Disqus Comment System and Forum

14 Aug , 2018,
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2018 is a year of changes for us here at FightMatrix, and one change that most readers probably haven’t noticed (since there were only a handful of active forum users) is the disappearance of our forum.

We had to disable new user registration many months ago for technical reasons, and we now feel that the forum has outlived it’s usefulness. We also recently installed the Disqus comment and community system, so please leave us comments on our blog posts and pages! And if it’s a private matter, you can always contact us here.

Featured Upcoming Bouts (Outside of UFC)

Sunday, September 30th 2018: RIZIN 13
 [#2 W105] Ayaka Hamasaki [#5 W105] Mina Kurobe
Last Fight Date: 5/06/2018 [Rizin Fighting Federation]
Last Opponent: [NR] Alyssa Garcia
Last 5: W W W L W
Last Fight Date: 3/10/2018 [DEEP]
Last Opponent: [#9 W105] 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: [#21 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
Friday, October 12th 2018: Bellator 207: Mitrione vs. Bader
 [#6 HW] Ryan Bader [#12 HW] Matt Mitrione
Last Fight Date: 5/12/2018 [BellatorFC]
Last Opponent: [#15 HW] Muhammed Lawal
Last 5: W W W W W
Last Fight Date: 2/16/2018 [BellatorFC]
Last Opponent: [#22 HW] Roy Nelson
Last 5: L W W W W

ELO Is Here

13 Aug , 2018,
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As we’ve been promising for a while, the ELO and Modified ELO versions of our rankings are now publicly available!

You can read more about it here: ELO Sneak Peeks and here: Elo Rating Updates

The alternative versions of our rankings are presently only available in the current MMA ranking lists (excluding Pound-for-Pound and Division Dominance). They are not available in historical generated rankings or all-time rankings.

Also, the last/next fight, region & country, and other ranking filters are only available in standard mode. Perhaps we may support these filters in the future for the alternate ranking systems.

To view the alternate rankings, navigate to any current ranking page and select ‘ELO K-170’ or ‘Modified ELO’ in the Rating formula drop-down under the Issue Date on the top of the ranking pages.

Here’s an example of alternate heavyweight rankings:

Standard FightMatrix (CIRRS) Ranking Formula

ELO K-170 Ranking Formula

Modified ELO Ranking Formula

New Comment System

Aug , 2018,
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Dear Readers,

As you may or may have not noticed, we’ve switched to Disqus as our new comment system. This is just one of many incremental updates we have planned this year, to improve the user’s (Your’s!) experience. Coming up next, ELO and Modified ELO ranking systems preview, and a forum redesign.

In the meanwhile, since the forum registration is closed, if you’re having any trouble with using the new comment system, please let us know via the Contact Us form.

As always – thank you for the continued support!

Fight Matrix Program – Rizin 12 (08-12-2018)

11 Aug , 2018,
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Lightweight (154)
[#55] Yusuke Yachi (20-6-0) vs. [#293FW] Luiz Gustavo Felix dos Santos (8-0-0)

Last 3 Fights: Yusuke Yachi (3-0-0)
2018-05-06: W vs. [#152LW] Diego Nunes (22-8-0) via SD ()
2017-12-31: W vs. [#128LW] Takanori Gomi (36-15-0) via Submission (Triangle Choke) in 2:36 of round 1
2017-07-30: W vs. [#167LW] Satoru Kitaoka (41-17-9) via TKO (Punches) in 4:48 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Luiz Gustavo Felix dos Santos (3-0-0)
2017-11-25: W vs. [#1207FW] Diogo DAvila (6-3-0) via TKO (Knee and Punches) in 1:40 of round 1
2017-08-05: W vs. [#732LW] Renato Amorim (7-1-0) via TKO (Punches) in 0:55 of round 2
2016-11-26: W vs. [#666FW] Marcelo Bustos (10-6-1) via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in 0:47 of round 1

