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Who are the favorites on the undercard for UFC 267?

20 Oct , 2021,
A. J. Riot

UFC 267 is set to take place on October 30th, 2021, and anticipation is already building for it. When you see the two main events listed, it is easy to see why. Blachowicz vs Teixeira will see both fighters bringing top-level grappling skills to the cage and looks to be a very heated battle. Both fighters are also on winning streaks and will be eager to end the evening as the Light Heavyweight champion.

The co-main event, which all MMA fans are looking forward to, is Petr Yan vs Cory Sandhagen for the interim bantamweight title. This was originally scheduled to be a bout between Yan and champion Aljamain Sterling – a rematch from UFC 259 in March 2021 in which Yan was disqualified for an illegal knee. Sterling had to pull out of the much anticipated rematch due to a lingering injury; however the replacement bout is almost as good, if not better than the original.

It is not all about these two main events though. There are plenty of top fights on the undercard to enjoy. For a lot of the sports followers who like to place bets, these can be better fights to target as they can offer great value odds. It can be worth working out who the favorites are on these undercard bouts, so you can bet from a more informed position. A good tip for determining the best wagers to make at events such as UFC 267, is looking online for the top MMA betting picks. There are some great MMA sports betting sites available that bring together analysis, stats and betting picks all in one handy place.

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Fight Matrix Program – UFC Fight Night: Vettori vs Costa (10-23-2021)

18 Oct , 2021,
Jason

Middleweight (185)
[#6] Marvin Vettori (16-5-1, -122) vs. [#7] Paulo Costa (13-1-0, +101)
Paulo Costa is the All-Time #26 ranked Middleweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Marvin Vettori (2-1-0)
2021-06-12: L vs. [#1MW/#6P4P] Israel Adesanya (21-1-0) via UD (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)
2021-04-10: W vs. [#12MW] Kevin Holland (21-7-0) via UD (50-44, 50-44, 50-44)
2020-12-05: W vs. [#8MW] Jack Hermansson (22-6-0) via UD (49-46, 49-46, 49-45)

Last 3 Fights: Paulo Costa (2-1-0)
2020-09-26: L vs. [#1MW/#6P4P] Israel Adesanya (21-1-0) via TKO (Punches and Elbows) in 3:59 of round 2
2019-08-17: W vs. [#9LHW] Yoel Romero (13-6-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2018-07-07: W vs. [#15MW] Uriah Hall (17-10-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:36 of round 2

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Betting Odds Marvin Vettori -122 52.48%
Elo K170 Marvin Vettori 1995.53 +14.01 51.60%
Elo Modified Marvin Vettori 1998.81 +6.38 50.70%
Glicko-1 Paulo Costa 2081.27 +15.95 52.29%
WHR Marvin Vettori 1928.97 +20.49 52.34%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Marvin Vettori 133, Paulo Costa 392
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)
[#20] Grant Dawson (17-1-0, -316) vs. [#84] Ricky Glenn (22-6-1, +245)

Last 3 Fights: Grant Dawson (3-0-0)
2021-03-20: W vs. [#40LW] Leonardo Santos (18-4-1) via KO (Punches) in 4:59 of round 3
2020-07-18: W vs. [*] Nad Narimani (12-4-0) via UD (29-27, 30-26, 30-27)
2020-02-29: W vs. [#70FW] Darrick Minner (26-12-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 1:38 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Ricky Glenn (2-1-0)
2021-06-19: W vs. [#215LW] Joaquim Silva (11-3-0) via KO (Punches) in 0:37 of round 1
2018-11-30: L vs. [#96FW] Kevin Aguilar (17-5-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2018-07-14: W vs. [*] Dennis Bermudez (17-9-0) via SD (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Betting Odds Grant Dawson -316 72.37%
Elo K170 Grant Dawson 1957.04 +218.34 73.06%
Elo Modified Grant Dawson 1931.81 +257.40 75.52%
Glicko-1 Grant Dawson 1994.10 +298.05 84.76%
WHR Grant Dawson 1932.01 +314.20 80.78%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Grant Dawson 217, Ricky Glenn 126
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)
[#17] Jessica-Rose Clark (10-6-0, -176) vs. [#33] Joselyne Edwards (10-3-0, +145)

