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Flyweight Championship (125)
[#1/#6DD/#4P4P] Demetrious Johnson (22-2-1) vs. [#4] John Dodson (17-6-0)
Demetrious Johnson is the All-Time #2 ranked Flyweight fighter.
John Dodson is the All-Time #8 ranked Flyweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Demetrious Johnson (3-0-0)
2015-04-25: W vs. [#11FLY] Kyoji Horiguchi (15-2-0) via Submission (Armbar) in 4:59 of round 5
2014-09-27: W vs. [#26FLY] Chris Cariaso (17-8-0) via Submission (Kimura) in 2:29 of round 2
2014-06-14: W vs. [#14FLY] Ali Bagautinov (13-3-0) via UD (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)

Last 3 Fights: John Dodson (3-0-0)
2015-05-23: W vs. [#6FLY] Zach Makovsky (19-6-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2014-06-07: W vs. [#12FLY] John Moraga (16-4-0) via TKO (Doctor Stoppage) in 5:00 of round 2
2013-10-19: W vs. [#119FLY] Darrell Montague (13-5-0) via KO (Punch) in 4:13 of round 1

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Demetrious Johnson 133, John Dodson 105
Previous Match-up Record: Demetrious Johnson leads 1-0-0
Wins Against Common Opposition: John Dodson leads 2-1
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Heavyweight (265)
[#4] Andrei Arlovski (24-10-0) vs. [#10] Frank Mir (18-9-0)
Andrei Arlovski is the All-Time #9 ranked Heavyweight fighter.
Frank Mir is the All-Time #13 ranked Heavyweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Andrei Arlovski (3-0-0)
2015-05-23: W vs. [#7HW+] Travis Browne (17-3-1) via TKO (Punches) in 4:41 of round 1
2014-09-13: W vs. [#11HW+] Antonio Silva (19-7-1) via KO (Punches) in 2:59 of round 1
2014-06-14: W vs. [#24HW+] Brendan Schaub (10-5-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Last 3 Fights: Frank Mir (2-1-0)
2015-07-15: W vs. [#34HW+] Todd Duffee (9-3-0) via KO (Punch) in 1:13 of round 1
2015-02-22: W vs. [#11HW+] Antonio Silva (19-7-1) via KO (Elbows) in 1:40 of round 1
2014-02-01: L vs. [#8HW+] Alistair Overeem (39-14-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Andrei Arlovski 105, Frank Mir 52
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Andrei Arlovski leads 5-3
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Light Heavyweight (205)
[#3] Anthony Johnson (19-5-0) vs. [#13] Jimi Manuwa (15-1-0)
Anthony Johnson is the All-Time #19 ranked Light Heavyweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Anthony Johnson (2-1-0)
2015-05-23: L vs. [#2LHW/#8DD/#7P4P] Daniel Cormier (16-1-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 2:39 of round 3
2015-01-24: W vs. [#6LHW] Alexander Gustafsson (16-3-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:15 of round 1
2014-07-26: W vs. [#16LHW] Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (21-7-0) via KO (Punches) in 0:44 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Jimi Manuwa (2-1-0)
2015-04-11: W vs. [#21LHW] Jan Blachowicz (18-4-0) via UD (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
2014-03-08: L vs. [#6LHW] Alexander Gustafsson (16-3-0) via TKO (Knee and Punches) in 1:18 of round 2
2013-10-26: W vs. [#35LHW] Ryan Jimmo (19-5-0) via TKO (Leg Injury) in 4:41 of round 2

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Anthony Johnson 105, Jimi Manuwa 147
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Anthony Johnson leads 1-0
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Posted on August 30, 2015 by jcs

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Featured Upcoming Bouts (Outside of UFC)


This summer has been a never-ending marathon of UFC events, and the lack of one last week was a welcome break from the non-stop scheduling. This weekend, we’re back in action with a Sunday night fight card: UFC Fight Night 74 – Holloway vs Oliveira.  The event takes place in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada and will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1 (along with two fairly meaningless fights on UFC Fight Pass).  The main event is an excellent top contender bout between two young featherweight prospects, and there are a few other interesting bouts on the card, to make for a very solid Fight Night line-up.

