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Posted on May 21, 2017 by jcs

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More of a “fun” post, rather than a scientific one…

The All-Time MMA Rankings use a simplified version of the current rankings as supporting data.  Monthly snapshots where a fighter must have registered a recent quality performance in the division serve as the primary data point.  Here is a look at which fighters most occupied each position in the Top 10.

 

Rank Most Appearances Runner-Up 3rd Place
1 Anderson Silva Fedor Emelianenko Jose Aldo
Mamoru Yamaguchi
2 Joseph Benavidez Frankie Edgar Urijah Faber
3 Urijah Faber Gilbert Melendez Takanori Gomi
4 John Dodson Dan Henderson Lyoto Machida
Yasuhiro Urushitani
5 Junior dos Santos Dan Henderson Dokonjonosuke Mishima
Alexander Gustafsson
6 Dan Henderson Eddie Alvarez Patricio Freire
7 Frank Mir Andrei Arlovski Dan Henderson
8 Dan Henderson Demian Maia Ricardo Lamas
Vitor Belfort
9 Nate Marquardt
Gegard Mousasi
Alex Oliveira
Renato Sobral
Alistair Overeem
Tim Sylvia
Daiji Takahashi
10 Anderson Silva Antonio Rogerio Nogueira Roxanne Modafferi
Mamed Khalidov

 

Posted on May 19, 2017 by jcs

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Oh My God! It happened again! Only a few short weeks after Mousasi kneed Weidman into a baffling and controversial TKO win by apparently legal knees, after the bout was stopped because the referee thought the knees were illegal (what?), and after Miragliotta took all the heat for his apparent mistake, and all the discussion surrounding the use of instant replays and referee polling, it happened again.  This time with the consensus one of the best referees in the business, Herb Dean. There was nothing different between the two incidents. Nothing. Except that this time it was worse. Much much worse.

Let’s take it from the top. First of all, we should remember that the new unified rules of MMA have not been adopted everywhere, which is a big part of the reason this confusion is taking place. In New York, where Weidman and Mousasi fought, the new rules had been adopted, which means that a fighter is only considered ‘downed opponent’ when both his hands (and feet) are on the ground.  In Texas, where Alvarez and Poirier have just fought, the new rules had not been adopted, which means that one hand on the ground is enough to consider a fighter “downed”, and therefore illegal for his head to kneed at.

Continue reading 'Alvarez Vs. Poirier or Knees to a Downed Opponent… Again!'

Posted on May 18, 2017 by Ked Becker

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Women Flyweight (125)
[#4] Vanessa Porto (18-7-0) vs. [#6] Agnieszka Niedzwiedz (9-0-0)

Last 3 Fights: Vanessa Porto (2-1-0)
2016-03-11: L vs. [#1FLY/#7P4P] Jennifer Maia (14-4-1) via UD (49-46, 48-47, 48-47)
2015-04-24: W vs. [#2FLY] Roxanne Modafferi (20-13-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2014-03-30: W vs. [NA] Ana Maria (5-5-0) via UD ()

Last 3 Fights: Agnieszka Niedzwiedz (3-0-0)
2016-12-17: W vs. [#73SW] Samara Santos Cunha (10-3-1) via TKO (Punches) in 3:10 of round 3
2016-07-29: W vs. [#123FLY] Christine Stanley (5-3-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2014-06-08: W vs. [#34FW] Julija Stoliarenko (1-2-2) via TKO (Punches) in 2:51 of round 3

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Vanessa Porto 435, Agnieszka Niedzwiedz 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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Women Flyweight (125)
[#2] Roxanne Modafferi (20-13-0) vs. [#3] Sarah DAlelio (11-6-0)
Roxanne Modafferi is the All-Time #17 ranked Women’s fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Roxanne Modafferi (2-1-0)
2017-04-01: W vs. [#34FLY] Priscila de Souza (12-7-0) via in of round 2
2016-09-23: L vs. [#1FLY/#7P4P] Jennifer Maia (14-4-1) via SD (48-47, 47-48, 49-46)
2016-03-11: W vs. [#28SW] DeAnna Bennett (8-3-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Last 3 Fights: Sarah DAlelio (3-0-0)
2016-11-19: W vs. [#127FLY] Jaimelene Nievera (4-3-0) via in of round 3
2016-07-23: W vs. [#46FLY] Jenny Liou (6-5-0) via UD ()
2016-03-11: W vs. [#10FLY] Andrea Lee (6-2-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 4:21 of round 3

