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Thursday, December 10th 2020: Bellator 254: Macfarlane vs. Velasquez
 [#8 W125] Ilima-Lei Macfarlane [#15 W125] Juliana Velasquez
Last Fight Date: 12/21/2019 [BellatorFC]
Last Opponent: [#64 W125] Kate Jackson
Last 5: W W W W W
Last Fight Date: 12/21/2019 [BellatorFC]
Last Opponent: [#68 W125] Bruna Ellen
Last 5: W W W W W
Saturday, December 19th 2020: Deep - Jewels 31
 [#11 W105] Si Woo Park [#14 W105] Saori Oshima
Last Fight Date: 12/15/2019 [DEEP]
Last Opponent: [NR] Hikaru Aono
Last 5: L L W W W
Last Fight Date: 9/20/2020 [DEEP]
Last Opponent: [NR] Mizuki Oshiro
Last 5: - W L W W
Sunday, December 13th 2020: ACA 115
 [#25 MW] Magomed Ismailov [#40 LHW] Ivan Shtyrkov
Last Fight Date: 7/24/2020 [Absolute Championship Akhmat]
Last Opponent: [#60 HW] Aleksander Emelianenko
Last 5: W D W W W
Last Fight Date: 2/22/2020 [Russian Cagefighting Championship]
Last Opponent: [#140 LHW] Michal Pasternak
Last 5: W W W L W

Fight Matrix Program – UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Teixeira (2020-10-31)

2 Nov , 2020,
Jason

Light Heavyweight (205)
[#5] Glover Teixeira (31-7-0, +177) vs. [*] Thiago Santos (21-7-0, -219)
Glover Teixeira is the All-Time #21 ranked Light Heavyweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Glover Teixeira (3-0-0)
2020-05-13: W vs. [#14LHW] Anthony Smith (33-16-0) via TKO (Punches) in 1:04 of round 5
2019-09-14: W vs. [#13LHW] Nikita Krylov (26-7-0) via SD (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
2019-04-27: W vs. [#39LHW] Ion Cutelaba (15-6-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 3:37 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Thiago Santos (2-1-0)
2019-07-06: L vs. [#1LHW/#6DD/#1P4P] Jon Jones (26-1-0) via SD (47-48, 48-47, 48-47)
2019-02-23: W vs. [#2LHW] Jan Blachowicz (27-8-0) via TKO (Punches) in 0:39 of round 3
2018-12-08: W vs. [*] Jimi Manuwa (17-6-0) via KO (Punches) in 0:41 of round 2

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Betting Odds Thiago Santos -219 65.53%
Elo K170 Glover Teixeira 2069.52 +38.31 54.37%
Elo Modified Thiago Santos 2087.11 +47.36 55.16%
Glicko-1 Thiago Santos 2208.58 +75.97 60.76%
WHR Thiago Santos 2009.17 +62.92 57.14%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Glover Teixeira 178, Thiago Santos 490
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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Heavyweight (265)
[#27] Andrei Arlovski (29-19-0, +206) vs. [#36] Tanner Boser (19-6-1, -258)
Andrei Arlovski is the All-Time #19 ranked Heavyweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Andrei Arlovski (2-1-0)
2020-05-13: W vs. [#48HW+] Philipe Lins (14-5-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
2019-11-02: L vs. [#5HW+] Jairzinho Rozenstruik (11-1-0) via KO (Punch) in 0:29 of round 1
2019-07-20: W vs. [#26HW+] Ben Rothwell (38-13-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Last 3 Fights: Tanner Boser (2-1-0)
2020-07-25: W vs. [#83HW+] Raphael Pessoa (10-2-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:36 of round 2
2020-06-27: W vs. [#48HW+] Philipe Lins (14-5-0) via KO (Punches) in 2:41 of round 1
2019-12-21: L vs. [#46HW+] Ciryl Gane (6-0-0) via UD (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Betting Odds Tanner Boser -258 68.80%
Elo K170 Andrei Arlovski 1655.25 +22.64 52.58%
Elo Modified Andrei Arlovski 1708.53 +7.98 50.87%
Glicko-1 Andrei Arlovski 1745.95 +18.47 52.66%
WHR Andrei Arlovski 1696.15 +89.79 60.11%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Andrei Arlovski 178, Tanner Boser 105
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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Bantamweight (135)
[#16] Raoni Barcelos (15-1-0) vs. [#83] Khalid Taha (14-2-0)