Main Event:  [#6 FW] Max Holloway vs [#7 FW] Charles Oliveira

Worth: $20

Why: I have been, at best, lukewarm on the featherweight division in the recent years as Jose Aldo decimated every contender put in front of him and was starting on the rematch circuit.  Fortunately, some much needed new blood has been recently injected into the Top 10.   With the interim champion Conor McGregor bringing a lot of eyes to the division, the title unification match between McGregor and Aldo scheduled for UFC 194 is certain to be one of the most hyped fights of the year.  And the winner of Holloway vs Oliveira will most likely have to face the currently idle Frankie Edgar for the next shot at the title.

Besides the title implications, this fight is a great matchup of styles between two young and hungry contenders. At 23 years old, Max Holloway is already 9-3 in the Octagon, winning six in a row since his decision loss to McGregor two years ago.  Holloway fights often (four times in 2014, and on his third fight this year) and seems to be improving with every bout.   Primarily a striker, Holloway has a couple of submission wins under his belt – including one in his most recent fight against Cub Swanson.  However he is unlikely to match his opponent’s skills on the ground, and would be wise to keep this fight standing.  Charles ‘do Bronx’ Oliveira is another young veteran – 25 years old with an 8-4 (1 NC) record in the UFC.  Oliveira is a grappling wizard, though his striking defense and chin have been questionable at times; he is also coming into this fight on a four win streak.  This matchup will come down to who is able to better impose their will on the opponent and keep the fight in their comfort zone.

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Posted on August 19, 2015 by oleg

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Featherweight (145)
[#6] Max Holloway (13-3-0) vs. [#7] Charles Oliveira (20-4-0)

Last 3 Fights: Max Holloway (3-0-0)
2015-04-18: W vs. [#10FW] Cub Swanson (21-7-0) via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in 3:58 of round 3
2015-02-14: W vs. [#44FW] Cole Miller (21-9-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
2014-10-04: W vs. [*] Akira Corassani (12-6-0) via KO (Punches) in 3:11 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Charles Oliveira (3-0-0)
2015-05-30: W vs. [#15FW] Nik Lentz (25-7-2) via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in 1:10 of round 3
2014-12-12: W vs. [#9FW] Jeremy Stephens (24-11-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
2014-06-28: W vs. [#114FW] Hatsu Hioki (27-9-2) via Submission (Anaconda Choke) in 4:32 of round 2

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Max Holloway 127, Charles Oliveira 85
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Max Holloway leads 1-0
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Welterweight (170)
[#19] Erick Silva (18-5-0) vs. [#27] Neil Magny (15-4-0)

Last 3 Fights: Erick Silva (2-1-0)
2015-03-21: W vs. [#126WW] Josh Koscheck (17-10-0) via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in 4:21 of round 1
2014-12-20: W vs. [#242WW] Mike Rhodes (5-4-0) via Technical Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) in 1:15 of round 1
2014-05-10: L vs. [#9WW] Matt Brown (20-13-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:11 of round 3

Last 3 Fights: Neil Magny (2-1-0)
2015-08-01: L vs. [#7WW] Demian Maia (21-6-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 2:52 of round 2
2015-05-16: W vs. [#70WW] Hyun Gyu Lim (13-5-1) via TKO (Punches) in 1:24 of round 2
2015-02-14: W vs. [#120WW] Kiichi Kunimoto (18-6-2) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 1:22 of round 3

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Erick Silva 155, Neil Magny 22
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)
[#30] Josh Burkman (27-11-0) vs. [#47] Patrick Cote (21-9-0)

Last 3 Fights: Josh Burkman (1-1-0, 1 NC)
2015-05-23: L vs. [#10WW] Dong Hyun Kim (20-3-1) via Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) in 2:13 of round 3
2015-01-03: NC vs. [#6WW] Hector Lombard (34-4-1)
2014-03-29: W vs. [#50WW] Tyler Stinson (29-10-0) via KO (Punch) in 2:15 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Patrick Cote (2-1-0)
2015-04-25: W vs. [#179WW] Joe Riggs (40-16-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2014-09-27: L vs. [#14WW] Stephen Thompson (11-1-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
2014-04-16: W vs. [#100WW] Kyle Noke (21-7-1) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Josh Burkman 92, Patrick Cote 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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Posted on August 17, 2015 by jcs

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Recently, the War Machine drama was covered on Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, along with some other tidbits regarding domestic violence in sports.

