Category Archives: MMA Ranks

WHR Career Histories of Fighters who set All-Time WHR Records

27 Jun , 2020,
Jason

One more fancy graph.  WHR histories for all fighters who set all-time highest WHR records during their career.

In other words… fighters that (by WHR standards) were “the best fighters ever” at some point when they fought.  Josh Barnett is a bit of a surprise… otherwise, names we all expect.

WHR History: Jones, Cormier, Miocic

Jun , 2020,
Jason

Three guys whose careers have been associated with one another… If Jones/Miocic ever happens, it will all come full circle.

WHR Heavyweight History: Top 10 All-Time Heavyweights

25 Jun , 2020,
Jason

While WHR’s superiority as a current ranking system is in question, its ability to view the historical scene is probably unparalleled.  To demonstrate, I took the Top 10 Heavyweights from the All-Time Rankings and dumped their WHR ratings, fight-by-fight, into a chart.

Fight Matrix Program – UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Hooker (2020-06-27)

21 Jun , 2020,
Jason

Lightweight (155)
[#3/#7DD] Dustin Poirier (25-6-0, -204) vs. [#7] Dan Hooker (20-8-0, +167)
Dustin Poirier is the All-Time #12 ranked Lightweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Dustin Poirier (2-1-0)
2019-09-07: L vs. [#1LW/#1DD/#3P4P] Khabib Nurmagomedov (28-0-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 2:06 of round 3
2019-04-13: W vs. [#2FW/#6DD] Max Holloway (21-5-0) via UD (49-46, 49-46, 49-46)
2018-07-28: W vs. [#32WW] Eddie Alvarez (30-7-0) via TKO (Punches) in 4:05 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Dan Hooker (3-0-0)
2020-02-22: W vs. [#10LW] Paul Felder (17-5-0) via SD (48-47, 47-48, 48-47)
2019-10-05: W vs. [#11LW] Al Iaquinta (15-6-1) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
2019-07-20: W vs. [#114WW] James Vick (13-5-0) via KO (Punch) in 2:33 of round 1

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Betting Odds Dustin Poirier -204 64.18%
Elo K170 Dustin Poirier 2256.46 +184.10 69.87%
Elo Modified Dustin Poirier 2201.67 +225.37 72.84%
Glicko-1 Dustin Poirier 2259.25 +242.58 80.16%
WHR Dustin Poirier 2130.87 +224.95 73.65%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Dustin Poirier 294, Dan Hooker 126
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)
[#29] Mike Perry (13-6-0, -285) vs. [#149] Mickey Gall (6-2-0, +227)

Last 3 Fights: Mike Perry (1-2-0)
2019-12-14: L vs. [#21WW] Geoff Neal (13-2-0) via TKO (Punches) in 1:30 of round 1
2019-08-10: L vs. [#19WW] Vicente Luque (18-7-1) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
2019-04-27: W vs. [#37WW] Alex Oliveira (21-8-1) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Last 3 Fights: Mickey Gall (2-1-0)
2019-08-03: W vs. [#339WW] Salim Touahri (10-4-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2019-03-02: L vs. [#63WW] Diego Sanchez (30-12-0) via TKO (Punches) in 4:13 of round 2
2018-08-25: W vs. [#206MW] George Sullivan (18-9-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 1:09 of round 1

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Betting Odds Mike Perry -285 70.76%
Elo K170 Mike Perry 1697.47 +206.64 71.99%
Elo Modified Mike Perry 1726.18 +204.26 70.97%
Glicko-1 Mike Perry 1783.74 +249.09 80.75%
WHR Mike Perry 1682.91 +204.61 71.80%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Mike Perry 196, Mickey Gall 329
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)
[#28] Brendan Allen (14-3-0, -304) vs. [#66] Kyle Daukaus (9-0-0, +248)

Last 3 Fights: Brendan Allen (3-0-0)
2020-02-29: W vs. [#49MW] Tom Breese (11-2-0) via TKO (Elbows and Punches) in 4:47 of round 1
2019-10-18: W vs. [#44MW] Kevin Holland (17-5-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 3:38 of round 2
2019-07-16: W vs. [#254MW] Aaron Jeffery (7-2-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 3:23 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Kyle Daukaus (3-0-0)
2020-02-01: W vs. [#168MW] Nolan Norwood (12-6-0) via Submission (Brabo Choke) in 4:36 of round 2
2019-09-21: W vs. [#255MW] Stephen Regman (9-5-0) via Submission (DArce Choke) in 0:50 of round 2
2019-06-25: W vs. [#261WW] Michael Lombardo (11-2-0) via UD ()

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Betting Odds Brendan Allen -304 72.36%
Elo K170 Brendan Allen 1818.28 +198.59 71.25%
Elo Modified Brendan Allen 1825.72 +152.53 66.10%
Glicko-1 Brendan Allen 1901.40 +219.83 78.00%
WHR Brendan Allen 1748.31 +133.58 64.80%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Brendan Allen 119, Kyle Daukaus 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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WHR Rating Update (Again)

17 Jun , 2020,
Jason

Notable Info

  • Bug related to draws in WHR framework is fixed (thanks to computerrank over at BoxRec).  Also went back to the original plan of lumping non-unanimous decisions in with draws (see the Glicko post for supporting info).

