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Fight Matrix Program – UFC 274: Holm vs. Vieira (05-21-2022)

16 May , 2022,
Jason

Women Bantamweight (135)
[*] Holly Holm (14-5-0) vs. [#5] Ketlen Vieira (12-2-0)
Holly Holm is the All-Time #17 ranked Women’s fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Holly Holm (2-1-0)
2020-10-03: W vs. [#4BW] Irene Aldana (13-6-0) via UD (50-44, 50-45, 50-45)
2020-01-18: W vs. [#3BW/#10DD] Raquel Pennington (14-8-0) via UD (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
2019-07-06: L vs. [#2BW/#3DD/#5P4P] Amanda Nunes (21-5-0) via TKO (Head Kick and Punches) in 4:10 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Ketlen Vieira (2-1-0)
2021-11-20: W vs. [#7BW] Miesha Tate (19-8-0) via UD (48-47, 48-47, 49-46)
2021-02-20: L vs. [#9BW] Yana Kunitskaya (14-6-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2020-09-26: W vs. [#28FLY] Sijara Eubanks (7-7-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Elo K170 Holly Holm 1709.53 +99.34 61.15%
Elo Modified Holly Holm 1711.62 +96.69 60.43%
Glicko-1 Holly Holm 1703.81 +120.74 66.71%
WHR Holly Holm 1785.35 +277.23 78.02%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Holly Holm 595, Ketlen Vieira 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)
[#41] Santiago Ponzinibbio (28-5-0) vs. [#48] Michel Pereira (28-11-0)

Last 3 Fights: Santiago Ponzinibbio (1-2-0)
2021-12-11: L vs. [#24WW] Geoff Neal (14-4-0) via SD (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
2021-06-05: W vs. [#77WW] Miguel Baeza (10-3-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2021-01-16: L vs. [#43WW] Jingliang Li (18-7-0) via KO (Punch) in 4:25 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Michel Pereira (3-0-0)
2022-01-22: W vs. [#58WW] Andre Fialho (16-4-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2021-07-10: W vs. [#56WW] Niko Price (15-5-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2020-12-19: W vs. [#52WW] Kalinn Williams (13-3-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Elo K170 Santiago Ponzinibbio 1885.03 +72.34 58.19%
Elo Modified Santiago Ponzinibbio 1940.28 +105.85 61.38%
Glicko-1 Santiago Ponzinibbio 1988.11 +118.47 66.42%
WHR Santiago Ponzinibbio 1762.44 +19.82 52.26%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Santiago Ponzinibbio 161, Michel Pereira 119
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)
[#42] Chidi Njokuani (21-7-0) vs. [#98] Dusko Todorovic (11-2-0)

Last 3 Fights: Chidi Njokuani (3-0-0)
2022-02-05: W vs. [#55MW] Marc-Andre Barriault (15-5-0) via KO (Punches) in 0:16 of round 1
2021-09-07: W vs. [#161MW] Mario Filipe de Sousa (14-2-0) via TKO (Elbows) in 1:35 of round 3
2020-09-11: W vs. [#190LHW] Cristhian Torres (15-12-0) via TKO (Knee to the Body and Punches) in 4:10 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Dusko Todorovic (1-2-0)
2021-12-04: W vs. [#143MW] Maki Pitolo (14-9-0) via TKO (Punches) in 4:34 of round 1
2021-06-05: L vs. [#59MW] Gregory Rodrigues (11-4-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
2021-01-16: L vs. [#75MW] Punahele Soriano (8-2-0) via TKO (Punches) in 4:48 of round 1

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Elo K170 Chidi Njokuani 1796.92 +282.83 78.45%
Elo Modified Chidi Njokuani 1816.94 +246.87 74.66%
Glicko-1 Chidi Njokuani 1873.83 +284.76 83.75%
WHR Chidi Njokuani 1804.01 +253.71 76.12%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Chidi Njokuani 105, Dusko Todorovic 168
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 274: Blachowicz vs. Rakic (05-14-2022)

