Should the UFC Consider Booking Jon Jones against Israel Adesanya?

9 Oct , 2020,
A. J. Riot

Since becoming the UFC’s middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya has enjoyed something of a verbal sparring session with Jon Jones. In turn, speculation has emerged relating to a potential bout between the two high-level fighters.

On paper, a contest involving both competitors promises to set new pay-per-view records, surpassing that set by Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor at UFC 229. So, let’s take a look at whether a fight between Adesanya and Jones is something that the UFC should seriously be considering.

Jones’ Plan, Adesanya’s Legacy, and Attracting New Fans

In the near future, it appears unlikely that the Las Vegas-based promotion would strive to book the Last Stylebender and the former light heavyweight champion. Fundamentally, this is because of Jones’ short-term plans.

Back in August 2020, the consensus 205-pound king vacated his belt in targeting a move up to heavyweight, as per TheGuardian.com. As a result, several fighters have been open to welcoming Bones to his new weight class, including the reigning champion, Stipe Miocic, who has warned the newcomer of the division’s one-punch knockout power.

On the other hand, Adesanya’s upcoming plans don’t point to a burning desire to face Jones imminently. Following his second-round victory over Paulo Costa at UFC 253, the Nigerian-born fighter called out Jared Cannonier, should he defeat Robert Whittaker in their upcoming bout. Despite the hurdles, there are numerous benefits to booking the fight between two of the company’s most famous stars. Aside from the financial advantages, a superfight of that magnitude would undoubtedly grow the UFC’s viewership.

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Featured Upcoming Bouts (Outside of UFC)

Thursday, October 29th 2020: Bellator 250: Mousasi vs. Lima
 [#4 MW] Gegard Mousasi [#5 WW] Douglas Lima
Last Fight Date: 9/28/2019 [BellatorFC]
Last Opponent: [#9 LHW] Lyoto Machida
Last 5: W W W L W
Last Fight Date: 10/26/2019 [BellatorFC]
Last Opponent: [#15 WW] Rory MacDonald
Last 5: W L W W W
Thursday, November 19th 2020: Bellator 253: Caldwell vs. McKee
 [#11 FW] A.J. McKee [#15 FW] Darrion Caldwell
Last Fight Date: 12/21/2019 [BellatorFC]
Last Opponent: [#138 LW] Derek Campos
Last 5: W W W W W
Last Fight Date: 1/25/2020 [BellatorFC]
Last Opponent: [#73 LW] Adam Borics
Last 5: W L L W W
Saturday, October 31st 2020: DEEP JEWELS 30
 [#8 W105] Tomo Maesawa [#20 W105] Hikaru Aono
Last Fight Date: 8/09/2020 [Rizin Fighting Federation]
Last Opponent: [#2 W105] Ayaka Hamasaki
Last 5: W L L W L
Last Fight Date: 7/23/2020 [DEEP]
Last Opponent: [NR] Rion Noda
Last 5: L W W L W

Fight Matrix Program – UFC Fight Night: Moraes vs. Sandhagen (2020-10-10)

5 Oct , 2020,
Jason

Bantamweight (135)
[#2] Marlon Moraes (23-6-1, +111) vs. [#10] Cory Sandhagen (12-2-0, -136)
Marlon Moraes is the All-Time #9 ranked Bantamweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Marlon Moraes (2-1-0)
2019-12-14: W vs. [#5BW] Jose Aldo (28-7-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
2019-06-08: L vs. [*] Henry Cejudo (16-2-0) via TKO (Punches) in 4:51 of round 3
2019-02-02: W vs. [#25BW] Raphael Assuncao (27-8-0) via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in 3:17 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Cory Sandhagen (2-1-0)
2020-06-06: L vs. [#3BW] Aljamain Sterling (19-3-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 1:28 of round 1
2019-08-17: W vs. [#25BW] Raphael Assuncao (27-8-0) via UD (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
2019-04-27: W vs. [#28FW] John Lineker (32-9-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Betting Odds Cory Sandhagen -136 54.87%
Elo K170 Marlon Moraes 2161.65 +262.85 76.87%
Elo Modified Marlon Moraes 2067.79 +225.07 72.81%
Glicko-1 Marlon Moraes 2111.68 +241.90 80.10%
WHR Marlon Moraes 1937.07 +210.61 72.36%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Marlon Moraes 301, Cory Sandhagen 126
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Marlon Moraes leads 2-1
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Featherweight (145)
[#18] Edson Barboza (20-9-0, -256) vs. [#45] Makwan Amirkhani (16-4-0, +206)

Last 3 Fights: Edson Barboza (0-3-0)
2020-05-16: L vs. [#10FW] Dan Ige (14-3-0) via SD (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
2019-09-07: L vs. [#11LW] Paul Felder (17-5-0) via SD (27-30, 29-28, 30-27)
2019-03-30: L vs. [#2LW/#6DD/#8P4P] Justin Gaethje (22-2-0) via KO (Punch) in 2:30 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Makwan Amirkhani (2-1-0)
2020-07-11: W vs. [#175FW] Danny Henry (12-4-0) via Technical Submission (Anaconda Choke) in 3:15 of round 1
2019-11-02: L vs. [#19FW] Shane Burgos (13-2-0) via TKO (Punches) in 4:32 of round 3
2019-06-01: W vs. [#150FW] Chris Fishgold (18-4-1) via Submission (Anaconda Choke) in 4:25 of round 2

