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Fight Matrix Program – UFC on FOX 31: Iaquinta vs. Lee 2 (12-15-2018)

13 Dec , 2018,
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Lightweight (155)
[#6] Kevin Lee (17-3-0, -318) vs. [#16] Al Iaquinta (14-4-1, +250)
Kevin Lee is the All-Time #40 ranked Lightweight fighter.
Al Iaquinta is the All-Time #47 ranked Lightweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Kevin Lee (2-1-0)
2018-04-21: W vs. [#10LW] Edson Barboza (19-6-0) via TKO (Doctor Stoppage) in 2:18 of round 5
2017-10-07: L vs. [#2LW/#8DD/#9P4P] Tony Ferguson (24-3-0) via Submission (Triangle Choke) in 4:02 of round 3
2017-06-25: W vs. [#31LW] Michael Chiesa (14-4-0) via Technical Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 4:37 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Al Iaquinta (2-1-0)
2018-04-07: L vs. [#1LW/#5DD/#8P4P] Khabib Nurmagomedov (27-0-0) via UD (50-44, 50-43, 50-43)
2017-04-22: W vs. [#56WW] Diego Sanchez (28-11-0) via KO (Punches) in 1:38 of round 1
2015-04-04: W vs. [#11WW] Jorge Masvidal (32-13-0) via SD (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)

Odds Favorite (Implied): Kevin Lee – Win%: 72.69
Elo Favorite (Standard): Kevin Lee (2106.90) [+111.50] – Win%: 62.47
Elo Favorite (Modified): Kevin Lee (2061.22) [+132.84] – Win%: 64.14
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Kevin Lee 238, Al Iaquinta 252
Previous Match-up Record: Al Iaquinta leads 1-0-0
Wins Against Common Opposition: Kevin Lee leads 1-0
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Lightweight (155)
[#10] Edson Barboza (19-6-0, -114) vs. [#17] Dan Hooker (17-7-0, -110)
Edson Barboza is the All-Time #27 ranked Lightweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Edson Barboza (1-2-0)
2018-04-21: L vs. [#6LW] Kevin Lee (17-3-0) via TKO (Doctor Stoppage) in 2:18 of round 5
2017-12-30: L vs. [#1LW/#5DD/#8P4P] Khabib Nurmagomedov (27-0-0) via UD (30-25, 30-25, 30-24)
2017-03-11: W vs. [#19LW] Beneil Dariush (15-4-1) via TKO in 4:35 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Dan Hooker (3-0-0)
2018-07-07: W vs. [#28LW] Gilbert Burns (14-3-0) via KO (Punch) in 2:28 of round 1
2018-04-21: W vs. [#40LW] Jim Miller (29-12-0) via KO (Knee) in 3:00 of round 1
2017-12-30: W vs. [#182LW] Marc Diakiese (12-3-0) via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in 0:42 of round 3

Odds Favorite (Implied): Edson Barboza – Win%: 50.42
Elo Favorite (Standard): Edson Barboza (1943.31) [+93.86] – Win%: 60.56
Elo Favorite (Modified): Edson Barboza (1925.90) [+83.72] – Win%: 59.06
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Edson Barboza 238, Dan Hooker 161
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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Bantamweight (135)
[#4FLY] Sergio Pettis (17-4-0, +142) vs. [#22] Rob Font (15-4-0, -172)

Last 3 Fights: Sergio Pettis (1-2-0)
2018-10-06: L vs. [#3FLY] Jussier da Silva (22-5-0) via UD (30-26, 29-28, 29-28)
2018-06-09: W vs. [#5FLY] Joseph Benavidez (26-5-0) via SD (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
2017-12-02: L vs. [#1FLY/#6DD/#6P4P] Henry Cejudo (13-2-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Last 3 Fights: Rob Font (1-2-0)
2018-07-07: L vs. [#6BW] Raphael Assuncao (27-5-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2018-01-20: W vs. [#56BW] Thomas Almeida (21-3-0) via TKO (Head Kick and Punches) in 2:24 of round 2
2017-10-28: L vs. [#11BW] Pedro Munhoz (17-3-0) via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in 4:03 of round 1

Odds Favorite (Implied): Rob Font – Win%: 60.48
Elo Favorite (Standard): Sergio Pettis (1753.24) [+29.37] – Win%: 53.35
Elo Favorite (Modified): Rob Font (1715.40) [+18.67] – Win%: 52.04
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Sergio Pettis 70, Rob Font 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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Fight Matrix Program – UFC 231: Holloway vs. Ortega (12-08-2018)

