First 12 fights of current TOP 4 Lightweights

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  1. Hotora86 #StayTheFuckHome #FlattenTheCurve #WashYourHands

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    "Strength of schedule" and "padded record" are common themes which come up when discussing the current LW champ. I decided to put things in perspective and analyze the first 12 opponents of the current TOP 4 Lightweights by their W/L ratio. Lost fights are in YELLOW.

    Note: I excluded Poirier since he was in WEC by fight #8 and in the UFC by fight #10.


    Some interesting takeaways I got from this comparison:
    • Khabib's record does indeed look "padded" but he never lost
    • Conor's first 12 are stronger than Khabib's but he lost twice
    • Tony's first 12 are stronger than Conor's and he only lost once
    • Gaethje's first 12 are the strongest by far and he never lost
    What's Your takeaway?

    PS.
    Not hating on Khabib, of course his current accomplishments are more important than this.
    Of course these are just stats and stats never show a complete picture.
    Shout-out to @Zebra Cheeks the stat-lover. ;)
     
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  2. boladiQup Purple Belt

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    very interesting
     
  3. Blanqa Blanqua Gold Belt

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    I am drunk. But shouldn’t you do their last 4?
     
  4. tenniswhiz Steel Belt

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    I don’t know...thanks for posting, it’s interesting.

    But it’s basically like comparing high school stats of now professional athletes.
    Or the competitive blue/purple belt records of now world class black belts.
     
  5. Blanqa Blanqua Gold Belt

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    Or the eight before their last four?
     
  6. Beherit Black Belt

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    I don't know what does it represent ... is it the WIN/LOSE RATIO at the time they fought ?
     
  7. Hotora86 #StayTheFuckHome #FlattenTheCurve #WashYourHands

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    Yes.
     
  8. Hotora86 #StayTheFuckHome #FlattenTheCurve #WashYourHands

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    I did this because ppl keep talking about "padded records" - so it must be important for some of us here. Comparing at least four top fighters puts things in perspective.
     
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    Patient Gadje becomes champ
     
  10. Ironnik94 Perdition Belt

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    Interesting thread @Hotora86 just one thing: would've been cool if you've added the names of the guys they've fought as well!
     
  11. Beherit Black Belt

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    but this is the first 12 fights in the UFC or in their careers ?
     
  12. Hotora86 #StayTheFuckHome #FlattenTheCurve #WashYourHands

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    Too much work. :p
    Besides, I was focused on the W/L ratio, who cares what their names are?
    You can quickly check the names and records on Tapology for example:
    https://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/fighters/18536-khabib-nurmagomedov
    https://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/fighters/14607-conor-mcgregor
    https://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/fighters/tony-ferguson-el-cucuy
    https://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/fighters/16421-justin-gaethje
     
  13. Hotora86 #StayTheFuckHome #FlattenTheCurve #WashYourHands

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    The first 12 fights of their careers obviously.
    0-0 guys wouldn't be in the UFC right? ;)

    Also note what I said about Dustin:
     
  14. Beherit Black Belt

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    I get it now, that's why I couldn't get it. I don't know if it is interesting to study, only their UFC records matter, the rest is not comparable.
     
  15. Hotora86 #StayTheFuckHome #FlattenTheCurve #WashYourHands

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    I did this because ppl keep talking about "padded records" - so it must be important for some of us here.
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  16. Ufcmaster Banned Banned

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    Who cares about their first twelve mma fights?

    Compare their first twelve UFC fights instead. You could then include Poirier too.

    1. Kamal Shalorus
    2. Gleison Tibau
    3. Tiago Tavares
    4. Abel Trujillo
    5. Pat Healy
    6. RDA
    7. Darrell Horcher
    8. Michael Johnson
    9. Edson Barboza
    10. Al Iaquinta
    11. Conrat
    12. Dustin Poirier

    Good list of opponents

    Khabib Bless
     
  17. Blanqa Blanqua Gold Belt

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    isn't the middle / latter body of a record more important?
     
  18. undisputedgoat Purple Belt

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    Should include Khabib first 12 judo, sambo and amateur fights too lol

    I think for the current ACTIVE fighters, their latest fights speak more about their CURRENT STATE compare to their first of whatever
     
  19. Blanqa Blanqua Gold Belt

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    agreed with what you have specifically said, perhaps not with what you are implying though
     
  20. Beherit Black Belt

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    padded record is relevant for fighter who never fought in the UFC, but when you are in the UFC for 10 years, the idea of padded record is non sense
     

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