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The Ultimate Streak Busters




The question:


Who are the best streak busters in the UFC today? Which fighters most consistently fought and defeated opponents coming off a series of victories?


Foreword:

Although the results of this approach can shed a unique albeit specific light for any interested mma fan, it does not in any case intent to offer any definitive answer about the comparative quality of opposition that each of the chosen subjects have faced. For that, a much more sophisticated method is required. All that is offered here is raw data and a quick and easy way to process it. The procedure may be simplistic or ill advised but it's application was objectively applied to all subjects with the exception of the Jon Jones vs Matt Hamil fight: for the purpose of this statistical rundown, Jon Jones won that fight and the scoring is applied accordingly.


The subjects:

I elected to look at the consensus top 10 pound for pound fighters in order to evaluate their history of breaking opponents winning streaks. Those are Jon Jones, Georges St-Pierre, Anderson Silva, Jose Aldo, Chris Weidman, Benson Henderson, Junior dos Santos, Cain Velasquez, Demetrious Johnson, and Renan Barao. I figured that P4P bests were most likely perfect candidates in a contest of streak busting.


The methodology:

I chose to examine the fighters last 10 fights when possible. When not, a maximum number of their most recent fights. I quickly realized that not all P4P bests are old enough to have fought 10 known fighters and what I mean by 'known' is having a wiki page, or a career profile on any mma website. Thus, when records couldn't be found I decided to ignore the whole fight altogether. In order for younger fighters not to be penalized in the scoring, all final scores are tallied on an per fight average.Nevermind all that, I got everybody's records now thanks to some help from the comment section. The scores have been adjusted, it's a little different but all is fine now.


The scoring:

I wanted the formula to be as simple as possible for I didn't want to make a doctorate out of the exercise and spend hours running the numbers. Simplicity is beautiful and it goes like this:

0 point for a loss.

0 point for a draw.

1 point for the win itself.

1 additional point per number of win in the defeated opponent's winning streak.


The data:

Jon Jones

(10 of last 10 fights)

Win (+1) over Cheal Sonnen on a 0 win streak (+0) = 1 point

Win (+1) over Vitor Belfort on a 2 win streak (+2) = 3 points

Win (+1) over Rashad Evans on a 4 win streak (+4) = 5 points

Win (+1) over Lyoto Machida on a 1 win streak (+1) = 2 points

Win (+1) over Quinton Jackson on a 2 win streak (+2) = 3 points

Win (+1) over Mauricio Rua on a 1 win streak (+1) = 2 points

Win (+1) over Ryan Bader on a 12 win streak (+12) = 13 points

Win (+1) over Vladimir Matyushenko on a 3 win streak (+3) = 4 points

Win (+1) over Brandon Vera on a 0 win streak (+0) = 1 point

Win*(+1) over Matt Hamil on a 2 win streak (+2) = 3 points

Win (+1) over Jake O'Brien on a 1 win streak (+1) = 2 points

Total : 39 points in 10 fights = 3.9 streak-busting rating.


Georges St-Pierre

(10 of last 10 fights)

Win (+1) over Nick Diaz on a 0 win streak (+0) = 1 point

Win (+1) over Carlos Condit on a 5 win streak (+5) = 6 points

Win (+1) over Jake Shields on a 15 win streak (+15) = 16 points

Win (+1) over Josh Koscheck on a 3 win streak (+3) = 4 points

Win (+1) over Dan Hardy on a 7 win streak (+7) = 8 points

Win (+1) over Thiago Alves on a 7 win streak (+7) = 8 points

Win (+1) over BJ Penn on a 3 win streak (+3) = 4 points

Win (+1) over Jon Fitch on a 16 win streak (+16) = 17 points

Win (+1) over Matt Serra on a 2 win streak (+2) = 3 points

Win (+1) over Matt Hughes (third fight) on a 1 win streak (+1) = 2 points

Total 69 points in 10 fights = 6.9 streak-busting rating.