Last 3 Fights: Jessica-Rose Clark (1-2-0)
2020-09-19: W vs. [#91FLY] Sarah Alpar (9-6-0) via TKO (Punch and Knee) in 4:21 of round 3
2019-11-09: L vs. [#8BW] Pannie Kianzad (15-6-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2018-06-23: L vs. [#18FLY] Jessica Eye (15-10-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Last 3 Fights: Joselyne Edwards (2-1-0)
2021-02-06: L vs. [#9BW] Karol Rosa (15-3-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2021-01-16: W vs. [#59BW] Yanan Wu (10-4-0) via UD (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
2020-07-03: W vs. [NA] Pamela Gonzalez (2-6-0) via TKO in 0:28 of round 1

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Betting Odds Jessica-Rose Clark -176 60.97%
Elo K170 Jessica-Rose Clark 1355.65 +43.63 54.97%
Elo Modified Joselyne Edwards 1363.99 +10.47 51.15%
Glicko-1 Joselyne Edwards 1387.16 +45.41 56.50%
WHR Joselyne Edwards 1350.15 +68.97 57.81%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Jessica-Rose Clark 399, Joselyne Edwards 259
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Jessica-Rose Clark leads 1-0
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Fight Matrix Program – UFC Fight Night: Ladd vs Dumont (10-16-2021)

11 Oct , 2021,
Jason

Women Featherweight (145)
[#5] Norma Dumont (6-1-0, +121) vs. [*] Aspen Ladd (9-1-0, -144)

Last 3 Fights: Norma Dumont (2-1-0)
2021-05-22: W vs. [#8FW] Felicia Spencer (8-3-0) via SD (30-27, 29-28, 28-29)
2020-11-28: W vs. [#54BW] Ashlee Evans-Smith (6-5-0) via UD (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
2020-02-29: L vs. [#6FW] Megan Anderson (11-5-0) via KO (Punch) in 3:31 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Aspen Ladd (2-1-0)
2019-12-07: W vs. [#11BW] Yana Kunitskaya (14-6-0) via TKO (Punches) in 0:33 of round 3
2019-07-13: L vs. [#3BW] Germaine de Randamie (10-4-0) via TKO (Punches) in 0:16 of round 1
2019-05-18: W vs. [#15FLY] Sijara Eubanks (7-6-0) via UD (29-27, 30-26, 29-28)

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Betting Odds Aspen Ladd -144 56.60%
Elo K170 Aspen Ladd 1637.05 +194.44 70.85%
Elo Modified Aspen Ladd 1673.73 +242.62 74.31%
Glicko-1 Aspen Ladd 1662.62 +316.68 86.10%
WHR Aspen Ladd 1658.98 +305.44 80.15%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Norma Dumont 147, Aspen Ladd 679
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)
[#35] Andrei Arlovski (31-20-0, -119) vs. [#72] Carlos Felipe (11-1-0, -104)
Andrei Arlovski is the All-Time #20 ranked Heavyweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Andrei Arlovski (2-1-0)
2021-04-17: W vs. [#81HW+] Chase Sherman (15-8-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2021-02-20: L vs. [#18HW+] Tom Aspinall (11-2-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 1:09 of round 2
2020-11-07: W vs. [#31HW+] Tanner Boser (20-8-1) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Last 3 Fights: Carlos Felipe (3-0-0)
2021-06-12: W vs. [#73HW+] Jake Collier (12-6-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
2021-01-16: W vs. [#156HW+] Justin Tafa (4-3-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
2020-10-03: W vs. [#187HW+] Yorgan De Castro (6-3-0) via UD (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Betting Odds Andrei Arlovski -119 51.59%
Elo K170 Andrei Arlovski 1677.14 +93.59 60.53%
Elo Modified Andrei Arlovski 1724.59 +179.98 68.74%
Glicko-1 Andrei Arlovski 1739.58 +226.36 78.63%
WHR Andrei Arlovski 1667.29 +212.91 72.56%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Andrei Arlovski 182, Carlos Felipe 126
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)
[#70] Jim Miller (32-16-0, -199) vs. [#199] Erick Gonzalez (14-5-0, +164)
Jim Miller is the All-Time #41 ranked Lightweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Jim Miller (1-2-0)
2021-04-10: L vs. [#67LW] Joe Solecki (11-3-0) via UD (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
2020-08-15: L vs. [#35LW] Vinc Pichel (14-2-0) via UD (29-27, 29-28, 29-28)
2020-06-20: W vs. [#133LW] Roosevelt Roberts (10-4-0) via Submission (Armbar) in 2:25 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Erick Gonzalez (2-1-0)
2021-08-07: W vs. [#661LW] Samuel Alvarez (5-4-0) via UD ()
2021-03-19: W vs. [#897LW] Oziel Rodriguez Lopez (4-6-0) via TKO (Punches and Elbows) in 0:37 of round 3
2019-12-20: L vs. [*] Humberto Bandenay (18-8-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Betting Odds Jim Miller -199 63.73%
Elo K170 Jim Miller 1593.48 +106.60 61.94%
Elo Modified Jim Miller 1595.18 +110.01 61.81%
Glicko-1 Jim Miller 1639.39 +130.30 67.92%
WHR Jim Miller 1589.07 +138.53 65.32%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Jim Miller 189, Erick Gonzalez 70
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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Fight Matrix Program – UFC Fight Night: Rodriguez vs Dern (10-09-2021)