3 Dec , 2018,
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Featherweight Championship (145)
[#1/#1DD/#2P4P] Max Holloway (19-3-0, -127) vs. [#2] Brian Ortega (14-0-0, +102)
Max Holloway is the All-Time #3 ranked Featherweight and #36 ranked Absolute fighter.
Brian Ortega is the All-Time #18 ranked Featherweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Max Holloway (3-0-0)
2017-12-02: W vs. [#3FW] Jose Aldo (27-4-0) via TKO (Punches) in 4:51 of round 3
2017-06-03: W vs. [#3FW] Jose Aldo (27-4-0) via TKO (Punches) in 4:13 of round 3
2016-12-10: W vs. [#8LW] Anthony Pettis (21-8-0) via TKO (Kick to the Body and Punches) in 4:50 of round 3

Last 3 Fights: Brian Ortega (3-0-0)
2018-03-03: W vs. [#4FW] Frankie Edgar (23-6-1) via KO (Punches) in 4:44 of round 1
2017-12-09: W vs. [#20FW] Cub Swanson (25-10-0) via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in 3:22 of round 2
2017-07-29: W vs. [#9FW] Renato Carneiro (13-1-1) via SUB in 2:59 of round 3

Odds Favorite (Implied): Max Holloway – Win%: 53.05
Elo Favorite (Standard): Max Holloway (2319.31) [+173.07] – Win%: 68.80
Elo Favorite (Modified): Max Holloway (2279.17) [+195.86] – Win%: 70.21
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Max Holloway 371, Brian Ortega 280
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 Flyweight Championship (125)
[#1/#8DD/#9P4P] Valentina Shevchenko (15-3-0, -338) vs. [#3SW/#6DD/#5P4P] Joanna Jedrzejczyk (15-2-0, +260)
Valentina Shevchenko is the All-Time #26 ranked Women’s fighter.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk is the All-Time #4 ranked Women’s fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Valentina Shevchenko (2-1-0)
2018-02-03: W vs. [#17FLY] Priscila Cachoeira (8-1-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 4:25 of round 2
2017-09-09: L vs. [#1BW/#1DD/#1P4P] Amanda Nunes (16-4-0) via SD (47-48, 48-47, 48-47)
2017-01-28: W vs. [*] Julianna Pena (8-3-0) via Submission (Armbar) in 4:29 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Joanna Jedrzejczyk (1-2-0)
2018-07-28: W vs. [#11SW] Tecia Torres (10-3-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2018-04-07: L vs. [#1SW/#3DD/#2P4P] Rose Namajunas (8-3-0) via UD (49-46, 49-46, 49-46)
2017-11-04: L vs. [#1SW/#3DD/#2P4P] Rose Namajunas (8-3-0) via TKO (Punches) in 3:03 of round 1

Odds Favorite (Implied): Valentina Shevchenko – Win%: 73.53
Elo Favorite (Standard): Joanna Jedrzejczyk (1729.36) [+75.56] – Win%: 58.54
Elo Favorite (Modified): Joanna Jedrzejczyk (1733.65) [+45.28] – Win%: 54.94
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Valentina Shevchenko 308, Joanna Jedrzejczyk 133
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)
[#16] Alex Oliveira (20-5-1, +127) vs. [*] Gunnar Nelson (16-3-1, -150)

Last 3 Fights: Alex Oliveira (2-1-0)
2018-09-22: W vs. [#159WW] Carlo Pedersoli Jr. (11-2-0) via KO (Punches) in 0:39 of round 1
2018-04-14: W vs. [#23WW] Carlos Condit (30-12-0) via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in 3:17 of round 2
2017-12-02: L vs. [#21WW] Yancy Medeiros (15-5-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:02 of round 3

Last 3 Fights: Gunnar Nelson (2-1-0)
2017-07-16: L vs. [#8WW] Santiago Ponzinibbio (27-3-0) via KO (Punches) in 1:22 of round 1
2017-03-18: W vs. [#44WW] Alan Jouban (16-6-0) via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in 0:46 of round 2
2016-05-08: W vs. [#38WW] Albert Tumenov (20-4-0) via Submission (Neck Crank) in 3:15 of round 2

Odds Favorite (Implied): Gunnar Nelson – Win%: 57.66
Elo Favorite (Standard): Alex Oliveira (1978.87) [+133.12] – Win%: 64.75
Elo Favorite (Modified): Alex Oliveira (1969.51) [+113.43] – Win%: 62.17
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Alex Oliveira 77, Gunnar Nelson 510
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 142: dos Santos vs. Tuivasa (12-02-2018)

30 Nov , 2018,
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Heavyweight (265)
[#9] Junior dos Santos (19-5-0, -155) vs. [#16] Tai Tuivasa (8-0-0, +129)
Junior dos Santos is the All-Time #6 ranked Heavyweight and #27 ranked Absolute fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Junior dos Santos (2-1-0)
2018-07-14: W vs. [#20HW+] Blagoy Ivanov (16-2-0) via UD (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)
2017-05-13: L vs. [#2HW+/#10DD/#10P4P] Stipe Miocic (18-3-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:22 of round 1
2016-04-10: W vs. [*] Ben Rothwell (36-10-0) via UD (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)

