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Posted on November 14, 2016 by A. J. Riot

Conor McGregor is fast becoming the athlete that MMA has been looking for all along. He knows how to play the crowd, and when you look at MMA lines, it’s clear that his attitude drives his popularity. McGregor appeared triumphant even before the fight begun. He raised his hands, playing to the crowds’ expectations even […]

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Posted on May 31, 2016 by Richard Mann

Fight Matrix updates the Current MMA Rankings once a week. As the deepest and most inclusive ranking system in the sport, fights all over the globe can have a major impact on the rankings. Let’s take a look at the biggest risers in the divisional rankings. The number in parenthesis is the number of spots […]

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Posted on May 19, 2016 by Ked Becker

Very Strange! That’s all I can say. Before the fight between Ronaldo Souza and Vitor Belfort I pretty much accepted that unless the Belfort’s performance against Chris Weidman was a gigantic fluke, Belfort has very little chance against grappling master Ronaldo Souza. Chris Weidman took Belfort down easily with a simple double leg take down […]

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Posted on May 18, 2016 by A. J. Riot

Saturday night turned into the biggest winning moment for Cris “Cyborg” Justino after many of her fans had patiently waited for her UFC debut. Her exceptional skills clearly reflected most online MMA betting odds as the favorite fighter between the two. Her hometown fans in Curitiba, Brazil cheered jubilantly as she delivered swift, powerful and […]

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Posted on September 8, 2015 by Ked Becker

John Dodson is a happy, fun character, and I actually think this is exactly the attitude needed to beat Demetrius Johnson. Demetrius Johnson is a fighter who moves a lot, keeps an incredible pace and relies on volume and variety of attacks for controlling his opponents and making them vulnerable. He is very quick and elusive […]

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Posted on July 7, 2014 by Ked Becker

Joe Rogan is well-known for his objection to stand-ups. Presumably, he is a supporter of “real” fighting where there are no stand-ups, and sees it as the fighter’s job to stand up rather than getting stood up by the referee, thus being “saved” from a bad position. He remarked on the matter a little more […]

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Posted on March 30, 2014 by Ked Becker

Watching the fight I was surprised by Carl’s strategy: not only did he let Palhares get the takedown relatively easily, after that he had full guard and yet decided to go for a Triangle choke against one of the best BJJ artists in the game.  It’s not like he got lucky and Palhares fell into […]

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Posted on February 18, 2014 by Ked Becker

What happened in UFC Fight Night 36?  Did it meet our expectations and what are the consequences for the future? I will discuss only the four fights here which I was looking forward to. Charles Oliveira vs. Andy Ogle Charles Oiveira was considered an exciting prospect in the featherweight division after dropping from lightweight, showing […]

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Posted on April 3, 2013 by oleg

In Episode 11, the remaining quarter-final matchups were again split between the teams: Team Sonnen’s Uriah Hall knocked out ‘wild card’ Bubba McDaniel with a punch in the opening seconds of the very first round, while Team Jones’ Josh Samman forced a tapout from Jimmy Quinlan late in the first with ground-and-pound from back mount. […]

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Posted on March 27, 2013 by oleg

In Episode 10, two of the quarter-final matchups took place, with each team taking home a win: Team Jones’ Dylan Andrews stopped Luke Barnatt with strikes in the third (overtime) round, while in the battle of unranked fighters, Team Sonnen’s Kevin Gastelum disposed of Colin Hart in a wild striking exchange in the very first […]

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