4 Oct , 2021,
Jason

Women Strawweight (115)
[#4] Marina Rodriguez (14-1-2, +126) vs. [#6] Mackenzie Dern (11-1-0, -154)

Last 3 Fights: Marina Rodriguez (2-1-0)
2021-05-08: W vs. [#9SW] Michelle Waterson (18-9-0) via UD (48-47, 49-46, 49-46)
2021-01-23: W vs. [#14SW] Amanda Ribas (10-2-0) via TKO (Elbow and Punches) in 0:54 of round 2
2020-07-25: L vs. [#3SW/#9DD/#8P4P] Carla Esparza (18-6-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)

Last 3 Fights: Mackenzie Dern (3-0-0)
2021-04-10: W vs. [#18SW] Nina Nunes (10-7-0) via Submission (Armbar) in 4:48 of round 1
2020-12-12: W vs. [#11SW] Virna Jandiroba (17-2-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2020-09-19: W vs. [#36SW] Randa Markos (10-11-1) via Submission (Armbar) in 3:44 of round 1

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Betting Odds Mackenzie Dern -154 57.80%
Elo K170 Marina Rodriguez 1721.65 +27.68 53.16%
Elo Modified Marina Rodriguez 1744.07 +46.33 55.05%
Glicko-1 Marina Rodriguez 1749.51 +43.69 56.26%
WHR Marina Rodriguez 1663.51 +78.48 58.87%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Marina Rodriguez 154, Mackenzie Dern 182
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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Welterweight (170)
[#44] Randy Brown (13-4-0, -251) vs. [#188] Jared Gooden (18-6-0, +201)

Last 3 Fights: Randy Brown (2-1-0)
2021-04-24: W vs. [#79WW] Alex Oliveira (22-11-1) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 2:50 of round 1
2020-08-01: L vs. [#5WW] Vicente Luque (21-7-1) via KO (Knee and Punches) in 4:56 of round 2
2019-11-16: W vs. [#86WW] Warlley Alves (14-5-0) via Submission (Triangle Choke) in 1:22 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Jared Gooden (1-2-0)
2021-07-31: W vs. [#277WW] Niklas Stolze (12-5-0) via KO (Punch) in 1:08 of round 1
2021-03-27: L vs. [#143WW] Abubakar Nurmagomedov (16-3-1) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2020-11-21: L vs. [#77WW] Alan Jouban (17-7-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Betting Odds Randy Brown -251 68.28%
Elo K170 Randy Brown 1779.59 +335.84 82.26%
Elo Modified Randy Brown 1771.77 +293.80 78.35%
Glicko-1 Randy Brown 1827.27 +287.32 83.94%
WHR Randy Brown 1740.90 +318.67 81.09%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Randy Brown 168, Jared Gooden 70
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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Flyweight (125)
[#6] Matheus Nicolau (16-2-1, -172) vs. [#15] Tim Elliott (17-11-1, +142)
Matheus Nicolau is the All-Time #41 ranked Flyweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Matheus Nicolau (3-0-0)
2021-03-13: W vs. [#7FLY] Manel Kape (16-6-0) via SD (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
2019-08-30: W vs. [*] Felipe Efrain (14-6-0) via UD ()
2019-05-24: W vs. [#645BW] Alan Gabriel dos Santos (12-6-0) via Submission (Anaconda Choke) in 01:18 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Tim Elliott (2-1-0)
2021-03-06: W vs. [#44FLY] Jordan Espinosa (15-9-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-25)
2020-07-15: W vs. [#151FLY] Ryan Benoit (10-8-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2020-05-30: L vs. [#11FLY] Brandon Royval (12-6-0) via Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) in 3:18 of round 2

