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Tuesday, June 23rd 2020: Contender Series 2020: Week 1
 [#13 FLW] Brandon Royval [#91 FLW] Jerome Rivera
Last Fight Date: 5/30/2020 [UFC]
Last Opponent: [#59 FLW] Tim Elliott
Last 5: W L W W W
Last Fight Date: 1/17/2020 [Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA)]
Last Opponent: [NR] Kendrick Latchman
Last 5: W L L W W
Saturday, July 11th 2020: KSW 53: Reborn
 [#74 LW] Borys Mankowski [#110 LW] Marcin Wrzosek
Last Fight Date: 11/09/2019 [KSW]
Last Opponent: [#380 WW] Vaso Bakocevic
Last 5: W L L L W
Last Fight Date: 9/14/2019 [KSW]
Last Opponent: [#50 LW] Norman Parke
Last 5: L W L W L
Friday, June 19th 2020: SBC 28 - Serbian Battle Championship 28: Revenge!
 [#121 MW] Goran Reljic [#219 LHW] Alexander Poppeck
Last Fight Date: 3/14/2020 [Serbian Battle Championship]
Last Opponent: [NR] Pedro Paulo dos Santos
Last 5: L L W W W
Last Fight Date: 7/23/2019 [Dana Whites Contender Series]
Last Opponent: [#29 LHW] Jamahal Hill
Last 5: L W L W L

3 of the biggest surprise outcomes in MMA

Jun , 2020,
A. J. Riot

It could be said that the biggest surprise outcome in history of MMA fighting is that the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) survived its early days when the first UFC Pay-Per-View was created as a forum for all martial arts experts to test their courage against one another to find out which style was superior. With no rules and regulations, these no-holds-barred fights led to some stating the UFC was a form of “human cockfighting.”

Betting has been a big part of MMA and there are in-depth MMA betting statistics on the internet, whether you want to bet on the underdogs or the favorites in.  Check out bookmakers reviews to find detailed breakdowns of MMA fights including round by round finishes, card position, weight class and the odds for every fight. If you are lucky enough to have a hunch about a surprise outcome in an MMA fight – like the three below – and get it right, you could win big!

“The King” 11-second submission win, Bellator 225, August 2019

Starting a fight with a show of respect was a decision one MMA fighter was surely to regret. When Eduard Muravitskiy met Aviv Gozali, an 18-year-old Israeli fighter at Bellator 225 on 24 August 2019. Muravitskiy did what many fighters to at the start, go to tap gloves after the opening bell as a sign of good sportsmanship, and then start the fight. However, when Muravitskiy gestured his glove towards Gozali for a tap, Gozali did not honor the gesture and instead dove at Muravitskiy’s legs in an Imanari Roll and looked for the submission, taking down Muravitskiy with a heel hook. Within 11 seconds the fight was over and Gozali had improved his professional score with a record-breaking submission win in only his third professional MMA fight. Muravitskiy left the cage hopping on one foot, clearly hurt from the submission.

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Online Casinos: Is It Worth Joining One?

2 Jun , 2020,

Gambling is something that has always received its fair share of good reviews as well as negative criticism. However, with time, people are now becoming more receptive to the whole idea of gambling. The introduction of the online casinos heightened the whole gambling experience, and this is something that gamblers can attest to. Many people worldwide have joined online casinos such as Casino EnergyCasino, and they enjoy every bit of it. If you are a bit skeptical about taking the plunge, here are some reasons why joining one is without a doubt a good idea:

They are convenient

Convenience is something that wins the hearts of many people. Anything that has been made easier for you is something you should take advantage of- and this is exactly what online casinos did! You can now say goodbye to the long trips to the physical casinos, the loud casino noises, and the stress you had to go through before deciding what attire to wear to the traditional casino. Today the online casinos are a click away. All you need to access an online casino is a mobile device and a good internet connection, and that’s just it!

