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What Do MMA Fighters Do for Fun?

26 Jun , 2021,
A. J. Riot

Do you consider yourself a huge MMA fighter fan? Are you sure to catch all the big fights and know each of the notable fighters? Considering how exciting the sport is to watch, you would assume these fighters lead equally exciting lifestyles. However, in many ways, they may be just like you. While much of their free time is spent training, MMA fighters do have down time and that means they also have hobbies and things they like to do for fun.

Curious as to what MMA fighters do for fun? Here are some of the things they have been known to enjoy.

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Fight Matrix Current Meta-Rankings

17 Jun , 2021,
Jason

I thought it’d be fun to do a current meta-ranking, using rankings of rating using the standard system, P4P, Division Dominance and the four variants (ELO, ELO Mod, Glicko, WHR).  Below are the best fighters, sorted by average ranking.

 

Men

FM Std Elo Std Elo Mod Glicko WHR P4P DD AVG MIN MAX
Kamaru Usman 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1.0 1 1
Francis Ngannou 2 4 3 2 2 3 2 2.6 2 4
Alexander Volkanovski 7 2 4 8 8 2 4 5.0 2 8
Dustin Poirier 8 3 2 4 5 11 7 5.7 2 11
Charles Oliveira 9 6 5 3 3 12 8 6.6 3 12
Stipe Miocic 3 11 8 6 4 10 6 6.9 3 11
Jan Blachowicz 5 5 6 5 12 4 13 7.1 4 13
Israel Adesanya 4 10 7 7 6 6 12 7.4 4 12
Robert Whittaker 6 7 10 10 16 8 19 10.9 6 19
Max Holloway 12 18 12 11 9 15 5 11.7 5 18
Gegard Mousasi 14 8 9 9 11 9 32 13.1 8 32
Justin Gaethje 10 13 14 12 26 16 9 14.3 9 26
Colby Covington 11 12 13 17 23 13 18 15.3 11 23
Aljamain Sterling 18 14 22 23 24 7 11 17.0 7 24
Patricio Freire 38 9 11 13 10 20 20 17.3 9 38
Vadim Nemkov 15 26 24 18 14 14 29 20.0 14 29
Derrick Lewis 13 19 19 16 32 23 25 21.0 13 32
Brian Ortega 27 23 27 25 18 19 16 22.1 16 27
Jorge Masvidal 16 25 20 15 33 25 27 23.0 15 33
Gilbert Burns 17 17 16 21 36 26 28 23.0 16 36
Beneil Dariush 26 16 25 26 29 24 21 23.9 16 29
Petr Yan 34 42 23 24 15 18 15 24.4 15 42
Glover Teixeira 23 27 21 14 17 28 45 25.0 14 45
Michael Chiesa 19 22 26 29 30 29 33 26.9 19 33
Ryan Bader 36 20 17 22 21 32 57 29.3 17 57

 

Women

FM Std Elo Std Elo Mod Glicko WHR P4P DD AVG MIN MAX
Amanda Nunes 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1.1 1 2
Valentina Shevchenko 1 2 2 2 2 2 3 2.0 1 3
Rose Namajunas 3 3 4 4 5 3 2 3.4 2 5
Cristiane Justino 9 4 3 3 3 4 4 4.3 3 9
Weili Zhang 4 6 8 8 8 5 5 6.3 4 8
Jessica Andrade 5 9 6 6 7 8 9 7.1 5 9
Germaine de Randamie 10 8 7 5 4 12 7 7.6 4 12
Katlyn Chookagian 7 7 5 7 9 9 11 7.9 5 11
Carla Esparza 6 5 9 10 10 7 10 8.1 5 10
Holly Holm 8 12 11 12 6 11 6 9.4 6 12
Marina Rodriguez 11 11 10 9 11 10 12 10.6 9 12
Ayaka Hamasaki 23 10 13 13 17 6 8 12.9 6 23
Mackenzie Dern 12 14 15 11 20 13 14 14.1 11 20
Liz Carmouche 14 17 14 14 12 14 21 15.1 12 21
Jennifer Maia 13 22 23 20 14 17 19 18.3 13 23
Juliana Velasquez 21 16 12 17 15 18 32 18.7 12 32
Pannie Kianzad 26 21 16 23 23 15 18 20.3 15 26
Kayla Harrison 35 26 18 16 16 20 13 20.6 13 35
Julianna Pena 29 20 17 18 13 26 26 21.3 13 29
Amanda Lemos 18 23 21 19 18 37 22 22.6 18 37
Lauren Murphy 16 13 28 28 32 18 27 23.1 13 32
Yana Kunitskaya 33 18 19 21 24 26 29 24.3 18 33
Julia Budd 44 15 26 27 21 21 16 24.3 15 44
Taila Santos 31 24 20 15 19 31 46 26.6 15 46
Cynthia Calvillo 22 27 24 22 36 24 34 27.0 22 36

 

Discover Online Betting Tips That Can Help You Make Huge Profits

10 May , 2021,
A. J. Riot

Gambling has become popular in today’s world, thanks to the development of mobile technology. As of now, there is a broader range of bookmakers out there offering casino games. While some bettors play for fun, the ultimate goal of betting is to make a profit. When you take your wagers seriously, you can be able to turn this gambling game into your profitable full-time job. For a long time, it has been a nightmare to make a reasonable long-term profit through betting. However, with these tips, you can become a pro at online betting. Continue reading to discover how:

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Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk: Book vs Movie

3 May , 2021,
A. J. Riot

Most of us have heard about Fight Club, either the book or the film. Usually, books are more well-loved as compared to their movie counterparts which fail to capture the true essence of the story. However, the Fight Club movie is a masterpiece and surpasses the popularity of the novel. As far as movies go, Fight Club has created a new world for itself. Viewers love it for the magnificent acting, incredible storyline, and mysterious twists.

