] Alyssa Garcia
Last 5: W W W L W
Last Fight Date: 3/10/2018 [DEEP]
Last Opponent: [NR] Satomi Takano
Last 5: W W L W W
Saturday, September 29th 2018: Bellator 206: Mousasi vs. MacDonald
 [#4 MW] Gegard Mousasi [#8 WW] Rory MacDonald
Last Fight Date: 5/25/2018 [BellatorFC]
Last Opponent: [#20 MW] Rafael Carvalho
Last 5: W W W W W
Last Fight Date: 1/20/2018 [BellatorFC]
Last Opponent: [#16 WW] Douglas Lima
Last 5: W L L W W

Fight Matrix Program – UFC Fight Night 136: Hunt vs. Oleinik (09-15-2018)

10 Sep , 2018,
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Heavyweight (265)
[#11] Mark Hunt (13-12-1, -231) vs. [#19] Alexey Oleynik (58-11-1, +187)
Mark Hunt is the All-Time #23 ranked Heavyweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Mark Hunt (1-2-0)
2018-02-10: L vs. [#3HW+] Curtis Blaydes (10-1-0) via UD (29-27, 30-26, 30-26)
2017-06-10: W vs. [#5HW+] Derrick Lewis (20-5-0) via TKO (Punches) in 3:51 of round 4
2017-03-04: L vs. [#9HW+] Alistair Overeem (43-17-0) via KO (Knee) in 1:44 of round 3

Last 3 Fights: Alexey Oleynik (2-1-0)
2018-05-12: W vs. [#41HW+] Junior Albini (14-4-0) via Submission (Ezekiel Choke) in 1:45 of round 1
2017-11-04: L vs. [#3HW+] Curtis Blaydes (10-1-0) via TKO (Doctor Stoppage) in 1:56 of round 2
2017-07-08: W vs. [#21HW+] Travis Browne (18-7-1) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 3:44 of round 2

Odds Favorite (Implied): Mark Hunt – Win%: 66.70
Elo Favorite (Standard): Mark Hunt (1793.13) [+81.80] – Win%: 59.23
Elo Favorite (Modified): Mark Hunt (1804.31) [+23.74] – Win%: 52.60
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Mark Hunt 217, Alexey Oleynik 126
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Mark Hunt leads 2-1
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Light Heavyweight (205)
[#10] Jan Blachowicz (22-7-0, -111) vs. [#12] Nikita Krylov (24-5-0, -111)

Last 3 Fights: Jan Blachowicz (3-0-0)
2018-03-17: W vs. [#14LHW] Jimi Manuwa (17-4-0) via UD (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
2017-12-16: W vs. [#67LHW] Jared Cannonier (10-4-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2017-10-21: W vs. [#63LHW] Devin Clark (9-2-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 3:02 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Nikita Krylov (3-0-0)
2018-05-19: W vs. [#34LHW] Fabio Maldonado (24-12-0) via KO (Punch) in 3:33 of round 2
2017-10-13: W vs. [#66LHW] Emanuel Newton (26-13-1) via KO (Knee) in 0:43 of round 1
2017-08-26: W vs. [#171LHW] Maro Perak (26-8-1) via TKO (Punches) in 0:36 of round 2

Odds Favorite (Implied): Jan Blachowicz – Win%: 50.00
Elo Favorite (Standard): Nikita Krylov (1815.71) [+4.85] – Win%: 50.55
Elo Favorite (Modified): Jan Blachowicz (1834.07) [+1.45] – Win%: 50.16
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Jan Blachowicz 182, Nikita Krylov 119
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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Light Heavyweight (205)
[#50] Marcin Prachnio (13-3-0, +280) vs. [#64] Magomed Ankalaev (10-1-0, -360)