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Fight Matrix Program – UFC 250: Nunes vs. Spencer (2020-06-06)

1 Jun , 2020,

Women Featherweight (145)
[#1/#1DD/#1P4P] Amanda Nunes (19-4-0, -582) vs. [#6] Felicia Spencer (8-1-0, +417)
Amanda Nunes is the All-Time #2 ranked Women’s fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Amanda Nunes (3-0-0)
2019-12-14: W vs. [#1BW/#8DD/#9P4P] Germaine de Randamie (9-4-0) via UD (49-46, 49-45, 49-44)
2019-07-06: W vs. [#2BW/#10DD] Holly Holm (13-5-0) via TKO (Head Kick and Punches) in 4:10 of round 1
2018-12-29: W vs. [#2FW/#4DD/#4P4P] Cristiane Justino (22-2-0) via KO (Punch) in 0:51 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Felicia Spencer (2-1-0)
2020-02-29: W vs. [#25FW] Zarah Fairn dos Santos (6-4-0) via TKO (Elbows and Punches) in 3:37 of round 1
2019-07-27: L vs. [#2FW/#4DD/#4P4P] Cristiane Justino (22-2-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2019-05-18: W vs. [#7FW] Megan Anderson (11-4-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 3:24 of round 1

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Betting Odds Amanda Nunes -582 81.52%
Elo K170 Amanda Nunes 2024.67 +498.24 90.69%
Elo Modified Amanda Nunes 1987.37 +417.36 86.14%
Glicko-1 Amanda Nunes 2050.60 +477.15 93.98%
WHR Amanda Nunes 2142.16 +172.97 68.79%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Amanda Nunes 175, Felicia Spencer 98
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Amanda Nunes leads 1-0

Bantamweight (135)
[#17] Raphael Assuncao (27-7-0, +120) vs. [*] Cody Garbrandt (11-3-0, -146)
Raphael Assuncao is the All-Time #20 ranked Bantamweight fighter.
Cody Garbrandt is the All-Time #7 ranked Bantamweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Raphael Assuncao (1-2-0)
2019-08-17: L vs. [#5BW] Cory Sandhagen (12-1-0) via UD (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
2019-02-02: L vs. [#1BW/#9DD] Marlon Moraes (23-6-1) via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in 3:17 of round 1
2018-07-07: W vs. [#13BW] Rob Font (17-4-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Last 3 Fights: Cody Garbrandt (0-3-0)
2019-03-02: L vs. [#6BW] Pedro Munhoz (18-4-0) via TKO (Punches) in 4:51 of round 1
2018-08-04: L vs. [*] T.J. Dillashaw (16-4-0) via KO (Knee and Punches) in 4:10 of round 1
2017-11-04: L vs. [*] T.J. Dillashaw (16-4-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:41 of round 2

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Betting Odds Cody Garbrandt -146 56.63%
Elo K170 Raphael Assuncao 1855.29 +53.47 56.08%
Elo Modified Cody Garbrandt 1825.74 +10.56 51.16%
Glicko-1 Cody Garbrandt 1844.49 +9.92 51.43%
WHR Cody Garbrandt 1940.75 +56.03 56.37%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Raphael Assuncao 294, Cody Garbrandt 462
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Raphael Assuncao leads 2-0

Bantamweight (135)
[#2] Aljamain Sterling (18-3-0, -114) vs. [#5] Cory Sandhagen (12-1-0, -109)
Aljamain Sterling is the All-Time #24 ranked Bantamweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Aljamain Sterling (3-0-0)
2019-06-08: W vs. [#6BW] Pedro Munhoz (18-4-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2019-02-17: W vs. [#11BW] Jimmie Rivera (22-4-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2018-09-08: W vs. [#75FW] Cody Stamann (18-2-1) via Submission (Kneebar) in 3:42 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Cory Sandhagen (3-0-0)
2019-08-17: W vs. [#17BW] Raphael Assuncao (27-7-0) via UD (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
2019-04-27: W vs. [#30FW] John Lineker (32-9-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
2019-01-19: W vs. [#68BW] Mario Bautista (8-1-0) via Submission (Armbar) in 3:31 of round 1

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Betting Odds Aljamain Sterling -114 50.53%
Elo K170 Aljamain Sterling 2120.72 +176.70 69.15%
Elo Modified Aljamain Sterling 2086.47 +207.28 71.25%
Glicko-1 Aljamain Sterling 2143.59 +220.63 78.08%
WHR Aljamain Sterling 2043.07 +26.15 52.98%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Aljamain Sterling 364, Cory Sandhagen 294
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Cory Sandhagen leads 1-0

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The Latest Medical Suspensions Are In

Jun , 2020,
A. J. Riot

The UFC has been back in action for several weeks now, and fans of the sport, as well as those involved in it, couldn’t be happier. After the UFC action last weekend, most competitors walked away unscathed, but as you will expect, potential suspensions are coming up on medical grounds for some.

Since the UFC’s return, it’s been a big hit with viewers, with many of them opting to place bets on the action. If you are into the sport and have good knowledge about the fighters in the world’s leading in-cage championship, you should try out these MMA betting strategies. Although, the news on potential medical suspensions could alter your plans for the imminent future and the UFC events in the pipeline.