Elo Favorite (Standard): Yusuke Yachi (1803.82) [+336.44] – Win%: 82.30
Elo Favorite (Modified): Yusuke Yachi (1759.29) [+257.31] – Win%: 75.52
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Yusuke Yachi 98, Luiz Gustavo Felix dos Santos 260
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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Bantamweight (134)
[#66] Yuki Motoya (20-6-0) vs. [#194] Kazuma Sone (23-15-1)

Last 3 Fights: Yuki Motoya (2-1-0)
2018-06-30: W vs. [#140BW] Jae Hoon Moon (11-11-0) via TKO (Punches) in 4:23 of round 2
2018-02-24: W vs. [#336BW] Jae Eun Byeon (2-1-0) via UD ()
2017-04-16: L vs. [#9BW] Kyoji Horiguchi (25-2-0) via UD ()

Last 3 Fights: Kazuma Sone (3-0-0)
2018-01-28: W vs. [#307BW] Mamoru Uoi (18-6-4) via MD ()
2017-10-15: W vs. [#384BW] Tomohiro Hagino (10-6-0) via UD ()
2017-05-28: W vs. [#1026FW] Keiichiro Keiichiro (6-5-0) via Submission (Armbar) in 4:21 of round 1

Elo Favorite (Standard): Yuki Motoya (1701.45) [+250.96] – Win%: 75.89
Elo Favorite (Modified): Yuki Motoya (1666.78) [+232.77] – Win%: 73.48
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Yuki Motoya 43, Kazuma Sone 196
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Yuki Motoya leads 1-0
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Welterweight (170)
[#110] Ryuichiro Sumimura (14-5-0) vs. [#133] Kiichi Kunimoto (19-7-2)

Last 3 Fights: Ryuichiro Sumimura (3-0-0)
2018-04-28: W vs. [#258WW] Yoichiro Sato (19-9-2) via UD ()
2017-12-24: W vs. [#1664LW] Jaybo Fredrick (1-1-0) via TKO (Punches) in 0:40 of round 1
2017-07-15: W vs. [#166LHW] Ken Hasegawa (16-3-1) via TKO (Punch) in 3:48 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Kiichi Kunimoto (1-2-0)
2017-12-29: W vs. [#167LW] Satoru Kitaoka (41-17-9) via UD ()
2017-06-10: L vs. [#122WW] Zak Ottow (16-6-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
2015-02-14: L vs. [#10WW] Neil Magny (21-6-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 1:22 of round 3

Elo Favorite (Standard): Ryuichiro Sumimura (1676.47) [+33.66] – Win%: 53.84
Elo Favorite (Modified): Ryuichiro Sumimura (1682.86) [+52.10] – Win%: 55.68
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Ryuichiro Sumimura 106, Kiichi Kunimoto 226
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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Fight Matrix Program – UFC: Dana White’s Contender Series (08-09-2018)

8 Aug , 2018,
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Heavyweight (265)
[#55] Augusto Sakai (10-1-1) vs. [#106LHW] Marcos Conrado Jr. (5-0-0)

Last 3 Fights: Augusto Sakai (1-1-1)
2017-11-11: W vs. [#434HW+] Tiago Cardoso (7-3-1) via TKO (Punches) in of round 1
2017-05-19: L vs. [#14HW+] Cheick Kongo (28-10-2) via SD ()
2016-05-20: D vs. [#91HW+] Dan Charles (11-7-1) via Draw (Majority) in 5:00 of round 3

Last 3 Fights: Marcos Conrado Jr. (3-0-0)
2018-03-03: W vs. [NA] Sumit Rangi (0-3-0) via Submission (Armbar) in of round 0
2018-02-23: W vs. [#352LHW] Sandeep Kumar Dahiya (13-4-0) via TKO (Punches and Elbows) in 1:07 of round 1
2017-10-27: W vs. [#331HW+] Vinicius Lima (9-6-1) via KO (Punches) in 0:40 of round 1

Elo Favorite (Standard): Augusto Sakai (1528.22) [+166.49] – Win%: 68.15
Elo Favorite (Modified): Augusto Sakai (1608.65) [+177.65] – Win%: 68.52
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Augusto Sakai 271, Marcos Conrado Jr. 159
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 Strawweight (115)
[#26] Marina Alcalde Rodriguez (9-0-0) vs. [#22AW] Maria de Oliveira Neta (10-3-0)