12 May , 2022,
Jason

Light Heavyweight (205)
[#2] Jan Blachowicz (28-9-0, +135) vs. [#8] Aleksandar Rakic (14-2-0, -160)
Jan Blachowicz is the All-Time #19 ranked Light Heavyweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Jan Blachowicz (2-1-0)
2021-10-30: L vs. [#1LHW/#8P4P] Glover Teixeira (33-7-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 3:02 of round 2
2021-03-06: W vs. [#1MW/#7DD/#5P4P] Israel Adesanya (22-1-0) via UD (49-45, 49-46, 49-45)
2020-09-26: W vs. [#10LHW] Dominick Reyes (12-3-0) via TKO (Punches) in 4:36 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Aleksandar Rakic (2-1-0)
2021-03-06: W vs. [#11LHW] Thiago Santos (22-10-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
2020-08-29: W vs. [#12LHW] Anthony Smith (36-16-0) via UD (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
2019-12-21: L vs. [#15LHW] Volkan Oezdemir (17-6-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Betting Odds Aleksandar Rakic -160 59.12%
Elo K170 Jan Blachowicz 2183.81 +226.74 73.81%
Elo Modified Jan Blachowicz 2146.89 +158.83 66.72%
Glicko-1 Jan Blachowicz 2236.46 +167.98 72.45%
WHR Jan Blachowicz 2004.74 +13.79 51.58%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Jan Blachowicz 196, Aleksandar Rakic 434
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Aleksandar Rakic leads 3-2
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Light Heavyweight (205)
[#19] Ryan Spann (19-7-0, +182) vs. [#27] Ion Cutelaba (16-6-1, -224)

Last 3 Fights: Ryan Spann (1-2-0)
2021-09-18: L vs. [#12LHW] Anthony Smith (36-16-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 3:47 of round 1
2021-03-13: W vs. [#51MW] Misha Cirkunov (15-8-0) via TKO (Punches) in 1:11 of round 1
2020-09-19: L vs. [#17LHW] Johnny Walker (18-7-0) via KO (Elbows and Punches) in 2:43 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Ion Cutelaba (1-1-1)
2021-09-18: W vs. [#40HW+] Devin Clark (13-6-0) via UD (29-27, 29-26, 30-26)
2021-05-01: D vs. [#21LHW] Dustin Jacoby (17-5-1) via Draw (Split) in 5:00 of round 3
2020-10-24: L vs. [#7LHW] Magomed Ankalaev (17-1-0) via KO (Punches) in 4:19 of round 1

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Betting Odds Ion Cutelaba -224 66.09%
Elo K170 Ryan Spann 1751.65 +52.04 55.92%
Elo Modified Ryan Spann 1754.37 +37.16 54.06%
Glicko-1 Ryan Spann 1782.60 +52.24 57.46%
WHR Ion Cutelaba 1722.65 +70.44 57.98%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Ryan Spann 238, Ion Cutelaba 238
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Ryan Spann leads 2-1
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Bantamweight (135)
[#86] Davey Grant (13-6-0, -305) vs. [#167] Louis Smolka (17-8-0, +239)

Last 3 Fights: Davey Grant (1-2-0)
2021-11-20: L vs. [#60BW] Adrian Yanez (15-3-0) via SD (29-28, 29-28, 27-30)
2021-06-19: L vs. [#6BW] Marlon Vera (20-7-1) via UD (29-27, 30-26, 29-28)
2021-03-13: W vs. [#59BW] Jonathan Martinez (15-4-0) via KO (Punch) in 3:03 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Louis Smolka (1-2-0)
2021-12-04: L vs. [#102BW] Vince Morales (11-5-0) via KO (Punches) in 2:02 of round 1
2020-12-05: W vs. [#100BW] Jose Alberto Quinonez (9-5-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:15 of round 2
2020-05-30: L vs. [#35BW] Casey Kenney (16-4-1) via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in 3:03 of round 1

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Betting Odds Davey Grant -305 71.85%
Elo K170 Davey Grant 1507.17 +60.28 56.84%
Elo Modified Davey Grant 1552.68 +73.34 57.96%
Glicko-1 Davey Grant 1609.80 +150.06 70.34%
WHR Davey Grant 1579.20 +143.67 65.85%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Davey Grant 175, Louis Smolka 161
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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UFC 274: Oliveira vs Gaethje

5 May , 2022,
A. J. Riot

Saturday, May 7th, the Footprint Center in Phoenix is host to UFC 274, which sees a stacked card headlined by the Lightweight Championship bout featuring Charles ‘Do Bronx’ Oliveira and crowd-favorite Justin ‘The Highlight’ Gaethje.

Clearly, both men possess the tools to get their hand raised, but who is most likely to put another tick in their win column this weekend? Our preview of this mouth-watering match-up takes a closer look.

