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Posted on August 2, 2016 by Ked Becker

Brock Lesnar tested positive for a banned substance by USADA right before his fight at UFC 200. It appears obvious that Lesnar knew exactly what he was doing.  He did not test positive in any of the tests that the results of which came back long enough before the fight for the fight to get canceled, […]

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Posted on August 2, 2016 by Richard Mann

Fight Matrix updates the Current MMA Rankings once a week. As the deepest and most inclusive ranking system in the sport, fights all over the globe can have a major impact on the rankings. Let’s take a look at the biggest risers in the divisional rankings. The number in parenthesis is the number of spots […]

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Posted on July 26, 2016 by Ked Becker

This weekend there was a bout between two heavyweight prospects: Francis Ngannou and Bojan Mihajlovic. Ngannou had two fights in the UFC prior to this one, while for Mihajlovic this was his Octagon debut. Both were coming off of impressive win streaks outside of the Octagon, but as we know the real test is when they come to the UFC. […]

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Posted on June 30, 2016 by Richard Mann

This weekend two high level promotions will put on shows in China. Road FC 32 takes place Saturday in Hunan, while on the same day One Championship hosts “Dynasty of Champions 6” in Anhui. Several combat sports promotions have tried to make a big push into the county with limited success. Even the UFC tried […]

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Posted on May 24, 2016 by Ked Becker

The main idea behind weight classes is, of course, setting a level playing field for the different fighters. Another result of the weight classes is for fans to know how much the fighters weigh, making the sport a little more understandable and relatable. If I know that a fighter weighs approximately the same as me, […]

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Posted on May 23, 2016 by Richard Mann

Fight Matrix updates the Current MMA Rankings once a week. As the deepest and most inclusive ranking system in the sport, fights all over the globe can have a major impact on the rankings. Let’s take a look at the biggest risers in the divisional rankings. The number in parenthesis is the number of spots […]

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Posted on May 17, 2016 by Richard Mann

Fight Matrix updates the Current MMA Rankings once a week. As the deepest and most inclusive ranking system in the sport, fights all over the globe can have a major impact on the rankings. Let’s take a look at the biggest risers in the divisional rankings. The number in parenthesis is the number of spots […]

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Posted on May 11, 2016 by Richard Mann

ONE Championship launched in 2011 with the goal of “featuring the best Asian fighters.” To date, the promotion has hosted 41 events in nine different countries and will make its debut in Thailand later this month. Despite impressive growth and expansion, at times the level of competition seems relatively stagnant. Is this the case? To […]

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Posted on April 20, 2016 by Richard Mann

The 23rd season of “The Ultimate Fighter” debuts tonight on Fox Sports 1. The following tables show the current and quarterly high ranking for all members of the cast. Of the 32 contestants, only 9 are currently ranked and 16 were ranked at some point during their careers. Light Heavyweights Current Peak Abdel Medjedoub (3-0) […]

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Posted on April 7, 2016 by Richard Mann

Junior dos Santos returns to action this weekend in the main event of UFC Fight Night 86 against the surprisingly surging Ben Rothwell. After beginning his career with a 15-1 record and a UFC title, Dos Santos has lost three of his last five. Obviously the losses have hurt his ranking. However, the degree of […]

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