Fight Matrix Program- UFC on ESPN 6: Weidman vs. Reyes (10-18-2019)

14 Oct , 2019,
jcs

Light Heavyweight (205)
[#11MW] Chris Weidman (14-4-0, +135) vs. [#9] Dominick Reyes (11-0-0, -162)
Chris Weidman is the All-Time #18 ranked Absolute fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Chris Weidman (1-2-0)
2018-11-03: L vs. [#9MW] Ronaldo Souza (26-7-0) via KO (Punches) in 2:46 of round 3
2017-07-22: W vs. [#7MW] Kelvin Gastelum (15-4-0) via Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) in 3:45 of round 3
2017-04-08: L vs. [#6MW] Gegard Mousasi (46-7-2) via TKO (Knees) in 3:13 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Dominick Reyes (3-0-0)
2019-03-16: W vs. [#10LHW] Volkan Oezdemir (16-4-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
2018-10-06: W vs. [#18LHW] Ovince St. Preux (24-13-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2018-05-19: W vs. [#8MW] Jared Cannonier (13-4-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:55 of round 1

Odds Favorite (Implied): Dominick Reyes – Win%: 59.23
Elo Favorite (Standard): Chris Weidman (1983.66) [+110.40] – Win%: 62.35
Elo Favorite (Modified): Chris Weidman (2005.17) [+183.36] – Win%: 69.06
Glicko-1 Favorite (Adj): Chris Weidman (2015.71) [+189.44] – Win%: 80.24
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Chris Weidman 349, Dominick Reyes 216
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition.
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Featherweight (145)
[#9] Jeremy Stephens (28-16-0, -109) vs. [#28] Yair Rodriguez (11-2-0, -115)
Jeremy Stephens is the All-Time #17 ranked Featherweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Jeremy Stephens (0-2-0, 1 NC)
2019-09-21: NC vs. [#28FW] Yair Rodriguez (11-2-0)
2019-03-02: L vs. [#8FW] Zabit Magomedsharipov (17-1-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2018-07-28: L vs. [#3FW] Jose Aldo (28-5-0) via TKO (Punches) in 4:19 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Yair Rodriguez (1-1-0, 1 NC)
2019-09-21: NC vs. [#9FW] Jeremy Stephens (28-16-0)
2018-11-10: W vs. [#15FW] Chan Sung Jung (15-5-0) via KO (Elbow) in 4:59 of round 5
2017-05-13: L vs. [#6FW] Frankie Edgar (23-7-1) via TKO (Doctor Stoppage) in 5:00 of round 2

Odds Favorite (Implied): Yair Rodriguez – Win%: 50.63
Elo Favorite (Standard): Yair Rodriguez (1870.78) [+50.18] – Win%: 55.71
Elo Favorite (Modified): Jeremy Stephens (1825.13) [+17.61] – Win%: 51.93
Glicko-1 Favorite (Adj): Jeremy Stephens (1845.52) [+28.92] – Win%: 55.39
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Jeremy Stephens 27, Yair Rodriguez 27
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition.
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Heavyweight (265)
[#106] Greg Hardy (5-1-0, -257) vs. [#139] Ben Sosoli (7-2-0, +203)

Last 3 Fights: Greg Hardy (2-1-0)
2019-07-20: W vs. [#161HW+] Juan Adams (5-2-0) via TKO (Punches) in 0:45 of round 1
2019-04-27: W vs. [#338HW+] Dmitry Smoliakov (9-4-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:15 of round 1
2019-01-19: L vs. [#140HW+] Allen Crowder (10-4-0) via DQ (Illegal Knee to Grounded Fighter) in 2:28 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Ben Sosoli (2-0-0, 1 NC)
2019-08-27: NC vs. [#215HW+] Dustin Joynson (5-0-0)
2019-03-29: W vs. [#315HW+] Kelvin Fitial (15-9-2) via TKO in of round 1
2018-03-10: W vs. [*] Mike Turner (7-6-0) via TKO (Punches) in of round 3

