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Glicko-1 Ratings Coming

12 Sep , 2019,
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For all you math/stat nerds out there, you may be happy to know that soon we’ll be adding Glicko-1 ratings to the ranking pages.  If you haven’t noticed, we have two flavors of Elo available on the ranking pages already — just select one in the “Rating Formula” dropdown and check it out.  For more info on the particulars, please see the bottom of the FAQ page.

The caveat to the display of these alternate ratings is that right now, only the Top X fighters by way of the standard ratings are available on the ranking pages.  In other words, you’ll only be able to see the Glicko-1 ratings of the Top 400 “standard” rated fighters at Middleweight.

For more info on Glicko-1, please view the creator’s web site.

One more thing.. you may notice there is a Glicko-2 system that adds a “volatility” rating.  After some further research, this additional variable proves relatively useless for the sport of MMA and also adds quite a bit of complexity to the system.

Fight Matrix Program – UFC Fight Night 158: Cowboy vs. Gaethje (09-14-2019)

9 Sep , 2019,
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Lightweight (155)
[#4] Donald Cerrone (36-12-0, +159) vs. [#5] Justin Gaethje (20-2-0, -193)
Donald Cerrone is the All-Time #16 ranked Lightweight fighter.
Justin Gaethje is the All-Time #36 ranked Lightweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Donald Cerrone (2-1-0)
2019-06-08: L vs. [#2LW/#4DD/#8P4P] Tony Ferguson (25-3-0) via TKO (Doctor Stoppage) in 5:00 of round 2
2019-05-04: W vs. [#8LW] Al Iaquinta (15-5-1) via UD (49-45, 49-45, 49-46)
2019-01-19: W vs. [#9LW] Alexander Hernandez (11-2-0) via TKO (Head Kick and Punches) in 3:42 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Justin Gaethje (2-1-0)
2019-03-30: W vs. [#12LW] Edson Barboza (20-8-0) via KO (Punch) in 2:30 of round 1
2018-08-25: W vs. [#34LW] James Vick (13-4-0) via KO (Punches) in 1:27 of round 1
2018-04-14: L vs. [#3LW/#7DD] Dustin Poirier (25-6-0) via TKO (Punches) in 0:33 of round 4

Odds Favorite (Implied): Justin Gaethje – Win%: 63.04
Elo Favorite (Standard): Justin Gaethje (2106.90) [+53.58] – Win%: 56.09
Elo Favorite (Modified): Justin Gaethje (2054.74) [+44.19] – Win%: 54.82
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Donald Cerrone 98, Justin Gaethje 168
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Donald Cerrone leads 3-2
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Light Heavyweight (205)
[#8] Glover Teixeira (29-7-0, -120) vs. [#16] Nikita Krylov (25-6-0, -105)
Glover Teixeira is the All-Time #21 ranked Light Heavyweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Glover Teixeira (2-1-0)
2019-04-27: W vs. [#44LHW] Ion Cutelaba (14-4-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 3:37 of round 2
2019-01-19: W vs. [#57MW] Karl Roberson (8-2-0) via Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) in 3:21 of round 1
2018-07-22: L vs. [#7LHW] Corey Anderson (12-4-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Last 3 Fights: Nikita Krylov (2-1-0)
2019-04-13: W vs. [#28LHW] Ovince St. Preux (23-13-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 2:30 of round 2
2018-09-15: L vs. [#6LHW] Jan Blachowicz (24-8-0) via Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) in 2:41 of round 2
2018-05-19: W vs. [#87HW+] Fabio Maldonado (25-13-0) via KO (Punch) in 3:33 of round 2

Odds Favorite (Implied): Glover Teixeira – Win%: 51.57
Elo Favorite (Standard): Glover Teixeira (1890.90) [+87.72] – Win%: 59.89
Elo Favorite (Modified): Glover Teixeira (1923.08) [+94.18] – Win%: 60.16
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Glover Teixeira 140, Nikita Krylov 154
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Even: Both have 3 win(s) against common opposition.
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Middleweight (185)
[#14] Uriah Hall (14-9-0, +138) vs. [#24] Antonio Carlos Jr. (10-3-0, -166)