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Roxanne Modafferi 49, Sarah DAlelio 182
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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Women Atomweight (105)
[#3] Herica Tiburcio (10-4-0) vs. [#6] Tessa Simpson (5-1-0)
Herica Tiburcio is the All-Time #49 ranked Women’s fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Herica Tiburcio (1-2-0)
2016-11-18: W vs. [#8AW] Simona Soukupova (6-5-1) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2016-03-11: L vs. [#4AW] Jinh Yu Frey (5-2-0) via UD (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
2015-07-09: L vs. [#1AW/#7DD] Ayaka Hamasaki (14-2-0) via SD (48-47, 47-48, 49-46)

Last 3 Fights: Tessa Simpson (3-0-0)
2016-07-29: W vs. [#8AW] Simona Soukupova (6-5-1) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)
2016-03-18: W vs. [#20AW] Satomi Takano (10-8-0) via Submission (Mounted Triangle Keylock) in 2:01 of round 3
2013-09-13: W vs. [#31AW] Paulina Granados (4-2-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Herica Tiburcio 183, Tessa Simpson 295
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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Continue reading 'Fight Matrix Program – Invicta FC 23: Porto/Niedzwiedz (05-20-2017)'

Posted on May 16, 2017 by jcs

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Welterweight (170)
[#14] Rory MacDonald (18-4-0) vs. [#39] Paul Daley (39-14-2)
Rory MacDonald is the All-Time #12 ranked Welterweight fighter.
Paul Daley is the All-Time #49 ranked Welterweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Rory MacDonald (1-2-0)
2016-06-18: L vs. [#2WW] Stephen Thompson (13-2-1) via UD (50-45, 50-45, 48-47)
2015-07-11: L vs. [#4WW] Robbie Lawler (27-11-0) via TKO (Punches) in 1:00 of round 5
2014-10-04: W vs. [#26WW] Tarec Saffiedine (16-6-0) via TKO (Punches) in 1:28 of round 3

Last 3 Fights: Paul Daley (2-1-0)
2017-01-21: W vs. [#88WW] Brennan Ward (14-5-0) via KO (Flying Knee) in 2:27 of round 1
2016-07-16: L vs. [#13WW] Douglas Lima (28-6-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2016-01-29: W vs. [*] Andy Uhrich (11-6-0) via in of round 1

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Rory MacDonald 335, Paul Daley 118
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Rory MacDonald leads 1-0
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Light Heavyweight (205)
[#9] Liam McGeary (12-1-0) vs. [#11] Linton Vassell (17-5-0)
Liam McGeary is the All-Time #38 ranked Light Heavyweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Liam McGeary (2-1-0)
2017-02-24: W vs. [#120HW+] Brett McDermott (8-5-0) via TKO (Doctor Stoppage) in 1:06 of round 2
2016-11-04: L vs. [#3LHW] Phil Davis (17-3-0) via UD (50-45, 50-44, 50-43)
2015-09-19: W vs. [*] Tito Ortiz (20-12-1) via Submission (Inverted Triangle Choke) in 4:41 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Linton Vassell (2-1-0)
2016-11-19: W vs. [#30LHW] Francis Carmont (25-12-0) via UD (30-25, 30-26, 30-26)
2016-02-19: W vs. [#34LHW] Emanuel Newton (26-12-1) via UD (29-27, 30-26, 29-27)
2015-09-19: L vs. [#13HW+] Muhammed Lawal (21-6-0) via UD ()

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Liam McGeary 84, Linton Vassell 181
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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Heavyweight (265)
[#15] Cheick Kongo (26-10-2) vs. [#57] Augusto Sakai (9-0-1)
Cheick Kongo is the All-Time #48 ranked Heavyweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Cheick Kongo (3-0-0)
2017-02-18: W vs. [#54HW+] Oli Thompson (17-10-0) via UD (30-26, 30-25, 30-25)
2016-09-16: W vs. [#24HW+] Tony Johnson (10-3-0) via MD (29-28, 29-28, 28-28)
2016-02-26: W vs. [#99HW+] Vinicius Kappke de Queiro (8-4-0) via SD (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)

Last 3 Fights: Augusto Sakai (2-0-1)
2016-05-20: D vs. [#123HW+] Dan Charles (10-5-1) via Draw (Majority) in 5:00 of round 3
2015-11-06: W vs. [*] Alex Huddleston (6-2-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2015-06-26: W vs. [#107HW+] Daniel Gallemore (7-3-0) via TKO (Retirement) in 5:00 of round 2

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Cheick Kongo 90, Augusto Sakai 364
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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Continue reading 'Fight Matrix Program – Bellator 179: MacDonald/Daley (05-19-2017)'

Posted on May 15, 2017 by jcs

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Notable Info

  • Women’s Bantamweight rankings expanded to Top 35 (from 30).

