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Jon Jones career review

Posted on December 29, 2014  in MMA Fights

Jon Jones career review

Vs Event Date Link
Glover Teixeira UFC 172 Apr 26, 2014 http://www.ufc.tv/video/jon-jones-vs-glover-teixeira-ufc-172
Alexander Gustafsson UFC 165 Sep 21, 2013 http://www.ufc.tv/video/jon-jones-vs-alexander-gustafsson-ufc-165
Chael Sonnen UFC 159 Apr 27, 2013 http://www.ufc.tv/video/jon-jones-vs-chael-sonnen-ufc-159
Vitor Belfort UFC 152 Sep 22, 2012 http://www.ufc.tv/video/jon-jones-vs-vitor-belfort-ufc-152
Rashad Evans UFC 145 Apr 21, 2012 http://www.ufc.tv/video/jon-jones-vs-rashad-evans-ufc-145
Lyoto Machida UFC 140 Dec 10, 2011 http://www.ufc.tv/video/jon-jones-vs-lyoto-machida-ufc-140
Quinton Jackson UFC 135 Sep 24, 2011 http://www.ufc.tv/video/jon-jones-vs-rampage-jackson-ufc-135
Maurício Rua UFC 128 Mar 19, 2011 http://www.ufc.tv/video/jon-jones-vs-mauricio-rua-ufc-128
Ryan Bader UFC 126 Feb 05, 2011 http://www.ufc.tv/video/jon-jones-vs-ryan-bader-ufc-126
Vladimir Matyushenko UFC Live: Jones vs. Matyushenko Aug 01, 2010 http://www.ufc.tv/video/jon-jones-vs-vladimir-matyushenko-ufc-live-2
Brandon Vera UFC Live: Vera vs. Jones Mar 21, 2010 http://www.ufc.tv/video/jon-jones-vs-brandon-vera-ufc-live
Matt Hamill The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights Finale Dec 05, 2009 http://www.ufc.tv/video/matt-hamill-vs-jon-jones-tuf-10-finale
Jake O’Brien UFC 100 Jul 11, 2009 http://www.ufc.tv/video/jon-jones-vs-jake-obrien-ufc-100
Stephan Bonnar UFC 94 Jan 31, 2009 http://www.ufc.tv/video/jon-jones-vs-stephan-bonnar-ufc-94
André Gusmão UFC 87 Aug 09, 2008 http://www.ufc.tv/video/jon-jones-vs-andre-gusmao-ufc-87
Moyses Gabin Battle Cage Xtreme 5 Jul 12, 2008 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1xq7OkEF14
Parker Porter World Championship Fighting 3 Jun 20, 2008 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjbfQYoQS3o
Ryan Verrett USFL: War in the Woods 3 May 09, 2008 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3a3bvbj-Dg
Anthony Pina Ice Fighter Apr 25, 2008 Not Found
Carlos Eduardo Battle Cage Xtreme 4 Apr 19, 2008 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPSHM2LOjgQ
Brad Bernard FFP: Untamed 20 Apr 12, 2008 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVooqArjV9E

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How have the ex-Strikeforce fighters done in the UFC? A look at their collective record since the merge and some other facts.

Posted on July 31, 2014  in Writing

So the topic came about in another thread about how good the Strikeforce guys have been in the UFC since the merger in early 2013. For statistics’ sake, here is how each fighter has done in the UFC at each weight class. I’m not including the fighters from the women’s bantamweight division, since it was also new at the same time.

Note: If a fighter is now in a different weight class, his name will be highlighted in italics. If a fighter is no longer with the UFC, his name will be struck through.

Heavyweight

Daniel Cormier (2-0), Had Top 5 Ranking in HW before moving down

Josh Barnett (1-1), Current #6 in HW Rankings

Guto Inocente (0-1)

Light Heavyweight

Daniel Cormier (2-0), Current #2 in LHW Rankings, Will Challenge for LHW Title

Ovince St. Preux (4-0), Current #10 in LHW Rankings

Gegard Mousasi (1-0), Had Top 10 Ranking in LHW before moving down

Rafael Cavalcante (1-2), Current #12 in LHW Rankings

Gian Villante (2-2)

Middleweight

Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (3-0), Current #4 in MW Rankings

Luke Rockhold (2-1), Current #5 in MW Rankings

Tim Kennedy (3-0), Current #6 in MW Rankings

Gegard Mousasi (1-1), Current #7 in MW Rankings

Yoel Romero (4-0), Current #11 in MW Rankings

Derek Brunson (2-1)

Trevor Smith (2-2)

Nate Marquardt (1-0)

Lorenz Larkin (1-3)

Roger Gracie (0-1), CONTRACT NOT RENEWED

Anthony Smith (0-1), CUT

Bristol Marunde (0-2), CUT

Welterweight

Robbie Lawler (5-1), Current #1 in WW Rankings, Challenged for WW Title, Will Likely Challenge for WW Title

Tyron Woodley (3-2), Current #4 in WW Rankings

Tarec Saffiedine (1-0), Current #10 in WW Rankings

Adlan Amagov (2-0)