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Fight Matrix Program – UFC 274: Oliveira vs. Gaethje (05-08-2022)

2 May , 2022,
Jason

Lightweight Championship (155)
[#1/#2DD/#5P4P] Charles Oliveira (32-8-0, -159) vs. [#2/#10DD] Justin Gaethje (23-3-0, +133)
Charles Oliveira is the All-Time #12 ranked Lightweight fighter.
Justin Gaethje is the All-Time #15 ranked Lightweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Charles Oliveira (3-0-0)
2021-12-11: W vs. [#3LW] Dustin Poirier (28-7-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 1:02 of round 3
2021-05-15: W vs. [#7LW] Michael Chandler (22-7-0) via TKO (Punches) in 0:19 of round 2
2020-12-12: W vs. [#8LW] Tony Ferguson (25-6-0) via UD (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)

Last 3 Fights: Justin Gaethje (2-1-0)
2021-11-06: W vs. [#7LW] Michael Chandler (22-7-0) via UD (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
2020-10-24: L vs. [*] Khabib Nurmagomedov (29-0-0) via Technical Submission (Triangle Choke) in 1:34 of round 2
2020-05-09: W vs. [#8LW] Tony Ferguson (25-6-0) via TKO (Punches) in 3:39 of round 5

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Betting Odds Charles Oliveira -159 58.85%
Elo K170 Charles Oliveira 2410.82 +119.34 63.30%
Elo Modified Charles Oliveira 2350.52 +109.30 61.74%
Glicko-1 Charles Oliveira 2465.69 +149.92 70.33%
WHR Charles Oliveira 2215.18 +164.31 67.93%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Charles Oliveira 147, Justin Gaethje 182
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Even: Both have 3 win(s) against common opposition.
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Women Strawweight Championship (115)
[#1/#3DD/#2P4P] Rose Namajunas (11-4-0, -198) vs. [#5] Carla Esparza (18-6-0, +163)
Rose Namajunas is the All-Time #9 ranked Women’s fighter.
Carla Esparza is the All-Time #38 ranked Women’s fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Rose Namajunas (3-0-0)
2021-11-06: W vs. [#3SW/#10P4P] Weili Zhang (21-3-0) via SD (47-48, 49-46, 48-47)
2021-04-24: W vs. [#3SW/#10P4P] Weili Zhang (21-3-0) via KO (Head Kick) in 1:18 of round 1
2020-07-11: W vs. [#2SW/#5DD/#6P4P] Jessica Andrade (23-9-0) via SD (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

Last 3 Fights: Carla Esparza (3-0-0)
2021-05-22: W vs. [#10SW] Xiaonan Yan (15-3-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:58 of round 2
2020-07-25: W vs. [#4SW/#9DD/#9P4P] Marina Rodriguez (16-1-2) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
2020-05-09: W vs. [#11SW] Michelle Waterson (18-9-0) via SD (30-27, 27-30, 29-28)

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Betting Odds Rose Namajunas -198 63.60%
Elo K170 Rose Namajunas 2005.84 +148.10 66.30%
Elo Modified Rose Namajunas 1870.19 +109.60 61.77%
Glicko-1 Rose Namajunas 1861.30 +137.24 68.79%
WHR Rose Namajunas 1786.36 +102.08 61.45%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Rose Namajunas 182, Carla Esparza 350
Previous Match-up Record: Carla Esparza leads 1-0-0
Wins Against Common Opposition: Rose Namajunas leads 3-1
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Lightweight (155)
[#7] Michael Chandler (22-7-0, -409) vs. [#8] Tony Ferguson (25-6-0, +309)
Michael Chandler is the All-Time #18 ranked Lightweight fighter.
Tony Ferguson is the All-Time #9 ranked Lightweight and #45 ranked Absolute fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Michael Chandler (1-2-0)
2021-11-06: L vs. [#2LW/#10DD] Justin Gaethje (23-3-0) via UD (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
2021-05-15: L vs. [#1LW/#2DD/#5P4P] Charles Oliveira (32-8-0) via TKO (Punches) in 0:19 of round 2
2021-01-23: W vs. [#20FW] Dan Hooker (21-12-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:30 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Tony Ferguson (0-3-0)
2021-05-15: L vs. [#4LW] Beneil Dariush (21-4-1) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2020-12-12: L vs. [#1LW/#2DD/#5P4P] Charles Oliveira (32-8-0) via UD (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
2020-05-09: L vs. [#2LW/#10DD] Justin Gaethje (23-3-0) via TKO (Punches) in 3:39 of round 5

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Betting Odds Michael Chandler -409 76.66%
Elo K170 Michael Chandler 2034.20 +9.60 51.10%
Elo Modified Michael Chandler 1985.21 +4.91 50.54%
Glicko-1 Tony Ferguson 2066.45 +5.06 50.73%
WHR Michael Chandler 1922.02 +68.01 57.71%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Michael Chandler 182, Tony Ferguson 357
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: Font vs. Vera (04-30-2022)

