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Current MMA Rankings Updated (05-20-2018)

20 May , 2018,
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Notable Info

  • Rating alteration for divisional movement has been slightly strengthened for female fighters.

FightMatrix Program – UFC Fight Night 129: Maia/Usman (05-19-2018)

14 May , 2018,
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Welterweight (170)
[#7] Demian Maia (25-8-0, +326) vs. [#12] Kamaru Usman (12-1-0, -410)
Demian Maia is the All-Time #15 ranked Welterweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Demian Maia (1-2-0)
2017-10-28: L vs. [#4WW] Colby Covington (13-1-0) via UD (30-27, 30-26, 29-27)
2017-07-29: L vs. [#1WW/#6DD/#5P4P] Tyron Woodley (18-3-1) via UD (50-45, 49-46, 49-46)
2017-05-13: W vs. [#8WW] Jorge Masvidal (32-13-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Last 3 Fights: Kamaru Usman (3-0-0)
2018-01-14: W vs. [#21WW] Emil Meek (9-3-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2017-09-16: W vs. [#46WW] Sergio Moraes (13-3-1) via KO (Punch) in 2:48 of round 1
2017-04-08: W vs. [#64WW] Sean Strickland (19-3-0) via UD (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Demian Maia 203, Kamaru Usman 125
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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Women Strawweight (115)
[#11] Tatiana Suarez (5-0-0) vs. [#16] Alexa Grasso (10-1-0)

Last 3 Fights: Tatiana Suarez (3-0-0)
2017-11-11: W vs. [#23SW] Viviane Pereira (13-1-0) via UD (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
2016-07-08: W vs. [#54SW] Amanda Bobby Cooper (3-4-0) via Submission (Brabo Choke) in 3:43 of round 1
2015-08-22: W vs. [NA] Arline Coban (0-1-0) via TKO (Punches) in 0:48 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Alexa Grasso (2-1-0)
2017-08-05: W vs. [#13SW] Randa Markos (8-5-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
2017-02-04: L vs. [#12SW] Felice Herrig (14-7-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
2016-11-05: W vs. [*] Heather Clark (7-6-0) via UD (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Tatiana Suarez 189, Alexa Grasso 287
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)
[#38] Dominick Reyes (8-0-0) vs. [#53] Jared Cannonier (10-3-0)

Last 3 Fights: Dominick Reyes (3-0-0)
2017-12-02: W vs. [#72LHW] Jeremy Kimball (14-7-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 3:39 of round 1
2017-06-25: W vs. [#108LHW] Joachim Christensen (14-7-0) via TKO (Punches) in 0:29 of round 1
2017-06-02: W vs. [#249LHW] Jordan Powell (8-7-0) via KO (Head Kick) in 0:53 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Jared Cannonier (1-2-0)
2017-12-16: L vs. [#11LHW] Jan Blachowicz (22-7-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2017-07-07: W vs. [#186LHW] Nick Roehrick (7-1-0) via TKO (Elbows) in 2:08 of round 3
2017-02-11: L vs. [#5LHW] Glover Teixeira (27-6-0) via UD (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Dominick Reyes 168, Jared Cannonier 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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FightMatrix Program – UFC 224: Nunes/Pennington (05-12-2018)

6 May , 2018,
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Women Bantamweight Championship (135)
[#1/#1DD/#1P4P] Amanda Nunes (15-4-0, -601) vs. [*] Raquel Pennington (9-5-0, +426)
Amanda Nunes is the All-Time #5 ranked Women’s fighter.
Raquel Pennington is the All-Time #49 ranked Women’s fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Amanda Nunes (3-0-0)
2017-09-09: W vs. [#1FLY/#4DD/#6P4P] Valentina Shevchenko (15-3-0) via SD (47-48, 48-47, 48-47)
2016-12-30: W vs. [*] Ronda Rousey (12-2-0) via TKO (Punches) in 0:48 of round 1
2016-07-09: W vs. [*] Miesha Tate (18-7-0) via SUB in 3:16 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Raquel Pennington (3-0-0)
2016-11-12: W vs. [*] Miesha Tate (18-7-0) via UD (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
2016-08-20: W vs. [#28BW] Elizabeth Phillips (7-6-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2016-04-16: W vs. [#8BW] Bethe Correia (10-3-1) via SD (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Amanda Nunes 245, Raquel Pennington 546
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Even: Both have 2 win(s) against common opposition.
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Middleweight (185)
[#5] Kelvin Gastelum (14-3-0, +123) vs. [#9] Ronaldo Souza (25-5-0, -149)
Ronaldo Souza is the All-Time #12 ranked Middleweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Kelvin Gastelum (1-1-0, 1 NC)
2017-11-25: W vs. [#8MW] Michael Bisping (30-9-0) via KO (Punch) in 2:30 of round 1
2017-07-22: L vs. [#7MW] Chris Weidman (14-3-0) via Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) in 3:45 of round 3
2017-03-11: NC vs. [#13MW] Vitor Belfort (26-13-0)