Last 3 Fights: Uriah Hall (2-1-0)
2018-12-29: W vs. [#157MW] Bevon Lewis (6-2-0) via KO (Punch) in 1:32 of round 3
2018-07-07: L vs. [#1MW] Paulo Henrique Costa (13-0-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:36 of round 2
2017-09-16: W vs. [#25MW] Krzysztof Jotko (21-4-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:25 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Antonio Carlos Jr. (2-1-0)
2019-05-18: L vs. [#20MW] Ian Heinisch (13-2-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2018-04-14: W vs. [#30MW] Tim Boetsch (21-13-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 4:28 of round 1
2017-10-28: W vs. [#100MW] Jack Marshman (23-9-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 4:30 of round 1

Odds Favorite (Implied): Antonio Carlos Jr. – Win%: 59.76
Elo Favorite (Standard): Antonio Carlos Jr. (1791.06) [+74.70] – Win%: 58.45
Elo Favorite (Modified): Antonio Carlos Jr. (1803.75) [+16.36] – Win%: 51.79
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Uriah Hall 259, Antonio Carlos Jr. 119
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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All-Time MMA Rankings Updated (09-08-2019)

8 Sep , 2019,
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Notable Info

  • Khabib Nurmagomedov jumps up to #5 at Lightweight, while he debuts on the Absolute rankings at #33.

Current MMA Rankings Updated (09-08-2019)

Sep , 2019,
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Notable Info

  • Kirill Kornilov, a fighter out of Russia, debuted on 8/14 and entered this ranking release as the #69 Heavyweight.  This is the highest debuting ranking for a one-fight male fighter since Jermaine Van Rooy back in 2011, who was also a Heavyweight.  Admittedly, there’s some fuzziness to this statistic since I haven’t stored win-loss records with the old ranking sets and also because fights can be added way after the fact, can be removed and re-added, etc.  However, it is still an impressive ranking debut!

Fight Matrix Program – UFC 242: Khabib vs. Poirier (09-07-2019)

2 Sep , 2019,
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Lightweight Championship (155)
[#1/#3DD/#7P4P] Dustin Poirier (25-5-0, +313) vs. [#3/#7DD] Khabib Nurmagomedov (27-0-0, -411)
Dustin Poirier is the All-Time #11 ranked Lightweight fighter.
Khabib Nurmagomedov is the All-Time #9 ranked Lightweight and #44 ranked Absolute fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Dustin Poirier (3-0-0)
2019-04-13: W vs. [#1FW/#1DD/#5P4P] Max Holloway (21-4-0) via UD (49-46, 49-46, 49-46)
2018-07-28: W vs. [#27WW] Eddie Alvarez (30-7-0) via TKO (Punches) in 4:05 of round 2
2018-04-14: W vs. [#5LW] Justin Gaethje (20-2-0) via TKO (Punches) in 0:33 of round 4

Last 3 Fights: Khabib Nurmagomedov (3-0-0)
2018-10-06: W vs. [*] Conor McGregor (21-4-0) via Submission (Neck Crank) in 3:03 of round 4
2018-04-07: W vs. [#7LW] Al Iaquinta (15-5-1) via UD (50-44, 50-43, 50-43)
2017-12-30: W vs. [#11LW] Edson Barboza (20-7-0) via UD (30-25, 30-25, 30-24)