25 Apr , 2022,
Jason

Bantamweight (135)
[#6] Rob Font (19-5-0) vs. [#8] Marlon Vera (19-7-1)
Rob Font is the All-Time #42 ranked Bantamweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Rob Font (2-1-0)
2021-12-04: L vs. [#2BW] Jose Aldo (31-7-0) via UD (50-45, 50-45, 49-46)
2021-05-22: W vs. [#9FLY] Cody Garbrandt (12-5-0) via UD (48-47, 50-45, 50-45)
2020-12-19: W vs. [*] Marlon Moraes (23-10-1) via TKO (Elbow and Punches) in 3:47 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Marlon Vera (2-1-0)
2021-11-06: W vs. [#10BW] Frankie Edgar (24-10-1) via KO (Front Kick) in 3:50 of round 3
2021-06-19: W vs. [#85BW] Davey Grant (13-6-0) via UD (29-27, 30-26, 29-28)
2020-12-19: L vs. [#2BW] Jose Aldo (31-7-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Elo K170 Rob Font 1975.38 +64.20 57.28%
Elo Modified Rob Font 1959.79 +72.34 57.85%
Glicko-1 Rob Font 2007.37 +51.16 57.31%
WHR Marlon Vera 1829.31 +0.95 50.11%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Rob Font 147, Marlon Vera 175
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Rob Font leads 1-0
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Heavyweight (265)
[#34] Andrei Arlovski (33-20-0, -163) vs. [#58] Jake Collier (13-6-0, +143)
Andrei Arlovski is the All-Time #19 ranked Heavyweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Andrei Arlovski (3-0-0)
2022-02-12: W vs. [#79HW+] Jared Vanderaa (12-8-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
2021-10-16: W vs. [#76HW+] Carlos Felipe (11-2-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2021-04-17: W vs. [#98HW+] Chase Sherman (15-9-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Last 3 Fights: Jake Collier (2-1-0)
2022-01-15: W vs. [#98HW+] Chase Sherman (15-9-0) via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) in 2:26 of round 1
2021-06-12: L vs. [#76HW+] Carlos Felipe (11-2-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
2020-12-05: W vs. [*] Gian Villante (17-14-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Betting Odds Andrei Arlovski -163 60.09%
Elo K170 Andrei Arlovski 1763.39 +276.57 77.96%
Elo Modified Andrei Arlovski 1739.30 +172.01 67.98%
Glicko-1 Andrei Arlovski 1722.18 +151.86 70.56%
WHR Andrei Arlovski 1635.83 +76.72 58.68%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Andrei Arlovski 77, Jake Collier 105
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Andrei Arlovski leads 2-1
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Featherweight (145)
[#41] Darren Elkins (26-10-0) vs. [#186] Tristan Connelly (14-7-0)

Last 3 Fights: Darren Elkins (2-1-0)
2021-12-18: L vs. [#17FW] Cub Swanson (28-12-0) via TKO (Spinning Wheel Kick and Punches) in 2:12 of round 1
2021-07-24: W vs. [#80FW] Darrick Minner (26-13-0) via TKO (Punches) in 3:48 of round 2
2020-11-07: W vs. [*] Luiz Eduardo Garagorri (13-2-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 2:22 of round 3

Last 3 Fights: Tristan Connelly (2-1-0)
2021-04-24: L vs. [#39FW] Pat Sabatini (17-3-0) via UD (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
2019-09-14: W vs. [#47WW] Michel Pereira (28-11-0) via UD (29-27, 29-27, 29-28)
2019-07-27: W vs. [*] DJuan Owens (18-16-1) via TKO in 1:56 of round 5

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Elo K170 Darren Elkins 1651.44 +106.82 61.97%
Elo Modified Darren Elkins 1658.81 +95.53 60.31%
Glicko-1 Darren Elkins 1700.73 +92.49 63.00%
WHR Darren Elkins 1628.80 +31.62 53.60%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Darren Elkins 133, Tristan Connelly 371
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: Lemos vs. Andrade (04-23-2022)

18 Apr , 2022,
Jason

Women Strawweight (115)
[#2/#5DD/#9P4P] Jessica Andrade (22-9-0, -167) vs. [#7] Amanda Lemos (11-1-1, +140)
Jessica Andrade is the All-Time #16 ranked Women’s fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Jessica Andrade (2-1-0)
2021-09-25: W vs. [#17FLY] Cynthia Calvillo (9-4-1) via TKO (Punches) in 4:54 of round 1
2021-04-24: L vs. [#1FLY/#2DD/#1P4P] Valentina Shevchenko (22-3-0) via TKO (Elbows) in 3:19 of round 2
2020-10-17: W vs. [#2FLY/#8DD/#6P4P] Katlyn Chookagian (17-4-0) via KO (Punches to the Body) in 4:55 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Amanda Lemos (3-0-0)
2021-12-18: W vs. [#14SW] Angela Hill (13-11-0) via SD (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
2021-07-17: W vs. [#47SW] Montserrat Ruiz (10-2-0) via TKO (Punches) in 0:35 of round 1
2021-03-06: W vs. [#32SW] Livinha Souza (14-4-0) via TKO (Punches) in 3:29 of round 1

