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About the Chronicle
The MMA Chronicle is an amateur MMA news and analysis website run by Justin Wingard. The Chronicle doesn't exist to make money. In fact it loses money. It's entirely a passion project that's been built out of love for the sport.
Work on this site started in September of 2018. It is absolutely a work in progress. You’ll probably find typos, error, and things that are just plain bad. If you want to let me know about something just send an email to email@example.com. Thanks for your feedback!
Justin became a hardcore MMA fan in 2001 when he stepped into his first Jiu-Jitsu gym in Austin, Texas. He trained in the sport for roughly a year and a half before constant injuries forced him to move to lower impact workouts. Since 2001 he hasn't missed a single UFC fight card, and remains active in various MMA communities online.
Being an older fight fan he still holds nostalgia for the glory days of PrideFC and K-1. His favorite fighters include Mark Hunt, Fedor Emelianenko, Igor Vovchanchyn, and Anderson Silva.
FIGHT ANALYSIS AND PREDICTIONS ARTICLES
Generally speaking I do my fight analysis without ever looking at betting line. This isn’t intended to be a website for betting advise, but I’m guessing if you were the type that enjoyed that, it would best to follow my advice when my predicted winner is an underdog.
You also probably notice that I don’t cover all the fights in a PPV and I frequently ignore fights on the main card. I pick and choose fights across the entire card depending on what I think is the most interesting. Usually this means I’ll pick choose the highest ranked fighter matchups on the card to review.
I use a lot of different websites and Wikipedia when trying to educate myself on each fighter. Here are some of my favorites:
UFC - Hasn’t been nearly as good since the site overhaul, but still a solid resource.
Sherdog - Sherdog has unfortunately gone downhill quite a bit in the last few years, but they’re one of the oldest websites in the sport and have the most accurate fight history of anyone.
BJPenn - BJ Penn has been a real up and comer recently. They break a lot of news stories and generally have very good articles.
Bloody Elbow - Bloody Elbow is another one that has been around since the dark years of MMA. They generally have good articles and up to date news.
ESPN MMA - ESPN has really made substantially improvements to their coverage in the last few years, and particularly since becoming the exclusive UFC broadcaster. Ariel Helwani, Brett Okamoto, and Greg Rosenstein all provide outstanding coverage.