Featured Upcoming Bouts (Outside of UFC)

Friday, July 13th 2018: Bellator 202 - Budd vs. Nogueira
 [#2 W145] Julia Budd [#8 W145] Talita Nogueira
Last Fight Date: 12/01/2017 [BellatorFC]
Last Opponent: [#6 W145] Arlene Blencowe
Last 5: W W W W W
Last Fight Date: 8/25/2017 [BellatorFC]
Last Opponent: [NR] Amanda Bell
Last 5: W W W W W
Friday, May 25th 2018: Bellator 200 - Cro Cop vs. Nelson 2
 [#4 LHW] Phil Davis [#7 LHW] Linton Vassell
Last Fight Date: 11/03/2017 [BellatorFC]
Last Opponent: [#76 LHW] Leo Leite
Last 5: W W W L W
Last Fight Date: 11/03/2017 [BellatorFC]
Last Opponent: [#5 HW] Ryan Bader
Last 5: L W W W L
Saturday, July 21st 2018: Invicta FC 30 - Frey vs. Grusander
 [#6 W105] Jinh Yu Frey [#8 W105] Minna Grusander
Last Fight Date: 12/23/2017 [Road Fighting Championship]
Last Opponent: [#1 W105] Seo Hee Ham
Last 5: W W L W L
Last Fight Date: 3/24/2018 [Invicta FC]
Last Opponent: [NR] Fernanda Priscila Barros Pinheiro
Last 5: L W W W W

FightMatrix Program – UFC Fight Night 128: Barboza/Lee (04-21-2018)

17 Apr , 2018,
jcs
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Lightweight (157)
[#5] Edson Barboza (19-5-0, 155.6lb, +131) vs. [#7] Kevin Lee (16-3-0, 157.0lb, -156)
Edson Barboza is the All-Time #27 ranked Lightweight fighter.
Kevin Lee is the All-Time #44 ranked Lightweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Edson Barboza (2-1-0)
2017-12-30: L vs. [#3LW/#10DD] Khabib Nurmagomedov (26-0-0) via UD (30-25, 30-25, 30-24)
2017-03-11: W vs. [#21LW] Beneil Dariush (14-4-1) via TKO in 4:35 of round 2
2016-07-23: W vs. [#43FW] Gilbert Melendez (22-7-0) via UD (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)

Last 3 Fights: Kevin Lee (2-1-0)
2017-10-07: L vs. [#2LW/#8DD] Tony Ferguson (23-3-0) via Submission (Triangle Choke) in 4:02 of round 3
2017-06-25: W vs. [#26LW] Michael Chiesa (14-3-0) via Technical Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 4:37 of round 1
2017-03-11: W vs. [#20LW] Francisco Trinaldo (22-6-0) via SUB in 3:12 of round 2

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Edson Barboza 112, Kevin Lee 196
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)
[#4] Frankie Edgar (22-6-1, 145.6lb, -234) vs. [#13] Cub Swanson (25-8-0, 145.0lb, +190)
Frankie Edgar is the All-Time #9 ranked Featherweight and #12 ranked Absolute fighter.
Cub Swanson is the All-Time #14 ranked Featherweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Frankie Edgar (2-1-0)
2018-03-03: L vs. [#2FW/#9DD/#9P4P] Brian Ortega (14-0-0) via KO (Punches) in 4:44 of round 1
2017-05-13: W vs. [#37FW] Yair Rodriguez (10-2-0) via TKO (Doctor Stoppage) in 5:00 of round 2
2016-11-12: W vs. [#5FW] Jeremy Stephens (28-14-0) via UD (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Last 3 Fights: Cub Swanson (2-1-0)
2017-12-09: L vs. [#2FW/#9DD/#9P4P] Brian Ortega (14-0-0) via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in 3:22 of round 2
2017-04-22: W vs. [#99FW] Artem Lobov (13-14-1) via UD (49-46, 49-46, 50-45)
2016-12-10: W vs. [#36FW] Doo Ho Choi (14-3-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Frankie Edgar 49, Cub Swanson 133
Previous Match-up Record: Frankie Edgar leads 1-0-0
Wins Against Common Opposition: Frankie Edgar leads 3-2
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Heavyweight (265)
[#47] Justin Willis (6-1-0, 265.4lb, -325) vs. [#96] Chase Sherman (11-4-0, 247.0lb, +257)

