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Sunday, June 2nd 2019: RIZIN 16
 [#1 W105] Ayaka Hamasaki [#4 W105] Jinh Yu Frey
Last Fight Date: 12/31/2018 [Rizin Fighting Federation]
Last Opponent: [#3 W105] Kanna Asakura
Last 5: W L W W W
Last Fight Date: 12/15/2018 [Invicta FC]
Last Opponent: [#9 W105] Minna Grusander
Last 5: L W L W W
Friday, July 12th 2019: Bellator 223: Budd vs. Rubin
 [#2 W145] Julia Budd [#6 W145] Olga Rubin
Last Fight Date: 7/13/2018 [BellatorFC]
Last Opponent: [NR] Talita Nogueira
Last 5: W W W W W
Last Fight Date: 2/23/2019 [BellatorFC]
Last Opponent: [#24 W135] Iony Razafiarison
Last 5: W W W W W
Sunday, June 2nd 2019: RIZIN 16
 [#3 W105] Kanna Asakura [#10 W105] Miyuu Yamamoto
Last Fight Date: 3/08/2019 [DEEP]
Last Opponent: [#7 W105] Tomo Maesawa
Last 5: W W W L W
Last Fight Date: 12/31/2018 [Rizin Fighting Federation]
Last Opponent: [NR] Mika Nagano
Last 5: W L W W W

Life After the Olympics: is MMA in the cards for Burroughs?

17 May , 2019,
A. J. Riot
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Top flight athletes are always looking at what to do after their current career comes to a conclusion. But for gold medal Olympic wrestler Jordan Burroughs, will he give the fans what they want and make the jump to Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)?  Bonusbets.com reports on the subject.

Jordan Burroughs himself isn’t saying much yet about any potential move, though he knows the lure of the octagon having witnessed many other wrestlers make the same jump.

“I’ve arrived at a place too where I’m seeing all of these guys that I once trained alongside become champions—and this is not a shot at any of those dudes—but if these guys can become champion, then I know I can become a champion because I possess all the same qualities that these guys possess.

It’s exciting, it’s exciting. It’s something that I’d definitely consider. If I do consider fighting, it won’t be until after the Olympic games in 2020, and then from there I’ll reevaluate, see if it’s something that would be a realistic option for me.”

Speaking on The MMA Hour (via MMA Fighting) Burroughs was asked about a potential future in MMA and had this to say:

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Fight Matrix Program – UFC Fight Night 152: dos Anjos vs. Lee (05-18-2019)

13 May , 2019,
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Welterweight (170)
[#6] Rafael dos Anjos (28-11-0, -118) vs. [#9LW] Kevin Lee (17-4-0, -105)
Rafael dos Anjos is the All-Time #28 ranked Welterweight and #32 ranked Absolute fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Rafael dos Anjos (1-2-0)
2018-11-30: L vs. [#1WW/#5DD/#5P4P] Kamaru Usman (15-1-0) via UD (49-45, 50-43, 48-47)
2018-06-09: L vs. [#3WW] Colby Covington (14-1-0) via UD (48-47, 48-47, 49-46)
2017-12-16: W vs. [#17WW] Robbie Lawler (28-13-0) via UD (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)

Last 3 Fights: Kevin Lee (1-2-0)
2018-12-15: L vs. [#8LW] Al Iaquinta (15-5-1) via UD (48-47, 49-46, 48-47)
2018-04-21: W vs. [#12LW] Edson Barboza (20-7-0) via TKO (Doctor Stoppage) in 2:18 of round 5
2017-10-07: L vs. [#3LW/#9DD/#10P4P] Tony Ferguson (24-3-0) via Submission (Triangle Choke) in 4:02 of round 3

Odds Favorite (Implied): Rafael dos Anjos – Win%: 51.38
Elo Favorite (Standard): Rafael dos Anjos (2047.37) [+52.95] – Win%: 56.02
Elo Favorite (Modified): Rafael dos Anjos (2019.16) [+49.47] – Win%: 55.39
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Rafael dos Anjos 169, Kevin Lee 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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Welterweight (170)
[#27] Vicente Luque (15-6-1) vs. [#75] Derrick Krantz (24-10-0)

