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As of October 2nd, the Top 4 in our All-Time MMA Rankings (Absolute) shook out like this:

7878 – Georges St. Pierre
7076 – Anderson Silva
4665 – Fedor Emelianenko
4400 – Matt Hughes

And the next 2 in line…

3900 – Jose Aldo
3612 – Jon Jones

Note: The points system is completely different in All-Time vs. Current MMA Rankings.


Barring something miraculous, the point totals of Fedor and Hughes are set in stone and will only rise/fall with trends that the data causes. GSP is stagnant, at least for now and Silva is still active, though not achieving much for the time being…. so this leaves the door open for Aldo and Jones.

With Aldo’s latest victory, he will certainly earn enough points to eclipse the 4000 point mark and with how the calculations work, should pass Hughes by the end of the year or by very early next year.  With Fedor only 6% ahead of Hughes, Aldo will catch him shortly after.

Your thoughts?

Posted on October 27, 2014 by jcs

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Posted on October 26, 2014 by jcs

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Featherweight Championship (145)
[#1/#5DD/#4P4P] Jose Aldo (24-1-0, -231) vs. [#3] Chad Mendes (16-1-0, +185)
Jose Aldo is the All-Time #1 ranked Featherweight and #5 ranked Absolute fighter.
Chad Mendes is the All-Time #6 ranked Featherweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Jose Aldo (3-0-0)
2014-02-01: W vs. [#10FW] Ricardo Lamas (14-3-0) via UD (49-46, 49-46, 49-46)
2013-08-03: W vs. [*] Chan Sung Jung (13-4-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:00 of round 4
2013-02-02: W vs. [#2FW] Frankie Edgar (17-4-1) via UD (49-46, 49-46, 48-47)

Last 3 Fights: Chad Mendes (3-0-0)
2013-12-14: W vs. [#9FW] Nik Lentz (25-6-2) via UD (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
2013-08-31: W vs. [#12FW] Clay Guida (31-15-0) via TKO (Punches) in 0:30 of round 3
2013-04-20: W vs. [#20FW] Darren Elkins (17-4-0) via KO (Punches) in 1:08 of round 1

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Jose Aldo 266, Chad Mendes 315
Previous Match-up Record: Jose Aldo leads 1-0-0
Wins Against Common Opposition: Even: Both have 1 win(s) against common opposition.

Light Heavyweight (205)
[#7] Glover Teixeira (22-3-0, -322) vs. [#8] Phil Davis (12-2-0, +256)
Glover Teixeira is the All-Time #22 ranked Light Heavyweight fighter.
Phil Davis is the All-Time #18 ranked Light Heavyweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Glover Teixeira (2-1-0)
2014-04-26: L vs. [#1LHW/#3DD/#1P4P] Jon Jones (20-1-0) via UD (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)
2013-09-04: W vs. [#9LHW] Ryan Bader (18-4-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:55 of round 1
2013-05-25: W vs. [#71MW] James Te Huna (16-8-0) via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in 2:38 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Phil Davis (2-1-0)
2014-04-26: L vs. [#4LHW] Anthony Johnson (18-4-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2013-08-03: W vs. [#2MW/#7DD/#10P4P] Lyoto Machida (21-5-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2013-04-27: W vs. [#26LHW] Vinny Magalhaes (12-7-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Glover Teixeira 182, Phil Davis 182
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition.

Flyweight (125)
[#7] Wilson Reis (18-5-0, -164) vs. [#23] Scott Jorgensen (15-9-0, +136)

Last 3 Fights: Wilson Reis (2-1-0)
2014-08-23: W vs. [#37FLY] Joby Sanchez (6-1-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2014-02-15: L vs. [#9BW] Iuri Alcantara (31-5-0) via SD (28-29, 30-27, 30-27)
2013-09-21: W vs. [#350FW] Ivan Menjivar (25-12-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Last 3 Fights: Scott Jorgensen (1-2-0)
2014-06-07: W vs. [#125FLY] Danny Martinez (17-6-0) via UD (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
2014-03-23: L vs. [#3FLY] Jussier da Silva (17-3-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 3:07 of round 1
2013-12-14: L vs. [#5FLY] Zach Makovsky (18-5-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Wilson Reis 63, Scott Jorgensen 140
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Wilson Reis leads 1-0
Continue reading 'Fight Matrix Program: UFC 179 (10-25-2014)'

