Fight Matrix Program – UFC 221: Romero vs Rockhold (02-10-2018)

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Middleweight Championship (185)
[#3] Luke Rockhold (16-3-0, -134) vs. [#5] Yoel Romero (12-2-0, +110)
Luke Rockhold is the All-Time #3 ranked Middleweight and #46 ranked Absolute fighter.
Yoel Romero is the All-Time #15 ranked Middleweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Luke Rockhold (2-1-0)
2017-09-16: W vs. [#13MW] David Branch (21-4-0) via TKO (Submission to Punches) in 4:05 of round 2
2016-06-04: L vs. [#7MW] Michael Bisping (30-9-0) via TKO in 3:36 of round 1
2015-12-12: W vs. [#8MW] Chris Weidman (14-3-0) via TKO in 3:12 of round 4

Last 3 Fights: Yoel Romero (2-1-0)
2017-07-08: L vs. [#2MW/#10P4P] Robert Whittaker (19-4-0) via UD (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)
2016-11-12: W vs. [#8MW] Chris Weidman (14-3-0) via KO (Flying Knee) in 0:24 of round 3
2015-12-12: W vs. [#9MW] Ronaldo Souza (25-5-0) via SD (29-28, 29-27, 28-29)

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Luke Rockhold 147, Yoel Romero 217
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Even: Both have 4 win(s) against common opposition.
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Heavyweight (265)
[#5] Mark Hunt (13-11-1, +136) vs. [#15] Curtis Blaydes (8-1-0, -159)
Mark Hunt is the All-Time #22 ranked Heavyweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Mark Hunt (1-1-0, 1 NC)
2017-06-10: W vs. [#8HW+] Derrick Lewis (18-5-0) via TKO (Punches) in 3:51 of round 4
2017-03-04: L vs. [#4HW+] Alistair Overeem (43-16-0) via KO (Knee) in 1:44 of round 3
2016-07-09: NC vs. [*] Brock Lesnar (5-3-0)

Last 3 Fights: Curtis Blaydes (2-0-0, 1 NC)
2017-11-04: W vs. [#19HW+] Alexey Oleynik (57-11-1) via TKO (Doctor Stoppage) in 1:56 of round 2
2017-07-08: W vs. [#44HW+] Daniel Omielanczuk (19-8-1) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2017-02-04: NC vs. [#81HW+] Adam Milstead (8-1-0)

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Mark Hunt 245, Curtis Blaydes 98
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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Heavyweight (265)
[#73] Tai Tuivasa (6-0-0, -305) vs. [#127] Cyril Asker (9-3-0, +251)

Last 3 Fights: Tai Tuivasa (3-0-0)
2017-11-18: W vs. [#305HW+] Rashad Coulter (8-3-0) via KO (Flying Knee) in 4:35 of round 1
2016-10-15: W vs. [*] James McSweeney (15-15-0) via TKO (Corner Stoppage) in 5:00 of round 1
2016-06-18: W vs. [#557HW+] Brandon Sosoli (5-4-0) via KO (Elbow) in 0:21 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Cyril Asker (2-1-0)
2017-11-25: W vs. [#507HW+] Yaozong Hu (3-1-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 2:33 of round 2
2017-06-17: L vs. [#55HW+] Walt Harris (10-7-0) via TKO (Punches and Elbows) in 1:44 of round 1
2017-01-15: W vs. [#397HW+] Dmitry Smoliakov (8-2-0) via TKO (Punches and Elbows) in 2:41 of round 1

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Tai Tuivasa 84, Cyril Asker 77
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)
[#57] Jingliang Li (14-4-0, -196) vs. [#100] Jake Matthews (11-3-0, +166)

Last 3 Fights: Jingliang Li (3-0-0)
2017-11-25: W vs. [#104WW] Zak Ottow (15-5-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:57 of round 1
2017-06-17: W vs. [#222WW] Frank Camacho (22-6-0) via UD (28-27, 29-27, 29-27)
2017-01-28: W vs. [#316WW] Bobby Nash (8-4-0) via KO (Punches) in 4:45 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Jake Matthews (1-2-0)
2017-11-18: W vs. [#111WW] Bojan Velickovic (15-6-1) via SD (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
2016-11-26: L vs. [#181LW] Andrew Holbrook (12-3-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
2016-07-08: L vs. [#7LW] Kevin Lee (16-3-0) via TKO (Punches) in 4:06 of round 1