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Betting Odds Matheus Nicolau -172 60.48%
Elo K170 Matheus Nicolau 1765.66 +118.96 63.26%
Elo Modified Matheus Nicolau 1691.96 +29.97 53.27%
Glicko-1 Matheus Nicolau 1702.54 +37.91 55.44%
WHR Matheus Nicolau 1653.93 +83.95 59.47%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Matheus Nicolau 210, Tim Elliott 217
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Tim Elliott leads 3-2
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Fight Matrix Program – UFC Fight Night: Santos vs Walker (10-02-2021)

27 Sep , 2021,
Jason

Light Heavyweight (205)
[#10] Thiago Santos (21-9-0, -173) vs. [#16] Johnny Walker (18-5-0, +143)

Last 3 Fights: Thiago Santos (0-3-0)
2021-03-06: L vs. [#7LHW] Aleksandar Rakic (14-2-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
2020-11-07: L vs. [#3LHW] Glover Teixeira (32-7-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 1:49 of round 3
2019-07-06: L vs. [*] Jon Jones (26-1-0) via SD (47-48, 48-47, 48-47)

Last 3 Fights: Johnny Walker (1-2-0)
2020-09-19: W vs. [#20LHW] Ryan Spann (19-7-0) via KO (Elbows and Punches) in 2:43 of round 1
2020-03-14: L vs. [#18LHW] Nikita Krylov (27-8-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
2019-11-02: L vs. [#12LHW] Corey Anderson (15-5-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:07 of round 1

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Betting Odds Thiago Santos -173 60.62%
Elo K170 Thiago Santos 1845.08 +67.72 57.67%
Elo Modified Thiago Santos 1897.72 +110.04 61.82%
Glicko-1 Thiago Santos 1990.18 +133.61 68.33%
WHR Thiago Santos 1878.79 +139.27 65.39%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Thiago Santos 210, Johnny Walker 378
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)
[*] Aspen Ladd (9-1-0, -204) vs. [#9] Macy Chiasson (7-1-0, +167)

Last 3 Fights: Aspen Ladd (2-1-0)
2019-12-07: W vs. [#10BW] Yana Kunitskaya (14-6-0) via TKO (Punches) in 0:33 of round 3
2019-07-13: L vs. [#3BW/#9DD] Germaine de Randamie (10-4-0) via TKO (Punches) in 0:16 of round 1
2019-05-18: W vs. [#14FLY] Sijara Eubanks (7-6-0) via UD (29-27, 30-26, 29-28)

Last 3 Fights: Macy Chiasson (2-1-0)
2021-03-20: W vs. [*] Marion Reneau (9-8-1) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2020-02-15: W vs. [*] Shanna Young (7-3-0) via UD (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
2019-09-28: L vs. [*] Lina Lansberg (10-5-0) via UD (29-27, 29-28, 29-27)

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Betting Odds Aspen Ladd -204 64.18%
Elo K170 Aspen Ladd 1637.05 +118.20 63.18%
Elo Modified Aspen Ladd 1658.73 +35.65 53.89%
Glicko-1 Aspen Ladd 1662.62 +107.67 65.02%
WHR Aspen Ladd 1661.22 +154.22 66.92%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Aspen Ladd 665, Macy Chiasson 196
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Aspen Ladd leads 1-0
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Middleweight (185)
[#12] Kevin Holland (21-7-0, -152) vs. [#74] Kyle Daukaus (10-2-0, +125)