Last 3 Fights: Tai Tuivasa (3-0-0)
2018-06-09: W vs. [#28HW+] Andrei Arlovski (27-17-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2018-02-10: W vs. [#184HW+] Cyril Asker (9-4-0) via TKO (Punches and Elbows) in 2:18 of round 1
2017-11-18: W vs. [#269LHW] Rashad Coulter (9-4-0) via KO (Flying Knee) in 4:35 of round 1

Odds Favorite (Implied): Junior dos Santos – Win%: 58.19
Elo Favorite (Standard): Junior dos Santos (2007.00) [+344.27] – Win%: 82.82
Elo Favorite (Modified): Junior dos Santos (2030.07) [+324.79] – Win%: 80.56
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Junior dos Santos 140, Tai Tuivasa 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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Heavyweight (265)
[#11] Mark Hunt (13-13-1, -105) vs. [#50] Justin Willis (7-1-0, -119)
Mark Hunt is the All-Time #23 ranked Heavyweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Mark Hunt (1-2-0)
2018-09-15: L vs. [#10HW+] Alexey Oleynik (59-11-1) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 4:26 of round 1
2018-02-10: L vs. [#6HW+] Curtis Blaydes (10-2-0) via UD (29-27, 30-26, 30-26)
2017-06-10: W vs. [#4HW+] Derrick Lewis (21-6-0) via TKO (Punches) in 3:51 of round 4

Last 3 Fights: Justin Willis (3-0-0)
2018-04-21: W vs. [#97HW+] Chase Sherman (11-6-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2017-12-02: W vs. [#162HW+] Allen Crowder (9-3-0) via KO (Punches) in 2:33 of round 1
2017-07-16: W vs. [*] James Mulheron (11-2-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Odds Favorite (Implied): Justin Willis – Win%: 51.47
Elo Favorite (Standard): Mark Hunt (1688.47) [+104.39] – Win%: 61.70
Elo Favorite (Modified): Mark Hunt (1736.54) [+117.90] – Win%: 62.63
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Mark Hunt 77, Justin Willis 224
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)
[#21] Mauricio Rua (25-11-0, +355) vs. [#35] Tyson Pedro (7-2-0, -479)
Mauricio Rua is the All-Time #6 ranked Light Heavyweight and #32 ranked Absolute fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Mauricio Rua (2-1-0)
2018-07-22: L vs. [#3LHW] Anthony Smith (31-13-0) via KO (Elbow) in 1:29 of round 1
2017-03-11: W vs. [#37LHW] Gian Villante (17-10-0) via TKO in 0:59 of round 3
2016-05-14: W vs. [#4LHW] Corey Anderson (11-4-0) via SD (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

Last 3 Fights: Tyson Pedro (1-2-0)
2018-06-23: L vs. [#16LHW] Ovince St. Preux (23-12-0) via Submission (Straight Armbar) in 2:54 of round 1
2018-02-10: W vs. [#97LHW] Saparbek Safarov (8-2-0) via Submission (Kimura) in 3:54 of round 1
2017-09-09: L vs. [#8LHW] Ilir Latifi (14-5-0) via UD (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Odds Favorite (Implied): Tyson Pedro – Win%: 79.00
Elo Favorite (Standard): Mauricio Rua (1814.54) [+283.79] – Win%: 78.52
Elo Favorite (Modified): Mauricio Rua (1801.95) [+225.82] – Win%: 72.88
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Mauricio Rua 132, Tyson Pedro 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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Fight Matrix Program – The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale (11-30-2018)

29 Nov , 2018,
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Welterweight (170)
[#3] Rafael dos Anjos (28-10-0, 170.0lb, +218) vs. [#6] Kamaru Usman (13-1-0, 170.5lb, -274)
Rafael dos Anjos is the All-Time #30 ranked Welterweight and #30 ranked Absolute fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Rafael dos Anjos (2-1-0)
2018-06-09: L vs. [#2WW] Colby Covington (14-1-0) via UD (48-47, 48-47, 49-46)
2017-12-16: W vs. [#7WW] Robbie Lawler (28-12-0) via UD (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)
2017-09-09: W vs. [#17WW] Neil Magny (21-7-0) via Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) in 3:43 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Kamaru Usman (3-0-0)
2018-05-19: W vs. [#13WW] Demian Maia (25-9-0) via UD (50-45, 49-46, 49-46)
2018-01-14: W vs. [#33WW] Emil Meek (9-4-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2017-09-16: W vs. [#32WW] Sergio Moraes (14-3-1) via KO (Punch) in 2:48 of round 1

Odds Favorite (Implied): Kamaru Usman – Win%: 69.96
Elo Favorite (Standard): Rafael dos Anjos (2133.11) [+11.38] – Win%: 51.30
Elo Favorite (Modified): Rafael dos Anjos (2098.08) [+14.69] – Win%: 51.61
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Rafael dos Anjos 174, Kamaru Usman 195
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 (264)
[#75] Juan Francisco Espino Dieppa (8-1-0, 260.0lb, -145) vs. [#122] Justin Frazier (10-2-0, 264.0lb, +119)