Odds Favorite (Implied): Greg Hardy – Win%: 68.56
Elo Favorite (Standard): Greg Hardy (1406.29) [+46.25] – Win%: 55.26
Elo Favorite (Modified): Greg Hardy (1587.05) [+231.19] – Win%: 73.34
Glicko-1 Favorite (Adj): Greg Hardy (1459.00) [+70.83] – Win%: 63.67
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Greg Hardy 90, Ben Sosoli 52
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition.
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Featured Upcoming Bouts (Outside of UFC)

Saturday, January 25th 2020: Bellator LA - Budd vs. Cyborg
 [#1 W145] Cristiane Justino [#2 W145] Julia Budd
Last Fight Date: 7/27/2019 [UFC]
Last Opponent: [#4 W145] Felicia Spencer
Last 5: W W W L W
Last Fight Date: 7/12/2019 [BellatorFC]
Last Opponent: [#10 W145] Olga Rubin
Last 5: W W W W W
Tuesday, December 31st 2019: RIZIN 20
 [#1 W105] Ayaka Hamasaki [#2 W105] Seo Hee Ham
Last Fight Date: 8/18/2019 [Rizin Fighting Federation]
Last Opponent: [#15 W105] Suwanan Boonsorn
Last 5: W W W W W
Last Fight Date: 10/12/2019 [Rizin Fighting Federation]
Last Opponent: [#6 W105] Miyuu Yamamoto
Last 5: W W W W W
Tuesday, December 31st 2019: Professional Fighters League - 2019 Season PFL Championships
 [#5 W145] Larissa Pacheco [#7 W145] Kayla Harrison
Last Fight Date: 10/11/2019 [Professional Fighters League]
Last Opponent: [#8 W145] Sarah Kaufman
Last 5: W L L W W
Last Fight Date: 10/11/2019 [Professional Fighters League]
Last Opponent: [NR] Bobbi Jo Dalziel
Last 5: W W W W W

Bowling vs Other Sports: Which One is Better? 

12 Oct , 2019,
A. J. Riot

Choosing the right sport for your needs might be a daunting experience, especially with all the options available. When you want to play a game that will involve your entire body and will not require you to utilize a too much energy in the process, bowling becomes the right option. However, there are also other benefits that your body might experience when you engage in playing other sports. If you’re still unsure of which sport you should get into with the little free time you get for recreation, here is a brief guide that will help you make the right choice.

Bowling vs Trampoline

These two sports are completely on a different level, and they all have their ideal benefits to a person. Children often use the trampoline as a way of bouncing up and down while they play. On the other hand, adults use the trampoline as a way of exercising and doing some incredible stunts that they wouldn’t achieve without the trampoline. With the trampoline bed, adults can perform some exceptional athletics and get their entire body worked out.

On the other hand, bowling involves rippling a ball through a set of ten pins at the end of the alley. To achieve great results with a single strike, then you will require to be skilled and with exceptional aiming abilities. The game requires you to have outstanding coordination between your arms, legs, and general body muscles.

Like jumping on a trampoline bed, bowling involves the entire body and can be used to correct some health issues. To learn more differences between the two sports and which is best for you, you can check this website.

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Fight Matrix Ranking Points for the Rizin Lightweight Tournament

10 Oct , 2019,
Richard Mann

Rizin and Bellator are not only sharing card space at the end of this year, but they are also sharing promotional tactics. This weekend Rizin will kick off an interesting lightweight tournament, which features a mix of new prospects and veterans of the game. The field runs the gambit from #211 Tatsuya Kawajiri to BJJ convert #94 Roberto “Satoshi” de Souza to Bellator regular #12 Patricky Freire.

The following chart looks like the Fight Matrix ranking history of all participants since they were first ranked by the system. An interactive version is available via Tableau Public.