Last 3 Fights: Ronaldo Souza (2-1-0)
2018-01-27: W vs. [#12MW] Derek Brunson (18-6-0) via KO (Head Kick and Punches) in 3:50 of round 1
2017-04-15: L vs. [#2MW/#8P4P] Robert Whittaker (19-4-0) via TKO (Head Kick and Punches) in 3:28 of round 2
2017-02-11: W vs. [#20MW] Tim Boetsch (21-12-0) via Submission (Kimura) in 3:41 of round 1

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Kelvin Gastelum 168, Ronaldo Souza 105
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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Women Strawweight (115)
[#21] Mackenzie Dern (6-0-0, -245) vs. [#44] Amanda Bobby Cooper (3-3-0, +195)

Last 3 Fights: Mackenzie Dern (3-0-0)
2018-03-03: W vs. [#59SW] Ashley Yoder (5-4-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
2017-12-08: W vs. [#42SW] Kaline Medeiros (9-6-0) via Submission (Armbar) in 4:45 of round 3
2017-10-13: W vs. [#176FLY] Mandy Polk (3-4-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 2:55 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Amanda Bobby Cooper (2-1-0)
2017-12-02: W vs. [#117SW] Angela Magana (11-9-0) via TKO (Punches) in 4:34 of round 2
2017-03-04: L vs. [#18SW] Cynthia Calvillo (6-1-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 3:19 of round 1
2016-11-19: W vs. [*] Anna Elmose (3-2-0) via UD (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Mackenzie Dern 70, Amanda Bobby Cooper 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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FightMatrix Program – Invicta FC 29: Kaufman/Lehner (05-04-2018)

1 May , 2018,
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Women Bantamweight (135)
[#6] Sarah Kaufman (19-4-0) vs. [#9FW] Katharina Lehner (7-0-0)
Sarah Kaufman is the All-Time #9 ranked Women’s fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Sarah Kaufman (2-1-0)
2018-01-13: W vs. [#37BW] Pannie Kianzad (8-3-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2017-03-18: W vs. [#20FLY] Jessica-Rose Clark (9-4-0) via UD ()
2015-12-19: L vs. [#1FLY/#4DD/#6P4P] Valentina Shevchenko (15-3-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Last 3 Fights: Katharina Lehner (3-0-0)
2017-12-16: W vs. [NA] Gemma Pike (0-2-0) via UD ()
2017-08-31: W vs. [#16BW] Alexa Conners (5-2-0) via TKO (Punches) in 4:21 of round 1
2016-12-04: W vs. [#30FW] Judith Ruis (4-3-0) via UD ()

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Sarah Kaufman 111, Katharina Lehner 139
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 Bantamweight (135)
[#51FLY] Bianca Daimoni (7-2-0) vs. [#37] Pannie Kianzad (8-3-0)

Last 3 Fights: Bianca Daimoni (2-1-0)
2017-08-05: W vs. [#94BW] Ilara Joanne (6-4-0) via UD ()
2016-07-30: L vs. [#37FLY] Simone Aparecida da Silva (6-1-0) via SD ()
2016-06-11: W vs. [NA] Dayane Souza (0-1-0) via UD ()

Last 3 Fights: Pannie Kianzad (0-3-0)
2018-01-13: L vs. [#6BW] Sarah Kaufman (19-4-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2017-01-14: L vs. [#27BW] Raquel Paaluhi (6-6-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 3:40 of round 1
2015-09-12: L vs. [#5BW] Tonya Evinger (19-6-0) via TKO (Punches) in 3:34 of round 2