Last 3 Fights: Juan Francisco Espino Dieppa (3-0-0)
2017-10-14: W vs. [#369HW+] Martin Buday (4-1-0) via UD ()
2017-09-23: W vs. [NA] Yuri Gorbenko (11-46-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 2:27 of round 1
2017-07-14: W vs. [#299HW+] Dritan Barjamaj (14-16-0) via Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) in 1:39 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Justin Frazier (3-0-0)
2018-03-17: W vs. [#556HW+] Reggie Cato (5-3-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:37 of round 1
2017-12-29: W vs. [NA] Parnell Davis (8-6-0) via Submission (Forearm Choke) in 1:00 of round 1
2017-08-12: W vs. [#418LHW] Carlton Little Sr. (6-5-0) via TKO (Punches) in 1:43 of round 1

Odds Favorite (Implied): Juan Francisco Espino Dieppa – Win%: 56.44
Elo Favorite (Standard): Juan Francisco Espino Dieppa (1530.78) [+47.52] – Win%: 55.40
Elo Favorite (Modified): Juan Francisco Espino Dieppa (1542.01) [+31.19] – Win%: 53.41
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Juan Francisco Espino Dieppa 412, Justin Frazier 258
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 Featherweight (145)
[#12BW] Pannie Kianzad (10-3-0, 145.0lb, -105) vs. [#7] Macy Chiasson (2-0-0, 144.5lb, -115)

Last 3 Fights: Pannie Kianzad (2-1-0)
2018-06-09: W vs. [#79BW] Kerry Hughes (3-4-0) via UD ()
2018-05-04: W vs. [#51BW] Bianca Daimoni (7-3-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2018-01-13: L vs. [#7BW] Sarah Kaufman (20-4-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Last 3 Fights: Macy Chiasson (2-0-0)
2018-05-04: W vs. [#52FW] Allison Schmidt (1-1-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2017-10-21: W vs. [NA] Miranda Dearing (0-1-0) via Submission (Armbar) in 1:38 of round 3

Odds Favorite (Implied): Macy Chiasson – Win%: 51.08
Elo Favorite (Standard): Pannie Kianzad (1492.20) [+116.54] – Win%: 63.00
Elo Favorite (Modified): Macy Chiasson (1561.49) [+35.03] – Win%: 53.83
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Pannie Kianzad 174, Macy Chiasson 210
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 141: Blaydes vs. N’Gannou 2 (11-24-2018)

20 Nov , 2018,
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Heavyweight (265)
[#4] Curtis Blaydes (10-1-0, -219) vs. [#6] Francis Ngannou (11-3-0, +175)
Curtis Blaydes is the All-Time #49 ranked Heavyweight fighter.
Francis Ngannou is the All-Time #36 ranked Heavyweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Curtis Blaydes (3-0-0)
2018-06-09: W vs. [#7HW+] Alistair Overeem (43-17-0) via TKO (Elbows) in 2:56 of round 3
2018-02-10: W vs. [#11HW+] Mark Hunt (13-13-1) via UD (29-27, 30-26, 30-26)
2017-11-04: W vs. [#10HW+] Alexey Oleynik (59-11-1) via TKO (Doctor Stoppage) in 1:56 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Francis Ngannou (1-2-0)
2018-07-07: L vs. [#3HW+] Derrick Lewis (21-6-0) via UD (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
2018-01-20: L vs. [#2HW+/#10P4P] Stipe Miocic (18-3-0) via UD (50-44, 50-44, 50-44)
2017-12-02: W vs. [#7HW+] Alistair Overeem (43-17-0) via KO (Punch) in 1:42 of round 1

Odds Favorite (Implied): Curtis Blaydes – Win%: 65.37
Elo Favorite (Standard): Curtis Blaydes (1940.26) [+133.85] – Win%: 64.83
Elo Favorite (Modified): Curtis Blaydes (1942.26) [+129.16] – Win%: 63.77
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Curtis Blaydes 168, Francis Ngannou 140
Previous Match-up Record: Francis Ngannou leads 1-0-0
Wins Against Common Opposition: Even: Both have 1 win(s) against common opposition.
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Heavyweight (265)
[#7] Alistair Overeem (43-17-0, +104) vs. [#33] Sergey Pavlovich (12-0-0, -130)
Alistair Overeem is the All-Time #14 ranked Heavyweight and #46 ranked Absolute fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Alistair Overeem (1-2-0)
2018-06-09: L vs. [#4HW+] Curtis Blaydes (10-1-0) via TKO (Elbows) in 2:56 of round 3
2017-12-02: L vs. [#6HW+] Francis Ngannou (11-3-0) via KO (Punch) in 1:42 of round 1
2017-07-08: W vs. [*] Fabricio Werdum (23-8-1) via MD (28-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Last 3 Fights: Sergey Pavlovich (3-0-0)
2017-11-19: W vs. [#137HW+] Kirill Sidelnikov (11-6-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:45 of round 1
2017-06-02: W vs. [#50HW+] Mikhail Mokhnatkin (11-2-2) via UD ()
2016-11-16: W vs. [#68HW+] Alexei Kudin (24-12-1) via UD ()