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Betting Odds Jessica Andrade -167 60.01%
Elo K170 Jessica Andrade 1788.34 +97.30 60.93%
Elo Modified Jessica Andrade 1815.64 +151.54 66.00%
Glicko-1 Jessica Andrade 1834.74 +172.43 72.96%
WHR Jessica Andrade 1753.53 +151.59 66.65%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Jessica Andrade 210, Amanda Lemos 126
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)
[#34] Clay Guida (37-21-0, -138) vs. [#93] Claudio Puelles (11-3-0, +115)
Clay Guida is the All-Time #32 ranked Lightweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Clay Guida (2-1-0)
2021-12-04: W vs. [#72LW] Leonardo Santos (18-5-1) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 1:21 of round 2
2021-08-21: L vs. [#33LW] Mark O. Madsen (12-0-0) via SD (29-28, 30-27, 28-29)
2021-02-06: W vs. [#193LW] Michael Johnson (19-17-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Last 3 Fights: Claudio Puelles (3-0-0)
2021-12-04: W vs. [#118LW] Chris Gruetzemacher (15-5-0) via Submission (Kneebar) in 3:25 of round 3
2021-06-05: W vs. [#157LW] Jordan Leavitt (10-1-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2019-09-21: W vs. [#1052LW] Marcos Mariano (7-7-0) via UD (30-25, 30-25, 30-25)

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Betting Odds Clay Guida -138 55.48%
Elo K170 Claudio Puelles 1749.79 +41.61 54.74%
Elo Modified Clay Guida 1762.39 +3.92 50.43%
Glicko-1 Clay Guida 1809.49 +36.69 55.26%
WHR Clay Guida 1736.65 +37.01 54.22%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Clay Guida 140, Claudio Puelles 140
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] Tanner Boser (20-8-1, +376) vs. [#37] Alexander Romanov (15-0-0, -507)

Last 3 Fights: Tanner Boser (1-2-0)
2021-06-26: W vs. [#32LHW] Ovince St. Preux (25-16-0) via KO (Punches) in 2:31 of round 2
2021-06-05: L vs. [#31HW+] Ilir Latifi (15-8-0) via SD (27-29, 29-28, 29-28)
2020-11-07: L vs. [#34HW+] Andrei Arlovski (33-20-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Last 3 Fights: Alexander Romanov (3-0-0)
2021-10-09: W vs. [#80HW+] Jared Vanderaa (12-8-0) via TKO (Punches) in 4:43 of round 2
2021-04-17: W vs. [#52HW+] Juan Espino (10-2-0) via TSD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
2020-11-07: W vs. [#33HW+] Marcos Rogerio de Lima (19-7-1) via Technical Submission (Forearm Choke) in 4:48 of round 1

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Betting Odds Alexander Romanov -507 79.90%
Elo K170 Alexander Romanov 1799.66 +194.25 70.84%
Elo Modified Alexander Romanov 1788.99 +80.62 58.73%
Glicko-1 Alexander Romanov 1845.02 +70.85 60.06%
WHR Alexander Romanov 1813.31 +131.52 64.59%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Tanner Boser 301, Alexander Romanov 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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Fight Matrix Program – UFC Fight Night: Luque vs. Muhammad 2 (04-16-2022)

11 Apr , 2022,
Jason

Welterweight (170)
[#4] Vicente Luque (21-7-1, -170) vs. [#7] Belal Muhammad (20-3-0, +141)
Vicente Luque is the All-Time #43 ranked Welterweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Vicente Luque (3-0-0)
2021-08-07: W vs. [#12WW] Michael Chiesa (18-6-0) via Submission (Brabo Choke) in 3:25 of round 1
2021-03-27: W vs. [#28WW] Tyron Woodley (19-7-1) via Submission (Brabo Choke) in 3:56 of round 1
2020-08-01: W vs. [#44WW] Randy Brown (14-4-0) via KO (Knee and Punches) in 4:56 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Belal Muhammad (2-0-0, 1 NC)
2021-12-18: W vs. [#14WW] Stephen Thompson (16-6-1) via UD (30-25, 30-26, 30-26)
2021-06-12: W vs. [#25WW] Demian Maia (28-11-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
2021-03-13: NC vs. [#8WW] Leon Edwards (19-3-0)