Last 3 Fights: Kevin Holland (1-2-0)
2021-04-10: L vs. [#6MW] Marvin Vettori (16-5-1) via UD (50-44, 50-44, 50-44)
2021-03-20: L vs. [#4MW] Derek Brunson (23-7-0) via UD (49-45, 49-46, 49-46)
2020-12-12: W vs. [*] Ronaldo Souza (26-10-0) via KO (Punches) in 1:45 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Kyle Daukaus (1-2-0)
2021-05-08: L vs. [#64MW] Phil Hawes (11-2-0) via UD (30-26, 29-27, 30-26)
2020-11-21: W vs. [#134MW] Dustin Stoltzfus (13-3-0) via UD (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
2020-06-27: L vs. [#24MW] Brendan Allen (17-4-0) via UD (29-27, 29-28, 30-27)

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Betting Odds Kevin Holland -152 57.57%
Elo K170 Kevin Holland 1808.05 +240.31 74.99%
Elo Modified Kevin Holland 1783.36 +178.44 68.59%
Glicko-1 Kevin Holland 1868.74 +241.55 80.06%
WHR Kevin Holland 1727.81 +179.99 69.47%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Kevin Holland 175, Kyle Daukaus 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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Fight Matrix Program – UFC 266: Volkanovski vs Ortega (09-25-2021)

20 Sep , 2021,
Jason

Featherweight Championship (145)
[#1/#4DD/#2P4P] Alexander Volkanovski (22-1-0, -176) vs. [#4] Brian Ortega (15-1-0, +146)
Alexander Volkanovski is the All-Time #4 ranked Featherweight and #43 ranked Absolute fighter.
Brian Ortega is the All-Time #13 ranked Featherweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Alexander Volkanovski (3-0-0)
2020-07-11: W vs. [#2FW/#6DD] Max Holloway (22-6-0) via SD (47-48, 48-47, 48-47)
2019-12-14: W vs. [#2FW/#6DD] Max Holloway (22-6-0) via UD (50-45, 48-47, 48-47)
2019-05-11: W vs. [#5BW] Jose Aldo (30-7-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Last 3 Fights: Brian Ortega (2-1-0)
2020-10-17: W vs. [#6FW] Chan Sung Jung (17-6-0) via UD (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)
2018-12-08: L vs. [#2FW/#6DD] Max Holloway (22-6-0) via TKO (Doctor Stoppage) in 5:00 of round 4
2018-03-03: W vs. [#7BW] Frankie Edgar (24-9-1) via KO (Punches) in 4:44 of round 1

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Betting Odds Alexander Volkanovski -176 61.07%
Elo K170 Alexander Volkanovski 2365.63 +210.68 72.36%
Elo Modified Alexander Volkanovski 2271.49 +153.57 66.20%
Glicko-1 Alexander Volkanovski 2330.22 +156.22 71.08%
WHR Alexander Volkanovski 2112.93 +64.61 57.33%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Alexander Volkanovski 441, Brian Ortega 343
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Alexander Volkanovski leads 2-0
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Women Flyweight Championship (125)
[#1/#3DD/#2P4P] Valentina Shevchenko (21-3-0, -1572) vs. [#6] Lauren Murphy (15-4-0, +831)
Valentina Shevchenko is the All-Time #4 ranked Women’s fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Valentina Shevchenko (3-0-0)
2021-04-24: W vs. [#2FLY/#10DD/#9P4P] Jessica Andrade (21-9-0) via TKO (Elbows) in 3:19 of round 2
2020-11-21: W vs. [#4FLY] Jennifer Maia (19-7-1) via UD (49-46, 49-46, 49-46)
2020-02-08: W vs. [#3FLY/#10P4P] Katlyn Chookagian (16-4-0) via TKO (Elbows and Punches) in 1:03 of round 3