Last 3 Fights: Justin Willis (3-0-0)
2017-12-02: W vs. [#147HW+] Allen Crowder (9-3-0) via KO (Punches) in 2:33 of round 1
2017-07-16: W vs. [#80HW+] James Mulheron (11-2-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2016-06-17: W vs. [#89HW+] Juliano Coutinho (8-3-0) via TKO (Punches) in 0:30 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Chase Sherman (2-1-0)
2017-11-25: L vs. [#34HW+] Shamil Abdurakhimov (18-5-0) via KO (Punches) in 1:24 of round 1
2017-07-22: W vs. [#142HW+] Damian Grabowski (20-5-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
2017-05-13: W vs. [#314HW+] Rashad Coulter (8-3-0) via KO (Elbow) in 3:36 of round 2

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Justin Willis 140, Chase Sherman 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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MMA and Online Gaming: What You Need to Know

16 Apr , 2018,
A. J. Riot
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The Internet has had its impact on almost every industry out there. For gamers, it’s been a great way to experience gaming, allowing them to try out a different niche of gaming easily. With time, the concept of online gaming has changed too. We had those flash games around a decade back, taking up as little as a megabyte of space. Back in those times, internet speed was slow, and you couldn’t do much more.

Not anymore. And the games have changed as a result too. You could try out online gaming on all your favorite games, which includes the likes of PES, FIFA and even Counter-Strike. With download speeds often cross 50 Mbps, online gaming has taken on a new definition today.

Online gaming: Different Than Even Half a Decade Back!

The gaming sector has been largely influenced by the technological advancement all around. If you are into gaming, you must be aware how the online world has completely changed how people perceive gaming. First, gaming has become far more accessible than it ever was. You can sit on your drawing room sofa with your smartphone and play online till you are tired. You can play online pokies to your heart’s content, or try the more complex games. Either way, you will never be bored.

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FightMatrix Program – UFC on FOX 29: Poirier/Gaethje (04-14-2018)

9 Apr , 2018,
jcs
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Lightweight (155)
[#5] Dustin Poirier (22-5-0, -138) vs. [#8] Justin Gaethje (18-1-0, +115)
Dustin Poirier is the All-Time #42 ranked Lightweight fighter.
Justin Gaethje is the All-Time #37 ranked Lightweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Dustin Poirier (2-0-0, 1 NC)
2017-11-11: W vs. [#10LW] Anthony Pettis (20-7-0) via Submission (Body Triangle) in 2:08 of round 3
2017-05-13: NC vs. [#1LW/#7DD] Eddie Alvarez (29-5-0)
2017-02-11: W vs. [#28LW] Jim Miller (28-11-0) via MD (28-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Last 3 Fights: Justin Gaethje (2-1-0)
2017-12-02: L vs. [#1LW/#7DD] Eddie Alvarez (29-5-0) via KO (Knee) in 3:59 of round 3
2017-07-07: W vs. [#38FW] Michael Johnson (17-13-0) via TKO (Punches and Knees) in 4:48 of round 2
2016-12-31: W vs. [#64LW] Luiz Firmino (20-8-0) via TKO (Doctor Stoppage) in 5:00 of round 3

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Dustin Poirier 154, Justin Gaethje 133
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Justin Gaethje leads 1-0
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Welterweight (170)
[#17] Alex Oliveira (17-5-1) vs. [#19] Carlos Condit (30-11-0)
Carlos Condit is the All-Time #6 ranked Welterweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Alex Oliveira (2-1-0)
2017-12-02: L vs. [#20WW] Yancy Medeiros (15-5-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:02 of round 3
2017-07-22: W vs. [#27WW] Ryan LaFlare (13-2-0) via KO (Punch) in 1:50 of round 2
2017-03-11: W vs. [#48WW] Tim Means (27-10-1) via SUB in 2:38 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Carlos Condit (0-3-0)
2017-12-30: L vs. [#10WW] Neil Magny (20-6-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
2016-08-27: L vs. [#6WW] Demian Maia (25-8-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 1:52 of round 1
2016-01-02: L vs. [#5WW] Robbie Lawler (28-12-0) via SD (48-47, 47-48, 48-47)

