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Posted on April 23, 2017 by jcs

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Featherweight (145)
[#6] Cub Swanson (24-7-0, -647) vs. [#58] Artem Lobov (13-12-1, +451)
Cub Swanson is the All-Time #13 ranked Featherweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Cub Swanson (3-0-0)
2016-12-10: W vs. [#22FW] Doo Ho Choi (14-2-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
2016-08-06: W vs. [#35FW] Tatsuya Kawajiri (36-11-2) via UD (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
2016-04-16: W vs. [#43FW] Hacran Dias (23-5-1) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Last 3 Fights: Artem Lobov (2-1-0)
2016-11-19: W vs. [#83FW] Teruto Ishihara (9-3-2) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
2016-08-20: W vs. [#669FW] Chris Avila (5-4-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2016-02-06: L vs. [#306LW] Alex White (11-3-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Cub Swanson 133, Artem Lobov 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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Lightweight (155)
[#21] Diego Sanchez (27-9-0, +302) vs. [*] Al Iaquinta (13-3-1, -390)
Diego Sanchez is the All-Time #47 ranked Lightweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Diego Sanchez (2-1-0)
2016-11-05: W vs. [#30LW] Marcin Held (22-6-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2016-07-09: L vs. [#23LW] Joe Lauzon (27-12-0) via TKO (Punches) in 1:26 of round 1
2016-03-05: W vs. [#18LW] Jim Miller (28-9-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Last 3 Fights: Al Iaquinta (3-0-0)
2015-04-04: W vs. [#5WW] Jorge Masvidal (32-11-0) via SD (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)
2015-01-31: W vs. [#23LW] Joe Lauzon (27-12-0) via TKO (Punches) in 3:34 of round 2
2014-11-07: W vs. [#52LW] Ross Pearson (19-13-0) via TKO (Punches) in 1:39 of round 2

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Diego Sanchez 168, Al Iaquinta 749
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Al Iaquinta leads 2-1
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Light Heavyweight (205)
[#18] Ovince St. Preux (19-10-0) vs. [#40] Marcos Rogerio de Lima (15-4-1)
Ovince St. Preux is the All-Time #47 ranked Light Heavyweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Ovince St. Preux (0-3-0)
2017-02-04: L vs. [#17LHW] Volkan Oezdemir (13-1-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
2016-10-08: L vs. [#6LHW] Jimi Manuwa (17-2-0) via KO (Punches) in 2:38 of round 2
2016-04-23: L vs. [#2LHW/#2DD/#3P4P] Jon Jones (22-1-0) via UD (50-44, 50-45, 50-45)

Last 3 Fights: Marcos Rogerio de Lima (2-1-0)
2017-01-28: W vs. [#66LHW] Jeremy Kimball (13-6-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:27 of round 1
2016-11-19: L vs. [#26LHW] Gadzhimurad Antigulov (19-4-0) via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in 1:07 of round 1
2016-04-23: W vs. [#145LHW] Clint Hester (11-6-0) via in 4:35 of round 1

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Ovince St. Preux 77, Marcos Rogerio de Lima 84
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Ovince St. Preux leads 1-0
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Continue reading 'Fight Matrix Program – UFC Fight Night 108: Swanson/Lobov (04-22-2017)'

Posted on April 18, 2017 by jcs

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With a victory over Wilson Reis in the main event last Saturday, Demetrious Johnson tied Anderson Silva’s record for most consecutive UFC title defenses. Many pundits have been quick to decry the accomplishment due to the current state of the flyweight division. The UFC did not crown their first flyweight champion until 2012, and the division has been in the developing stages ever since. With that being said, Johnson has been nothing short of dominant. How do the two strings of title defenses compare?

In terms of ranking points alone, Silva faced a much tougher road than Johnson. As you can see in the following chart, Silva’s opponents almost always had more ranking points. However, that does not tell the entire story. Fighters competing in more developed divisions will obviously have more points. Ranking points are the result of the Fight Matrix statistical model. The more points a fighter has, the higher the fighter is ranked. You can find more information here.

When determining the per-bout level of opposition a fan might ask himself/herself, “how big of an upset would this be?” Using this criteria might give a clearer picture of the level of competition faced by both fighters. Fight Matrix hands out two different “Upset of Year” awards, most noteworthy and most lopsided. Most noteworthy is simply “the largest difference (X minus Y) between raw rating points,” while most lopsided is “the largest proportional difference (X divided by Y) between raw rating points.” Continue reading 'Comparing the 10 Title Defenses of Demetrious Johnson and Anderson Silva'

Posted on April 18, 2017 by Richard Mann

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Rumblings of DJ becoming “the GOAT” after last night’s victory are premature and exaggerated.

Johnson, who was #23 in our last version of the All-Time Rankings, will surely move up after the next update.  I estimate he’ll be at the cusp of the Top 20 and will continue to gain points as he maintains his lofty standing in the Flyweight division.

The greatest complications with the all-time rankings are simple to understand, but impossible to resolve with 100% satisfaction.