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Betting Odds Vicente Luque -170 60.27%
Elo K170 Vicente Luque 2180.15 +18.36 52.10%
Elo Modified Vicente Luque 2137.91 +12.72 51.39%
Glicko-1 Vicente Luque 2238.35 +85.43 62.05%
WHR Vicente Luque 2011.65 +20.88 52.38%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Vicente Luque 252, Belal Muhammad 119
Previous Match-up Record: Vicente Luque leads 1-0-0
Wins Against Common Opposition: Belal Muhammad leads 2-1
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Middleweight (185)
[#96] Caio Borralho (10-1-0, +115) vs. [#116] Gadzhi Omargadzhiev (13-0-0, -141)

Last 3 Fights: Caio Borralho (3-0-0)
2021-10-19: W vs. [#209LHW] Jesse Murray (8-4-0) via TKO (Punches) in 1:41 of round 1
2021-09-28: W vs. [#107MW] Aaron Jeffery (11-3-0) via UD ()
2020-10-16: W vs. [#259HW+] Wildemar Matheus Souza do (8-3-0) via UD ()

Last 3 Fights: Gadzhi Omargadzhiev (3-0-0)
2021-10-26: W vs. [#342MW] Jansey Silva (7-2-0) via Submission (Kneebar) in 4:19 of round 1
2020-11-14: W vs. [#159MW] Vladimir Vasilyev (9-2-1) via UD ()
2019-10-30: W vs. [NA] Alexey Novikov (7-13-0) via TKO (Submission to Punches) in 2:54 of round 1

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Betting Odds Gadzhi Omargadzhiev -141 55.71%
Elo K170 Gadzhi Omargadzhiev 1625.38 +6.18 50.70%
Elo Modified Caio Borralho 1646.51 +9.78 51.07%
Glicko-1 Gadzhi Omargadzhiev 1690.17 +38.22 55.48%
WHR Gadzhi Omargadzhiev 1678.33 +46.65 55.31%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Caio Borralho 179, Gadzhi Omargadzhiev 172
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)
[#48] Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (23-7-0, -196) vs. [#160] Mounir Lazzez (10-2-0, +160)

Last 3 Fights: Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (2-1-0)
2021-10-30: W vs. [#131WW] Benoit St. Denis (8-1-0) via UD (29-26, 29-26, 29-26)
2020-07-11: L vs. [#21WW] Muslim Salikhov (18-2-0) via SD (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
2020-03-14: W vs. [#163WW] Alexey Kunchenko (20-3-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Last 3 Fights: Mounir Lazzez (2-1-0)
2021-01-20: L vs. [#87WW] Warlley Alves (14-5-0) via TKO (Body Kicks and Punches) in 2:35 of round 1
2020-07-15: W vs. [#76MW] Abdul Razak Alhassan (11-5-0) via UD (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
2020-02-07: W vs. [*] Arber Murati (10-9-1) via TKO (Knees and Punches) in 0:59 of round 1

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Betting Odds Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos -196 63.25%
Elo K170 Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos 1885.95 +336.66 82.32%
Elo Modified Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos 1927.85 +340.32 81.61%
Glicko-1 Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos 1984.25 +386.34 90.24%
WHR Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos 1860.52 +314.76 80.81%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos 168, Mounir Lazzez 451
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 273: Volkanovski vs. Zombie (04-09-2022)

7 Apr , 2022,
Jason

Featherweight Championship (145)
[#1/#3DD/#3P4P] Alexander Volkanovski (23-1-0, -761) vs. [#9] Chan Sung Jung (17-6-0, +510)
Alexander Volkanovski is the All-Time #3 ranked Featherweight and #24 ranked Absolute fighter.
Chan Sung Jung is the All-Time #23 ranked Featherweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Alexander Volkanovski (3-0-0)
2021-09-25: W vs. [#4FW] Brian Ortega (15-2-0) via UD (50-44, 50-45, 49-46)
2020-07-11: W vs. [#2FW/#8DD] Max Holloway (23-6-0) via SD (47-48, 48-47, 48-47)
2019-12-14: W vs. [#2FW/#8DD] Max Holloway (23-6-0) via UD (50-45, 48-47, 48-47)

Last 3 Fights: Chan Sung Jung (2-1-0)
2021-06-19: W vs. [#12FW] Dan Ige (15-5-0) via UD (49-46, 49-46, 48-47)
2020-10-17: L vs. [#4FW] Brian Ortega (15-2-0) via UD (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)
2019-12-21: W vs. [#10BW] Frankie Edgar (24-10-1) via TKO (Punches) in 3:18 of round 1