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Betting Odds Edson Barboza -256 68.75%
Elo K170 Edson Barboza 1774.93 +43.31 54.93%
Elo Modified Edson Barboza 1859.82 +131.36 63.99%
Glicko-1 Edson Barboza 1917.99 +153.90 70.81%
WHR Edson Barboza 1794.13 +148.90 66.38%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Edson Barboza 147, Makwan Amirkhani 91
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)
[#17] Marcin Tybura (19-6-0, +145) vs. [#25] Ben Rothwell (38-12-0, -174)
Ben Rothwell is the All-Time #47 ranked Heavyweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Marcin Tybura (2-1-0)
2020-07-11: W vs. [#29LHW] Maxim Grishin (30-8-2) via UD (30-27, 30-26, 30-27)
2020-02-29: W vs. [#38HW+] Sergey Spivak (11-2-0) via UD (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
2019-09-14: L vs. [#15HW+] Augusto Sakai (15-2-1) via KO (Punches) in 0:59 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Ben Rothwell (2-1-0)
2020-05-13: W vs. [#21LHW] Ovince St. Preux (25-14-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
2019-12-07: W vs. [#35HW+] Stefan Struve (29-12-0) via TKO (Punches) in 4:57 of round 2
2019-07-20: L vs. [#27HW+] Andrei Arlovski (29-19-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Betting Odds Ben Rothwell -174 60.87%
Elo K170 Ben Rothwell 1794.30 +14.09 51.61%
Elo Modified Marcin Tybura 1791.19 +22.62 52.47%
Glicko-1 Ben Rothwell 1836.16 +28.87 54.14%
WHR Ben Rothwell 1719.24 +11.80 51.35%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Marcin Tybura 91, Ben Rothwell 150
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Marcin Tybura leads 2-1
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How HGH can be Beneficial to Sports Training Performance

Oct , 2020,
A. J. Riot

Disclaimer: HGH is a prohibited substance by WADA & USADA.  This article is strictly informational and not an endorsement of use.

Sports training plays an integral part in molding athletes to be the best version of themselves. It’s a chance to stretch beyond the limits and improve your physical performance. However, one’s performance can’t be at the peak level all the time. That’s why some athletes resort to taking human growth hormone to enhance their performance. There are a number of myths and fallacies surrounding HGH. These mostly emanates from people with minimal or zero information about HGH. Note that the HGH is approved by the FDA, and it has numerous benefits in improving one’s sports training performance. Here’s is how:

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Fight Matrix Program – UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Aldana (2020-10-03)

28 Sep , 2020,
Jason

Women Bantamweight (135)
[#2/#10DD] Holly Holm (13-5-0, -124) vs. [#5] Irene Aldana (12-5-0, +101)
Holly Holm is the All-Time #17 ranked Women’s fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Holly Holm (2-1-0)
2020-01-18: W vs. [#4BW] Raquel Pennington (11-8-0) via UD (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
2019-07-06: L vs. [#1FW/#1DD/#1P4P] Amanda Nunes (20-4-0) via TKO (Head Kick and Punches) in 4:10 of round 1
2018-06-09: W vs. [#7FW] Megan Anderson (11-4-0) via UD (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)

Last 3 Fights: Irene Aldana (2-1-0)
2019-12-14: W vs. [#8BW] Ketlen Vieira (11-1-0) via KO (Punch) in 4:51 of round 1
2019-09-21: W vs. [#39BW] Vanessa Melo (10-8-0) via UD (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
2019-07-20: L vs. [#4BW] Raquel Pennington (11-8-0) via SD (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Betting Odds Holly Holm -124 52.66%
Elo K170 Holly Holm 1627.89 +13.34 51.52%
Elo Modified Irene Aldana 1640.13 +26.90 52.94%
Glicko-1 Irene Aldana 1664.01 +49.69 57.10%
WHR Holly Holm 1692.26 +103.50 61.61%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Holly Holm 259, Irene Aldana 294
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Holly Holm leads 3-1
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Heavyweight (265)
[#124] Carlos Felipe (8-1-0, +212) vs. [#174] Yorgan De Castro (6-1-0, -265)

Last 3 Fights: Carlos Felipe (2-1-0)
2020-07-18: L vs. [#38HW+] Sergey Spivak (11-2-0) via MD (29-27, 28-28, 29-27)
2017-05-20: W vs. [*] Francisco Sandro da Silva (8-4-0) via TKO (Punches and Elbows) in 4:07 of round 1
2017-04-01: W vs. [*] Isaias Silva (2-1-0) via TKO in 0:41 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Yorgan De Castro (2-1-0)
2020-05-09: L vs. [#81HW+] Greg Hardy (6-2-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2019-10-05: W vs. [#160HW+] Justin Tafa (4-1-0) via KO (Punch) in 2:10 of round 1
2019-06-18: W vs. [*] Sanford Alton Meeks (3-1-0) via TKO (Leg Kick and Punches) in 4:45 of round 1