Last 3 Fights: Marcin Prachnio (2-1-0)
2018-02-24: L vs. [#13LHW] Sam Alvey (33-10-0) via KO (Punch) in 4:23 of round 1
2017-08-05: W vs. [#86LHW] Gilberto Galvao (30-6-1) via KO (Punch) in 1:23 of round 1
2016-08-27: W vs. [#181LHW] Jake Butler (7-3-0) via TKO (Knees) in 2:30 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Magomed Ankalaev (2-1-0)
2018-03-17: L vs. [#41LHW] Paul Craig (10-2-0) via Submission (Triangle Choke) in 4:59 of round 3
2017-10-04: W vs. [#417LHW] Celso Ricardo da Silva (13-7-0) via KO (Punches) in 1:09 of round 1
2017-05-21: W vs. [#73LHW] Wagner Prado (14-3-0) via KO (Punches) in 3:33 of round 1

Odds Favorite (Implied): Magomed Ankalaev – Win%: 74.83
Elo Favorite (Standard): Marcin Prachnio (1636.26) [+88.74] – Win%: 60.00
Elo Favorite (Modified): Marcin Prachnio (1616.62) [+4.64] – Win%: 50.51
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Marcin Prachnio 203, Magomed Ankalaev 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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Current & All-Time Rankings Updated (09-09-2018)

9 Sep , 2018,
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Notable Info

  • Tyron Woodley moves up to #3 in the All-Time Welterweight Rankings and cracks the Top 25 Absolute, landing at #23.

Expert Eye: The Dangers Of Weight Cutting

7 Sep , 2018,
A. J. Riot
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On November 10, 2017, 18-year-old Australian fighter Jessica Lindsay wrote “weight cutting is sick” on her Instagram page while preparing for a Muay Thai fight. Six days later, she died of extreme dehydration, having collapsed while out running, 30 minutes before she was due to weigh in. Her organs, her sister said, had shut down “one by one”.

Acute weight loss is a growing concern in combat sports. The practice of sweating out vast amounts of water to reach the required weight limit for a fight started in wrestling and has become hugely common in MMA and boxing. It’s not unusual for a UFC fighter to lose 20 lbs – often more than 10 percent of their body weight – in the 48 hours before a weigh in. They will stop eating and drinking, and then use a combination of saunas, hot baths and cardiovascular exercise to force their bodies to excrete as much fluid as possible. While extreme dehydration is less prevalent in boxing, it is still an option that boxers sometimes take to meet limits that are far below their natural weight. The thinking is that by shedding water weight quickly, only to pile the pounds back on after weighing in, they can gain a size and weight advantage over their opponent. Being the bigger and heavier fighter clearly has its benefits. In May 2016, Amir Khan was knocked out cold with one punch by Canelo Alvarez, who is said to have weighed as much as 30 lbs more than the 155 lsb limit on fight night.

Speaking to Betway, Dr Mike Loosemore MBE – chief medical officer for GB Boxing – warns that fighters are playing a game of “Russian roulette” with their health by playing the weight cutting game.

“First, there’s the danger of actually losing the weight,” says Dr Loosemore. “Sweat isn’t pure water – the salts that are in your blood are required for running your heart nice and smoothly. When you get very dry, you lose a lot of electrolytes. Those electrolytes are very important for the nerves that make your heart beat regularly. If they start misfiring you put yourself at risk of heart arrhythmia, heart attacks and death.” GB Boxing have strict guidelines when it comes to weight cutting, with “a dehydration of two percent of their weight considered safe”.

“Greater percentages than that, we wouldn’t recommend,” says Dr Loosemore, “because it’s just dangerous. It’s Russian roulette.”

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Fight Matrix Program – UFC 228: Woodley vs. Till (09-08-2018)

2 Sep , 2018,
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Welterweight Championship (170)
[#1/#5DD/#5P4P] Tyron Woodley (18-3-1, -113) vs. [#3] Darren Till (17-0-1, -111)
Tyron Woodley is the All-Time #4 ranked Welterweight and #33 ranked Absolute fighter.
Darren Till is the All-Time #36 ranked Welterweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Tyron Woodley (2-0-1)
2017-07-29: W vs. [#11WW] Demian Maia (25-9-0) via UD (50-45, 49-46, 49-46)
2017-03-04: W vs. [#5WW] Stephen Thompson (14-3-1) via MD (48-47, 47-47, 48-47)
2016-11-12: D vs. [#5WW] Stephen Thompson (14-3-1) via Draw (Majority) in 5:00 of round 5