Posted on May 14, 2017 by jcs

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Heavyweight Championship (265)
[#1/#3DD/#4P4P] Stipe Miocic (16-2-0, -134) vs. [#5] Junior dos Santos (18-4-0, +110)
Stipe Miocic is the All-Time #11 ranked Heavyweight fighter.
Junior dos Santos is the All-Time #5 ranked Heavyweight and #23 ranked Absolute fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Stipe Miocic (3-0-0)
2016-09-10: W vs. [#3HW+] Alistair Overeem (42-15-0) via KO (Punches) in 4:27 of round 1
2016-05-14: W vs. [#2HW+] Fabricio Werdum (21-6-1) via KO (Punch) in 2:47 of round 1
2016-01-02: W vs. [#16HW+] Andrei Arlovski (25-14-0) via TKO (Punches) in 0:54 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Junior dos Santos (2-1-0)
2016-04-10: W vs. [#10HW+] Ben Rothwell (36-10-0) via UD (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)
2015-12-19: L vs. [#3HW+] Alistair Overeem (42-15-0) via TKO (Punches) in 4:43 of round 2
2014-12-13: W vs. [#1HW+/#3DD/#4P4P] Stipe Miocic (16-2-0) via UD (48-47, 49-46, 49-46)

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Stipe Miocic 245, Junior dos Santos 398
Previous Match-up Record: Junior dos Santos leads 1-0-0
Wins Against Common Opposition: Even: Both have 5 win(s) against common opposition.
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Women Strawweight Championship (115)
[#1/#2DD/#1P4P] Joanna Jedrzejczyk (13-0-0, -171) vs. [#2/#5DD/#6P4P] Jessica Andrade (16-5-0, +144)
Joanna Jedrzejczyk is the All-Time #6 ranked Women’s fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Joanna Jedrzejczyk (3-0-0)
2016-11-12: W vs. [#6SW] Karolina Kowalkiewicz (10-1-0) via UD (49-46, 49-46, 49-46)
2016-07-08: W vs. [#4SW/#9P4P] Claudia Gadelha (14-2-0) via UD (48-45, 48-46, 48-46)
2015-11-14: W vs. [#29SW] Valerie Letourneau (8-6-0) via UD (49-46, 49-46, 50-45)

Last 3 Fights: Jessica Andrade (3-0-0)
2017-02-04: W vs. [#7SW] Angela Hill (6-3-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2016-09-10: W vs. [#13SW] Joanne Calderwood (11-2-0) via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in 4:38 of round 1
2016-06-04: W vs. [#38SW] Jessica Penne (12-5-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:56 of round 2

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Joanna Jedrzejczyk 182, Jessica Andrade 98
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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Welterweight (170)
[#3] Demian Maia (24-6-0, +100) vs. [#5] Jorge Masvidal (32-11-0, -124)
Demian Maia is the All-Time #18 ranked Welterweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Demian Maia (3-0-0)
2016-08-27: W vs. [#9WW] Carlos Condit (30-10-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 1:52 of round 1
2016-05-14: W vs. [#29WW] Matt Brown (20-16-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 4:31 of round 3
2015-12-12: W vs. [#15WW] Gunnar Nelson (16-2-1) via UD (30-26, 30-25, 30-25)

Last 3 Fights: Jorge Masvidal (3-0-0)
2017-01-28: W vs. [#6WW] Donald Cerrone (32-8-0) via TKO (Punches) in 1:00 of round 2
2016-12-03: W vs. [#28WW] Jake Ellenberger (31-13-0) via in 4:05 of round 1
2016-07-30: W vs. [#54LW] Ross Pearson (19-13-0) via UD (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Demian Maia 259, Jorge Masvidal 105
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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Continue reading 'Fight Matrix Program – UFC 211: Miocic/Dos Santos 2 (05-13-2017)'

Posted on May 7, 2017 by jcs

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