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Alex Oliveira 133, Carlos Condit 105
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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Middleweight (185)
[#52] Marvin Vettori (12-3-1) vs. [#63] Israel Adesanya (11-0-0)

Last 3 Fights: Marvin Vettori (1-1-1)
2017-12-30: D vs. [#60MW] Omari Akhmedov (17-4-1) via Draw (Majority) in 5:00 of round 3
2017-06-25: W vs. [#120MW] Vitor Miranda (12-6-0) via UD (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
2016-12-30: L vs. [#29MW] Antonio Carlos Jr. (9-2-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Last 3 Fights: Israel Adesanya (3-0-0)
2018-02-10: W vs. [#215MW] Rob Wilkinson (11-2-0) via TKO (Knees and Punches) in 3:37 of round 2
2017-11-24: W vs. [#387MW] Stuart Dare (8-6-0) via KO (Head Kick) in 4:53 of round 1
2017-07-28: W vs. [#247MW] Melvin Guillard (32-20-2) via TKO in of round 1

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Marvin Vettori 105, Israel Adesanya 63
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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FightMatrix Program – UFC 223: Nurmagomedov/Iaquinta (04-07-2018)

6 Apr , 2018,
jcs
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Lightweight Championship (155)
[#3] Khabib Nurmagomedov (25-0-0, 154.5lb) vs. [#13] Al Iaquinta (14-3-1, 155.2lb)
Khabib Nurmagomedov is the All-Time #20 ranked Lightweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Khabib Nurmagomedov (3-0-0)
2017-12-30: W vs. [#4LW] Edson Barboza (19-5-0) via UD (30-25, 30-25, 30-24)
2016-11-12: W vs. [#39FW] Michael Johnson (17-13-0) via Submission (Kimura) in 2:31 of round 3
2016-04-16: W vs. [#164LW] Darrell Horcher (13-3-0) via TKO (Punches) in 3:38 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Al Iaquinta (3-0-0)
2017-04-22: W vs. [#93WW] Diego Sanchez (27-11-0) via KO (Punches) in 1:38 of round 1
2015-04-04: W vs. [#7WW] Jorge Masvidal (32-13-0) via SD (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)
2015-01-31: W vs. [#51LW] Joe Lauzon (27-14-0) via TKO (Punches) in 3:34 of round 2

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Khabib Nurmagomedov 98, Al Iaquinta 350
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 Strawweight Championship (115)
[#1/#3DD/#3P4P] Rose Namajunas (7-3-0, 114.2lb, -102) vs. [#3/#6DD/#5P4P] Joanna Jedrzejczyk (14-1-0, 114.0lb, -121)
Rose Namajunas is the All-Time #23 ranked Women’s fighter.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk is the All-Time #4 ranked Women’s fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Rose Namajunas (2-1-0)
2017-11-04: W vs. [#3SW/#6DD/#5P4P] Joanna Jedrzejczyk (14-1-0) via TKO (Punches) in 3:03 of round 1
2017-04-15: W vs. [#28SW] Michelle Waterson (14-6-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 2:47 of round 2
2016-07-30: L vs. [#8SW] Karolina Kowalkiewicz (11-2-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Last 3 Fights: Joanna Jedrzejczyk (2-1-0)
2017-11-04: L vs. [#1SW/#3DD/#3P4P] Rose Namajunas (7-3-0) via TKO (Punches) in 3:03 of round 1
2017-05-13: W vs. [#2SW/#5DD/#4P4P] Jessica Andrade (18-6-0) via UD (50-45, 50-44, 50-45)
2016-11-12: W vs. [#8SW] Karolina Kowalkiewicz (11-2-0) via UD (49-46, 49-46, 49-46)