Odds Favorite (Implied): Sergey Pavlovich – Win%: 53.55
Elo Favorite (Standard): Alistair Overeem (1860.47) [+92.70] – Win%: 60.43
Elo Favorite (Modified): Alistair Overeem (1876.22) [+95.17] – Win%: 60.27
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Alistair Overeem 168, Sergey Pavlovich 370
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 (115)
[#31] Xiaonan Yan (9-1-0, -448) vs. [#52] Syuri Kondo (6-1-0, +336)

Last 3 Fights: Xiaonan Yan (2-0-0, 1 NC)
2018-06-23: W vs. [#46SW] Viviane Pereira (13-3-0) via UD (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
2017-11-25: W vs. [#116SW] Kailin Curran (4-6-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
2016-11-19: NC vs. [#47SW] Emi Fujino (22-11-0)

Last 3 Fights: Syuri Kondo (2-1-0)
2018-05-19: L vs. [#29SW] Poliana Botelho (7-2-0) via TKO (Kick to the Body and Punches) in 0:33 of round 1
2017-09-22: W vs. [#127SW] Chanmi Jeon (5-2-0) via SD (30-27, 30-27, 28-29)
2017-05-28: W vs. [#106SW] Kinberly Tanaka Novaes (9-5-0) via UD ()

Odds Favorite (Implied): Xiaonan Yan – Win%: 78.08
Elo Favorite (Standard): Xiaonan Yan (1430.20) [+74.14] – Win%: 58.39
Elo Favorite (Modified): Xiaonan Yan (1414.53) [+32.86] – Win%: 53.59
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Xiaonan Yan 154, Syuri Kondo 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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Fight Matrix Program – UFC Fight Night 140: Ponzinibbio vs. Magny (11-17-2018)

12 Nov , 2018,
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Welterweight (170)
[#10] Neil Magny (21-6-0, +256) vs. [#17] Santiago Ponzinibbio (26-3-0, -327)
Neil Magny is the All-Time #42 ranked Welterweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Neil Magny (2-1-0)
2018-05-27: W vs. [#149WW] Craig White (14-9-0) via KO (Knee and Punches) in 4:32 of round 1
2017-12-30: W vs. [#21WW] Carlos Condit (30-12-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
2017-09-09: L vs. [#3WW] Rafael dos Anjos (28-10-0) via Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) in 3:43 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Santiago Ponzinibbio (3-0-0)
2017-12-16: W vs. [#27WW] Mike Perry (12-4-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2017-07-16: W vs. [*] Gunnar Nelson (16-3-1) via KO (Punches) in 1:22 of round 1
2017-02-19: W vs. [#84WW] Nordine Taleb (14-6-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Odds Favorite (Implied): Santiago Ponzinibbio – Win%: 73.16
Elo Favorite (Standard): Santiago Ponzinibbio (2040.49) [+0.41] – Win%: 50.05
Elo Favorite (Modified): Santiago Ponzinibbio (2049.16) [+41.64] – Win%: 54.54
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Neil Magny 174, Santiago Ponzinibbio 336
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)
[#12] Darren Elkins (24-6-0, +212) vs. [#14] Ricardo Lamas (18-7-0, -264)
Darren Elkins is the All-Time #43 ranked Featherweight fighter.
Ricardo Lamas is the All-Time #12 ranked Featherweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Darren Elkins (2-1-0)
2018-07-14: L vs. [#9FW] Alexander Volkanovski (18-1-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
2018-01-14: W vs. [#19FW] Michael Johnson (19-13-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 2:22 of round 2
2017-07-22: W vs. [#40FW] Dennis Bermudez (16-9-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Last 3 Fights: Ricardo Lamas (1-2-0)
2018-06-09: L vs. [#11FW] Mirsad Bektic (13-1-0) via SD (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)
2017-12-16: L vs. [#10FW] Josh Emmett (13-2-0) via KO (Punch) in 4:33 of round 1
2017-07-29: W vs. [#58FW] Jason Knight (20-6-0) via TKO in 4:34 of round 1

Odds Favorite (Implied): Ricardo Lamas – Win%: 69.35
Elo Favorite (Standard): Darren Elkins (1909.10) [+135.45] – Win%: 64.99
Elo Favorite (Modified): Darren Elkins (1862.30) [+41.29] – Win%: 54.50
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Darren Elkins 126, Ricardo Lamas 161
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Ricardo Lamas leads 4-3
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Light Heavyweight (205)
[#54] Khalil Rountree (7-3-0, -265) vs. [#61] Johnny Walker (14-3-0, +213)

