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Posted on March 13, 2014 by jcs

A follow-up to a previous post on the Welterweight All-Time Picture.   Zoom in on the Fitch ceiling and below.   First, some general info: Everyone’s overall trend is upward in the chart due to increased quality of data, amongst other things. Essentially, the “value” of a point decreased. Some of the “noise” caused by […]

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Posted on March 8, 2014 by jcs

With another loss, I couldn’t help but think that Melvin Guillard is one of the most inconsistent long-time fringe contenders that I can recall.  Does this mean he’s inconsistently good or consistently good?  After all, he keeps on keeping on, continually reaching a status of top-level journeyman after losing. Using the Generated Historical Rankings as […]

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Posted on January 24, 2014 by jcs

We have declared (at least for our historical purposes) that Renan Barao vs. Urijah Faber II will continue the Bantamweight Championship lineage. Although they fought before, we did not believe (via our rankings) that it was definitively the best match-up possible in the division, whereas now, it most definitely is.  With Cruz out of the picture (again) and […]

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Posted on January 20, 2014 by jcs

About a year ago, I posted the second update to my original post. I feel the need to keep revisiting this as we get more data, because every few months I see this topic bubble up to the top of various sites and forums. In summary, we started tracking weigh-in weights, and I wanted to […]

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Posted on December 31, 2013 by jcs

Men’s Fighter of the Year: Demetrious Johnson The “safe” pick for this award is probably Chris Weidman, but Johnson eeked it out for us, having defeated three quality challengers and putting the icing on the cake by stopping Joseph Benavidez by KO in the first round.  Not only that, but Johnson was the top-ranked Flyweight for […]

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Posted on December 31, 2013 by jcs

Women’s Fighter of the Year: Ronda Rousey Rousey, a repeat winner, defended her universally recognized title twice in the calendar year.  Although by our ratings, she didn’t face the strongest contenders available — actually not even close, Rousey remained #1 by a wide margin for the entire year in the strongest division in Women’s MMA.   […]

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Posted on December 31, 2013 by jcs

Most Noteworthy Match of the Year: Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva II No surprise here.  A rematch consisting of undefeated, defending champion Chris Weidman against one of the greatest fighters in history, Anderson Silva.  Not much more needs to be said on the matter. Honorable Mentions: Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva I, Cain Velasquez vs. […]

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Posted on December 31, 2013 by jcs

Most Improved Fighter of the Year: Albert Tumenov The future looks bright for 22 year old, Albert Tumenov.  Previous to this year, the recent UFC signee was making a career out of fighting and beating unknowns.  Now 12-1, Tumenov took out a respectable journeyman in Yasubey Enomoto, to become a Top 75 fighter in a packed […]

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Posted on December 30, 2013 by jcs

Comeback Fighter of the Year: Ryan LaFlare Guys like LaFlare wreak havoc on the ratings — but that’s OK.  Almost three years of professional inactivity didn’t seem to affect him at all.  He increased his level of opposition significantly and rattled off four wins, three of which were in the UFC.  Way to go. Honorable […]

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Posted on December 30, 2013 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: Phil Davis UD(3) Lyoto Machida I begrudgingly dub this most noteworthy upset of the year.  Not only was this a big upset by points, […]

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