Last 3 Fights: Marina Alcalde Rodriguez (3-0-0)
2017-12-22: W vs. [#97FLY] Natalia Cristina Miranda (8-5-1) via UD ()
2017-12-10: W vs. [#86SW] Amanda Torres Sardinha (8-5-0) via UD ()
2017-04-28: W vs. [#112SW] Samara Santos Cunha (11-5-1) via UD ()

Last 3 Fights: Maria de Oliveira Neta (2-1-0)
2017-12-31: L vs. [#3AW] Kanna Asakura (13-2-0) via Submission (Armbar) in 3:40 of round 2
2017-10-15: W vs. [#36AW] Alyssa Garcia (3-5-0) via UD ()
2017-07-01: W vs. [NA] Laisa Coimbra (0-8-0) via TKO (Punches) in 4:15 of round 2

Elo Favorite (Standard): Marina Alcalde Rodriguez (1488.90) [+215.88] – Win%: 72.83
Elo Favorite (Modified): Marina Alcalde Rodriguez (1503.32) [+266.93] – Win%: 76.29
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Marina Alcalde Rodriguez 230, Maria de Oliveira Neta 221
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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Middleweight (185)
[#132] Marcio Alexandre Jr. (16-4-0) vs. [#130LHW] Leonardo Silva de Oliveira (12-2-0)

Last 3 Fights: Marcio Alexandre Jr. (2-1-0)
2018-04-21: W vs. [#301MW] Arymarcel Santos (40-35-0) via TKO in 2:49 of round 1
2017-08-12: L vs. [#146MW] Fabio Aguiar (11-1-0) via TKO (Doctor Stoppage) in 3:03 of round 3
2017-03-18: W vs. [#322MW] Marcus Vinicius Fialho da (8-2-0) via UD ()

Last 3 Fights: Leonardo Silva de Oliveira (2-1-0)
2018-03-24: W vs. [NA] Luan Gabani (3-1-0) via TKO in 2:28 of round 2
2018-03-17: W vs. [#267MW] Cemey dos Santos (3-3-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 3:57 of round 1
2017-12-16: L vs. [#98LHW] Shamil Akhmedov (6-0-0) via KO (Punches) in 3:14 of round 3

Elo Favorite (Standard): Marcio Alexandre Jr. (1483.03) [+57.34] – Win%: 56.51
Elo Favorite (Modified): Marcio Alexandre Jr. (1506.07) [+6.45] – Win%: 50.70
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Marcio Alexandre Jr. 110, Leonardo Silva de Oliveira 138
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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Fight Matrix Program – UFC: Dana White’s Contender Series (08-07-2018)

5 Aug , 2018,
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Heavyweight (265)
[#228] Greg Hardy (1-0-0, -695) vs. [#291] Tebaris Gordon (3-0-0, +465)

Last 3 Fights: Greg Hardy (1-0-0)
2018-06-12: W vs. [#312HW+] Austen Lane (4-1-0) via TKO (Punches) in 0:57 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Tebaris Gordon (3-0-0)
2017-12-15: W vs. [#478HW+] Marvin Skipper (4-1-0) via TKO (Punches) in 1:55 of round 2
2017-07-21: W vs. [#677HW+] Chandler Cole (3-1-0) via TKO (Punches) in 4:25 of round 1
2016-05-20: W vs. [NA] Micah Barr (0-2-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:44 of round 3

Odds Favorite (Implied): Greg Hardy – Win%: 83.16
Elo Favorite (Standard): Tebaris Gordon (1244.17) [+99.45] – Win%: 61.17
Elo Favorite (Modified): Tebaris Gordon (1383.07) [+134.87] – Win%: 64.35
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Greg Hardy 56, Tebaris Gordon 235
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)
[#119] Kennedy Nzechukwu (5-0-0, -556) vs. [#174] Dennis Bryant (5-1-0, +394)