Last 3 Fights: Khalil Rountree (2-1-0)
2018-07-07: W vs. [#108LHW] Gokhan Saki (1-2-0) via TKO (Punches) in 1:36 of round 1
2017-12-30: L vs. [#50LHW] Michal Oleksiejczuk (14-2-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2017-07-16: W vs. [#44LHW] Paul Craig (10-2-0) via KO (Punches) in 4:56 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Johnny Walker (3-0-0)
2018-08-11: W vs. [#105LHW] Henrique da Silva (14-5-0) via UD ()
2018-03-17: W vs. [#478MW] Cheick Kone (17-10-0) via TKO (Punches) in of round 1
2018-03-11: W vs. [#209HW+] Jedrzej Mackowiak (6-2-0) via KO (Knee and Punches) in 2:42 of round 2

Odds Favorite (Implied): Khalil Rountree – Win%: 69.44
Elo Favorite (Standard): Johnny Walker (1557.28) [+117.06] – Win%: 63.06
Elo Favorite (Modified): Johnny Walker (1605.26) [+117.18] – Win%: 62.55
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Khalil Rountree 133, Johnny Walker 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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Fight Matrix Program – UFC Fight Night 139: Zombie vs. Rodriguez (11-10-2018)

5 Nov , 2018,
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Featherweight (145)
[*] Chan Sung Jung (14-4-0, -149) vs. [*] Yair Rodriguez (10-2-0, +126)

Last 3 Fights: Chan Sung Jung (2-1-0)
2017-02-04: W vs. [#41FW] Dennis Bermudez (16-9-0) via KO (Punch) in 2:49 of round 1
2013-08-03: L vs. [#3FW] Jose Aldo (27-4-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:00 of round 4
2012-05-15: W vs. [#3LW/#10DD] Dustin Poirier (24-5-0) via Technical Submission (Brabo Choke) in 1:07 of round 4

Last 3 Fights: Yair Rodriguez (2-1-0)
2017-05-13: L vs. [#4FW] Frankie Edgar (23-6-1) via TKO (Doctor Stoppage) in 5:00 of round 2
2017-01-15: W vs. [*] B.J. Penn (16-12-2) via TKO (Punches) in 0:24 of round 2
2016-08-06: W vs. [#90FW] Alex Caceres (14-11-0) via SD (46-49, 48-47, 48-47)

Odds Favorite (Implied): Chan Sung Jung – Win%: 57.48
Elo Favorite (Standard): Yair Rodriguez (1812.39) [+20.22] – Win%: 52.31
Elo Favorite (Modified): Chan Sung Jung (1792.67) [+25.55] – Win%: 52.79
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Chan Sung Jung 644, Yair Rodriguez 546
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)
[#16] Donald Cerrone (33-11-0, +185) vs. [#25] Mike Perry (12-3-0, -230)

Last 3 Fights: Donald Cerrone (1-2-0)
2018-06-23: L vs. [#14WW] Leon Edwards (16-3-0) via UD (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)
2018-02-18: W vs. [#20WW] Yancy Medeiros (15-5-0) via TKO (Punches) in 4:58 of round 1
2017-10-21: L vs. [#4WW] Darren Till (17-1-1) via TKO (Punches) in 4:20 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Mike Perry (1-2-0)
2018-07-07: W vs. [#14LW] Paul Felder (15-4-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
2018-02-24: L vs. [#41WW] Max Griffin (14-5-0) via UD (30-27, 29-27, 29-27)
2017-12-16: L vs. [#17WW] Santiago Ponzinibbio (26-3-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Odds Favorite (Implied): Mike Perry – Win%: 66.51
Elo Favorite (Standard): Donald Cerrone (1881.16) [+101.79] – Win%: 61.42
Elo Favorite (Modified): Donald Cerrone (1869.95) [+133.52] – Win%: 64.21
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Donald Cerrone 140, Mike Perry 126
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)
[#2/#10P4P] Raquel Pennington (9-6-0, +146) vs. [*] Germaine de Randamie (7-3-0, -173)
Raquel Pennington is the All-Time #49 ranked Women’s fighter.
Germaine de Randamie is the All-Time #41 ranked Women’s fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Raquel Pennington (2-1-0)
2018-05-12: L vs. [#1BW/#1DD/#1P4P] Amanda Nunes (16-4-0) via TKO (Elbows and Punches) in 2:36 of round 5
2016-11-12: W vs. [*] Miesha Tate (18-7-0) via UD (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
2016-08-20: W vs. [#33BW] Elizabeth Phillips (7-6-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Last 3 Fights: Germaine de Randamie (3-0-0)
2017-02-11: W vs. [#2FW/#5DD] Holly Holm (12-4-0) via UD (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)
2016-05-08: W vs. [*] Anna Elmose (3-2-0) via KO (Knee to the Body) in 3:46 of round 1
2015-03-14: W vs. [#15FW] Larissa Pacheco (11-2-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:02 of round 2