Last 3 Fights: Raoni Barcelos (3-0-0)
2019-12-21: W vs. [#39BW] Said Nurmagomedov (14-2-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
2019-05-11: W vs. [#274BW] Carlos Huachin (11-5-3) via TKO (Elbows and Punches) in 4:49 of round 2
2018-11-30: W vs. [*] Chris Gutierrez (15-4-2) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 4:12 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Khalid Taha (2-1-0)
2019-10-05: W vs. [#117FLY] Bruno Silva (10-6-2) via Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) in 3:00 of round 3
2019-04-13: W vs. [#544LW] Boston Salmon (7-3-0) via TKO (Punches) in 0:25 of round 1
2018-07-22: L vs. [#145FW] Nad Narimani (12-4-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Elo K170 Raoni Barcelos 1920.02 +297.73 79.58%
Elo Modified Raoni Barcelos 1909.53 +277.03 77.08%
Glicko-1 Raoni Barcelos 1961.00 +304.70 85.24%
WHR Raoni Barcelos 1866.81 +313.13 80.70%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Raoni Barcelos 322, Khalid Taha 399
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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Should MMA Athletes Incorporate Nitric Oxide into Their Training Regimen?

Nov , 2020,
A. J. Riot

The world of mixed martial arts is certainly grueling. Up-and-coming competitors will often be forced to fight multiple bouts each month with little downtime. Training schedules are notoriously strict and diets can be hard to follow. Of course, all of these sacrifices are worth it once an individual steps into the octagon. We should still mention that victory could very well come at a physical price thanks to chronic issues such as soreness, fatigue and an overall lack of motivation.

This is why supplements are playing an increasingly important dietary role in regards to MMA athletes. While we have all heard about substances such as human growth hormone (HGH) and creatine, what about formulations which are intended to increase blood flow to the extremities? These are commonly referred to as vasodilators and nitric oxide is undoubtedly the most common. Might supplementing with nitric oxide be a good idea? Let us take a look at what MMA fighters should consider.

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Fight Matrix Program – UFC Fight Night: Silva vs. Hall (2020-10-31)

26 Oct , 2020,
Jason

Middleweight (185)
[#15] Uriah Hall (15-9-0, -222) vs. [*] Anderson Silva (34-10-0, +179)
Anderson Silva is the All-Time #1 ranked Middleweight and #4 ranked Absolute fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Uriah Hall (2-1-0)
2019-09-14: W vs. [#22MW] Antonio Carlos Jr. (10-4-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
2018-12-29: W vs. [#108MW] Bevon Lewis (7-2-0) via KO (Punch) in 1:32 of round 3
2018-07-07: L vs. [#5MW] Paulo Costa (13-1-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:36 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Anderson Silva (1-2-0)
2019-05-11: L vs. [#8MW] Jared Cannonier (13-5-0) via TKO (Leg Injury) in 4:47 of round 1
2019-02-09: L vs. [#1MW/#6DD/#6P4P] Israel Adesanya (20-0-0) via UD (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
2017-02-11: W vs. [#11MW] Derek Brunson (21-7-0) via UD (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Betting Odds Uriah Hall -222 65.79%
Elo K170 Uriah Hall 1825.30 +63.21 57.17%
Elo Modified Uriah Hall 1822.38 +34.84 53.81%
Glicko-1 Uriah Hall 1845.76 +37.04 55.31%
WHR Uriah Hall 1760.78 +16.18 51.85%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Uriah Hall 413, Anderson Silva 539
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Anderson Silva leads 2-1
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Featherweight (145)
[#26] Andre Fili (21-7-0, +138) vs. [#58] Bryce Mitchell (13-0-0, -167)