Last 3 Fights: Darren Till (3-0-0)
2018-05-27: W vs. [#5WW] Stephen Thompson (14-3-1) via UD (48-47, 49-46, 49-46)
2017-10-21: W vs. [#15WW] Donald Cerrone (33-11-0) via TKO (Punches) in 4:20 of round 1
2017-09-02: W vs. [#118WW] Bojan Velickovic (16-7-1) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Odds Favorite (Implied): Tyron Woodley – Win%: 50.20
Elo Favorite (Standard): Tyron Woodley (2341.84) [+288.48] – Win%: 78.88
Elo Favorite (Modified): Tyron Woodley (2256.54) [+221.33] – Win%: 72.49
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Tyron Woodley 406, Darren Till 104
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 Flyweight Championship (125)
[#1/#6DD/#6P4P] Valentina Shevchenko (15-3-0, -1312) vs. [#4/#9P4P] Nicco Montano (4-2-0, +740)
Valentina Shevchenko is the All-Time #26 ranked Women’s fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Valentina Shevchenko (2-1-0)
2018-02-03: W vs. [#16FLY] Priscila Cachoeira (8-1-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 4:25 of round 2
2017-09-09: L vs. [#1BW/#1DD/#1P4P] Amanda Nunes (16-4-0) via SD (47-48, 48-47, 48-47)
2017-01-28: W vs. [*] Julianna Pena (8-3-0) via Submission (Armbar) in 4:29 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Nicco Montano (2-1-0)
2017-12-01: W vs. [#12FLY] Roxanne Modafferi (22-14-0) via UD (49-46, 49-46, 50-45)
2017-01-07: L vs. [#37BW] Julia Avila (5-1-0) via UD (49-47, 49-46, 48-47)
2016-10-08: W vs. [#157FLY] Jamie Milanowski (2-2-0) via TKO (Punches) in 4:34 of round 4

Odds Favorite (Implied): Valentina Shevchenko – Win%: 88.64
Elo Favorite (Standard): Valentina Shevchenko (1653.80) [+140.52] – Win%: 65.52
Elo Favorite (Modified): Valentina Shevchenko (1688.37) [+113.47] – Win%: 62.17
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Valentina Shevchenko 217, Nicco Montano 281
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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Featherweight (145)
[#27] Zabit Magomedsharipov (15-1-0) vs. [#158] Brandon Davis (9-4-0)

Last 3 Fights: Zabit Magomedsharipov (3-0-0)
2018-04-07: W vs. [#145FW] Kyle Bochniak (8-3-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
2017-11-25: W vs. [#85FW] Sheymon Moraes (10-2-0) via Submission (Anaconda Choke) in 4:30 of round 3
2017-09-02: W vs. [#212FW] Mike Santiago (21-12-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 4:22 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Brandon Davis (1-2-0)
2018-05-19: L vs. [#45FW] Enrique Barzola (16-3-1) via UD (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)
2018-02-18: W vs. [#102FW] Steven Peterson (17-7-0) via UD (30-27, 30-26, 29-28)
2018-01-20: L vs. [#145FW] Kyle Bochniak (8-3-0) via UD (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Elo Favorite (Standard): Zabit Magomedsharipov (1861.41) [+453.83] – Win%: 88.83
Elo Favorite (Modified): Zabit Magomedsharipov (1846.45) [+441.36] – Win%: 87.35
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Zabit Magomedsharipov 154, Brandon Davis 112
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Zabit Magomedsharipov leads 1-0
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Links & Websites which mention FightMatrix.com

28 Aug , 2018,
oleg
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We’ve recently had to shut down our forum for technical reasons.  While the forum wasn’t exactly a budding MMA community – with closed registration and maybe at best a handful of active users – it did have one thread which I would like to have preserved and kept going. The thread was titled something like “Websites that mention Fightmatrix rankings” and if I remember correctly, was started by our long time contributor Ked Becker. And the purpose of the thread was self-explanatory: to list all websites and other media sources which mention FightMatrix.com.