Last 3 Fights: Vicente Luque (3-0-0)
2019-02-17: W vs. [#68WW] Bryan Barberena (14-6-0) via TKO (Knees and Punches) in 4:54 of round 3
2018-10-06: W vs. [#269LW] Jalin Turner (8-5-0) via KO (Punches) in 3:52 of round 1
2018-05-19: W vs. [#158WW] Chad Laprise (13-4-0) via KO (Punches) in 4:16 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Derrick Krantz (3-0-0)
2019-03-29: W vs. [#205WW] Justin Patterson (11-5-0) via KO (Punches) in 2:23 of round 1
2018-10-27: W vs. [#181MW] Hayward Charles (17-13-0) via TKO in 4:47 of round 2
2018-06-08: W vs. [#191WW] Kassius Holdorf (11-6-0) via SD ()

Elo Favorite (Standard): Vicente Luque (1853.26) [+175.89] – Win%: 69.08
Elo Favorite (Modified): Vicente Luque (1866.68) [+167.08] – Win%: 67.51
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Vicente Luque 90, Derrick Krantz 50
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)
[#6] Aspen Ladd (7-0-0, -297) vs. [#13] Sijara Eubanks (4-2-0, +237)

Last 3 Fights: Aspen Ladd (3-0-0)
2018-10-06: W vs. [#15BW] Tonya Evinger (19-7-0) via TKO (Punches) in 3:26 of round 1
2017-10-21: W vs. [#27BW] Lina Lansberg (8-4-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:33 of round 2
2017-01-14: W vs. [#13BW] Sijara Eubanks (4-2-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Last 3 Fights: Sijara Eubanks (2-1-0)
2018-11-03: W vs. [#15FLY] Roxanne Modafferi (23-15-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2018-06-01: W vs. [#33FLY] Lauren Murphy (10-4-0) via UD (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
2017-01-14: L vs. [#6BW] Aspen Ladd (7-0-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Odds Favorite (Implied): Aspen Ladd – Win%: 71.60
Elo Favorite (Standard): Aspen Ladd (1567.55) [+3.15] – Win%: 50.36
Elo Favorite (Modified): Aspen Ladd (1618.58) [+35.80] – Win%: 53.91
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Aspen Ladd 224, Sijara Eubanks 196
Previous Match-up Record: Aspen Ladd leads 1-0-0
Wins Against Common Opposition: No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition.
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Fight Matrix Program – UFC 237: Namajunas vs. Andrade (05-11-2019)

6 May , 2019,
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Women Strawweight Championship (115)
[#1/#3DD/#2P4P] Rose Namajunas (8-3-0, +103) vs. [#2/#6DD/#3P4P] Jessica Andrade (19-6-0, -127)
Rose Namajunas is the All-Time #16 ranked Women’s fighter.
Jessica Andrade is the All-Time #29 ranked Women’s fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Rose Namajunas (3-0-0)
2018-04-07: W vs. [#3SW/#8DD/#10P4P] Joanna Jedrzejczyk (15-3-0) via UD (49-46, 49-46, 49-46)
2017-11-04: W vs. [#3SW/#8DD/#10P4P] Joanna Jedrzejczyk (15-3-0) via TKO (Punches) in 3:03 of round 1
2017-04-15: W vs. [#8SW] Michelle Waterson (17-6-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 2:47 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Jessica Andrade (3-0-0)
2018-09-08: W vs. [#13SW] Karolina Kowalkiewicz (12-4-0) via KO (Punch) in 1:58 of round 1
2018-02-24: W vs. [#14SW] Tecia Torres (10-4-0) via UD (29-27, 29-28, 29-28)
2017-09-22: W vs. [#9SW] Claudia Gadelha (16-4-0) via UD (30-25, 30-26, 30-27)