Odds Favorite (Implied): Germaine de Randamie – Win%: 60.92
Elo Favorite (Standard): Raquel Pennington (1573.67) [+64.25] – Win%: 57.29
Elo Favorite (Modified): Raquel Pennington (1604.14) [+68.58] – Win%: 57.45
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Raquel Pennington 182, Germaine de Randamie 637
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Germaine de Randamie leads 1-0
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Fury vs Wilder: Much More Than A Belt at Stake

1 Nov , 2018,
A. J. Riot
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Photo credit: Twitter.com/WorldBoxingNews

Classic heavyweight boxing matches are few and far between these days. Sure, there have been some fights that have been hyped to death, like Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker, but they ultimately fell flat in the ring. Even Joshua vs Klitschko, the fight the Ring Magazine called “arguably the best heavyweight championship fight in 20 years”, said more about the travails of the heavyweight division over the last two decades than the bout itself. It was good. Perhaps, very good. But was it great?

On December 1st at the Staples Center, Las Vegas, Deontay Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) will put his WBC Heavyweight title on the line against Tyson Fury (27-0, 19 KOs). The build-up has been uncharacteristically muted, especially when you consider Fury’s uncanny ability to steal the headlines. However, with just a few weeks to the fight, don’t put it past the Brit to do something in the vein of Conor McGregor to make sure the limelight is firmly on himself and Wilder before the bell rings.

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Fight Matrix Program – UFC 230: Cormier vs. Lewis (11-03-2018)

30 Oct , 2018,
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Heavyweight Championship (265)
[#1/#10DD/#1P4P] Daniel Cormier (21-1-0, -701) vs. [#3] Derrick Lewis (21-5-0, +478)
Daniel Cormier is the All-Time #22 ranked Heavyweight and #11 ranked Absolute fighter.
Derrick Lewis is the All-Time #39 ranked Heavyweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Daniel Cormier (2-0-0, 1 NC)
2018-07-07: W vs. [#2HW+/#10P4P] Stipe Miocic (18-3-0) via KO (Punches) in 4:33 of round 1
2018-01-20: W vs. [#6LHW] Volkan Oezdemir (15-3-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:00 of round 2
2017-07-29: NC vs. [*] Jon Jones (22-1-0)

Last 3 Fights: Derrick Lewis (3-0-0)
2018-10-06: W vs. [#8HW+] Alexander Volkov (30-7-0) via KO (Punches) in 4:49 of round 3
2018-07-07: W vs. [#6HW+] Francis Ngannou (11-3-0) via UD (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
2018-02-18: W vs. [#14HW+] Marcin Tybura (17-4-0) via KO (Punches) in 2:48 of round 3

Odds Favorite (Implied): Daniel Cormier – Win%: 83.49
Elo Favorite (Standard): Daniel Cormier (2401.98) [+322.07] – Win%: 81.33
Elo Favorite (Modified): Daniel Cormier (2356.78) [+302.38] – Win%: 78.98
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Daniel Cormier 119, Derrick Lewis 28
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Daniel Cormier leads 2-1
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Middleweight (185)
[#7] Ronaldo Souza (25-6-0, +143) vs. [*] Chris Weidman (14-3-0, -174)
Ronaldo Souza is the All-Time #13 ranked Middleweight fighter.
Chris Weidman is the All-Time #2 ranked Middleweight and #14 ranked Absolute fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Ronaldo Souza (1-2-0)
2018-05-12: L vs. [#5MW] Kelvin Gastelum (15-3-0) via SD ()
2018-01-27: W vs. [#9MW] Derek Brunson (18-6-0) via KO (Head Kick and Punches) in 3:50 of round 1
2017-04-15: L vs. [#1MW/#7DD/#5P4P] Robert Whittaker (20-4-0) via TKO (Head Kick and Punches) in 3:28 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Chris Weidman (1-2-0)
2017-07-22: W vs. [#5MW] Kelvin Gastelum (15-3-0) via Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) in 3:45 of round 3
2017-04-08: L vs. [#4MW] Gegard Mousasi (45-6-2) via TKO (Knees) in 3:13 of round 2
2016-11-12: L vs. [#3MW] Yoel Romero (13-3-0) via KO (Flying Knee) in 0:24 of round 3

Odds Favorite (Implied): Chris Weidman – Win%: 60.67
Elo Favorite (Standard): Chris Weidman (2085.62) [+70.17] – Win%: 57.95
Elo Favorite (Modified): Chris Weidman (2099.14) [+6.34] – Win%: 50.69
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Ronaldo Souza 175, Chris Weidman 469
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)
[#8] David Branch (22-4-0, -403) vs. [#69LHW] Jared Cannonier (10-4-0, +305)