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Betting Odds Alexander Volkanovski -761 84.35%
Elo K170 Alexander Volkanovski 2404.59 +398.92 86.09%
Elo Modified Alexander Volkanovski 2316.81 +360.06 82.86%
Glicko-1 Alexander Volkanovski 2376.83 +367.01 89.21%
WHR Alexander Volkanovski 2179.76 +333.02 82.07%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Alexander Volkanovski 196, Chan Sung Jung 294
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Alexander Volkanovski leads 2-0
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Bantamweight Championship (135)
[#1/#10DD/#8P4P] Petr Yan (16-2-0, -480) vs. [#3] Aljamain Sterling (20-3-0, +358)
Petr Yan is the All-Time #11 ranked Bantamweight fighter.
Aljamain Sterling is the All-Time #7 ranked Bantamweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Petr Yan (2-1-0)
2021-10-30: W vs. [#5BW] Cory Sandhagen (14-4-0) via UD (49-46, 49-46, 49-46)
2021-03-06: L vs. [#3BW] Aljamain Sterling (20-3-0) via Disqualification (Illegal Knee) in 4:29 of round 4
2020-07-11: W vs. [#2BW] Jose Aldo (31-7-0) via TKO (Punches) in 3:24 of round 5

Last 3 Fights: Aljamain Sterling (3-0-0)
2021-03-06: W vs. [#1BW/#10DD/#8P4P] Petr Yan (16-2-0) via Disqualification (Illegal Knee) in 4:29 of round 4
2020-06-06: W vs. [#5BW] Cory Sandhagen (14-4-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 1:28 of round 1
2019-06-08: W vs. [#11BW] Pedro Munhoz (19-7-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Betting Odds Petr Yan -480 79.12%
Elo K170 Aljamain Sterling 2242.11 +113.09 62.64%
Elo Modified Petr Yan 2176.41 +38.34 54.19%
Glicko-1 Petr Yan 2246.39 +49.33 57.05%
WHR Petr Yan 2099.51 +103.99 61.66%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Petr Yan 161, Aljamain Sterling 399
Previous Match-up Record: Aljamain Sterling leads 1-0-0
Wins Against Common Opposition: Even: Both have 2 win(s) against common opposition.
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Welterweight (170)
[#3] Gilbert Burns (20-4-0) vs. [#16] Khamzat Chimaev (10-0-0)
Gilbert Burns is the All-Time #33 ranked Welterweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Gilbert Burns (2-1-0)
2021-07-10: W vs. [#13WW] Stephen Thompson (16-6-1) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2021-02-13: L vs. [#1WW/#1DD/#1P4P] Kamaru Usman (20-1-0) via TKO (Punches) in 0:34 of round 3
2020-05-30: W vs. [#28WW] Tyron Woodley (19-7-1) via UD (50-45, 50-44, 50-44)

Last 3 Fights: Khamzat Chimaev (3-0-0)
2021-10-30: W vs. [#38WW] Jingliang Li (18-7-0) via Technical Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 3:16 of round 1
2020-09-19: W vs. [#25MW] Gerald Meerschaert (34-14-0) via KO (Punch) in 0:17 of round 1
2020-07-25: W vs. [#200WW] Rhys McKee (11-4-1) via TKO (Punches) in 3:09 of round 1

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Elo K170 Gilbert Burns 2254.65 +398.40 86.06%
Elo Modified Gilbert Burns 2216.10 +313.62 79.78%
Glicko-1 Gilbert Burns 2273.21 +295.19 84.55%
WHR Gilbert Burns 1995.26 +100.42 61.27%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Gilbert Burns 273, Khamzat Chimaev 161
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: Blaydes vs. Daukas (03-26-2022)

21 Mar , 2022,
Jason

Heavyweight (265)
[#4] Curtis Blaydes (15-3-0) vs. [#16] Chris Daukaus (12-4-0)
Curtis Blaydes is the All-Time #26 ranked Heavyweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Curtis Blaydes (2-1-0)
2021-09-25: W vs. [#8HW+] Jairzinho Rozenstruik (12-3-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2021-02-20: L vs. [#6HW+] Derrick Lewis (26-9-0) via KO (Punch) in 1:26 of round 2
2020-06-20: W vs. [#9HW+] Alexander Volkov (34-10-0) via UD (48-47, 48-46, 49-46)