Image Source: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0137523/mediaviewer/rm2624092160/

However, a few people have an issue with the portrayal of toxic masculinity which is problematic as well as the flawed depiction of the central characters. Let’s see where the Fight Club movie deviates from the book and how.

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What to Consider in Betting on the UFC

19 Apr , 2021,
A. J. Riot

One of the things that some sports fans also enjoy other than spectating is to bet on the games. Betting is prevalent in sports worldwide and has been a favorite sports pastime since more than two years ago. The UFC is even no stranger to this, as it has a massive following in North America and even worldwide.

If you are a fan and you want to bet on UFC events, there are a few things you need to be prepared for. Here’s what you need to consider in betting on the UFC.

The Sportsbook

A sportsbook is where you can bet on sporting events. It would often only refer to a physical venue where you can bet there and receive winnings, but in today’s time, sportsbooks have gone digital. There are now online betting sites that cater to different sports, and all you have to do is join a site, create an account, and then bet.

Why do you need to think about this? There are different kinds of sportsbooks, and you can’t just pick one and call it a day. You need to choose one that suits your needs the most. In other words, you need a site that is available in your area (if your state allows online betting), operates legally, and can bet on the UFC.

The first step should be alright as you could quickly lookup a list on the internet or government-related sites. Many available sites are legitimate but to feel secure (since transactions in the site will involve money), you may check additional signs that it is established legally, such as a license to operate, a secure website, and a responsive website customer service. Lastly, check if the sportsbook offers bets for UFC events.

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT: LOOKING FORWARD TO GASTELLUM v. WHITTAKER

14 Apr , 2021,
A. J. Riot

For some reason, we cannot get enough of the UFC since the beginning of this year; it feels like an athlete in their prime. The promotion seems to have only big fights to offer or make, and we as fans can only be excited and appreciative of this level of talent and consistency. With all that is coming your way, having a bonus code handy, especially for the upcoming UFC events will be a good way to add to the fun of fight nights, and where better to get in on that adrenaline than at betoclock.com/bet365-bonus-code? UFC Fight Night comes up before the mighty clash of Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal at UFC 261, and it packs a punch.

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Celebrities Who Love Casino Games

8 Apr , 2021,
Frankie Wilde

Ever since fighting within the ring was recognized as a sport, people enjoyed placing bets on their favorite athlete. So from the beginning, gambling and fighting have been connected in some way. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that many professional fighters enjoy different casino games from time to time. And their fans seem to be thrilled by this fact, so they frequently play the same games as their favorite fighters on any UK low wagering casino that offers amazing welcome bonuses, promotions and slot games with low wager. In this article, we’ll go over some of the most popular MMA celebrities who love playing casino games whenever they can.

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Large implications for the UFC Middleweight Division in upcoming events

7 Apr , 2021,
oleg

After Francis Ngannou’s stunning knockout over reigning heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic and Tyrone Woodley’s valiant and frenetic efforts in his submission loss to Vicente Luque at UFC 260, the next UFC events have some living up to do. UFC Fight Night on April 10th brings us a last-minute change in personnel, with American #10 Kevin Holland (21-6-0) taking on Italian #6 Marvin Vettori (16-4-1) in an enticing Middleweight contest to see who climbs up the ladder to eventually challenge champion Israel Adesanya.

Holland steps in as a late replacement with only 2 weeks’ notice for Brit Darren Till, who broke his collarbone. Fresh off a decision loss that snapped his 5 match winning streak only a couple of weeks ago at UFC Vegas 22, Holland will look for a quick turnaround in his fortunes.

Vettori, who has had 60% of his wins come via submission, is looking for his 5th straight win in his quest for a rematch against Adesanya, against whom he had his last loss – an extremely close split decision back in April 2018. He comes in as a very strong (-350) favourite in this fight.

Other Middleweight Contenders also fight later in the month

April 17th’s UFC Fight Night brings us #1 Middleweight contender Robert Whittaker taking on #8 Kelvin Gastelum in an intriguing Australia v USA matchup. Whittaker, a former Middleweight champion, who has only had 1 loss since 2014, has been a perennial stalwart of his division. Gastelum, with only 1 win out of his last 4, will have his work cut out for him, and will go into the fight as a +125 underdog.

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4 Killer Tips for betting on Mixed Martial Arts You Need to Know

1 Apr , 2021,
A. J. Riot

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)  is becoming popular, leading to an increase in the number of people placing their bets on it. Betting in MMA gives you unique opportunities to make profits. When betting on mixed martial arts, your prediction needs to be systematic, considering that there are so many fighters plus different organizations. It will help you research online to find out each player performs before predicting how their next march will be. You can also learn the game rules to make your experience betting interesting as you will be betting on something you understand. These are the tips for betting on MMA that you need to know:

Avoid Putting a Bet on Every Fight

At times you may feel like placing a bet on every fight to be part of the action. But that is a bad idea because you will not have researched, thus guessing on your stakes. To be safe, you need to bet on fights that you have a strong prediction on. Remember, to increase your chances of winning, you need to place a wager on many games, and the amount needs to be minimal in that it does not affect your bankroll.

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