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Jingliang Li 77, Jake Matthews 84
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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Light Heavyweight (205)
[#33] Tyson Pedro (6-1-0, -264) vs. [#103] Saparbek Safarov (8-1-0, +219)

Last 3 Fights: Tyson Pedro (2-1-0)
2017-09-09: L vs. [#12LHW] Ilir Latifi (13-5-0) via UD (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
2017-03-04: W vs. [#71LHW] Paul Craig (9-2-0) via TKO (Elbows) in 4:10 of round 1
2016-11-26: W vs. [#69LHW] Khalil Rountree (6-3-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 4:07 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Saparbek Safarov (2-1-0)
2016-12-09: L vs. [#29LHW] Gian Villante (16-9-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:54 of round 2
2016-04-09: W vs. [#141HW+] Rodney Wallace (26-16-1) via TKO in of round 2
2014-09-07: W vs. [#173LHW] Giga Kukhalashvili (9-3-0) via Submission (Triangle Choke) in 2:13 of round 1

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Tyson Pedro 154, Saparbek Safarov 428
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)
[#191] Dong Hyun Kim (15-8-3) vs. [#290] Damien Brown (17-11-0)

Last 3 Fights: Dong Hyun Kim (2-1-0)
2017-09-22: W vs. [#464LW] Takanori Gomi (35-15-0) via TKO (Punches) in 1:30 of round 1
2016-12-03: W vs. [#858LW] Brendan OReilly (6-3-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2016-06-04: L vs. [#138LW] Marco Polo Reyes (8-4-0) via TKO in 1:52 of round 3

Last 3 Fights: Damien Brown (1-2-0)
2017-11-18: L vs. [#222WW] Frank Camacho (22-6-0) via SD (29-28, 30-27, 28-29)
2017-06-10: L vs. [#79LW] Vinc Pichel (11-1-0) via KO (Punches) in 3:37 of round 1
2016-11-26: W vs. [#106LW] Jon Tuck (10-4-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Dong Hyun Kim 141, Damien Brown 84
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)
[#77] Israel Adesanya (10-0-0) vs. [#169] Rob Wilkinson (11-1-0)

Last 3 Fights: Israel Adesanya (3-0-0)
2017-11-24: W vs. [#315MW] Stuart Dare (8-5-0) via KO (Head Kick) in 4:53 of round 1
2017-07-28: W vs. [#239MW] Melvin Guillard (32-19-2) via TKO in of round 1
2016-05-28: W vs. [#466MW] Murad Kuramagomedov (8-2-0) via TKO (Punches) in 1:05 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Rob Wilkinson (2-1-0)
2017-09-02: L vs. [#54MW] Siyar Bahadurzada (23-6-1) via TKO (Punches) in 3:10 of round 2
2016-10-01: W vs. [#503MW] Alexander Poppeck (8-2-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 3:51 of round 1
2016-03-19: W vs. [#381LHW] Jamie Abdallah (2-2-0) via TKO in of round 3

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Israel Adesanya 78, Rob Wilkinson 161
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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Featherweight (145)
[#29] Alexander Volkanovski (16-1-0) vs. [#51] Jeremy Kennedy (11-0-0)

Last 3 Fights: Alexander Volkanovski (3-0-0)
2017-11-18: W vs. [#301FW] Shane Young (11-4-0) via UD (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
2017-06-10: W vs. [#102FW] Mizuto Hirota (18-8-2) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2016-11-26: W vs. [#402FW] Yusuke Kasuya (9-5-2) via TKO (Punches) in 2:06 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Jeremy Kennedy (3-0-0)
2017-07-22: W vs. [#136FW] Kyle Bochniak (8-2-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
2017-03-11: W vs. [#234FW] Rony Mariano Bezerra (14-7-0) via UD (29-27, 29-28, 29-28)
2016-08-27: W vs. [#225LW] Alessandro Ricci (10-5-0) via UD (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Alexander Volkanovski 84, Jeremy Kennedy 203
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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Flyweight (125)
[#5] Jussier da Silva (20-5-0) vs. [#6] Ben Nguyen (16-6-0)
Jussier da Silva is the All-Time #6 ranked Flyweight fighter.
Ben Nguyen is the All-Time #43 ranked Flyweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Jussier da Silva (2-1-0)
2017-09-22: W vs. [#26FLY] Yuta Sasaki (20-5-2) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 4:30 of round 1
2017-03-11: L vs. [#4FLY] Ray Borg (11-3-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2016-09-24: W vs. [#9FLY] Dustin Ortiz (18-7-0) via UD (29-28, 29-27, 30-27)