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Boxing Betting- The Ultimate Form of Entertainment

Jun , 2020,
A. J. Riot

Betting has always been an integral part of the game of boxing. In the first half of the 20th century, the sport was manipulated by many shady characters in the criminal world. Match-fixing and betting scandals were a common phenomenon attached to this sport. Match-fixing is a rare occurrence nowadays, but still rears it’s ugly head from time to time. The match between Paul Briggs vs. Danny Green in July 2011 is such an example. Betting on boxing was always present, and it will be in the future. You will find many websites and blogs providing information and tips about how to bet on boxing. Understand how to bet on boxing, types of boxing bets, and in which online sports betting website to place your stake.

How to bet on boxing

There are different boxing betting markets available in online sport betting websites. You will find relevant information about the fighters on those websites before a major event. You will also find other possible range of bets on the specific fight. Straight picks is the simplest form of betting, where you have to select a fighter who is supposed to win. You will find this kind of bet on any premier sport betting websites like ufabet. For each fight, there is always a favored fighter and an underdog. Most bettors stake for the favorite, so the payoff is less than the underdog.  If the odds of one fighter is +200 and odds of the opponent is -200, this implies the first fighter (+)  is the odds favorite. You need to bet $200 in order to get a return of $100 if you win. As for the underdog in this example, a bet of $100 gives you a return of $200 if he wins the match.

Odds do not always denote  who is the superior fighter, or how much possibility he has to win the match. Betting odds are to tempt wagers to place their bet. The bookmakers want to involve as many bettors as possible for both sides.

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MMA Rankings Updated (05-30-2020)

31 May , 2020,

Notable Info

  • “WHR” (Whole History Rating) is now available within the current ranking pages.
      • WHR is yet another mathematical system that is based on Elo, but is drastically different.  While the standard, Elo, and Glicko rating systems are executed once to produce ratings output, where ratings move incrementally after each bout, the WHR system depends on numerous iterations to build the current ratings.  In doing this, the system is able to use knowledge derived from previous iterations to build a supposedly more accurate picture as it can also use what fighters and their chain of opponents did before AND after their respective bouts.  You can read more about that system here -> https://www.remi-coulom.fr/WHR/.  There is also more info in the FAQ page.  Note: The actual WHR ratings have been increased by 1750 points as a display-level modification, so the rating point values match up better with Elo and Glicko for comparison purposes. WHR ratings as posted are likely to change in the coming days as we dig in to try and improve prediction rate.
  • Glicko-1 ratings reduced by 500 points.  This is a display-level modification so the ratings match better with Elo (which start at 1000 instead of 1500) and WHR systems.
  • For the new “Underrated” and “Overrated” designations, we’re moving over to an Olympic-type model by dropping the highest and lowest ranks of the 4 mathematical ranking systems, before making the calculation.

Fight Sports and the Integration of Tech

May , 2020,
A. J. Riot

Sports organisations adapt, renew and develop through creative and novel ideas. The integration of tech has the potential to radically change how sport is played and viewed, reshaping and improving not only athletic performance but the experience of spectators. In this way, technology not only changes the way we live, work, and play: it is transforming the fight sports athletes train. Here are some of the technologies used:

Altitude Mask

An altitude mask is designed to simulate the low oxygen conditions of training at altitude, by restricting the flow of oxygen to your lungs. The product forces the lungs to work harder, improving the strength of the intercostal muscle and improving overall lung capacity, anaerobic threshold, oxygen efficiency and even mental focus. The acute shortness of breath also makes you more used to the feeling, more comfortable in competition.

The harder workout increases intensity, so the effects of the training are felt sooner, so you do not need to train for as long. This reduces the risk of injury and gives more recovery time when competing.

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Fight Matrix Program – UFC on ESPN 9: Woodley vs. Burns (2020-05-30)

25 May , 2020,

Welterweight (170)
[*] Tyron Woodley (19-4-1, 170.5lb, -186) vs. [#9] Gilbert Burns (18-3-0, 170.5lb, +154)
Tyron Woodley is the All-Time #3 ranked Welterweight and #23 ranked Absolute fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Tyron Woodley (2-1-0)
2019-03-02: L vs. [#1WW/#4DD/#6P4P] Kamaru Usman (16-1-0) via UD (50-44, 50-45, 50-44)
2018-09-08: W vs. [#8MW] Darren Till (18-2-1) via Submission (Brabo Choke) in 4:19 of round 2
2017-07-29: W vs. [#14WW] Demian Maia (28-10-0) via UD (50-45, 49-46, 49-46)