Fight Matrix Program – UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Volkov (2020-06-20)

14 Jun , 2020,
Jason

Heavyweight (265)
[#4] Curtis Blaydes (13-2-0, -332) vs. [#10] Alexander Volkov (31-7-0, +259)
Curtis Blaydes is the All-Time #38 ranked Heavyweight fighter.
Alexander Volkov is the All-Time #41 ranked Heavyweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Curtis Blaydes (3-0-0)
2020-01-25: W vs. [#7HW+] Junior dos Santos (21-7-0) via TKO (Punches) in 1:06 of round 2
2019-09-07: W vs. [#19HW+] Shamil Abdurakhimov (20-6-0) via TKO (Elbow and Punch) in 2:22 of round 2
2019-03-23: W vs. [*] Justin Willis (8-2-0) via UD (30-27, 30-26, 30-25)

Last 3 Fights: Alexander Volkov (2-1-0)
2019-11-09: W vs. [#85HW+] Greg Hardy (6-2-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2018-10-06: L vs. [#5HW+] Derrick Lewis (23-7-0) via KO (Punches) in 4:49 of round 3
2018-03-17: W vs. [#14HW+] Fabricio Werdum (23-9-1) via KO (Punches) in 1:38 of round 4

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Betting Odds Curtis Blaydes -332 73.39%
Elo K170 Curtis Blaydes 2049.87 +89.61 60.09%
Elo Modified Curtis Blaydes 2055.19 +74.07 58.03%
Glicko-1 Curtis Blaydes 2128.70 +83.82 61.84%
WHR Curtis Blaydes 2020.68 +150.00 66.49%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Curtis Blaydes 147, Alexander Volkov 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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Featherweight (145)
[#6] Josh Emmett (15-2-0, +112) vs. [#20] Shane Burgos (13-1-0, -138)

Last 3 Fights: Josh Emmett (2-1-0)
2019-07-13: W vs. [#34FW] Mirsad Bektic (13-3-0) via TKO (Punches) in 4:25 of round 1
2019-03-30: W vs. [#82LW] Michael Johnson (19-16-0) via KO (Punch) in 4:14 of round 3
2018-02-24: L vs. [#17FW] Jeremy Stephens (28-18-0) via KO (Elbows) in 1:35 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Shane Burgos (3-0-0)
2019-11-02: W vs. [#57FW] Makwan Amirkhani (15-4-0) via TKO (Punches) in 4:32 of round 3
2019-05-04: W vs. [#24FW] Cub Swanson (26-11-0) via SD (30-27, 27-30, 29-28)
2018-11-03: W vs. [#398LW] Kurt Holobaugh (17-7-0) via Submission (Armbar) in 2:11 of round 1

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Betting Odds Shane Burgos -138 55.14%
Elo K170 Josh Emmett 1954.97 +74.15 58.39%
Elo Modified Josh Emmett 1925.19 +107.02 61.50%
Glicko-1 Josh Emmett 1992.69 +139.91 69.11%
WHR Josh Emmett 1884.44 +91.81 60.34%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Josh Emmett 343, Shane Burgos 231
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)
[#6] Raquel Pennington (10-8-0, -139) vs. [*] Marion Reneau (9-5-1, +114)
Raquel Pennington is the All-Time #46 ranked Women’s fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Raquel Pennington (1-2-0)
2020-01-18: L vs. [#2BW/#10DD] Holly Holm (13-5-0) via UD (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
2019-07-20: W vs. [#4BW] Irene Aldana (12-5-0) via SD (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
2018-11-10: L vs. [#1BW/#8DD/#9P4P] Germaine de Randamie (9-4-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Last 3 Fights: Marion Reneau (1-2-0)
2019-03-09: L vs. [#13BW] Yana Kunitskaya (12-5-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2018-07-14: L vs. [*] Cat Zingano (10-4-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
2018-02-24: W vs. [#7BW] Sara McMann (12-5-0) via Submission (Triangle Choke) in 3:40 of round 2

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Betting Odds Raquel Pennington -139 55.44%
Elo K170 Raquel Pennington 1485.54 +141.90 65.66%
Elo Modified Raquel Pennington 1463.43 +69.96 57.60%
Glicko-1 Raquel Pennington 1434.04 +4.39 50.63%
WHR Raquel Pennington 1485.75 +86.15 59.72%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Raquel Pennington 154, Marion Reneau 469
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Raquel Pennington leads 3-1
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WHR RATING UPDATE (#2)

12 Jun , 2020,
Jason

Notable Info

  • After recent changes were made, extensive testing of the w2 value suggests value used in WHR be changed to 42 (from 10).  WHR ratings updated.