Odds Favorite (Implied): Khabib Nurmagomedov – Win%: 76.86
Elo Favorite (Standard): Dustin Poirier (2341.89) [+4.39] – Win%: 50.50
Elo Favorite (Modified): Khabib Nurmagomedov (2283.16) [+24.95] – Win%: 52.73
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Dustin Poirier 147, Khabib Nurmagomedov 336
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Khabib Nurmagomedov leads 2-0
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Lightweight (155)
[#9] Paul Felder (16-4-0, +148) vs. [#11] Edson Barboza (20-7-0, -178)
Paul Felder is the All-Time #48 ranked Lightweight fighter.
Edson Barboza is the All-Time #28 ranked Lightweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Paul Felder (2-1-0)
2019-02-17: W vs. [#35LW] James Vick (13-4-0) via UD (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
2018-07-07: L vs. [#26WW] Mike Perry (13-5-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
2017-12-02: W vs. [#6LW] Charles Oliveira (27-8-0) via TKO (Elbows) in 4:06 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Edson Barboza (1-2-0)
2019-03-30: L vs. [#5LW] Justin Gaethje (20-2-0) via KO (Punch) in 2:30 of round 1
2018-12-15: W vs. [#15LW] Dan Hooker (18-8-0) via KO (Punch to the Body) in 2:19 of round 3
2018-04-21: L vs. [#34WW] Kevin Lee (17-5-0) via TKO (Doctor Stoppage) in 2:18 of round 5

Odds Favorite (Implied): Edson Barboza – Win%: 61.36
Elo Favorite (Standard): Edson Barboza (1925.38) [+18.77] – Win%: 52.14
Elo Favorite (Modified): Paul Felder (1927.84) [+18.80] – Win%: 52.06
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Paul Felder 202, Edson Barboza 161
Previous Match-up Record: Edson Barboza leads 1-0-0
Wins Against Common Opposition: Edson Barboza leads 2-1
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Lightweight (155)
[#20] Islam Makhachev (17-1-0, -303) vs. [#61] Davi Ramos (10-2-0, +239)

Last 3 Fights: Islam Makhachev (3-0-0)
2019-04-20: W vs. [#41LW] Arman Tsarukyan (14-3-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
2018-07-28: W vs. [#54LW] Kajan Johnson (23-13-1) via Submission (Armbar) in 4:43 of round 1
2018-01-20: W vs. [#26LW] Gleison Tibau (34-13-0) via KO (Punch) in 0:57 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Davi Ramos (3-0-0)
2019-05-18: W vs. [#149LW] Austin Hubbard (10-3-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2018-11-10: W vs. [#262LW] John Gunther (7-1-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 1:57 of round 1
2018-05-12: W vs. [*] Nick Hein (14-5-0) via Submission (Face Crank) in 4:15 of round 1

Odds Favorite (Implied): Islam Makhachev – Win%: 71.82
Elo Favorite (Standard): Islam Makhachev (1988.98) [+199.29] – Win%: 71.31
Elo Favorite (Modified): Islam Makhachev (1950.59) [+145.50] – Win%: 65.41
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Islam Makhachev 140, Davi Ramos 112
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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Fight Matrix Program – UFC Fight Night 157: Andrade vs. Zhang (08-31-2019)

27 Aug , 2019,
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Women Strawweight Championship (115)
[#1/#3DD/#2P4P] Jessica Andrade (20-6-0, -174) vs. [#5/#8P4P] Weili Zhang (19-1-0, +144)
Jessica Andrade is the All-Time #19 ranked Women’s fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Jessica Andrade (3-0-0)
2019-05-11: W vs. [#2SW/#6DD/#6P4P] Rose Namajunas (8-4-0) via KO (Slam) in 2:58 of round 2
2018-09-08: W vs. [#18SW] Karolina Kowalkiewicz (12-5-0) via KO (Punch) in 1:58 of round 1
2018-02-24: W vs. [#19SW] Tecia Torres (10-5-0) via UD (29-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Last 3 Fights: Weili Zhang (3-0-0)
2019-03-02: W vs. [#19SW] Tecia Torres (10-5-0) via UD (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
2018-11-24: W vs. [#32SW] Jessica Aguilar (20-8-0) via Submission (Armbar) in 3:41 of round 1
2018-08-04: W vs. [#28SW] Danielle Taylor (10-5-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Odds Favorite (Implied): Jessica Andrade – Win%: 60.77
Elo Favorite (Standard): Jessica Andrade (1918.46) [+166.98] – Win%: 68.20
Elo Favorite (Modified): Jessica Andrade (1882.30) [+122.44] – Win%: 63.09
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Jessica Andrade 112, Weili Zhang 182
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)
[#23] Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (21-5-0, -289) vs. [#81] Jingliang Li (16-5-0, +234)