Last 3 Fights: Andre Fili (2-1-0)
2020-06-13: W vs. [#65FW] Charles Jourdain (10-3-1) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
2020-01-18: L vs. [#21FW] Sodiq Yusuff (11-1-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2019-07-13: W vs. [*] Sheymon Moraes (11-4-0) via KO (Punches) in 3:07 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Bryce Mitchell (3-0-0)
2020-05-09: W vs. [#101LW] Charles Rosa (13-4-0) via UD (30-24, 30-25, 30-25)
2019-12-07: W vs. [#195FW] Matt Sayles (8-3-0) via Submission (Twister) in 4:20 of round 1
2019-03-23: W vs. [#177FW] Bobby Moffett (13-5-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Betting Odds Bryce Mitchell -167 59.81%
Elo K170 Andre Fili 1790.70 +40.78 54.64%
Elo Modified Bryce Mitchell 1762.16 +22.88 52.50%
Glicko-1 Andre Fili 1757.46 +5.41 50.78%
WHR Bryce Mitchell 1682.05 +58.41 56.63%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Andre Fili 140, Bryce Mitchell 175
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)
[#37] Kevin Holland (19-5-0) vs. [#40] Makhmud Muradov (24-6-0)

Last 3 Fights: Kevin Holland (3-0-0)
2020-09-19: W vs. [#53MW] Darren Stewart (12-6-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
2020-08-08: W vs. [#80MW] Joaquin Buckley (11-3-0) via TKO (Punch) in 0:43 of round 3
2020-05-16: W vs. [#122MW] Anthony Hernandez (7-2-0) via TKO (Knees and Punches) in 1:39 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Makhmud Muradov (3-0-0)
2019-12-07: W vs. [#99MW] Trevor Smith (15-10-0) via KO (Punch) in 4:09 of round 3
2019-09-28: W vs. [#93MW] Alessio Di Chirico (12-5-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2019-07-27: W vs. [#326MW] Wendell de Oliveira Marqu (31-15-0) via TKO (Punches) in 1:56 of round 2

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Elo K170 Makhmud Muradov 1813.34 +6.22 50.71%
Elo Modified Makhmud Muradov 1825.83 +69.70 57.57%
Glicko-1 Makhmud Muradov 1894.71 +120.34 66.66%
WHR Makhmud Muradov 1717.92 +35.78 54.08%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Kevin Holland 42, Makhmud Muradov 329
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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How Basketball Became The World’s Second-Biggest Sport

Oct , 2020,
A. J. Riot

Whether you are looking for a sport to bet on, get involved with, or learn more about, you have a variety of options available to you today. Throughout your research, it’s likely that you’ve come across everything from hockey to lawnmower racing. Whatever the situation, there is simply no denying that there is a whole slew of options out there when it comes to the wide world of sports. Despite this, only a select few can be at the top. Basketball is one of those sports, with its ability to draw in millions and millions of fans every year. With more than 200 basketball-playing nations competing against each other every year, the Olympic dream matchups, and all the local events, it should be easy to understand why basketball became so popular and is still growing.

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Current & All-Time MMA Rankings Updated (10-25-2020)

25 Oct , 2020,
Jason

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Fight Matrix Program – UFC Fight Night: Khabib vs. Gaethje (2020-10-24)

19 Oct , 2020,
Jason

Lightweight Championship (155)
[#1/#3DD/#6P4P] Khabib Nurmagomedov (28-0-0, -335) vs. [#2/#6DD/#8P4P] Justin Gaethje (22-2-0, +260)
Khabib Nurmagomedov is the All-Time #2 ranked Lightweight and #21 ranked Absolute fighter.
Justin Gaethje is the All-Time #16 ranked Lightweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Khabib Nurmagomedov (3-0-0)
2019-09-07: W vs. [#3LW] Dustin Poirier (26-6-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 2:06 of round 3
2018-10-06: W vs. [#10WW] Conor McGregor (22-4-0) via Submission (Neck Crank) in 3:03 of round 4
2018-04-07: W vs. [#14LW] Al Iaquinta (15-6-1) via UD (50-44, 50-43, 50-43)