  • How do you weight divisions against one another (no pun intended)?
  • How do you weight eras against one another?
  • How do you weight quantity vs. quality?
  • How and when do you credit fighters for the extraordinary?

Continue reading 'Can Demetrious Johnson really be considered the greatest of all-time?'

Posted on April 16, 2017 by jcs

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Flyweight Championship (125)
[#1/#3DD/#1P4P] Demetrious Johnson (25-2-1, 124.0lb, -778) vs. [#7] Wilson Reis (22-6-0, 124.0lb, +530)
Demetrious Johnson is the All-Time #1 ranked Flyweight and #23 ranked Absolute fighter.
Wilson Reis is the All-Time #21 ranked Flyweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Demetrious Johnson (3-0-0)
2016-12-03: W vs. [#10FLY] Tim Elliott (13-7-1) via UD (49-45, 49-46, 49-46)
2016-04-23: W vs. [#4FLY] Henry Cejudo (10-2-0) via in 2:49 of round 1
2015-09-05: W vs. [#10BW] John Dodson (18-8-0) via UD (50-45, 49-46, 49-46)

Last 3 Fights: Wilson Reis (3-0-0)
2017-02-11: W vs. [#45FLY] Yuta Sasaki (19-4-2) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2016-07-30: W vs. [#49FLY] Hector Sandoval (13-3-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 1:49 of round 1
2016-01-30: W vs. [#12FLY] Dustin Ortiz (16-6-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Demetrious Johnson 133, Wilson Reis 63
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 (116)
[#7] Rose Namajunas (5-3-0, 116.0lb, -127) vs. [#11] Michelle Waterson (14-4-0, 114.5lb, +104)
Michelle Waterson is the All-Time #37 ranked Women’s fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Rose Namajunas (2-1-0)
2016-07-30: L vs. [#5SW] Karolina Kowalkiewicz (10-1-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
2016-04-16: W vs. [#16SW] Tecia Torres (8-1-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2015-12-10: W vs. [#33SW] Paige VanZant (7-3-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 2:25 of round 5

Last 3 Fights: Michelle Waterson (2-1-0)
2016-12-17: W vs. [#33SW] Paige VanZant (7-3-0) via Technical Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 3:21 of round 1
2015-07-12: W vs. [*] Angela Magana (11-8-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 2:38 of round 3
2014-12-05: L vs. [#3AW] Herica Tiburcio (10-4-0) via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in 1:04 of round 3

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Rose Namajunas 259, Michelle Waterson 119
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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Middleweight (186)
[#5] Ronaldo Souza (24-4-0, 186.0lb, -231) vs. [#7] Robert Whittaker (17-4-0, 185.5lb, +188)
Ronaldo Souza is the All-Time #9 ranked Middleweight fighter.
Robert Whittaker is the All-Time #42 ranked Middleweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Ronaldo Souza (2-1-0)
2017-02-11: W vs. [#21MW] Tim Boetsch (20-11-0) via Submission (Kimura) in 3:41 of round 1
2016-05-14: W vs. [#11MW] Vitor Belfort (25-14-0) via TKO (Punches) in 4:38 of round 1
2015-12-12: L vs. [#2MW] Yoel Romero (12-1-0) via SD (29-28, 29-27, 28-29)

Last 3 Fights: Robert Whittaker (3-0-0)
2016-11-26: W vs. [#13MW] Derek Brunson (16-5-0) via TKO (Head Kick and Punches) in 4:07 of round 1
2016-04-23: W vs. [#29MW] Rafael Natal (21-8-1) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
2015-11-14: W vs. [#19MW] Uriah Hall (12-8-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Ronaldo Souza 63, Robert Whittaker 140
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 – UFC on FOX 24: Johnson/Reis (04-15-2017)'

Posted on April 15, 2017 by jcs

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Having just discussed the fiasco involving the result of the co-main event on Saturday’s card, there was actually another big story surrounding the main event.

As is well known, Daniel Cormier first weighed-in at 206.2 pounds, 1.2 pounds above the required limit for a championship fight. He then went back to the dressing room, came back less than 3 minutes later and weighed-in at 205 pounds on the nose, while holding the towel that was used to cover his privates and was held by two other guys on both sides.

Since obviously something was out of order here, allegations were immediately thrown Cormier’s way for cheating, claiming that by leaning on the towel, Cormier was able to lighten the weight he was putting on the scale by exactly those 1.2 pounds he needed to make the required weight. And in fact, when looking at Cormier weighing-in the second time it does look as if he is pushing down on the towel while looking at the scale as if he is trying to decide exactly how much he should be pushing down on the towel in order to get to the desired weight.

While it’s easy to blame Cormier for the incident, and he probably should be blamed, Cormier did what he did in plain sight. It wasn’t some smart trick he pulled behind the scenes. There couldn’t be a chain of events which would make it easier to understand that something was not right in the process, yet the people who were responsible for monitoring those proceedings, the New York State Athletic Commission, don’t get a whole lot of flak for the way they dealt with the situation. That’s not to say that they haven’t been criticized, but most references I could find about the incident direct the blame on Cormier, as if the Commission’s role in the situation is secondary.