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Bianca Daimoni 272, Pannie Kianzad 111
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 Flyweight (125)
[#40SW] Pearl Gonzalez (7-3-0) vs. [#119] Barbara Acioly (4-2-0)

Last 3 Fights: Pearl Gonzalez (1-2-0)
2018-03-24: W vs. [#76SW] Kali Robbins (5-1-0) via UD (30-27, 30-26, 30-27)
2017-10-07: L vs. [#22SW] Poliana Botelho (6-1-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2017-04-08: L vs. [#18SW] Cynthia Calvillo (6-1-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 3:45 of round 3

Last 3 Fights: Barbara Acioly (1-2-0)
2018-02-04: L vs. [#32FLY] Takayo Hashi (16-6-1) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 3:20 of round 2
2017-07-15: L vs. [#60FLY] Karina Rodriguez (6-3-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:14 of round 1
2017-03-18: W vs. [#145SW] Jamie Thorton (5-5-0) via Submission (Triangle Choke) in 4:35 of round 1

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Pearl Gonzalez 41, Barbara Acioly 89
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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Current MMA Rankings Updated (04-30-2018)

30 Apr , 2018,
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Notable Info

  • The quality performance decay has been significantly weakened in this release.  This penalty reduction (by about 1/2) was supported by improved prediction rates and the new variables (strength and decay acceleration) were decided upon after analyzing the results of several thousand simulations on the past 12 years of fight data.  If time allows, I may run additional simulations and further alter this value in the coming days/weeks.

FightMatrix Program – Bellator 198: Fedor/Mir (04-28-2018)

23 Apr , 2018,
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Heavyweight (265)
[*] Frank Mir (18-11-0, -153) vs. [#53] Fedor Emelianenko (36-5-0, +125)
Frank Mir is the All-Time #21 ranked Heavyweight fighter.
Fedor Emelianenko is the All-Time #1 ranked Heavyweight and #4 ranked Absolute fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Frank Mir (1-2-0)
2016-03-19: L vs. [#8HW+] Mark Hunt (13-12-1) via KO (Punch) in 3:01 of round 1
2015-09-05: L vs. [#16HW+] Andrei Arlovski (27-15-0) via UD (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
2015-07-15: W vs. [*] Todd Duffee (9-3-0) via KO (Punch) in 1:13 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Fedor Emelianenko (2-1-0)
2017-06-24: L vs. [#10HW+] Matt Mitrione (13-5-0) via TKO (Punches) in 1:14 of round 1
2016-06-17: W vs. [#26LHW] Fabio Maldonado (25-11-0) via MD (29-28, 29-28, 28-28)
2015-12-31: W vs. [#284HW+] Jaideep Singh (2-3-0) via TKO (Submission to Punches) in 3:02 of round 1

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Frank Mir 770, Fedor Emelianenko 308
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Fedor Emelianenko leads 6-5
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Featherweight (145)
[#11] Emmanuel Sanchez (16-3-0) vs. [#68] Sam Sicilia (16-8-0)

Last 3 Fights: Emmanuel Sanchez (3-0-0)
2017-10-06: W vs. [#25FW] Daniel Straus (24-8-0) via Submission (Triangle Choke) in 1:36 of round 3
2017-03-31: W vs. [#174FW] Marcos Galvao (18-9-1) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2017-01-21: W vs. [#34FW] Georgi Karakhanyan (27-8-1) via MD (28-28, 28-27, 28-27)

Last 3 Fights: Sam Sicilia (1-2-0)
2017-12-01: W vs. [#174FW] Marcos Galvao (18-9-1) via UD ()
2017-02-19: L vs. [#158FW] Gavin Tucker (10-1-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2016-09-17: L vs. [#20FW] Gabriel Benitez (20-6-0) via Technical Submission (Guillotine Choke) in 1:20 of round 2

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Emmanuel Sanchez 204, Sam Sicilia 148
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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Welterweight (170)
[#108] Neiman Gracie (7-0-0) vs. [*] Javier Torres (10-3-0)

