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Posted on August 10, 2015 by jcs

Recently, the War Machine drama was covered on Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, along with some other tidbits regarding domestic violence in sports. In the episode somewhere around the 21 minute mark, they made reference to the fact that American MMA fighters ranked in the Top 200 were over twice as likely to be arrested […]

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Posted on June 24, 2015 by jcs

Since the Conor McGregor hype train is still screaming down the tracks, I thought I’d take a look at fighters with the most similar career arcs. The methodology: I used data from the Generated Historical Rankings which are recorded in quarterly snapshots. I took Conor’s ranking data from his 5th appearance until current. I ensured that […]

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Posted on June 16, 2015 by jcs

Some quick stats…. For Fighters Ever: 203.2 days For Fighters Since 1/1/2010: 222.2 days For Fighters With Consec. Fights in UFC: 170.9 days For Fighters Since 2010 With Consec. Fights in UFC: 177.0 days For Fighters Since 2010 With Consec. Fights in UFC and at least 1 being a Title Fight: 206.0 days For Fighters Since 2010 With Consec. Fights […]

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Posted on May 18, 2015 by jcs

The above graph shows Win% averages by fighter, based on the fighters’ UFC fight # of their respective careers. In short, fighters aren’t often successful in their first few attempts and do poorly after their 17th fight, with the most success coming between fights 4 and 16. “No contests” included in fight enumeration, but not […]

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Posted on May 18, 2015 by oleg

With a 5-round decision victory over Urijah Faber at UFC Fight Night 66, former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar jumped from third place into first in the ‘Most Octagon Time‘ category. Clocking in at 5 hours, 35 minutes, and 23 seconds in the UFC cage, Edgar’s record is likely to stand a while: the fighters in […]

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Posted on May 14, 2015 by jcs

Unless you’ve been living under a stone or in a cave, you probably know that SI recognized Ronda Rousey as the most dominant athlete today.  Let’s keep other sports out of it and focus just on MMA. “Dominant” is quite subjective, as are most adjectives.  However, we -can- use the “Division Point Dominance” rankings to […]

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Posted on March 2, 2015 by oleg

A year ago, UFC made some changes to their bonus system: instead of awarding submission and knockout of the night bonuses, they replaced them with ‘Performance of the Night’.  Since then, 15 fighters racked up multiple ‘POTN’ awards.  Last Saturday at UFC 184, Ronda Rousey became the first fighter to earn her third POTN.  To commemorate this achievement, […]

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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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