Last 3 Fights: Ben Nguyen (2-1-0)
2017-06-10: W vs. [#25BW] Tim Elliott (15-8-1) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 0:49 of round 1
2016-11-26: W vs. [#95FLY] Geane Herrera (9-3-0) via UD (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
2016-07-13: L vs. [#39FLY] Louis Smolka (11-5-0) via TKO (Punches and Elbows) in 4:41 of round 2

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Jussier da Silva 141, Ben Nguyen 245
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)
[#70] Ross Pearson (19-14-0) vs. [#102FW] Mizuto Hirota (18-8-2)
Mizuto Hirota is the All-Time #46 ranked Lightweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Ross Pearson (0-3-0)
2017-06-10: L vs. [#37LW] Dan Hooker (15-7-0) via KO (Knee) in 3:02 of round 2
2016-11-19: L vs. [#38LW] Stevie Ray (21-7-0) via SD (27-30, 30-27, 30-27)
2016-07-30: L vs. [#7WW] Jorge Masvidal (32-13-0) via UD (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Last 3 Fights: Mizuto Hirota (1-1-1)
2017-06-10: L vs. [#29FW] Alexander Volkanovski (16-1-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2016-12-17: W vs. [#332FW] Cole Miller (21-11-0) via UD (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
2015-09-26: D vs. [#116FW] Teruto Ishihara (10-4-2) via Draw (Split) in 5:00 of round 3

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Ross Pearson 245, Mizuto Hirota 245
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Mizuto Hirota leads 1-0
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Bantamweight (135)
[#116FW] Teruto Ishihara (10-4-2) vs. [#61] Jose Alberto Quinonez (6-2-0)

Last 3 Fights: Teruto Ishihara (1-2-0)
2017-09-22: W vs. [#190FW] Rolando Dy (9-6-0) via UD (28-27, 28-27, 28-27)
2017-07-07: L vs. [#49FW] Gray Maynard (13-6-1) via UD (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
2016-11-19: L vs. [#93FW] Artem Lobov (13-14-1) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Last 3 Fights: Jose Alberto Quinonez (3-0-0)
2017-08-05: W vs. [#276BW] Diego Rivas (7-1-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2016-09-17: W vs. [*] Joey Gomez (6-2-0) via UD (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
2015-06-06: W vs. [#376FW] Leonardo Morales (6-3-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 2:34 of round 1

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Teruto Ishihara 141, Jose Alberto Quinonez 189
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)
[#124] Daichi Abe (5-0-0) vs. [#228] Luke Jumeau (12-4-0)

Last 3 Fights: Daichi Abe (3-0-0)
2017-09-22: W vs. [#373WW] Hyun Gyu Lim (13-7-1) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2017-07-02: W vs. [#333WW] Hiromitsu Miura (12-7-0) via TKO (Punches) in 0:26 of round 2
2017-02-17: W vs. [#1377WW] Bryson Kamaka (12-22-1) via KO (Punches) in 0:35 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Luke Jumeau (2-1-0)
2017-09-22: L vs. [#137WW] Shinsho Anzai (10-2-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
2017-06-10: W vs. [#79WW] Dominique Steele (16-9-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2017-01-28: W vs. [#792WW] Vik Grujic (6-6-0) via TKO (Punches) in 1:32 of round 2

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Daichi Abe 141, Luke Jumeau 141
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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Notes about the Fight Card
– Highest-rated fighter always listed first.
– A ‘*’ ranking suggests a fighter is inactive.
– An ‘NA’ ranking suggests the fighter is too low for a ranking or we do not have division info for them.

Fight Card Statistics

Highest Pre-Bout Raw Rating: Luke Rockhold
Highest Stored DD Rating: Luke Rockhold
Highest Pre-Bout Fight Raw Rating: Luke Rockhold vs. Yoel Romero
Highest Stored Fight DD Rating: Luke Rockhold vs. Yoel Romero
Event Matchmaking Competitiveness Rating (of 5*): Great [****]
Total Event MMA Rankings Impact (of 5*): Moderate [***]
Run Date: 2018-2-6


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