Posted on October 22, 2014 by jcs

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Notable Info

  • Fixed a rare bug that was introduced a couple of months ago, which caused select fighters to gain a small amount of points upon entering inactivity penalty.
  • Initial version of hometown ceiling launched for those in countries w/sufficient data and observed home advantages that have very little reach outside of the respective populations (aka: hardly anyone highly ranked seems to leave).  The penalties are very mild to start and only affect those who satisfy certain requirements.
  • Women’s Strawweight division increased from 25 to 30 fighters.
  • Men’s Welterweight division increased from 500 to 600 fighters.

Posted on October 19, 2014 by jcs

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Upon our next update….

  • Women’s Strawweight division will be increased from 25 to 30 fighters.
  • Men’s Welterweight division will be increased from 500 to 600 fighters.

Posted on October 16, 2014 by jcs

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We’ve got tons of info if you look for it, particularly in the FAQ page and also at the parent MMA Ranks page.  However, many viewers tend to not explore our site or are just unwilling.  As such, there is a lot of misunderstanding, misconception and overall wrong beliefs and perceptions about the site.  I thought it an opportune time to hit on the basics and also address some common errors made by site visitors.

Just to make it catchy, we’ll call it the Ten Rules of Rankings: Fight Matrix Edition (Oct 2014)


1. All rankings are generated by software. by its most general definition, is a web site business that houses professional MMA rankings and statistics.  IT does not actually come up with the rankings or ratings and neither do the site owners.

Continue reading 'Fight Matrix: How it all works.. and more! (Long Read)'

Posted on October 13, 2014 by jcs

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When we exclude Flyweight (a division that the UFC only semi-recently adopted), we are at a period now where the rating of a #2 fighter is equal to or greater than 85% of the rating of the #1 fighter in 3 men’s divisions since Fight Matrix came online.  We saw this briefly for a 1-week period back in July 2010, but we are currently in the midst of a period that has essentially lasted since mid-June 2014, excluding a short break from mid-August to mid-September where we had some shuffling.

  • Welterweight: [#2] Rory MacDonald’s rating is 94.8% of [#1] Johny Hendricks’s
  • Lightweight: [#2] Rafael dos Anjos’s rating is 86.5% of [#1] Anthony Pettis’s
  • Bantamweight: [#2] Renan Barao’s rating is 86.5% of [#1] T.J. Dillashaw’s

Depending on the outcome, or non-outcome (another Aldo injury) of Aldo/Mendes, the Edgar/Swanson winner could increase this count to 4. Either way, the 3 above will probably hold in the list for quite a bit.

The real question is… is this good, or bad?

Posted on October 7, 2014 by jcs

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The winner of the fight between Rory McDonald and Tarec Saffiedine might get a title shot.

Rory McDonald is the #2 welterweight, so this is almost the biggest fight anyone can get in the division.   On the other hand, Tarec Saffiedine has fought only one time this year and one time last year.  He didn’t beat anyone significant (Nate Marquardt has been unimpressive at welterweight) and his last 7 fights went to decision, which proves he is not the most exciting of fighters.

Dana White is generally very vocal about how he wants fighters to be exciting (Jon Fitch, Jake Shields) and active (Fabricio Werdum was forced to take a fight though he wanted to wait for the title shot).

And now another such fight was announced: Hector Lombard, who just beat Jake Shields and might very well deserve a title shot himself, against Josh Burkman, who just returns to the UFC after losing a fight outside of it (to Steve Carl).

Wouldn’t it make more sense to pit Hector Lombard against Rory McDonald, a fight I think everybody would like to see and let those upcoming guys prove they deserve those high-profile fights instead of booking fights which seem pretty one-sided?


Posted on October 4, 2014 by Ked Becker

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