MMA Advanced Stats – UFC 268 Preview

Reading Time: 7 minutes MMA fans, it’s time for the fights we’ve all been waiting for! We have two rematches where two sets of rivals will be battling for a belt. The welterweight title is up for grabs with #1 pound-for-pound fighter Kamaru Usman defending his belt against Colby Covington, two years after their incredible fight in UFC 245. The co-main event will be a rematch with Rose Namajunas defending her strawweight title against Weili Zhang, a few months after their fight in UFC 261 in late April 2021.

What I want to add is a view of advanced stats and fight strategy for the five top bouts. All stats below and in the charts refer to data from the fighters’ UFC fights.

MMA Advanced Stats – UFC 267 Preview

Reading Time: 6 minutes Another exciting card has MMA fans across the world excited ahead of UFC 267. We have back to back championship doubleheaders following UFC 267. The light heavyweight title is up for grabs and Jan Blachowicz will defend it against Glover Teixeira. The interim bantamweight title is on the line too with former champ Petr Yan battling Cory Sandhagen.

EuroLeague Shot Charts: Panathinaikos Leading Shooters, 2007-2021

Reading Time: 3 minutes As a big Panathinaikos fan, this is the first of the EuroLeague leading scorers by zone series. Three shot charts show the best scorers in Panathinaikos recent history. Shot location data in the EuroLeague is only freely available since 2007. I visualize the most field goals made in total since 2007, the most field goals made in a single season, and the most efficient shooters.

MMA Advanced Stats – UFC 266 Preview

Reading Time: 5 minutes What a card! Two titles are up for grabs. Alexander Volkanovski will defend the Featherweight belt against Brian Ortega. Valentina Shevchenko will defend her Flyweight title against Lauren Murphy. Before the two main events, Nick Diaz will fight Robbie Lawler 17 years after he beat him in UFC 47.

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