Last 3 Fights: Kennedy Nzechukwu (3-0-0)
2018-05-25: W vs. [NA] Corey Johnson (0-1-0) via TKO in of round 2
2018-03-10: W vs. [NA] Andre Kavanaugh (7-14-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:40 of round 1
2017-08-22: W vs. [#125LHW] Anton Berzin (5-2-0) via SD (29-27, 28-29, 29-27)

Last 3 Fights: Dennis Bryant (3-0-0)
2017-11-15: W vs. [NA] Onosai Moana (3-4-0) via TKO (Punches) in 3:00 of round 1
2017-03-22: W vs. [#581MW] John Stern (3-4-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 0:55 of round 2
2016-04-13: W vs. [#391LHW] Dillin Wiggins (15-7-0) via TKO (Punches) in 1:38 of round 1

Odds Favorite (Implied): Kennedy Nzechukwu – Win%: 80.72
Elo Favorite (Standard): Kennedy Nzechukwu (1336.51) [+74.84] – Win%: 58.47
Elo Favorite (Modified): Kennedy Nzechukwu (1396.52) [+124.70] – Win%: 63.32
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Kennedy Nzechukwu 74, Dennis Bryant 265
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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Lightweight (155)
[#105] Joseph Lowry (8-0-0, -157) vs. [#198] Devonte Smith (7-1-0, +129)

Last 3 Fights: Joseph Lowry (3-0-0)
2018-06-16: W vs. [#188LW] Zach Fears (9-3-0) via UD ()
2017-10-21: W vs. [#568LW] Richard Patishnock (7-5-0) via KO (Punch) in 1:53 of round 1
2017-05-20: W vs. [#516LW] Mike Pope (7-3-0) via TKO in of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Devonte Smith (3-0-0)
2018-03-03: W vs. [#431WW] Justin Edwards (9-6-0) via KO (Punches) in 1:30 of round 1
2017-11-18: W vs. [#933LW] Nick Gehrts (8-3-0) via TKO (Punches) in 1:03 of round 4
2017-07-29: W vs. [#1452LW] Damonte Robinson (4-1-1) via Submission (Triangle Choke) in 2:35 of round 1

Odds Favorite (Implied): Joseph Lowry – Win%: 58.31
Elo Favorite (Standard): Joseph Lowry (1614.26) [+146.79] – Win%: 66.16
Elo Favorite (Modified): Joseph Lowry (1628.62) [+96.50] – Win%: 60.40
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Joseph Lowry 52, Devonte Smith 157
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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All-Time MMA Rankings Updated (08-05-2018)

Aug , 2018,
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Notable Info

  • Demetrious Johnson‘s #12 Absolute and #1 Flyweight rankings remain after his loss to Henry Cejudo.  Meanwhile, Cejudo nearly doubled his All-Time Flyweight point total, moving him from #8 to #7 on the list, but remains a fair distance outside of the Top 100 Absolute.
  • T.J. Dillashaw strengthens his #2 Bantamweight position and is on the cusp of entering the Top 35 Absolute list, at #36.  Cody Garbrandt wards off inactivity and gets a very small temporary boost in his All-Time ratings, but this acts simply as treading water.  He still remains #7 at Bantamweight and just outside of the Top 100 Absolute.

Elo Rating Updates

30 Jul , 2018,
jcs
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We detailed our intentions to add some alternate rating systems for comparison in a previous post.

We got several comments and questions about this, with two common questions being:

1 – I thought the system in use was a version of Elo?

2 – What’s the point of adding alternate rating systems?

Addressing #1, the current rating system does share a few things with Elo, most notably, the core formula that manages the movement.  However, it has also borrowed elements from the Glicko rating system and has tons and tons of additional code in place to make it better equipped for MMA, which is still a very disorganized and unpredictable sport, in terms of not only the matches but the matchmaking as well.  Systems like Elo and Glicko were made for chess, a sport (game?) where competitors can play dozens of matches in a month where none of them get kicked in the head by their opponent.

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