Last 3 Fights: David Branch (2-1-0)
2018-04-21: W vs. [#11LHW] Thiago Santos (19-6-0) via KO (Punches) in 2:30 of round 1
2017-09-16: L vs. [#6MW] Luke Rockhold (16-4-0) via TKO (Submission to Punches) in 4:05 of round 2
2017-05-13: W vs. [#19MW] Krzysztof Jotko (19-4-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Last 3 Fights: Jared Cannonier (1-2-0)
2018-05-19: L vs. [#12LHW] Dominick Reyes (10-0-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:55 of round 1
2017-12-16: L vs. [#5LHW] Jan Blachowicz (23-7-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2017-07-07: W vs. [*] Nick Roehrick (7-1-0) via TKO (Elbows) in 2:08 of round 3

Odds Favorite (Implied): David Branch – Win%: 76.44
Elo Favorite (Standard): David Branch (2097.74) [+635.87] – Win%: 94.81
Elo Favorite (Modified): David Branch (2044.58) [+558.54] – Win%: 92.02
Days Since Last Pro Fight: David Branch 196, Jared Cannonier 168
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 138: Volkan vs. Smith (10-27-2018)

22 Oct , 2018,
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Light Heavyweight (205)
[#2] Volkan Oezdemir (15-2-0, -190) vs. [#4] Anthony Smith (30-13-0, +156)
Volkan Oezdemir is the All-Time #41 ranked Light Heavyweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Volkan Oezdemir (2-1-0)
2018-01-20: L vs. [#1HW+/#10DD/#1P4P] Daniel Cormier (21-1-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:00 of round 2
2017-07-29: W vs. [#13LHW] Jimi Manuwa (17-4-0) via TKO in 0:22 of round 1
2017-05-28: W vs. [#25LHW] Misha Cirkunov (13-4-0) via KO (Punch) in 0:28 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Anthony Smith (2-1-0)
2018-07-22: W vs. [#19LHW] Mauricio Rua (25-11-0) via KO (Elbow) in 1:29 of round 1
2018-06-09: W vs. [*] Rashad Evans (21-8-1) via KO (Knee) in 0:53 of round 1
2018-02-03: L vs. [#11LHW] Thiago Santos (19-6-0) via TKO (Kick to the Body and Punches) in 1:03 of round 2

Odds Favorite (Implied): Volkan Oezdemir – Win%: 62.65
Elo Favorite (Standard): Anthony Smith (1949.98) [+135.74] – Win%: 65.02
Elo Favorite (Modified): Anthony Smith (1974.20) [+196.21] – Win%: 70.24
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Volkan Oezdemir 280, Anthony Smith 97
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)
[#18] Michael Johnson (18-13-0, -566) vs. [#115] Artem Lobov (13-14-1, +401)

Last 3 Fights: Michael Johnson (1-2-0)
2018-08-25: W vs. [#33FW] Andre Fili (18-6-0) via SD (29-28, 29-28, 27-30)
2018-01-14: L vs. [#12FW] Darren Elkins (24-6-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 2:22 of round 2
2017-07-07: L vs. [#9LW] Justin Gaethje (19-2-0) via TKO (Punches and Knees) in 4:48 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Artem Lobov (1-2-0)
2017-10-21: L vs. [#33FW] Andre Fili (18-6-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2017-04-22: L vs. [#21FW] Cub Swanson (25-10-0) via UD (49-46, 49-46, 50-45)
2016-11-19: W vs. [#181BW] Teruto Ishihara (10-6-2) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Odds Favorite (Implied): Michael Johnson – Win%: 80.97
Elo Favorite (Standard): Michael Johnson (1836.06) [+396.81] – Win%: 85.97
Elo Favorite (Modified): Michael Johnson (1775.81) [+331.59] – Win%: 81.02
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Michael Johnson 63, Artem Lobov 371
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Michael Johnson leads 1-0
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Light Heavyweight (205)
[#25] Misha Cirkunov (13-4-0, -474) vs. [#30] Patrick Cummins (10-5-0, +350)

Last 3 Fights: Misha Cirkunov (1-2-0)
2017-12-16: L vs. [#5LHW] Glover Teixeira (27-7-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:45 of round 1
2017-05-28: L vs. [#2LHW] Volkan Oezdemir (15-2-0) via KO (Punch) in 0:28 of round 1
2016-12-10: W vs. [#18LHW] Nikita Krylov (24-6-0) via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in 4:38 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Patrick Cummins (2-1-0)
2018-04-21: L vs. [#3LHW] Corey Anderson (11-4-0) via UD (30-26, 30-27, 30-26)
2017-07-22: W vs. [#31LHW] Gian Villante (16-10-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
2017-04-08: W vs. [#6LHW] Jan Blachowicz (23-7-0) via MD (29-28, 29-28, 28-28)

Odds Favorite (Implied): Misha Cirkunov – Win%: 78.79
Elo Favorite (Standard): Misha Cirkunov (1626.45) [+2.20] – Win%: 50.25
Elo Favorite (Modified): Misha Cirkunov (1656.38) [+28.90] – Win%: 53.16
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Misha Cirkunov 315, Patrick Cummins 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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