Last 3 Fights: Lauren Murphy (3-0-0)
2021-06-12: W vs. [#10FLY] Joanne Calderwood (15-6-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
2020-10-24: W vs. [#65FLY] Liliya Shakirova (8-2-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 3:31 of round 2
2020-06-20: W vs. [#21FLY] Roxanne Modafferi (25-18-0) via UD (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Betting Odds Valentina Shevchenko -1572 89.74%
Elo K170 Valentina Shevchenko 1990.85 +296.58 79.49%
Elo Modified Valentina Shevchenko 1992.83 +377.26 83.91%
Glicko-1 Valentina Shevchenko 2027.25 +451.79 93.09%
WHR Valentina Shevchenko 2000.98 +463.56 89.26%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Valentina Shevchenko 154, Lauren Murphy 105
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Valentina Shevchenko leads 2-0
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Middleweight (185)
[#52WW] Robbie Lawler (28-15-0, -146) vs. [*] Nick Diaz (26-9-0, +121)
Robbie Lawler is the All-Time #28 ranked Middleweight and #29 ranked Absolute fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Robbie Lawler (0-3-0)
2020-08-29: L vs. [#9WW] Neil Magny (25-8-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2019-08-03: L vs. [#2WW] Colby Covington (16-2-0) via UD (50-45, 50-45, 50-44)
2019-03-02: L vs. [*] Ben Askren (19-2-0) via Technical Submission (Bulldog Choke) in 3:20 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Nick Diaz (0-2-0, 1 NC)
2015-01-31: NC vs. [#45MW] Anderson Silva (34-11-0)
2013-03-16: L vs. [*] Georges St. Pierre (26-2-0) via UD (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)
2012-02-04: L vs. [*] Carlos Condit (32-14-0) via UD (48-47, 49-46, 49-46)

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Betting Odds Robbie Lawler -146 56.73%
Elo K170 Nick Diaz 1941.28 +10.03 51.15%
Elo Modified Nick Diaz 1931.21 +41.56 54.54%
Glicko-1 Nick Diaz 2011.49 +76.87 60.89%
WHR Nick Diaz 1805.62 +173.58 68.85%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Robbie Lawler 392, Nick Diaz 2429
Previous Match-up Record: Nick Diaz leads 1-0-0
Wins Against Common Opposition: Robbie Lawler leads 3-2
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Fight Matrix Program – UFC Fight Night: Smith vs Spann (09-18-2021)

16 Sep , 2021,
Jason

Light Heavyweight (205)
[#13] Anthony Smith (35-16-0, -173) vs. [#17] Ryan Spann (19-6-0, +143)
Anthony Smith is the All-Time #28 ranked Light Heavyweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Anthony Smith (2-1-0)
2021-04-24: W vs. [#24LHW] Jimmy Crute (12-2-0) via TKO (Doctor Stoppage) in 5:00 of round 1
2020-11-28: W vs. [#42LHW] Devin Clark (12-5-0) via Submission (Triangle Choke) in 2:34 of round 1
2020-08-29: L vs. [#7LHW] Aleksandar Rakic (14-2-0) via UD (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

Last 3 Fights: Ryan Spann (2-1-0)
2021-03-13: W vs. [#33LHW] Misha Cirkunov (15-6-0) via TKO (Punches) in 1:11 of round 1
2020-09-19: L vs. [#15LHW] Johnny Walker (18-5-0) via KO (Elbows and Punches) in 2:43 of round 1
2020-05-09: W vs. [#89MW] Sam Alvey (33-16-1) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Betting Odds Anthony Smith -173 60.62%
Elo K170 Anthony Smith 1936.76 +130.85 64.52%
Elo Modified Anthony Smith 1942.44 +159.20 66.75%
Glicko-1 Anthony Smith 2037.22 +201.79 76.16%
WHR Anthony Smith 1883.58 +165.83 68.08%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Anthony Smith 147, Ryan Spann 189
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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Light Heavyweight (205)
[#35] Ion Cutelaba (15-6-1, -147) vs. [#42] Devin Clark (12-5-0, +121)