Richard Mann is a regular contributor to @ESPNMMA, @FightMetric, @RotoWireMMA and @InterMat. You can follow him on Twitter at @richardamann.

Fight Matrix Program- UFC on ESPN+ 19: Joanna vs. Waterson (10-12-2019)

7 Oct , 2019,
jcs

Women Strawweight (115)
[#4/#9DD] Joanna Jedrzejczyk (15-3-0, -395) vs. [#6] Michelle Waterson (17-6-0, +304)
Joanna Jedrzejczyk is the All-Time #4 ranked Women’s fighter.
Michelle Waterson is the All-Time #37 ranked Women’s fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Joanna Jedrzejczyk (1-2-0)
2018-12-08: L vs. [#1FLY/#3DD/#2P4P] Valentina Shevchenko (18-3-0) via UD (49-46, 49-46, 49-46)
2018-07-28: W vs. [#19SW] Tecia Torres (10-5-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2018-04-07: L vs. [#3SW/#8DD/#8P4P] Rose Namajunas (8-4-0) via UD (49-46, 49-46, 49-46)

Last 3 Fights: Michelle Waterson (3-0-0)
2019-03-30: W vs. [#20SW] Karolina Kowalkiewicz (12-5-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2018-10-06: W vs. [#22SW] Felice Herrig (14-8-0) via UD (29-28, 30-27, 30-26)
2018-04-14: W vs. [#18SW] Cortney Casey (8-7-0) via SD (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

Odds Favorite (Implied): Joanna Jedrzejczyk – Win%: 76.32
Elo Favorite (Standard): Michelle Waterson (1653.26) [+23.75] – Win%: 52.71
Elo Favorite (Modified): Joanna Jedrzejczyk (1648.80) [+32.14] – Win%: 53.51
Glicko-1 Favorite (Adj): Joanna Jedrzejczyk (1651.97) [+37.26] – Win%: 56.87
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Joanna Jedrzejczyk 308, Michelle Waterson 196
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Joanna Jedrzejczyk leads 3-2
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Featherweight (145)
[#35] Cub Swanson (25-11-0, +159) vs. [#37] Kron Gracie (5-0-0, -196)
Cub Swanson is the All-Time #15 ranked Featherweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Cub Swanson (0-3-0)
2019-05-04: L vs. [#33FW] Shane Burgos (12-1-0) via SD (30-27, 27-30, 29-28)
2018-08-04: L vs. [#19FW] Renato Carneiro (13-3-1) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 4:15 of round 1
2018-04-21: L vs. [#6FW] Frankie Edgar (23-7-1) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Last 3 Fights: Kron Gracie (3-0-0)
2019-02-17: W vs. [#94FW] Alex Caceres (15-12-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 2:06 of round 1
2016-12-31: W vs. [#211LW] Tatsuya Kawajiri (37-13-2) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 2:05 of round 2
2016-09-25: W vs. [*] Hideo Tokoro (34-30-2) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 9:49 of round 1

Odds Favorite (Implied): Kron Gracie – Win%: 63.16
Elo Favorite (Standard): Cub Swanson (1680.82) [+134.61] – Win%: 64.91
Elo Favorite (Modified): Cub Swanson (1734.23) [+73.56] – Win%: 57.98
Glicko-1 Favorite (Adj): Cub Swanson (1699.78) [+96.17] – Win%: 67.58
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Cub Swanson 161, Kron Gracie 237
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Even: Both have 1 win(s) against common opposition.
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Lightweight (155)
[#191] Thomas Gifford (15-8-0, +202) vs. [#219] Brok Weaver (14-4-0, -252)

Last 3 Fights: Thomas Gifford (2-1-0)
2019-04-27: L vs. [#115LW] Roosevelt Roberts (8-1-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2018-10-20: W vs. [#348LW] Christopher Brown (4-1-0) via SD ()
2018-07-28: W vs. [#300LW] Trey Ogden (12-4-0) via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in 1:04 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Brok Weaver (3-0-0)
2019-08-13: W vs. [#515WW] Devin Smyth (9-2-0) via UD ()
2019-02-07: W vs. [#1114WW] James Freeman (6-3-0) via DQ in 3:27 of round 1
2018-12-21: W vs. [#281MW] Tyler Hill (10-4-0) via Submission (Armbar) in 2:41 of round 2

