Fight Matrix Program: UFC Fight Night 81 – Dillashaw/Cruz (01-17-2016)

11 Jan , 2016,
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Bantamweight Championship (135)
[#1/#10DD/#9P4P] T.J. Dillashaw (12-2-0, -138) vs. [*] Dominick Cruz (20-1-0, +115)
T.J. Dillashaw is the All-Time #4 ranked Bantamweight fighter.
Dominick Cruz is the All-Time #3 ranked Bantamweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: T.J. Dillashaw (3-0-0)
2015-07-25: W vs. [#3BW] Renan Barao (33-3-0) via TKO (Punches) in 0:35 of round 4
2014-08-30: W vs. [#79BW] Joe Soto (15-5-0) via KO (Head Kick and Punches) in 2:20 of round 5
2014-05-24: W vs. [#3BW] Renan Barao (33-3-0) via TKO (Head Kick and Punches) in 2:26 of round 5

Last 3 Fights: Dominick Cruz (3-0-0)
2014-09-27: W vs. [#20BW] Takeya Mizugaki (21-9-2) via KO (Punches) in 1:01 of round 1
2011-10-01: W vs. [#1FLY/#4DD/#2P4P] Demetrious Johnson (23-2-1) via UD (50-45, 50-45, 49-46)
2011-07-02: W vs. [#2BW] Urijah Faber (33-8-0) via UD (50-45, 49-46, 48-47)

Days Since Last Pro Fight: T.J. Dillashaw 176, Dominick Cruz 477
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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Lightweight (155)
[#2] Anthony Pettis (18-3-0, -328) vs. [#6] Eddie Alvarez (26-4-0, +260)
Anthony Pettis is the All-Time #8 ranked Lightweight fighter.
Eddie Alvarez is the All-Time #9 ranked Lightweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Anthony Pettis (2-1-0)
2015-03-14: L vs. [#1LW/#2DD/#4P4P] Rafael dos Anjos (25-7-0) via UD (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)
2014-12-06: W vs. [#7LW] Gilbert Melendez (22-5-0) via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in 1:53 of round 2
2013-08-31: W vs. [#10WW] Ben Henderson (23-5-0) via Submission (Armbar) in 4:31 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Eddie Alvarez (2-1-0)
2015-06-13: W vs. [#7LW] Gilbert Melendez (22-5-0) via SD (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
2014-09-27: L vs. [#3LW] Donald Cerrone (28-7-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2013-11-02: W vs. [#14LW] Michael Chandler (14-3-0) via SD (48-47, 48-47, 47-48)

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Anthony Pettis 309, Eddie Alvarez 218
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Anthony Pettis leads 2-1
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Heavyweight (265)
[#9] Travis Browne (17-3-1, -157) vs. [#19] Matt Mitrione (9-4-0, +132)

Last 3 Fights: Travis Browne (1-2-0)
2015-05-23: L vs. [#6HW+] Andrei Arlovski (25-11-0) via TKO (Punches) in 4:41 of round 1
2014-12-06: W vs. [#30HW+] Brendan Schaub (10-5-0) via TKO (Punches) in 4:50 of round 1
2014-04-19: L vs. [#1HW+/#7DD/#5P4P] Fabricio Werdum (20-5-1) via UD (49-46, 50-45, 50-45)

Last 3 Fights: Matt Mitrione (2-1-0)
2015-06-06: L vs. [#8HW+] Ben Rothwell (35-9-0) via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in 1:54 of round 1
2014-12-13: W vs. [#28HW+] Gabriel Gonzaga (17-10-0) via TKO (Punches) in 1:59 of round 1
2014-09-05: W vs. [#35HW+] Derrick Lewis (13-4-0) via KO (Punches) in 0:41 of round 1

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Travis Browne 239, Matt Mitrione 225
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Travis Browne leads 2-1
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Lightweight (155)
[#25] Francisco Trinaldo (18-4-0, +143) vs. [#37] Ross Pearson (18-9-0, -169)

Last 3 Fights: Francisco Trinaldo (3-0-0)
2015-08-23: W vs. [#74LW] Chad Laprise (10-1-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:43 of round 1
2015-05-30: W vs. [#50LW] Norman Parke (21-4-1) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
2015-03-21: W vs. [#179LW] Akbarh Arreola (23-10-1) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Last 3 Fights: Ross Pearson (2-1-0)
2015-09-05: W vs. [#54LW] Paul Felder (10-2-0) via SD (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
2015-07-18: L vs. [#13LW] Evan Dunham (17-6-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
2015-03-14: W vs. [*] Sam Stout (20-12-1) via KO (Punch) in 1:33 of round 2

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Francisco Trinaldo 147, Ross Pearson 134
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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Welterweight (170)
[#30] Patrick Cote (22-9-0, -102) vs. [#32] Ben Saunders (19-6-2, -121)