Odds Favorite (Implied): Jessica Andrade – Win%: 53.17
Elo Favorite (Standard): Jessica Andrade (1833.54) [+0.25] – Win%: 50.03
Elo Favorite (Modified): Rose Namajunas (1825.65) [+7.32] – Win%: 50.80
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Rose Namajunas 399, Jessica Andrade 245
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Rose Namajunas leads 4-3
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Middleweight (185)
[#13] Jared Cannonier (11-4-0, -155) vs. [#15] Anderson Silva (34-9-0, +129)
Anderson Silva is the All-Time #1 ranked Middleweight and #4 ranked Absolute fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Jared Cannonier (1-2-0)
2018-11-03: W vs. [#18MW] David Branch (22-6-0) via TKO (Punches) in 0:29 of round 2
2018-05-19: L vs. [#9LHW] Dominick Reyes (11-0-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:55 of round 1
2017-12-16: L vs. [#13LHW] Jan Blachowicz (23-8-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Last 3 Fights: Anderson Silva (1-2-0)
2019-02-09: L vs. [#4MW] Israel Adesanya (17-0-0) via UD (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
2017-02-11: W vs. [#10MW] Derek Brunson (19-7-0) via UD (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
2016-07-09: L vs. [#1HW+/#3DD/#2P4P] Daniel Cormier (22-1-0) via UD (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)

Odds Favorite (Implied): Jared Cannonier – Win%: 58.19
Elo Favorite (Standard): Anderson Silva (1901.79) [+274.90] – Win%: 77.83
Elo Favorite (Modified): Anderson Silva (1933.45) [+299.20] – Win%: 78.75
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Jared Cannonier 189, Anderson Silva 91
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)
[#2/#8DD] Jose Aldo (28-4-0, -136) vs. [#5] Alexander Volkanovski (19-1-0, +111)
Jose Aldo is the All-Time #1 ranked Featherweight and #3 ranked Absolute fighter.
Alexander Volkanovski is the All-Time #44 ranked Featherweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Jose Aldo (2-1-0)
2019-02-02: W vs. [#10FW] Renato Carneiro (13-2-1) via TKO (Punches) in 0:44 of round 2
2018-07-28: W vs. [#9FW] Jeremy Stephens (28-16-0) via TKO (Punches) in 4:19 of round 1
2017-12-02: L vs. [#1FW/#2DD/#8P4P] Max Holloway (20-4-0) via TKO (Punches) in 4:51 of round 3

Last 3 Fights: Alexander Volkanovski (3-0-0)
2018-12-29: W vs. [*] Chad Mendes (18-5-0) via TKO (Punches) in 4:14 of round 2
2018-07-14: W vs. [#16FW] Darren Elkins (24-7-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
2018-02-10: W vs. [#67FW] Jeremy Kennedy (13-1-0) via TKO (Punches) in 4:57 of round 2

Odds Favorite (Implied): Jose Aldo – Win%: 54.87
Elo Favorite (Standard): Jose Aldo (2179.17) [+84.45] – Win%: 59.53
Elo Favorite (Modified): Jose Aldo (2170.79) [+98.87] – Win%: 60.65
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Jose Aldo 98, Alexander Volkanovski 133
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Jose Aldo leads 2-1
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Fight Matrix Program – UFC Fight Night 151: Iaquinta vs. Cerrone (05-04-2019)

2 May , 2019,
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Lightweight (155)
[#4] Donald Cerrone (35-11-0, +102) vs. [#6] Al Iaquinta (15-4-1, -126)
Donald Cerrone is the All-Time #17 ranked Lightweight fighter.
Al Iaquinta is the All-Time #43 ranked Lightweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Donald Cerrone (2-1-0)
2019-01-19: W vs. [#15LW] Alexander Hernandez (10-2-0) via TKO (Head Kick and Punches) in 3:42 of round 2
2018-11-10: W vs. [#21WW] Mike Perry (13-4-0) via Submission (Armbar) in 4:46 of round 1
2018-06-23: L vs. [#13WW] Leon Edwards (17-3-0) via UD (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)

Last 3 Fights: Al Iaquinta (2-1-0)
2018-12-15: W vs. [#7LW] Kevin Lee (17-4-0) via UD (48-47, 49-46, 48-47)
2018-04-07: L vs. [#2LW/#6DD/#9P4P] Khabib Nurmagomedov (27-0-0) via UD (50-44, 50-43, 50-43)
2017-04-22: W vs. [#54WW] Diego Sanchez (29-11-0) via KO (Punches) in 1:38 of round 1