Last 3 Fights: Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (3-0-0)
2019-03-09: W vs. [#43WW] Curtis Millender (17-5-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 2:35 of round 1
2018-09-22: W vs. [#745WW] Luigi Vendramini (8-1-0) via KO (Flying Knee and Punches) in 1:20 of round 2
2018-05-12: W vs. [#55WW] Sean Strickland (20-3-0) via KO (Spinning Wheel Kick and Punches) in 3:40 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Jingliang Li (2-1-0)
2018-11-24: W vs. [#164WW] David Zawada (16-5-0) via KO (Kick to the Body) in 4:07 of round 3
2018-06-23: W vs. [#275WW] Daichi Abe (6-4-0) via UD (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
2018-02-10: L vs. [#86WW] Jake Matthews (14-4-0) via UD (30-26, 30-26, 29-28)

Odds Favorite (Implied): Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos – Win%: 71.27
Elo Favorite (Standard): Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (2026.99) [+302.89] – Win%: 79.96
Elo Favorite (Modified): Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (1991.70) [+231.53] – Win%: 73.37
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos 175, Jingliang Li 280
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos leads 1-0
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Flyweight (125)
[#21] Kai Kara-France (19-7-0, -317) vs. [#32] Mark De La Rosa (11-2-0, +237)

Last 3 Fights: Kai Kara-France (3-0-0)
2019-02-09: W vs. [#60FLY] Raulian Paiva (18-3-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
2018-12-01: W vs. [#116FLY] Elias Garcia (6-2-0) via UD (30-25, 30-26, 30-25)
2018-03-04: W vs. [#1200BW] Xiaoyu Shi (7-4-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in ? of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Mark De La Rosa (2-1-0)
2019-03-30: L vs. [#50BW] Alex Perez (22-5-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2018-11-10: W vs. [#70FLY] Joby Sanchez (12-5-0) via SD (29-28, 30-27, 28-29)
2018-07-14: W vs. [#116FLY] Elias Garcia (6-2-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 2:00 of round 2

Odds Favorite (Implied): Kai Kara-France – Win%: 71.92
Elo Favorite (Standard): Kai Kara-France (1699.81) [+134.01] – Win%: 64.85
Elo Favorite (Modified): Kai Kara-France (1631.62) [+105.62] – Win%: 61.36
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Kai Kara-France 203, Mark De La Rosa 154
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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Yes, there are Men’s Atomweights

19 Aug , 2019,
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Most fans know about the Men’s Flyweight division and some of those fans complain about it.

Some fans know about the Men’s Strawweight division (~115lb), which is not very widely adopted.

But, did you know that there are Men’s Atomweight bouts (~105lb)?  It makes sense, as this is the lightest Men’s division in boxing — a division which catches quite a bit of grief as the population is scarce in comparison to other divisions and mainly restricted to East and Southeast Asia.

Here are the World’s Best Atomweights
Fighters who have fought at 110lb or below in the past 3 years

Name
Rating Pts
Last Fought “Atom”
Nationality
Ade Permana
37.6
(#9 Straw)
 2019-04-20
Indonesia
Lorensius Andi
18.3
2018-12-01
Indonesia
Alin Anggriatno
17.9
2019-04-20
Indonesia
Fritz Biagtan
17.6
2017-08-12
Philippines
Pipit Priyatin
16.4
2019-03-09
Indonesia