Last 3 Fights: Patrick Cote (2-1-0)
2015-08-23: W vs. [#47WW] Josh Burkman (27-12-0) via TKO (Punches) in 1:26 of round 3
2015-04-25: W vs. [#109MW] Joe Riggs (41-16-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2014-09-27: L vs. [#17WW] Stephen Thompson (11-1-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Last 3 Fights: Ben Saunders (3-0-0)
2015-07-25: W vs. [#37WW] Kenny Robertson (15-4-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
2014-12-13: W vs. [#109MW] Joe Riggs (41-16-0) via TKO (Neck Injury) in 0:57 of round 1
2014-08-23: W vs. [#168LW] Chris Heatherly (8-3-0) via Submission (Omoplata) in 2:18 of round 1

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Patrick Cote 147, Ben Saunders 176
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Patrick Cote leads 2-1
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Lightweight (155)
[#101] Chris Wade (10-1-0) vs. [#145] Mehdi Baghdad (10-3-0)

Last 3 Fights: Chris Wade (3-0-0)
2015-06-06: W vs. [#155LW] Christos Giagos (11-4-0) via UD (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
2015-01-18: W vs. [#408LW] Lipeng Zhang (12-9-1) via UD (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
2014-08-30: W vs. [#812LW] Cain Carrizosa (6-3-0) via Technical Submission (Guillotine Choke) in 1:12 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Mehdi Baghdad (3-0-0)
2014-12-05: W vs. [#302LW] Zach Juusola (11-3-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:47 of round 4
2014-09-12: W vs. [#723FW] Evan DeLong (13-9-0) via TKO (Head Kick and Punches) in 1:55 of round 1
2013-11-16: W vs. [*] Nick Christy (7-5-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 4:47 of round 2

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Chris Wade 225, Mehdi Baghdad 408
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)
[#31] Maximo Blanco (12-6-1) vs. [#21BW] Luke Sanders (10-0-0)

Last 3 Fights: Maximo Blanco (3-0-0)
2015-07-12: W vs. [#54FW] Mike de la Torre (14-5-0) via TKO (Punches) in 0:16 of round 1
2014-09-20: W vs. [#106FW] Daniel Hooker (12-6-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2014-05-31: W vs. [#295FW] Andy Ogle (9-6-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Last 3 Fights: Luke Sanders (3-0-0)
2015-05-08: W vs. [#200BW] Terrion Ware (13-5-0) via UD (50-45, 50-45, 49-46)
2014-11-07: W vs. [#327FW] Jarred Mercado (12-3-0) via TKO (Knee and Punches) in 1:06 of round 1
2014-08-22: W vs. [#127FW] Darrick Minner (15-4-0) via TKO (Punches) in 3:15 of round 2

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Maximo Blanco 189, Luke Sanders 254
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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Lightweight (155)
[#54] Paul Felder (10-2-0, -235) vs. [#71] Daron Cruickshank (16-7-0, +192)

Last 3 Fights: Paul Felder (1-2-0)
2015-09-05: L vs. [#37LW] Ross Pearson (18-9-0) via SD (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
2015-07-25: L vs. [#17LW] Edson Barboza (16-4-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2015-01-03: W vs. [#60LW] Danny Castillo (17-10-0) via KO (Spinning Back Fist) in 2:09 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Daron Cruickshank (0-2-0, 1 NC)
2015-07-25: L vs. [#35LW] James Krause (22-7-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 1:27 of round 1
2015-03-14: L vs. [#8LW] Beneil Dariush (12-1-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 2:48 of round 2
2014-12-12: NC vs. [#129WW] K.J. Noons (13-8-0)

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Paul Felder 134, Daron Cruickshank 176
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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Light Heavyweight (205)
[#19MW] Tim Boetsch (18-9-0, -198) vs. [#50MW] Ed Herman (22-11-0, +165)

Last 3 Fights: Tim Boetsch (1-2-0)
2015-06-06: L vs. [#12MW] Dan Henderson (31-14-0) via KO (Punches) in 0:28 of round 1
2015-01-31: L vs. [#11MW] Thales Leites (25-5-0) via Technical Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) in 3:45 of round 2
2014-08-16: W vs. [#24MW] Brad Tavares (13-4-0) via TKO (Punches) in 3:18 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Ed Herman (1-2-0)
2015-01-31: L vs. [#15MW] Derek Brunson (14-3-0) via TKO (Punches) in 0:36 of round 1
2014-05-10: W vs. [#22MW] Rafael Natal (20-6-1) via UD (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
2013-11-16: L vs. [#11MW] Thales Leites (25-5-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Tim Boetsch 225, Ed Herman 351
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Tim Boetsch leads 1-0
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Featherweight (145)
[#131] Charles Rosa (10-2-0) vs. [#209BW] Augusto Mendes (5-0-0)