Last 3 Fights: Ion Cutelaba (0-2-1)
2021-05-01: D vs. [#25LHW] Dustin Jacoby (15-5-1) via Draw (Split) in 5:00 of round 3
2020-10-24: L vs. [#12LHW] Magomed Ankalaev (15-1-0) via KO (Punches) in 4:19 of round 1
2020-02-29: L vs. [#12LHW] Magomed Ankalaev (15-1-0) via TKO (Punches and Kicks) in 0:38 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Devin Clark (2-1-0)
2020-11-28: L vs. [#13LHW] Anthony Smith (35-16-0) via Submission (Triangle Choke) in 2:34 of round 1
2020-06-06: W vs. [#29LHW] Alonzo Menifield (11-2-0) via UD (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
2020-02-15: W vs. [#214MW] Dequan Townsend (22-12-0) via UD (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Betting Odds Ion Cutelaba -147 56.80%
Elo K170 Devin Clark 1635.28 +26.98 53.08%
Elo Modified Devin Clark 1670.56 +39.81 54.34%
Glicko-1 Devin Clark 1650.75 +0.05 50.01%
WHR Ion Cutelaba 1625.77 +46.29 55.27%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Ion Cutelaba 140, Devin Clark 294
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 Flyweight (125)
[#41] Mandy Bohm (7-0-0, -105) vs. [#48] Ariane Lipski (13-7-0, -117)

Last 3 Fights: Mandy Bohm (3-0-0)
2020-10-01: W vs. [#92FLY] Griet Eeckhout (5-4-1) via UD ()
2019-05-24: W vs. [*] Jade Masson-Wong (3-2-0) via SUB in 3:43 of round 3
2018-09-01: W vs. [NA] Lili Panegirico (0-4-0) via TKO in 1:01 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Ariane Lipski (1-2-0)
2021-06-05: L vs. [#24FLY] Montana De La Rosa (11-6-1) via TKO (Punches) in 4:27 of round 2
2020-11-21: L vs. [#25FLY] Antonina Shevchenko (9-3-0) via TKO (Punches) in 4:33 of round 2
2020-07-18: W vs. [#59FLY] Luana Carolina (7-2-0) via Submission (Kneebar) in 1:28 of round 1

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Betting Odds Ariane Lipski -117 51.28%
Elo K170 Mandy Bohm 1395.40 +99.58 61.18%
Elo Modified Mandy Bohm 1480.64 +134.30 64.29%
Glicko-1 Mandy Bohm 1397.85 +61.35 58.74%
WHR Mandy Bohm 1340.35 +47.70 55.43%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Mandy Bohm 352, Ariane Lipski 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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Five Upcoming UFC Fights to Keep an Eye On

7 Sep , 2021,
oleg

2021 has been a busy year for the UFC.  Year-to-date, the organization held eight numbered Pay-Per-View (PPV) events, with 12 title bouts. Of those, the reigning champions defended their titles six times, the belts changed hand four times, and a vacant or interim belt was crowned on two occasions. This is not to mention the almost weekly Fight Night events, totaling 28 shows for the year and bringing the all-time count to 575 (!) with last weekend’s UFC on ESPN 30.

Here’s a look at the five most interesting fights scheduled in the UFC for the remainder of the year. These fights are sure to be exciting, possibly even more so you partake in online betting on some of your favorite fighters. Three of these five are title bouts, three are rematches, one is a top contender bout and one fun nostalgic matchup to boot.

[#1 WW] Kamaru Usman vs [#2 WW] Colby Covington

This is the currently scheduled UFC matchup I am personally looking forward to the most. Kamaru Usman will be looking to defend his UFC (and lineal) Welterweight title for the fifth time, which will tie for second place with Matt Hughes for most title defenses in the division. Usman and Colby Covington previously met in the Octagon in 2019, with Usman stopping Covington with strikes in the fifth round in what was an absolute barn-burner of a fight.  Usman seems to have only improved since then, defeating Gilbert Burns as well as taking two wins over Jorge Masvidal. His most recent win over Masvidal was a thunderous knock out that shocked many fans. Covington in the meanwhile only fought once, dominating and stopping former champion Tyron Woodley. It remains to be seen how much has Colby improved his overall game and how he will deal with Usman’s ever evolving striking this time around. We will find out in November, close to two years since their first matchup.