Anderson Silva

(10 of last 10 fights)

Loss (+0) over Chris Weidman = 0 point

Win (+1) over Stephan Bonnar on a 2 win streak (+2) = 3 points

Win (+1) over Cheal Sonnen on a 3 win streak (+3) = 4 points

Win (+1) over Yushin Okami on a 3 win streak (+3) = 4 points

Win (+1) over Vitor Belfort on a 5 win streak (+5) = 6 points

Win (+1) over Demian Maia on a 1 win streak (+1) = 2 points

Win (+1) over Forest Griffin on a 0 win streak (+0) = 1 point

Win (+1) over Thales Leites on a 5 win streak (+5) = 6 points

Win (+1) over Patrick Cote on a 5 win streak (+5) = 6 points

Win (+1) over James Irvin on a 2 win streak (+2) = 3 points

Total 34 points in 10 fights = 3.4 streak-busting rating.


Jose Aldo

(10 of last 10 fights)

Win (+1) over The Korean Zombie on a 3 win streak (+3) = 4 points

Win (+1) over Frankie Edgar on a 0 win streak (+0) = 1 point

Win (+1) over Chad Mendes on an 11 win streak (+11) = 12 points

Win (+1) over Kenny Florian on a 1 win streak (+1) = 2 points

Win (+1) over Mark Hominick on a 5 win streak (+5) = 6 points

Win (+1) over Manvel Gamburyan on a 3 win streak (+3) = 4 points

Win (+1) over Urijah Faber on a 1 win streak (+1) = 2 points

Win (+1) over Mike Brown on a 10 win streak (+10) = 11 points

Win (+1) over Cub Swanson on a 2 win streak (+2) = 3 points

Win (+1) over Chris Mickle on a 2 win streak (+2) = 3 points

Total: 48 points in 10 fights = 4.8 winning streak-busting rating.


Chris Weidman

(10 of last 10 fights)

Win (+1) over Anderson Silva on a 17 win streak (+17) = 18 points

Win (+1) over Mark Munoz on a 4 win streak (+4) = 5 points

Win (+1) over Demian Maia on a 1 win streak (+1) = 2 points

Win (+1) over Tom Lawlor on a 1 win streak (+1) = 2 points

Win (+1) over Jesse Bongfelt on a 0 win streak (+0) = 1 point

Win (+1) over Alessio Sakara on a 3 win streak (+3) = 4 points

Win (+1) over Valdir Araujo on a 3 win streak (+3) = 4 points

Win (+1) over Uriah Hall on a 4 win streak (+4) = 5 points

Win (+1)over Mike Stuart on a 1 win streak (+1) = 2 points

Win (+1) over Reubem Lopez on 0 win streak (+0) = 1 point

Total: 44 points in 10 fights = 4.4 streak-busting rating.


Benson Henderson

(10 of last 10 fights)

Win (+1) over Gilbert Melendez on a 7 win streak (+7) = 8 points

Win (+1) over Nate Diaz on a 3 win streak (+3) = 4 points

Win (+1) over Frankie Edgar (second fight) on a 0 win streak (+0) = 1 point

Win (+1) over Frankie Edgar (first fight) on a 1 win streak (+1) = 2 points

Win (+1) over Clay Guida on a 4 win streak (+4) = 5 points

Win (+1) over Jim Miller on a 7 win streak (+7) = 8 points

Win (+1) over Mark Bocek on a 1 win streak (+1) = 2 points

Loss (+0) over Anthony Pettis = 0 point

Win (+1) over Donald Cerone on a 1 win streak (+1) = 2 points

Win (+1) over Jamie Varner on a 5 win streak (+5) = 6 points

Total 38 points in 10 fights = 3.8 streak-busting rating.