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Betting Odds Yorgan De Castro -265 69.37%
Elo K170 Carlos Felipe 1395.19 +100.52 61.28%
Elo Modified Carlos Felipe 1457.72 +72.76 57.90%
Glicko-1 Carlos Felipe 1500.38 +144.50 69.67%
WHR Carlos Felipe 1431.40 +162.90 67.79%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Carlos Felipe 77, Yorgan De Castro 147
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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Women Bantamweight (135)
[#1/#9DD/#9P4P] Germaine de Randamie (9-4-0, -107) vs. [#7] Julianna Pena (9-3-0, -116)
Germaine de Randamie is the All-Time #27 ranked Women’s fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Germaine de Randamie (2-1-0)
2019-12-14: L vs. [#1FW/#1DD/#1P4P] Amanda Nunes (20-4-0) via UD (49-46, 49-45, 49-44)
2019-07-13: W vs. [#3BW] Aspen Ladd (9-1-0) via TKO (Punches) in 0:16 of round 1
2018-11-10: W vs. [#4BW] Raquel Pennington (11-8-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Last 3 Fights: Julianna Pena (2-1-0)
2019-07-13: W vs. [#23BW] Nicco Montano (4-3-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)
2017-01-28: L vs. [#1FLY/#3DD/#3P4P] Valentina Shevchenko (19-3-0) via Submission (Armbar) in 4:29 of round 2
2016-07-09: W vs. [#8FW] Cat Zingano (11-4-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Betting Odds Julianna Pena -116 50.95%
Elo K170 Germaine de Randamie 1683.40 +45.38 55.16%
Elo Modified Germaine de Randamie 1693.92 +40.84 54.46%
Glicko-1 Germaine de Randamie 1694.46 +47.30 56.77%
WHR Germaine de Randamie 1760.38 +161.16 67.62%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Germaine de Randamie 294, Julianna Pena 448
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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Impact of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ on the UFC

Sep , 2020,
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It is unquestionable that the UFC would not be what it is today, if not for ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ reality TV series. Prior to the first season of TUF, which featured 16 fighters competing for two six-figure contracts in the light-heavyweight and welterweight divisions, UFC – and MMA as a whole – were more or less on life support. At the time when an opportunity to produce a UFC-themed reality show presented itself, the fans could only watch UFC on Pay-Per-View (PPV), with on average 5-6 events held every year. The success of ‘TUF’ season 1, and especially it’s live finale – the first time live MMA was broadcast on a US cable network – propelled MMA & UFC into the eye of the mainstream US viewer.

The winners of the first season, Forest Griffin and Diego Sanchez, became instant stars and household names. The bloody, back-and-forth war between Griffin and Stephen Bonnar is to this day widely regarded as one of the most exciting and important match-ups in MMA history. Griffin became the first of many Ultimate Fighter alumni to capture the UFC gold, retired while not far removed from his peak, and still holds a back office job with the company. Sanchez on the other hand remains an active fighter – the only Season 1 contestant to still fight in the Octagon, having racked up 32 bouts book-ended by his win at the Season 1 finale and his most recent loss to Jake Matthews at UFC 253.

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Top Mind-Blowing MMA Prediction and Betting Tips

27 Sep , 2020,
A. J. Riot

Betting on MMA matches isn’t a tough go, but most definitely, old tricks become a cliché as time goes by. There is no defined methodology for MMA betting and predictions. However, you can always bolster your winning chances by working out your odds in the best way possible that spans wide and large from the mere research. In MMA sports betting, there are several unique blunders committed by most of the gamblers in the most casual way. Worry no more because you got covered here with some top hacks that will enable you to join the league of top gamblers when it comes to fights.

Layout Strategies

When you are deeply immersed in an MMA betting spree, you will be placed in a situation where you have to realize the bet’s value or become a sucker. Betting on sites including sweet bonanza needs a closer watch on the fights. You will be placing your money on the main event, yet some undercards remain before the battles. It is a situation where you are just interested in the entertainment value instead of the bet’s value. That means that it isn’t worthwhile to stake the wages of fighters you don’t know and have never heard about them. When it comes to betting in MMA fights, your weapon is the money. It doesn’t matter the amount you are ready to lose, always restrain from betting on risky fights. Wins are still enjoyable, unlike failures.

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The Top Three MMA Fighters of All Time

Sep , 2020,
A. J. Riot

Earlier in 2020, Conor McGregor made the bold claim that he was, essentially, MMA’s greatest ever fighter. And this got me thinking. There have been several top MMA stars who have put on some incredible fights over the years, including Jon Jones and Anderson Silva. These fighters have offered great entertainment (like this slots lv casino review), and ranking them is tough, but below I assembled a list of the top three MMA fighter of all time – in my opinion of course.

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