I’ve created a ‘Links & Mentions‘ page, which we will be using for outbound links to our friends and affiliates, and other major websites in the MMA & combat sports communities. I will also be using the comments section of the page to link or mention every website, podcast, etc. which make a reference to FightMatrix rankings, and I invite our readers to do the same.

If you have an MMA or other related website that you feel should be include in this new Links page, please mention it in the comments or use the Contact Us form.

Fight Matrix Program – Invicta FC 31: Jandiroba vs. Morandin (09-01-2018)

27 Aug , 2018,
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Women Strawweight (115)
[#16] Virna Jandiroba (13-0-0) vs. [#47] Janaisa Morandin (10-1-0)

Last 3 Fights: Virna Jandiroba (3-0-0)
2018-03-24: W vs. [#27SW] Mizuki Inoue (13-4-0) via SD (49-46, 46-49, 49-46)
2017-12-08: W vs. [#52SW] Amy Montenegro (8-3-0) via Submission (Armbar) in 2:50 of round 1
2017-04-28: W vs. [#61BW] Ericka Almeida (8-3-0) via SD ()

Last 3 Fights: Janaisa Morandin (2-1-0)
2017-12-08: W vs. [#112SW] Kinberly Tanaka Novaes (9-5-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2017-08-31: L vs. [#5SW] Livia Renata Souza (11-1-0) via UD (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
2016-09-10: W vs. [NA] Paula Vieira da Silva (5-8-0) via TKO (Doctor Stoppage) in 5:00 of round 2

Elo Favorite (Standard): Virna Jandiroba (1605.02) [+212.42] – Win%: 72.52
Elo Favorite (Modified): Virna Jandiroba (1557.91) [+171.86] – Win%: 67.97
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Virna Jandiroba 161, Janaisa Morandin 267
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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Women Flyweight (125)
[#30] Daiane Firmino (10-2-0) vs. [#42] Pearl Gonzalez (8-3-0)

Last 3 Fights: Daiane Firmino (3-0-0)
2018-07-21: W vs. [#66BW] Mariana Morais (13-9-0) via Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) in 1:04 of round 3
2017-12-16: W vs. [#61FLY] Jennifer Gonzalez Araneda (10-5-0) via Submisson (Armbar) in 2:40 of round 1
2017-09-23: W vs. [NA] Vanessa Santos (1-1-0) via UD ()

Last 3 Fights: Pearl Gonzalez (2-1-0)
2018-05-04: W vs. [#139FLY] Barbara Acioly (4-3-0) via Submission (Armbar) in 1:30 of round 1
2018-03-24: W vs. [#72SW] Kali Robbins (6-1-0) via UD (30-27, 30-26, 30-27)
2017-10-07: L vs. [#17SW] Poliana Botelho (7-1-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Elo Favorite (Standard): Daiane Firmino (1372.48) [+33.04] – Win%: 53.77
Elo Favorite (Modified): Daiane Firmino (1416.61) [+15.97] – Win%: 51.75
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Daiane Firmino 42, Pearl Gonzalez 120
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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Women Bantamweight (135)
[*] Shanna Young (4-0-0) vs. [#64] Lisa Spangler (2-0-0)

Last 3 Fights: Shanna Young (3-0-0)
2016-04-08: W vs. [#10FW] Pam Sorenson (7-2-0) via SD ()
2015-11-21: W vs. [*] Christina Jobe (2-1-0) via TKO (Retirement) in 5:00 of round 3
2015-07-25: W vs. [#29FW] Moriel Charneski (3-4-0) via MD ()

Last 3 Fights: Lisa Spangler (2-0-0)
2018-07-21: W vs. [NA] Kelly Clayton (0-2-0) via MD ()
2018-05-04: W vs. [#77BW] Sarah Kleczka (2-1-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Elo Favorite (Standard): Shanna Young (1303.40) [+142.73] – Win%: 65.75
Elo Favorite (Modified): Shanna Young (1311.33) [+117.06] – Win%: 62.54
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Shanna Young 876, Lisa Spangler 42
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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