Junior dos Santos

(10 of last 10 fights)

Win (+1) over Mark Hunt on 4 win streak (+4) = 5 points

Loss (+0) over Cain Velasquez (second fight) = 0 point

Win (+1) over Frank Mir on a 3 win streak (+3) = 4 points

Win (+1) over Cain Velasquez (first fight) on a 9 win streak (+9) = 10 points

Win (+1) over Shane Carwin on a 0 win streak (+0) = 1 point

Win (+1) over Roy Nelson on a 2 win streak (+2) = 3 points

Win (+1) over Gabriel Gonzaga on a 1 win streak (+1) = 2 points

Win (+1) over Gilbert Yvel on a 1 win streak (+1) = 2 points

Win (+1) over Mirko Filipovic on a 2 win streak (+2) = 3 points

Win (+1) over Stephan Struve on a 5 win streak (+5) = 6 points

Total: 36 points in 10 fights = 3.6 streak-busting rating.


Cain Velasquez:

(10 of last 10 fights)

Win (+1) over Antonio Silva (second fight) on a 2 win streak (+2) =3 points

Win (+1) over Junior dos Santos (second fight) on a 10 win streak (+10) = 11 points

Win (+1) over Antonio Silva (first fight) on a 0 win streak (+0) = 1 point

Loss (+0) over Junior Dos Santos (first fight) = 0 point

Win (+1) over Brock Lesnar on a 4 win streak (+4) = 5 points

Win (+1) over Antonio Norgeira on a 1 win streak (+1) = 2 points

Win (+1) over Ben Rothwell on a 1 win streak (+1) = 2 points

Win (+1) over Cheick Kongo on a 3 win streak (+3) = 4 points

Win (+1) over Denis Stojnic on a 2 win streak (+2) = 3 points

Win (+1) over Jake O'brien on a 0 win streak (+0) = 1 point

Win (+1) over Brad Morrison a 4 win streak (+4) = 5 points

Total: 34 points in 10 fights = 3.4 streak-busting rating.


Demetrious Johnson

(10 of last 10 fights)

Win (+1) over John Moraga on a 7 win streak (+7) = 8 points

Win (+1) over John Dodson on a 5 win streak (+5) = 6 points

Win (+1) over Joseph Benavidez on a 4 win streak (+4) = 5 points

Win (+1) over Ian McCall (second) on a 0 win streak (+0) = 1 point

Draw (+0) over Ian McCall (first) = 0 point

Loss (+0) over Dominick Cruz = 0 points

Win (+1) over Miguel Tores on a 2 win streak (+2) = 3 points

Win (+1)over Norifumi Yamamoto on a 1 win streak (+1) = 2 points

Win (+1) over Damacio Page on a 2 win streak (+2) = 3 points

Win (+1) over Nick Pace on a 5 win streak (+5) = 6 points

Total 34 points in 10 fights = 3.4 streak-busting rating.


Renan Barao

(10 of last 10 fights)

Win (+1) over Micheal McDonald on a 8 win streak (+8) = 8 points

Win (+1) over Urijah Faber on a 1 win streak (+1) = 2 points

Win (+1) over Scott Jorgenson on a 2 win streak (+2) = 3 points

Win (+1) over Brad Picket on a 1 win streak (+1) = 2 points

Win (+1) over Cole Escovedo on a 1 win streak (+1) = 2 points

Win (+1) over Chris Cariaso on a 4 win streak (+4) = 5 points

Win (+1) over Anthony Leone on an 8 win streak (+8) = 9 points

Win (+1) over Sergio Silva on a 0 win streak (+0) = 1 point

Win (+1) over Jorge Enciso on a 0 win streak (+0) = 1 point

Win (+1) over Marcio Nunez on a 0 win streak (+0) = 1 point

Total 33 points in 10 fights = 3.3 streak-busting streak rating.



Results:

#1

Georges St-Pierre: 6.9
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#2

Jose Aldo: 4.8
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#3

Chris Weidman: 4.4

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#4

Jon Jones : 3.9
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#5

Benson Henderson: 3.8
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#6

Junior dos Santos: 3.6
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#7

Anderson Silva: 3.4
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#8

Demetrious Johnson: 3.4
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#9

Cain Velasquez: 3.4
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#10

Renan Barao: 3.3
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\The FanPosts are solely the subjective opinions of Bloody Elbow readers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bloody Elbow editors or staff.

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