Odds Favorite (Implied): Al Iaquinta – Win%: 52.96
Elo Favorite (Standard): Al Iaquinta (2106.46) [+121.90] – Win%: 63.57
Elo Favorite (Modified): Al Iaquinta (2034.11) [+73.35] – Win%: 57.96
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Donald Cerrone 105, Al Iaquinta 140
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Al Iaquinta leads 1-0
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Middleweight (185)
[#13] Derek Brunson (18-7-0, -112) vs. [#18] Elias Theodorou (16-2-0, -112)
Derek Brunson is the All-Time #48 ranked Middleweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Derek Brunson (1-2-0)
2018-11-03: L vs. [#4MW] Israel Adesanya (17-0-0) via TKO (Knees and Punches) in 4:51 of round 1
2018-01-27: L vs. [#7MW] Ronaldo Souza (26-7-0) via KO (Head Kick and Punches) in 3:50 of round 1
2017-10-28: W vs. [#11MW] Lyoto Machida (25-8-0) via KO (Punches) in 2:30 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Elias Theodorou (3-0-0)
2018-12-08: W vs. [#59LHW] Eryk Anders (11-4-0) via SD (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
2018-05-27: W vs. [#55MW] Trevor Smith (15-9-0) via UD (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
2017-11-18: W vs. [*] Daniel Kelly (13-4-0) via UD (30-28, 30-27, 30-26)

Odds Favorite (Implied): Derek Brunson – Win%: 50.00
Elo Favorite (Standard): Elias Theodorou (1916.76) [+98.11] – Win%: 61.02
Elo Favorite (Modified): Elias Theodorou (1869.13) [+40.07] – Win%: 54.37
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Derek Brunson 182, Elias Theodorou 147
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Even: Both have 2 win(s) against common opposition.
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Featherweight (145)
[#24] Cub Swanson (25-10-0, +142) vs. [#39] Shane Burgos (11-1-0, -171)
Cub Swanson is the All-Time #15 ranked Featherweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Cub Swanson (0-3-0)
2018-08-04: L vs. [#10FW] Renato Carneiro (13-2-1) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 4:15 of round 1
2018-04-21: L vs. [#4FW] Frankie Edgar (23-6-1) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2017-12-09: L vs. [#3FW] Brian Ortega (14-1-0) via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in 3:22 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Shane Burgos (2-1-0)
2018-11-03: W vs. [#183LW] Kurt Holobaugh (17-6-0) via Submission (Armbar) in 2:11 of round 1
2018-01-20: L vs. [#29FW] Calvin Kattar (19-3-0) via TKO (Punches) in 0:32 of round 3
2017-07-22: W vs. [#241LW] Godofredo Castro (14-6-0) via UD (30-26, 30-26, 29-28)

Odds Favorite (Implied): Shane Burgos – Win%: 60.42
Elo Favorite (Standard): Cub Swanson (1781.75) [+60.54] – Win%: 56.87
Elo Favorite (Modified): Cub Swanson (1753.86) [+35.76] – Win%: 53.91
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Cub Swanson 273, Shane Burgos 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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Lesnar Retiring Under a Cloud?

May , 2019,
A. J. Riot
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Most MMA fans were under the impression that a UFC fight was in the plans for Brock Lesnar, and were disappointed to say the least when Dana White announced that the fighter had made the decision to retire instead. Freetips.com looks at the story and the controversy surrounding this man-mountain.

To be fair, Brock is now 41, and therefore retirement could have been expected soon, but it seems that even White was not expecting that decision yet. The fighter who has starred in MMA, UFC and WWE was expected to return to the ring – so what has changed? It was originally thought that there would be a meeting between Lesnar and Daniel Cormier this summer, which would have been the for UFC heavyweight title, but following the announcement that Lesnar is retiring, White has now suggested it will be Stipe Miocic who will instead face Cormier in a rematch.