Continue reading 'The Cormier Weigh-In Fiasco'

Posted on April 12, 2017 by Ked Becker

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At UFC 210, the Mousasi-Weidman fight ended rather controversially, when it was ruled as a TKO win for Mousasi after an apparent mistake by referee Dan Miragliotta when he stopped the fight due to an illegal knee, in order to let Weidman recuperate.

The most important thing to remember here is that New York State Athletic Omission doesn’t allow the use of instant replay in order to determine what really happened, which means that the immediate referee decision is final.  There is no reason to change it later due to use of replays.

Doctors were let in to the Octagon to check on Weidman, while Miragliotta was notified, in direct violation of that New-York rule, that after checking the replays it was discovered that he had made a mistake and the knees were legal.  He then decided, in light of this new, forbidden information, that the fight must continue immediately. The doctors who were checking Weidman found meanwhile that he has trouble recollecting what day or month it is, and therefore decided he cannot continue. Since the Miragliotta decided that fight should continue immediately and it the doctors decided that Weidman was not fit to continue, it was declared a TKO win for Mousasi.

Now let’s look at what should have happened.

Continue reading 'The Mousasi – Weidman Fiasco'

Posted on April 11, 2017 by Ked Becker

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Light Heavyweight Championship (205)
[#2/#10DD] Anthony Johnson (22-5-0, -123) vs. [#3] Daniel Cormier (18-1-0, -100)
Anthony Johnson is the All-Time #17 ranked Light Heavyweight fighter.
Daniel Cormier is the All-Time #10 ranked Light Heavyweight and #40 ranked Absolute fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Anthony Johnson (3-0-0)
2016-08-20: W vs. [#6LHW] Glover Teixeira (26-5-0) via KO (Punch) in 0:13 of round 1
2016-01-30: W vs. [#5LHW] Ryan Bader (22-5-0) via KO (Punches) in 1:26 of round 1
2015-09-05: W vs. [#7LHW] Jimi Manuwa (17-2-0) via KO (Punches) in :28 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Daniel Cormier (3-0-0)
2016-07-09: W vs. [#9MW] Anderson Silva (34-8-0) via UD (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
2015-10-03: W vs. [#8LHW] Alexander Gustafsson (17-4-0) via SD (47-48, 48-47, 49-46)
2015-05-23: W vs. [#2LHW/#10DD] Anthony Johnson (22-5-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 2:39 of round 3

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Anthony Johnson 231, Daniel Cormier 273
Previous Match-up Record: Daniel Cormier leads 1-0-0
Wins Against Common Opposition: Even: Both have 1 win(s) against common opposition.
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Middleweight (185)
[#5] Gegard Mousasi (41-6-2, -131) vs. [#6] Chris Weidman (13-2-0, +106)
Gegard Mousasi is the All-Time #11 ranked Middleweight fighter.
Chris Weidman is the All-Time #2 ranked Middleweight and #13 ranked Absolute fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Gegard Mousasi (3-0-0)
2016-11-19: W vs. [#19MW] Uriah Hall (12-8-0) via TKO (Punches) in 4:31 of round 1
2016-10-08: W vs. [#10MW] Vitor Belfort (25-14-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:43 of round 2
2016-07-09: W vs. [#24MW] Thiago Santos (14-5-0) via TKO (Punches) in 4:32 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Chris Weidman (1-2-0)
2016-11-12: L vs. [#2MW/#10P4P] Yoel Romero (12-1-0) via KO (Flying Knee) in 0:24 of round 3
2015-12-12: L vs. [#3MW] Luke Rockhold (15-3-0) via TKO (Punches) in 3:12 of round 4
2015-05-23: W vs. [#10MW] Vitor Belfort (25-14-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:53 of round 1

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Gegard Mousasi 140, Chris Weidman 147
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Chris Weidman leads 4-3
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Light Heavyweight (205)
[#33] Jan Blachowicz (19-6-0, -126) vs. [#42] Patrick Cummins (8-4-0, -110)

Last 3 Fights: Jan Blachowicz (1-2-0)
2016-09-03: L vs. [#8LHW] Alexander Gustafsson (17-4-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2016-04-10: W vs. [#107LHW] Igor Pokrajac (28-13-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2015-09-05: L vs. [#16LHW] Corey Anderson (9-3-0) via UD (30-25, 29-26, 30-25)

Last 3 Fights: Patrick Cummins (1-2-0)
2016-05-14: L vs. [#12LHW] Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (22-8-0) via TKO (Punches) in 4:52 of round 1
2015-11-07: L vs. [#6LHW] Glover Teixeira (26-5-0) via TKO (Punches) in 1:12 of round 2
2015-08-01: W vs. [#122LHW] Rafael Cavalcante (12-7-0) via TKO (Elbows) in 0:45 of round 3

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Jan Blachowicz 217, Patrick Cummins 329
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 210: Cormier/Johnson II (04-08-2017)'

Posted on April 2, 2017 by jcs

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