K.J. Noons (1-0)

Nate Marquardt (0-2)

Bobby Voelker (0-4)

Jason High (2-2), CUT due to pushing a ref

Lightweight

Gilbert Melendez (1-1), Current #2 in WW Rankings, Challenged for LW Title, Will Challenge for LW Title

Josh Thomson (1-2), Current #6 in LW Rankings, Was Going to Challenge for LW Title

Bobby Green (4-0), Current #7 in LW Rankings

Jorge Masvidal (4-1), Current #14 in LW Rankings

Adriano Martins (2-1)

K.J. Noons (1-1)

Isaac Vallie-Flagg (1-2)

Roger Bowling (0-2, 1 NC)

Yancy Medeiros (0-2, 1 NC)

Pat Healy (0-4, 1 NC), CUT

Ryan Couture (0-2), CUT

Caros Fodor (0-1), CUT

Featherweight

Mizuto Hirota (0-2), CUT

Kurt Holobaugh (0-1), CUT

Overall record of Strikeforce fighters since joining the UFC: 60 wins, 51 losses, 3 No Contests.

That record is shared between 38 fighters.

The GOOD:

  • 2 of these fighters have fought in title matches (Gilbert Melendez and Robbie Lawler)

  • The same 2 have also received title shots twice (technically hasn’t been officially confirmed for Lawler, I know)

  • 4 fighters have received title shots (Melendez, Lawler, Daniel Cormier, and Josh Thomson; unfortunately Thomson didn’t end up getting his when Anthony Pettis got injured)

  • 8 fighters are still undefeated in their UFC tenures so far; these fighters are responsible for nearly half of the Strikeforce fighters’ win total, with a combined record of 25 wins and 0 losses (Cormier, St. Preux, Jacare, Kennedy, Romero, Saffiedine, Amagov, Green)

  • Of the undefeated fighters, Cormier, St. Preux, Romero, and Green all lead the way with the best records (4-0), Jacare and Kennedy are next (3-0), while Amagov and Saffiedine are still 2-0 and 1-0 respectively.

  • The ex-Strikeforce fighter with the most wins since the merge is Robbie Lawler, with 5. He is also the most active fighter of the lot with 6 professional bouts.

  • Currently, sixteen fighters are numbered in the UFC official ranking system, which goes up to 15. Twelve are in the top 10, and six are in the top 5. Those six are: Daniel Cormier (#2 LHW), Jacare Souza (#4 MW), Luke Rockhold (#5 MW), Robbie Lawler (#1 WW), Tyron Woodley (#4 WW), and Gilbert Melendez (#2 WW).

THE BAD:

  • No fighter has yet to win a UFC title.

  • Of these 38 fighters, only 16 have a winning record during their tenure in the UFC. 17 have a losing record, and 12 have failed to pick up a win at all.

THE UGLY:

  • These 12 winless fighters also make up almost half of the loss total for all ex-Strikeforce fighters (their overall record is 0 wins, 23 losses, and 3 NCs).

  • Of the 12 winless fighters, 8 have been cut. Remarkably, Bobby Voelker (0-4), Roger Bowling (0-2, 1 NC), and Yancy Medeiros (0-2, 1 NC), have managed to avoid the pink slip so far.

  • Since the merge, 9 fighters have been cut from the UFC. The total of these fighters records while they were in the promotion was 2 wins, 16 losses, and 1 NC.

  • The only cut fighter that won in the UFC is Jason High. He is also the only fighter cut that did not have a losing record (2-2). This is due to the reason he was cut: making aggressive physical contact with a ref.

CONCLUSIONS:

We can tell that, at every weight class from LW to HW, the Strikeforce imports have made a significant impact in each division (well, maybe not so much for HW). Strikeforce fighters have fought for the title in LW and WW, the majority of contenders right now at MW are ex-Strikeforce (indeed, this division has definitely changed the most since the merge), and LHW got a much-needed injection of new talent with Cormier and OSP.

There have also been quite a few fighters that didn’t quite make it, but still, considering that Strikeforce was the #2 promotion before its dissolution, I would have to say that the majority of the fighters have punched above their weight

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Let’s talk about the MMA G.O.A.T

Posted on January 3, 2014  in Uncategorized

 

Anderson Silva has 12 top ten wins, the average rank of the his challenger was 4.5 and his undefeated streak lasted 2633 days over the course of 17 fights

Fedor Emelianenko has 13 top ten wins, the average rank of his challenger was 5.5 and his undefeated streak lasted 3369 days over the course of 27 fights, 1 NC.

Georges St Pierre has 17 top ten wins, the average rank of his challenger was 3 and his undefeated streak lasted 2276 days over the course of  12 fights.

Jon Jones has 8 top ten wins, the average rank of his challenger was 3.5 and his undefeated streak lasted 1395 days over the course of 10 fights.*

Statics do not prove anything as a legacy cannot be proved with numbers. However, these would suggest that in fact Georges St Pierre is the GOAT.

*Up to January 2nd 2014

Just thought you should know.

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