Last 3 Fights: Justin Gaethje (3-0-0)
2020-05-09: W vs. [#4LW] Tony Ferguson (25-4-0) via TKO (Punches) in 3:39 of round 5
2019-09-14: W vs. [#24WW] Donald Cerrone (36-15-1) via TKO (Punches) in 4:18 of round 1
2019-03-30: W vs. [#10FW] Edson Barboza (21-9-0) via KO (Punch) in 2:30 of round 1

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Betting Odds Khabib Nurmagomedov -335 73.48%
Elo K170 Khabib Nurmagomedov 2424.56 +125.88 63.99%
Elo Modified Khabib Nurmagomedov 2355.97 +125.33 63.38%
Glicko-1 Khabib Nurmagomedov 2450.23 +98.16 63.76%
WHR Khabib Nurmagomedov 2342.23 +257.16 76.40%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Khabib Nurmagomedov 413, Justin Gaethje 168
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Khabib Nurmagomedov leads 3-2
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Middleweight (185)
[#2] Robert Whittaker (21-5-0, -107) vs. [#7] Jared Cannonier (13-4-0, -116)
Robert Whittaker is the All-Time #14 ranked Middleweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Robert Whittaker (2-1-0)
2020-07-25: W vs. [#8MW] Darren Till (18-3-1) via UD (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)
2019-10-05: L vs. [#1MW/#7DD/#5P4P] Israel Adesanya (20-0-0) via KO (Punches) in 3:33 of round 2
2018-06-09: W vs. [#6MW] Yoel Romero (13-5-0) via SD (47-48, 48-47, 48-47)

Last 3 Fights: Jared Cannonier (3-0-0)
2019-09-28: W vs. [#3MW] Jack Hermansson (21-5-0) via TKO (Punches) in 0:27 of round 2
2019-05-11: W vs. [*] Anderson Silva (34-10-0) via TKO (Leg Injury) in 4:47 of round 1
2018-11-03: W vs. [#27MW] David Branch (22-7-0) via TKO (Punches) in 0:29 of round 2

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Betting Odds Jared Cannonier -116 50.95%
Elo K170 Robert Whittaker 2254.15 +337.51 82.37%
Elo Modified Robert Whittaker 2182.03 +279.40 77.26%
Glicko-1 Robert Whittaker 2239.90 +208.78 76.89%
WHR Robert Whittaker 1971.69 +88.78 60.00%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Robert Whittaker 91, Jared Cannonier 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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Heavyweight (265)
[#8] Alexander Volkov (31-8-0, -165) vs. [#19] Walt Harris (13-8-0, +136)
Alexander Volkov is the All-Time #40 ranked Heavyweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Alexander Volkov (1-2-0)
2020-06-20: L vs. [#3HW+] Curtis Blaydes (14-2-0) via UD (48-47, 48-46, 49-46)
2019-11-09: W vs. [#80HW+] Greg Hardy (6-2-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2018-10-06: L vs. [#4HW+] Derrick Lewis (24-7-0) via KO (Punches) in 4:49 of round 3

Last 3 Fights: Walt Harris (2-1-0)
2020-05-16: L vs. [#6HW+] Alistair Overeem (47-18-0) via TKO (Punches) in 3:00 of round 2
2019-07-20: W vs. [#10HW+] Alexey Oleynik (59-14-1) via KO (Knee and Punches) in 0:12 of round 1
2019-05-04: W vs. [#38HW+] Sergey Spivak (11-2-0) via TKO (Punches) in 0:50 of round 1

System Favorite Rating Rating Diff Win %
Betting Odds Alexander Volkov -165 59.50%
Elo K170 Alexander Volkov 1896.67 +236.07 74.62%
Elo Modified Alexander Volkov 1919.77 +196.98 70.31%
Glicko-1 Alexander Volkov 1988.19 +187.71 74.66%
WHR Alexander Volkov 1826.62 +146.53 66.14%

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Alexander Volkov 126, Walt Harris 161
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Alexander Volkov leads 1-0
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