Odds Favorite (Implied): Brok Weaver – Win%: 68.37
Elo Favorite (Standard): Brok Weaver (1533.11) [+31.36] – Win%: 53.58
Elo Favorite (Modified): Thomas Gifford (1485.55) [+33.47] – Win%: 53.66
Glicko-1 Favorite (Adj): Thomas Gifford (1534.26) [+82.31] – Win%: 65.01
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Thomas Gifford 168, Brok Weaver 60
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Thomas Gifford leads 1-0
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Exactly 50 UFC’s ago in Australia, Robert Whittaker took on Uriah “Primetime” Hall | UFC 193 Rewatch

4 Oct , 2019,
tranypanda

UFC 243 is upon us. Robert Whittaker and Israel Adesanya look to unify the Middleweight title in front of 50,000 fans in Australia. The biggest fight in Oceania history.

Exactly 50 UFC PPVs ago at UFC 193, Robert Whittaker was in the middle of the main card in an exciting striking oriented match up with Uriah Hall.

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UFC 243 Program: Whittaker vs. Adesanya (10-01-2019)

1 Oct , 2019,
jcs

Middleweight Championship (185)
[*] Robert Whittaker (20-4-0, -114) vs. [#2] Israel Adesanya (17-0-0, -109)
Robert Whittaker is the All-Time #13 ranked Middleweight fighter.
Israel Adesanya is the All-Time #28 ranked Middleweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Robert Whittaker (3-0-0)
2018-06-09: W vs. [#3MW] Yoel Romero (13-4-0) via SD (47-48, 48-47, 48-47)
2017-07-08: W vs. [#3MW] Yoel Romero (13-4-0) via UD (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)
2017-04-15: W vs. [#8MW] Ronaldo Souza (26-7-0) via TKO (Head Kick and Punches) in 3:28 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Israel Adesanya (3-0-0)
2019-04-13: W vs. [#6MW] Kelvin Gastelum (15-4-0) via UD (48-46, 48-46, 48-46)
2019-02-09: W vs. [#17MW] Anderson Silva (34-10-0) via UD (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
2018-11-03: W vs. [#12MW] Derek Brunson (20-7-0) via TKO (Knees and Punches) in 4:51 of round 1

Odds Favorite (Implied): Robert Whittaker – Win%: 50.53
Elo Favorite (Standard): Robert Whittaker (2327.08) [+145.06] – Win%: 65.98
Elo Favorite (Modified): Robert Whittaker (2255.01) [+102.73] – Win%: 61.06
Glicko-1 Favorite (Adj): Robert Whittaker (2269.34) [+87.96] – Win%: 65.20
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Robert Whittaker 483, Israel Adesanya 175
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Even: Both have 2 win(s) against common opposition.
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Lightweight (155)
[#8] Al Iaquinta (15-5-1, +108) vs. [#16] Dan Hooker (18-8-0, -134)
Al Iaquinta is the All-Time #43 ranked Lightweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Al Iaquinta (1-2-0)
2019-05-04: L vs. [#5LW] Donald Cerrone (36-13-0) via UD (49-45, 49-45, 49-46)
2018-12-15: W vs. [#33WW] Kevin Lee (17-5-0) via UD (48-47, 49-46, 48-47)
2018-04-07: L vs. [#1LW/#1DD/#4P4P] Khabib Nurmagomedov (28-0-0) via UD (50-44, 50-43, 50-43)