In the episode somewhere around the 21 minute mark, they made reference to the fact that American MMA fighters ranked in the Top 200 were over twice as likely to be arrested for domestic violence when compared to a relevant segment of the general population.

I saw no citation or reference, but where else would they get this info?  Jordan Breen assumed as much and Jonathan Snowden from Bleacher Report, apparently got the official confirmation that Fight Matrix was the source.

Not a big deal, but still cool.  I recommend catching the episode as the interview with Mayhem Miller is alone, worth the time spent.

Posted on August 10, 2015 by jcs

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No internal changes with this update… but the following is food for thought:

Due to the ongoing problem of controversial decisions, I’ve been tossing around the idea of adding a press score average and factoring it in as a 4th official judge for fights.  MMADecisions.com is a great resource for this info and is almost certainly where I’d get the data.

As a quick relevant example on how this’d work: Last night’s Dariush/Johnson would be treated as a draw in the rating system, because the 4th judge would make it 2-2.

What do you think about this possible change?

Thoughts on a 4th Judge?


  • Thumbs Up: A press score average is just as good, or better than a single judge. (51%)
  • Thumbs Down: It's too subjective. (38%)
  • Undecided (11%)

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In summary, it’d be more work in terms of code changes, data gathering and validation.  Furthermore, fighters’ performances in their next couple bouts tend to negate bad decisions.  However, I think including a press score average provides a more accurate, immediate picture and the “tilt” factor is pretty minimal.

 

Posted on August 9, 2015 by jcs

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For fun, I transformed the ratings of all currently ranked male fighters into the Heavyweight+ counterpart — in other words, what it’d be if they moved up to the division without yet having a fight. Then, I seeded them based on ordering in a tournament style.

 

Who’s got the best chance for an upset?  What’s the lowest seed that makes it to the 3rd round?

Posted on August 7, 2015 by jcs

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After a rather mediocre (both on paper and in the cage) UFC 190 Pay-Per-View last week, the UFC is following up with a strong Fight Night event.  This one has a couple of fights with significance to the divisional Top 10 standings, a few developing prospects, and some fun matchups.  All of the main card fights are very closely matched, which is always a good thing.  The prelims will be broadcast on Fox Sports 2 and UFC Fight Pass network; however there is not much on the prelims worth writing about, so I will just focus on the Fox Sports 1 main card.

 

Main Event:  [#7 LHW] Glover Teixeira vs [#9 LHW] Ovince St. Preux

Worth: $15

Why: Glover Teixeira has been a big name on the international MMA scene for many years prior to making his UFC debut, which was long delayed due to visa issues.  After finally making his way to UFC, Teixeira started off by winning five straight, which earned him a shot at the champion Jon Jones.  Teixeira fell short in his bid at the title, and there is no shame in losing to Jones. However he dropped an uninspiring decision to Phil Davis in his next fight, which brought up all sorts of questions about the 35-year-old’s ability to improve his game and adapt to fighting wrestlers at this stage of his career.

Though Ovince ‘OSP’ St. Preux has wrestling as his base, he does not solely rely on it in the cage: OSP has significant KO power and decent submission grappling ability, which makes him a very dangerous opponent for any light heavyweight.  The Strikeforce veteran is 6-1 in the UFC, his sole loss an ugly decision to Ryan Bader, and has stopped all but one of his UFC opponents.  After knocking out Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua and Patrick Cummins in back-to-back fights, OSP will get an opportunity to rise further in the rankings and work his way up to a contender status.  On paper, St. Preux has the skill set to defeat the seemingly fading Teixeira, though Glover’s punching power cannot be counted out.  This has all the makings of an exiciting matchup with potential implications for the title picture in the rather shallow 205 lbs weight class.
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Posted on August 5, 2015 by oleg

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