Last 3 Fights: Gilbert Burns (3-0-0)
2020-03-14: W vs. [#14WW] Demian Maia (28-10-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:34 of round 1
2019-09-28: W vs. [#24WW] Gunnar Nelson (17-5-1) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2019-08-10: W vs. [#55WW] Alexey Kunchenko (20-2-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Odds Favorite Tyron Woodley 62.28%
Elo K170 Tyron Woodley 2247.91 +118.23 63.18%
Elo Modified Tyron Woodley 2185.79 +80.41 58.71%
Glicko-1 Tyron Woodley 2251.86 +69.91 59.93%
WHR Gilbert Burns 2036.36 +250.28 75.83%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Tyron Woodley 455, Gilbert Burns 77
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Even: Both have 1 win(s) against common opposition.

Heavyweight (259)
[#12] Blagoy Ivanov (18-3-0, 255.5lb, -110) vs. [#27] Augusto Sakai (14-1-1, 259.5lb, -114)

Last 3 Fights: Blagoy Ivanov (2-1-0)
2019-11-02: L vs. [#5HW+] Derrick Lewis (23-7-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
2019-06-08: W vs. [#43HW+] Tai Tuivasa (10-4-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
2019-03-09: W vs. [#28HW+] Ben Rothwell (38-12-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Last 3 Fights: Augusto Sakai (3-0-0)
2019-09-14: W vs. [#26HW+] Marcin Tybura (18-6-0) via KO (Punches) in 0:59 of round 1
2019-04-27: W vs. [#30HW+] Andrei Arlovski (29-19-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
2018-09-22: W vs. [#70HW+] Chase Sherman (15-6-0) via TKO (Punches) in 4:03 of round 3

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Odds Favorite Augusto Sakai 50.42%
Elo K170 Blagoy Ivanov 1855.20 +95.84 60.78%
Elo Modified Blagoy Ivanov 1931.69 +175.41 68.31%
Glicko-1 Blagoy Ivanov 2001.18 +201.28 76.9%
WHR Blagoy Ivanov 1866.91 +95.43 60.73%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Blagoy Ivanov 210, Augusto Sakai 259
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition.

Lightweight (150)
[#169] Spike Carlyle (9-1-0, 150.0lb, +120) vs. [#170] Billy Quarantillo (13-2-0, 149.5lb, -146)

Last 3 Fights: Spike Carlyle (3-0-0)
2020-02-29: W vs. [#264FW] Aalon Cruz (8-3-0) via TKO (Punches) in 1:25 of round 1
2019-11-15: W vs. [#1807LW] Jean-Paul Lebosnoyani (2-1-0) via KO (Punches) in 1:50 of round 1
2019-08-30: W vs. [#596WW] Matthew Colquhoun (7-4-0) via KO (Spinning Backfist) in 3:58 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Billy Quarantillo (3-0-0)
2019-12-07: W vs. [#236FW] Jacob Kilburn (8-3-0) via Submission (Triangle Choke) in 3:18 of round 2
2019-07-23: W vs. [#247FW] Kamuela Kirk (9-3-0) via TKO (Punches) in 0:22 of round 3
2019-02-23: W vs. [*] Adrian Vilaca (8-3-0) via KO in 4:32 of round 2

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Odds Favorite Billy Quarantillo 56.63%
Elo K170 Billy Quarantillo 1670.65 +143.40 65.82%
Elo Modified Billy Quarantillo 1685.99 +105.25 61.32%
Glicko-1 Billy Quarantillo 1751.74 +132.13 68.15%
WHR Billy Quarantillo 1870.58 +94.99 60.68%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Spike Carlyle 91, Billy Quarantillo 175
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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MMA vs Boxing: What are the major differences?

May , 2020,
A. J. Riot

MMA and boxing are both very popular sports at the moment. They even came to a thrilling head to head when McGregor took on Mayweather in Vegas. When they did do battle, pundits spoke of how McGregor would have to adapt to stand a chance. The reason for this is because there are so many differences between MMA and boxing.

Is MMA More Difficult to Predict?

The first difference on our list is not always true, but the law of averages suggests it is harder to call a winner in MMA bouts compared to boxing matches.  MMA matches tend to be more closely contested, with a higher number of fighters around the same level of ability. Add this that one strike with any limb, elbow or a choke can win an MMA fight in a split second.

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