Last 3 Fights: Charles Rosa (1-2-0)
2015-06-13: L vs. [#66FW] Yair Rodriguez (6-1-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
2015-01-18: W vs. [#257LW] Sean Soriano (9-3-0) via Submission (Brabo Choke) in 4:43 of round 3
2014-10-04: L vs. [#36FW] Dennis Siver (22-11-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Last 3 Fights: Augusto Mendes (3-0-0)
2015-07-17: W vs. [NA] Donald Williams (3-7-0) via Submission (Triangle Choke) in 1:20 of round 2
2015-02-13: W vs. [#638BW] Evan Martinez (4-1-0) via TKO (Elbows) in 3:26 of round 2
2014-11-14: W vs. [NA] Richard Delfin (1-2-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 0:49 of round 1

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Charles Rosa 218, Augusto Mendes 184
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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Light Heavyweight (205)
[#28] Ilir Latifi (10-4-0, -254) vs. [#29] Sean OConnell (17-6-0, +206)

Last 3 Fights: Ilir Latifi (2-1-0)
2015-07-18: W vs. [#95LHW] Hans Stringer (22-7-3) via KO (Punches) in 0:56 of round 1
2014-10-04: L vs. [#34LHW] Jan Blachowicz (18-5-0) via TKO (Kick to the Body and Punches) in 1:58 of round 1
2014-07-19: W vs. [#65LHW] Chris Dempsey (11-3-0) via KO (Punches) in 2:07 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Sean OConnell (2-1-0)
2015-05-10: W vs. [#60LHW] Anthony Perosh (15-10-0) via TKO (Punches) in 0:56 of round 1
2015-01-18: W vs. [#102LHW] Matt Van Buren (6-4-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:11 of round 3
2014-06-28: L vs. [#35LHW] Gian Villante (14-6-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Ilir Latifi 183, Sean OConnell 252
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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Bantamweight (135)
[*] Rob Font (11-1-0, -209) vs. [#100] Joey Gomez (6-0-0, +172)

Last 3 Fights: Rob Font (3-0-0)
2014-07-05: W vs. [#60BW] George Roop (15-12-1) via KO (Punch) in 2:19 of round 1
2014-04-25: W vs. [#457FW] Tristan Johnson (9-6-0) via KO (Punch) in 2:48 of round 1
2014-01-24: W vs. [#1004BW] Ahsan Abdullah (5-7-0) via Submission (Brabo Choke) in 3:48 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Joey Gomez (3-0-0)
2015-03-13: W vs. [#179BW] Kin Moy (8-2-0) via TKO (Punches) in 1:29 of round 1
2014-09-12: W vs. [#752BW] Jeremy Pender (10-11-0) via TKO (Punches) in 1:50 of round 1
2014-06-13: W vs. [*] Robbie Leroux (5-5-0) via TKO (Punches) in 1:53 of round 1

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Rob Font 561, Joey Gomez 310
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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Light Heavyweight (205)
[#33] Francimar Barroso (17-4-0, +224) vs. [#57] Abdul-Kerim Edilov (16-4-0, -279)

Last 3 Fights: Francimar Barroso (2-1-0)
2015-05-30: W vs. [#40LHW] Ryan Jimmo (19-5-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
2014-03-23: L vs. [#95LHW] Hans Stringer (22-7-3) via SD (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
2013-08-03: W vs. [#225LHW] Ednaldo Oliveira (14-3-1) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Last 3 Fights: Abdul-Kerim Edilov (3-0-0)
2015-06-13: W vs. [NA] Leonardo Gosling (5-4-0) via TKO (Kicks) in 0:36 of round 1
2015-03-14: W vs. [#247LHW] Tiago Monaco Tosato (35-19-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 2:28 of round 1
2014-12-20: W vs. [#512LHW] Gilliard Alfredo Fagundes (12-6-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 0:50 of round 1

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Francimar Barroso 232, Abdul-Kerim Edilov 218
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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Notes about the Fight Card
– Highest-rated fighter always listed first.
– A ‘*’ ranking suggests a fighter is inactive.
– An ‘NA’ ranking suggests the fighter is too low for a ranking or we do not have division info for them.
 



Fight Card Statistics

Highest Pre-Bout Raw Rating: Anthony Pettis
Highest Stored DD Rating: T.J. Dillashaw
Highest Pre-Bout Fight Raw Rating: Anthony Pettis vs. Eddie Alvarez
Highest Stored Fight DD Rating: T.J. Dillashaw vs. Dominick Cruz
Event Matchmaking Competitiveness Rating (of 5*): Great [****]
Total Event MMA Rankings Impact (of 5*): Large [***½]
Run Date: 2016-1-11