Last 3 Fights: Neiman Gracie (3-0-0)
2017-10-20: W vs. [#191WW] Zak Bucia (18-10-0) via Submission (Neck Crank) in 2:27 of round 2
2017-06-24: W vs. [#1329WW] Dave Marfone (5-3-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 2:27 of round 2
2016-11-04: W vs. [*] Rudy Bears (16-15-0) via Submission (Armbar) in 4:39 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Javier Torres (3-0-0)
2016-05-14: W vs. [#893WW] Julio Cesar Cruz (10-11-0) via UD ()
2015-09-19: W vs. [#672WW] Julian Lane (11-8-1) via SD ()
2015-08-01: W vs. [#512MW] Juan Ramon Grano (5-3-0) via UD ()

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Neiman Gracie 190, Javier Torres 714
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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FightMatrix Program – UFC Fight Night 128: Barboza/Lee (04-21-2018)

17 Apr , 2018,
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Lightweight (157)
[#5] Edson Barboza (19-5-0, 155.6lb, +131) vs. [#7] Kevin Lee (16-3-0, 157.0lb, -156)
Edson Barboza is the All-Time #27 ranked Lightweight fighter.
Kevin Lee is the All-Time #44 ranked Lightweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Edson Barboza (2-1-0)
2017-12-30: L vs. [#3LW/#10DD] Khabib Nurmagomedov (26-0-0) via UD (30-25, 30-25, 30-24)
2017-03-11: W vs. [#21LW] Beneil Dariush (14-4-1) via TKO in 4:35 of round 2
2016-07-23: W vs. [#43FW] Gilbert Melendez (22-7-0) via UD (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)

Last 3 Fights: Kevin Lee (2-1-0)
2017-10-07: L vs. [#2LW/#8DD] Tony Ferguson (23-3-0) via Submission (Triangle Choke) in 4:02 of round 3
2017-06-25: W vs. [#26LW] Michael Chiesa (14-3-0) via Technical Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 4:37 of round 1
2017-03-11: W vs. [#20LW] Francisco Trinaldo (22-6-0) via SUB in 3:12 of round 2

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Edson Barboza 112, Kevin Lee 196
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)
[#4] Frankie Edgar (22-6-1, 145.6lb, -234) vs. [#13] Cub Swanson (25-8-0, 145.0lb, +190)
Frankie Edgar is the All-Time #9 ranked Featherweight and #12 ranked Absolute fighter.
Cub Swanson is the All-Time #14 ranked Featherweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Frankie Edgar (2-1-0)
2018-03-03: L vs. [#2FW/#9DD/#9P4P] Brian Ortega (14-0-0) via KO (Punches) in 4:44 of round 1
2017-05-13: W vs. [#37FW] Yair Rodriguez (10-2-0) via TKO (Doctor Stoppage) in 5:00 of round 2
2016-11-12: W vs. [#5FW] Jeremy Stephens (28-14-0) via UD (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Last 3 Fights: Cub Swanson (2-1-0)
2017-12-09: L vs. [#2FW/#9DD/#9P4P] Brian Ortega (14-0-0) via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in 3:22 of round 2
2017-04-22: W vs. [#99FW] Artem Lobov (13-14-1) via UD (49-46, 49-46, 50-45)
2016-12-10: W vs. [#36FW] Doo Ho Choi (14-3-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Frankie Edgar 49, Cub Swanson 133
Previous Match-up Record: Frankie Edgar leads 1-0-0
Wins Against Common Opposition: Frankie Edgar leads 3-2
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Heavyweight (265)
[#47] Justin Willis (6-1-0, 265.4lb, -325) vs. [#96] Chase Sherman (11-4-0, 247.0lb, +257)

Last 3 Fights: Justin Willis (3-0-0)
2017-12-02: W vs. [#147HW+] Allen Crowder (9-3-0) via KO (Punches) in 2:33 of round 1
2017-07-16: W vs. [#80HW+] James Mulheron (11-2-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2016-06-17: W vs. [#89HW+] Juliano Coutinho (8-3-0) via TKO (Punches) in 0:30 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Chase Sherman (2-1-0)
2017-11-25: L vs. [#34HW+] Shamil Abdurakhimov (18-5-0) via KO (Punches) in 1:24 of round 1
2017-07-22: W vs. [#142HW+] Damian Grabowski (20-5-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
2017-05-13: W vs. [#314HW+] Rashad Coulter (8-3-0) via KO (Elbow) in 3:36 of round 2

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Justin Willis 140, Chase Sherman 147
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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