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Fight Matrix Program – UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs Till (09-04-2021)

30 Aug , 2021,
Jason

Middleweight (185)
[#7] Derek Brunson (22-7-0, +145) vs. [#8] Darren Till (18-3-1, -175)
Derek Brunson is the All-Time #35 ranked Middleweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Derek Brunson (3-0-0)
2021-03-20: W vs. [#12MW] Kevin Holland (21-7-0) via UD (49-45, 49-46, 49-46)
2020-08-01: W vs. [#29MW] Edmen Shahbazyan (11-2-0) via TKO (Punches) in 0:26 of round 3
2019-08-17: W vs. [#22MW] Ian Heinisch (14-5-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Last 3 Fights: Darren Till (1-2-0)
2020-07-25: L vs. [#2MW/#7P4P] Robert Whittaker (23-5-0) via UD (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)
2019-11-02: W vs. [#10MW] Kelvin Gastelum (16-8-0) via SD (29-28, 30-27, 27-30)
2019-03-16: L vs. [#4WW] Jorge Masvidal (35-15-0) via KO (Punches) in 3:05 of round 2

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Betting Odds Darren Till -175 60.92%
Elo K170 Derek Brunson 2100.75 +111.94 62.52%
Elo Modified Derek Brunson 2081.45 +155.76 66.41%
Glicko-1 Derek Brunson 2128.74 +159.16 71.43%
WHR Derek Brunson 1932.63 +132.41 64.68%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Derek Brunson 168, Darren Till 406
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)
[#32] Tom Aspinall (10-2-0, -179) vs. [*] Sergei Pavlovich (14-1-0, +148)

Last 3 Fights: Tom Aspinall (3-0-0)
2021-02-20: W vs. [#33HW+] Andrei Arlovski (31-20-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 1:09 of round 2
2020-10-10: W vs. [#222HW+] Alan Baudot (8-3-0) via TKO (Elbows and Punches) in 1:35 of round 1
2020-07-25: W vs. [#72HW+] Jake Collier (12-6-0) via TKO (Knee and Punches) in 0:45 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Sergei Pavlovich (2-1-0)
2019-10-26: W vs. [#59HW+] Maurice Greene (9-6-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:11 of round 1
2019-04-20: W vs. [#102HW+] Marcelo Golm (9-3-0) via KO (Punch) in 1:06 of round 1
2018-11-24: L vs. [#8HW+] Alistair Overeem (47-19-0) via TKO (Punches) in 4:21 of round 1

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Betting Odds Tom Aspinall -179 61.40%
Elo K170 Sergei Pavlovich 1775.98 +116.83 63.04%
Elo Modified Sergei Pavlovich 1783.43 +102.13 60.99%
Glicko-1 Sergei Pavlovich 1840.35 +110.20 65.35%
WHR Tom Aspinall 1714.07 +6.81 50.78%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Tom Aspinall 196, Sergei Pavlovich 679
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)
[#181] Paddy Pimblett (16-3-0, -141) vs. [#293] Luigi Vendramini (9-2-0, +115)

Last 3 Fights: Paddy Pimblett (2-1-0)
2021-03-20: W vs. [#805LW] Davide Martinez (8-3-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 1:37 of round 1
2020-03-20: W vs. [*] Decky Dalton (11-5-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:51 of round 1
2018-09-01: L vs. [#70LW] Soren Bak (14-1-0) via UD ()

Last 3 Fights: Luigi Vendramini (1-2-0)
2021-06-12: L vs. [#151LW] Fares Ziam (12-3-0) via MD (28-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2020-10-03: W vs. [#429LW] Jessin Ayari (16-6-0) via TKO (Head Kick and Punches) in 1:12 of round 1
2018-09-22: L vs. [#45WW] Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (22-7-0) via KO (Flying Knee and Punches) in 1:20 of round 2

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Betting Odds Paddy Pimblett -141 55.71%
Elo K170 Paddy Pimblett 1605.60 +216.24 72.87%
Elo Modified Paddy Pimblett 1623.85 +189.97 69.67%
Glicko-1 Paddy Pimblett 1683.81 +180.75 73.89%
WHR Paddy Pimblett 1620.57 +138.22 65.28%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Paddy Pimblett 168, Luigi Vendramini 84
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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