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Posted on January 23, 2015 by jcs

This is not an attempt to suggest the rating system is more accurate than gambling odds.  Gamblers can analyze each fight individually, while the rating system uses a variety of mathematical routines to supply a primary fighter rating that is focused on ranking recent achievement, with a secondary priority of gauging future expectation. Before focusing […]

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Posted on January 8, 2015 by jcs

In case you didn’t know, Donald Cerrone is now scheduled to fight again on UFC Fight Night (1/18) after fighting on UFC 182 (1/3). This will only be the 4th occurrence of this happening:   Mike Thomas Brown | January 2011 (LOSS) – Diego Nunes – UFC 125 [2011-01-01] (LOSS) – Rani Yahya – UFC […]

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Posted on January 3, 2015 by jcs

With the news that Tim Sylvia was unable to fight this weekend, because he failed his medicals — weighing in at 371 pounds probably didn’t help matters — I decided to use our Generated Historical Rankings to show the rise and fall of Tim Sylvia using his rank in the Heavyweight division through time. The […]

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Posted on January 2, 2015 by jcs

The match-up between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier is the first UFC title fight where the fighters have 35 or more combined wins with only 1 or fewer combined losses. When throwing in non-title fights, this has only occurred once, when Brock Larson (21-1) faced Keita Nakamura (15-0) back in 2006.  

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Posted on January 1, 2015 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 1, 2015 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 December 31, 2014 by jcs

Men: Chris de la Rocha Ending his year with a win over the respectable DJ Linderman, the Heavyweight from the northwest is 3-0 heading into 2015 with a ranking well inside of the Top 100 in the Heavyweight division. Honorable Mentions: Alvaro Correa, Zelimkhan Umiev, Chris Padilla   Women: Jessica Miele Getting into the Top 5 at 3-1 speaks […]

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Posted on December 30, 2014 by jcs

Most Improved Fighter of the Year: Tom Gallicchio Tom Gallicchio went 1-3 in 2011, took off 2012 entirely, and had something of a tune-up bout in 2013 — which left him toward the bottom of the Welterweight division.  Whether it was improvement, or finding his optimal weight class, he has since moved to Lightweight and reeled off two […]

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Posted on December 30, 2014 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: Andrei Arlovski KO(1) Antonio Silva Arlovski turned back the clock in an unbelievably unexpected win against Silva.  I’m not sure Arlovski himself saw this […]

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Posted on December 29, 2014 by jcs

Most Noteworthy Match of the Year: Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida Weidman is on the winning side of the equation for two years straight.  There’s not much to say here.  This award is about combined relevance and this was a UFC Title Match featuring the undefeated champion and one of the best fighters in history.   […]

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