Last 3 Fights: Chris Daukaus (2-1-0)
2021-12-18: L vs. [#6HW+] Derrick Lewis (26-9-0) via KO (Punches) in 3:36 of round 1
2021-09-25: W vs. [#39HW+] Shamil Abdurakhimov (20-8-0) via TKO (Punches and Elbows) in 1:23 of round 2
2021-02-20: W vs. [#23HW+] Alexey Oleynik (59-16-1) via TKO (Punches) in 1:55 of round 1

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Elo K170 Curtis Blaydes 2074.23 +340.27 82.56%
Elo Modified Curtis Blaydes 2056.71 +322.13 80.38%
Glicko-1 Curtis Blaydes 2128.19 +322.44 86.48%
WHR Curtis Blaydes 1940.49 +261.95 76.79%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Curtis Blaydes 182, Chris Daukaus 98
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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Women Flyweight (125)
[#11] Alexa Grasso (13-3-0) vs. [#16] Joanne Wood (15-7-0)

Last 3 Fights: Alexa Grasso (2-1-0)
2021-02-13: W vs. [#21FLY] Maycee Barber (9-2-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2020-08-29: W vs. [#87FLY] Ji Yeon Kim (9-5-2) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2019-09-21: L vs. [#5SW/#10DD] Carla Esparza (18-6-0) via MD (29-28, 28-28, 29-28)

Last 3 Fights: Joanne Wood (1-2-0)
2021-11-20: L vs. [#3FLY] Taila Santos (19-1-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 4:49 of round 1
2021-06-12: L vs. [#7FLY] Lauren Murphy (15-5-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
2021-01-23: W vs. [#39FLY] Jessica Eye (15-10-0) via UD (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Elo K170 Alexa Grasso 1600.11 +149.27 66.42%
Elo Modified Alexa Grasso 1626.23 +132.76 64.13%
Glicko-1 Alexa Grasso 1590.82 +126.06 67.39%
WHR Alexa Grasso 1548.57 +95.43 60.73%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Alexa Grasso 406, Joanne Wood 126
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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Flyweight (125)
[#3] Askar Askarov (14-0-1) vs. [#5] Kai Kara France (23-9-0)
Askar Askarov is the All-Time #16 ranked Flyweight fighter.
Kai Kara France is the All-Time #38 ranked Flyweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Askar Askarov (3-0-0)
2021-03-06: W vs. [*] Joseph Benavidez (28-8-0) via UD (30-27, 30-26, 30-27)
2020-07-18: W vs. [#4FLY] Alexandre Pantoja (24-5-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2020-01-18: W vs. [#12FLY] Tim Elliott (18-12-1) via UD (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Last 3 Fights: Kai Kara France (2-1-0)
2021-12-11: W vs. [#8FLY] Cody Garbrandt (12-5-0) via TKO (Punches) in 3:21 of round 1
2021-03-06: W vs. [#19FLY] Rogerio Bontorin (17-4-0) via KO (Punches) in 4:55 of round 1
2020-09-26: L vs. [#10FLY] Brandon Royval (13-6-0) via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in 0:48 of round 2

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Elo K170 Askar Askarov 1979.09 +171.95 68.69%
Elo Modified Askar Askarov 1945.53 +172.63 68.04%
Glicko-1 Askar Askarov 1989.27 +148.05 70.10%
WHR Askar Askarov 1946.31 +223.42 73.51%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Askar Askarov 385, Kai Kara France 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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UFC 273 Features Title Defenses & Scores to Settle

17 Mar , 2022,
A. J. Riot

There’s not just one but two title belts up for grabs at UFC 273, scheduled to be held on April 9 at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. Headlining what promises to be a superb UFC 273 fight card, Alexander ‘The Great’ Volkanovski will mount his third defense of his UFC Featherweight title, taking on Jung ‘The Korean Zombie’ Chan Sung.

Since his first bout in the UFC, Australian fight favorite Volkanovski has certainly lived up to his moniker, boasting a great unbeaten record in the biggest MMA promotion of them all. But while the former rugby player will be tipped to win his next bout, The Korean Zombie has also earned his nickname, able to withstand a beating and keep on coming.

The second title bout of the night features unfinished business and a fearsome rivalry, as Aljamain ‘Funk Master’ Sterling embarks upon his first defense of the UFC Bantamweight title. At UFC 259 in March 2021, he became the first competitor in the UFC to win a title via disqualification, when reigning champion was disqualified for an illegal knee.

Given the unfinished business between these two proud fighters, and following several attempts to organize the inevitable rematch last year, Sterling and Yan finally go head-to-head in the octagon at UFC 273. This will be the first UFC Bantamweight title defense for Sterling, while Yan won his last bout against Cory Sandhagen for the interim championship.

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