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Posted on January 7, 2016 by jcs

As a recap, most “Fighter of the Year” awards on other sites are really “Breakout Fighter of the Year” awards in that fighters who win, were usually not top fighters in the beginning of the year, but became so by the end of the year. A fighter like this can and has won our FotY awards, […]

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Posted on January 4, 2016 by jcs

As a recap, most “Fighter of the Year” awards on other sites are really “Breakout Fighter of the Year” awards in that fighters who win, were usually not top fighters in the beginning of the year, but became so by the end of the year. A fighter like this can and has won our FotY awards, […]

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Posted on January 4, 2016 by jcs

Men: Sergey Pavlovich An impressive 2015 that saw Pavlovich run his record up to 6-0 (all knockouts) and get into the Top 50 at Heavyweight earns him the award.  Take notice that the three honorable mentions are also from Russia. Honorable Mentions: Vladimir Mineev, Petr Yan, Velimurad Alhasov   Women: Cristina Stanciu After starting at Bantamweight, she’s now fighting in the […]

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Posted on January 3, 2016 by jcs

Most Improved Fighter of the Year: Alex Morono Morono bursted onto the scene with a perfect 4-0 record in 2015, skyrocketing up the rankings and earning himself a spot on UFC 195.

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Posted on January 3, 2016 by jcs

Note: We have two ways that we derive biggest “upsets” based on points difference between winner and loser. “Most Noteworthy” (X minus Y) “Most Lopsided” (X divided by Y)   Most Noteworthy: Luke Rockhold TKO(4) Chris Weidman While not a huge upset by betting odds, Weidman had amassed nearly a 1,000 point lead over Rockhold in […]

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Posted on January 2, 2016 by jcs

Most Noteworthy Match of the Year: Luke Rockhold TKO(4) Chris Weidman The “most noteworthy” match of the year is a pretty basic calculation — a sum of quality if you will, taking a look back at the fights within the calendar year using the standing of the fighters involved at the end of the year.  In this case, […]

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Posted on January 1, 2016 by jcs

As a refresher, our “Comeback” award is about coming back from inactivity or major injury (that we know about) and in doing so, really impressing.  You can see more details at the bottom of the post about specific qualifiers. In this category, it was fairly slim pickings this year…   Comeback Fighter of the Year: […]

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Posted on December 13, 2015 by oleg

In the opening bout of the Pay-Per-View portion of UFC 194, Max Holloway defeated Jeremy Stephens by unanimous decision.  It was in my opinion the least spectacular fight on the main card, and with two new champions being crowned later that evening, it’s understandable that this fight didn’t receive much press. However there is something […]

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Posted on October 15, 2015 by jcs

In case you didn’t know, every week or so we re-compile the Generated Historical Rankings with the latest version of the ranking system and the latest data.  This is a quarterly ranking since 1/1/1994 to the latest quarter beginning.  We may eventually expand this to an earlier date, but prior to the last quarter of 1993, […]

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Posted on September 14, 2015 by jcs

#26 – #16: The Most Overrated MMA Fighters of All-Time: Part 1 #15 – #11: The Most Overrated MMA Fighters of All-Time: Part 2 #10 – #6: The Most Overrated MMA Fighters of All-Time: Part 3 #5 – #4: The Most Overrated MMA Fighters of All-Time: Part 4 #3 – #2: The Most Overrated MMA Fighters of All-Time: Part 5 […]

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