Last 3 Fights: Dan Hooker (2-1-0)
2019-07-20: W vs. [#34LW] James Vick (13-4-0) via KO (Punch) in 2:33 of round 1
2018-12-15: L vs. [#12LW] Edson Barboza (20-8-0) via KO (Punch to the Body) in 2:19 of round 3
2018-07-07: W vs. [#19WW] Gilbert Burns (17-3-0) via KO (Punch) in 2:28 of round 1

Odds Favorite (Implied): Dan Hooker – Win%: 54.35
Elo Favorite (Standard): Al Iaquinta (1989.25) [+118.96] – Win%: 63.26
Elo Favorite (Modified): Al Iaquinta (1937.79) [+60.28] – Win%: 56.56
Glicko-1 Favorite (Adj): Al Iaquinta (1942.90) [+56.02] – Win%: 60.23
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Al Iaquinta 154, Dan Hooker 77
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Even: Both have 1 win(s) against common opposition.
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Heavyweight (265)
[#29] Tai Tuivasa (8-2-0, -358) vs. [#91] Sergey Spivak (9-1-0, +277)

Last 3 Fights: Tai Tuivasa (1-2-0)
2019-06-08: L vs. [#13HW+] Blagoy Ivanov (18-2-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
2018-12-01: L vs. [#4HW+] Junior dos Santos (21-6-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:30 of round 2
2018-06-09: W vs. [#32HW+] Andrei Arlovski (28-18-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Last 3 Fights: Sergey Spivak (2-1-0)
2019-05-04: L vs. [#12HW+] Walt Harris (13-7-0) via TKO (Punches) in 0:50 of round 1
2018-09-29: W vs. [#143HW+] Tony Lopez (62-31-0) via Submission (Neck Crank) in 4:12 of round 1
2018-03-24: W vs. [NA] Ivo Cuk (12-11-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:21 of round 1

Odds Favorite (Implied): Tai Tuivasa – Win%: 74.66
Elo Favorite (Standard): Tai Tuivasa (1610.54) [+155.57] – Win%: 67.06
Elo Favorite (Modified): Tai Tuivasa (1656.16) [+135.25] – Win%: 64.38
Glicko-1 Favorite (Adj): Tai Tuivasa (1601.31) [+88.92] – Win%: 66.70
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Tai Tuivasa 119, Sergey Spivak 154
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition.
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All-Time Peak Glicko Ratings

25 Sep , 2019,
jcs

Men

3016 – Daniel Cormier
2996 – Jon Jones
2949 – Khabib Nurmagomedov
2945 – Max Holloway
2930 – Stipe Miocic
2920 – Anderson Silva
2909 – Georges St. Pierre
2893 – Chris Weidman
2890 – Gegard Mousasi
2873 – Tony Ferguson
2855 – Tyron Woodley
2853 – Dustin Poirier
2845 – Fedor Emelianenko
2839 – Luke Rockhold
2831 – Rafael dos Anjos
2830 – Anthony Johnson
2819 – Ryan Bader
2817 – Fabricio Werdum
2815 – Kamaru Usman
2812 – Robert Whittaker
2810 – Ronaldo Souza
2792 – Jorge Masvidal
2785 – Donald Cerrone
2779 – Jose Aldo
2778 – T.J. Dillashaw

 

Women

2533 – Amanda Nunes
2482 – Cristiane Justino
2468 – Ronda Rousey
2415 – Weili Zhang
2398 – Jessica Andrade
2376 – Valentina Shevchenko
2369 – Joanna Jedrzejczyk
2335 – Megumi Fujii
2334 – Rose Namajunas
2303 – Tara LaRosa
2298 – Miesha Tate
2285 – Tatiana Suarez
2254 – Alexis Davis
2254 – Jessica Aguilar
2247 – Holly Holm
2242 – Claudia Gadelha
2227 – Sarah Kaufman
2226 – Yuka Tsuji
2223 – Ayaka Hamasaki
2214 – Germaine de Randamie
2213 – Julianna Pena
2213 – Livinha Souza
2203 – Cat Zingano
2186 – Sara McMann
2184 – Aspen Ladd