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Fight Matrix Program – UFC Fight Night 150: Jacare vs. Hermansson (04-27-2018)

22 Apr , 2019,
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Middleweight (185)
[#5] Ronaldo Souza (26-6-0, -190) vs. [#11] Jack Hermansson (19-4-0, +158)
Ronaldo Souza is the All-Time #8 ranked Middleweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Ronaldo Souza (2-1-0)
2018-11-03: W vs. [#8MW] Chris Weidman (14-4-0) via KO (Punches) in 2:46 of round 3
2018-05-12: L vs. [#6MW] Kelvin Gastelum (15-4-0) via SD (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
2018-01-27: W vs. [#12MW] Derek Brunson (18-7-0) via KO (Head Kick and Punches) in 3:50 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Jack Hermansson (3-0-0)
2019-03-30: W vs. [#19MW] David Branch (22-6-0) via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in 0:49 of round 1
2018-12-15: W vs. [#46MW] Gerald Meerschaert (28-11-0) via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in 4:25 of round 1
2018-05-12: W vs. [*] Thales Leites (28-9-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:10 of round 3

Odds Favorite (Implied): Ronaldo Souza – Win%: 62.83
Elo Favorite (Standard): Ronaldo Souza (2117.41) [+136.14] – Win%: 65.07
Elo Favorite (Modified): Ronaldo Souza (2171.74) [+190.72] – Win%: 69.74
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Ronaldo Souza 175, Jack Hermansson 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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Heavyweight (265)
[#213] Greg Hardy (3-1-0, -271) vs. [#238] Dmitry Smoliakov (9-2-0, +220)

Last 3 Fights: Greg Hardy (2-1-0)
2019-01-19: L vs. [#128HW+] Allen Crowder (10-3-0) via DQ (Illegal Knee to Grounded Fighter) in 2:28 of round 2
2018-09-29: W vs. [NA] Ray Jones (0-1-0) via KO (Punches) in 0:53 of round 1
2018-08-07: W vs. [#373HW+] Tebaris Gordon (3-1-0) via TKO (Punches) in 0:17 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Dmitry Smoliakov (1-2-0)
2019-01-25: W vs. [#324HW+] Evgeniy Bova (7-9-1) via SUB in of round 1
2017-01-15: L vs. [#193HW+] Cyril Asker (9-4-0) via TKO (Punches and Elbows) in 2:41 of round 1
2016-07-23: L vs. [#147HW+] Luis Henrique Barbosa de (11-5-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 3:58 of round 2

Odds Favorite (Implied): Greg Hardy – Win%: 70.03
Elo Favorite (Standard): Dmitry Smoliakov (1280.55) [+78.74] – Win%: 58.90
Elo Favorite (Modified): Greg Hardy (1470.17) [+145.40] – Win%: 65.40
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Greg Hardy 98, Dmitry Smoliakov 92
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)
[#23] Alex Oliveira (20-6-1, -193) vs. [#30] Mike Perry (12-4-0, +161)

Last 3 Fights: Alex Oliveira (2-1-0)
2018-12-08: L vs. [#19WW] Gunnar Nelson (17-4-1) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 4:17 of round 2
2018-09-22: W vs. [#153WW] Carlo Pedersoli Jr. (11-3-0) via KO (Punches) in 0:39 of round 1
2018-04-14: W vs. [#61WW] Carlos Condit (30-13-0) via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in 3:17 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Mike Perry (1-2-0)
2018-11-10: L vs. [#4LW] Donald Cerrone (35-11-0) via Submission (Armbar) in 4:46 of round 1
2018-07-07: W vs. [#11LW] Paul Felder (16-4-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
2018-02-24: L vs. [#55WW] Max Griffin (15-6-0) via UD (30-27, 29-27, 29-27)

Odds Favorite (Implied): Alex Oliveira – Win%: 63.22
Elo Favorite (Standard): Alex Oliveira (1865.71) [+147.13] – Win%: 66.20
Elo Favorite (Modified): Alex Oliveira (1869.89) [+167.53] – Win%: 67.55
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Alex Oliveira 140, Mike Perry 168
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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