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Rose Namajunas 154, Joanna Jedrzejczyk 154
Previous Match-up Record: Rose Namajunas leads 1-0-0
Wins Against Common Opposition: Joanna Jedrzejczyk leads 2-0
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Featherweight (145)
[#17] Renato Carneiro (11-1-1, 145.6lb, +112) vs. [#23] Calvin Kattar (18-2-0, 145.4lb, -137)

Last 3 Fights: Renato Carneiro (2-1-0)
2017-07-29: L vs. [#2FW/#9DD/#9P4P] Brian Ortega (14-0-0) via SUB in 2:59 of round 3
2017-04-15: W vs. [#5FW] Jeremy Stephens (28-14-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
2016-05-14: W vs. [*] Zubaira Tukhugov (18-4-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Last 3 Fights: Calvin Kattar (3-0-0)
2018-01-20: W vs. [#51FW] Shane Burgos (10-1-0) via TKO (Punches) in 0:32 of round 3
2017-07-29: W vs. [#26FW] Andre Fili (18-5-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2016-09-23: W vs. [#249FW] Chris Foster (11-5-0) via UD ()

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Renato Carneiro 252, Calvin Kattar 77
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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Sakuraba and Josh Barnett’s submission grappling team “Survival Series” format airs on Fight Pass April 11

5 Apr , 2018,
Eriksson Rau
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This new promotion is called Quintet. The first event will be called “Quintet.1” with the tag line “Team Grappling Survival Match” and features a host of notable names all across the MMA and combat sports scene. It’s stylized title may remind you of defunct Japanese MMA promotion Dream stylized titles.  This event will be broadcast on UFC Fight Pass.

THE EVENT AIRS APRIL 11 530AM ET / 230AM PT  

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One Championship – Weight Division Confusion

3 Apr , 2018,
jcs
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Due to a weight cutting death, One Championship rolled out changes to their weigh-ins and divisional ranges at the start of 2016.

Although online literature suggests they still do weigh-ins, I can’t find any legitimate pre-event weigh-in results since they rolled out this new program.  As far as I can tell, they come up with a fight-ready, perhaps slightly dehydrated weight for each fighter and put them in whatever division they fit.

What makes it more confusing is how they structure their ranges:

Division  OneFC Limit   Standard Limit 
Heavyweight 265 265
Light Heavyweight 225 205
Middleweight 205 185
Welterweight 185 170
Lightweight 170 155
Featherweight 155 145
Bantamweight 145 135
Flyweight 135 125
Strawweight 125 115
Atomweight 115 105

The upper-limit of Heavyweight remains unchanged, while all of the other divisions are staggered by one, with the exception of Light Heavyweight, which basically equates to a “Light” Heavyweight.  So, they tried to make the common naming convention “work” with their altered methods.

To incorporate a real-world example, Bibiano Fernandes is the promotion’s 145-pound champion.  In a fight-ready, perhaps slightly dehydrated state, he probably is about 145 pounds and as far as I can tell, this is where he is expected to weigh under their strange conditions — so this is pretty clear so far.

To OneFC, he is a “Bantamweight”, but at where he’s expected to weigh, he’d be considered a “Featherweight” to the rest of the MMA world, sans-Shooto, whose division ranges are staggered as well, but in the opposite direction.  However, in the rest of MMA, he would not be exempt from cutting an additional 10 or so pounds of water weight, so in all likelihood, he’d weigh-in at 135 prior to the event — a “true” Bantamweight.

As you may have noticed, our divisional limits are slightly higher than the standard limits, to accommodate for slight variances historically in organizations shifting things a bit, deciding to use the metric system and with another pound or two on top of that to allow for small weigh-in misses.  However, they aren’t so much higher to allow for OneFC fighters to be slotted in their “true” MMA divisions without breaking our own rules and ignoring actual weigh-in results.

Hopefully this clears things up.

Current MMA Rankings Updated (04-01-2018)

1 Apr , 2018,
jcs
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Notable Info

  • Women’s Strawweight expanded to Top 60 (from 50).