After reading Ben Fowlkes’ story of Michael Bisping nearly getting into a fight with a cyclist on the streets of Las Vegas, I couldn’t help but to apply my degree in MMA math to determine if Michael Bisping will truly be the victor in tonight’s The Ultimate Fighter Season 14 Finale, which goes down tonight on Spike TV. As you already know, there’s an influx of new MMA mathematicians that proclaim that through a lineage of wins/losses, one can determine if a person wins an upcoming fight based on the previous people he/she has competed against. Using this same formula, I’ve concluded that Michael Bisping will indeed defeat Mayhem Miller, and it’s all based on this following equation:
- Mayhem Miller was defeated by Jake Shields at Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers.
- Jake Shields was defeated by Jake Ellenberger at UFC Fight Night: Shields vs. Ellenberger.
- Jake Ellenberger was defeated by Rick Story at SF 23: Heated Rivals.
- Rick Story was defeated by Martin Kampann at UFC 139.
- Martin Kampmann was defeated by Diego Sanchez at UFC Live: Sanchez vs. Kampmann.
- Diego Sanchez was defeated by BJ Penn at UFC 107.
- BJ Penn was defeated by Matt Hughes at UFC 63.
- Matt Hughes was defeated by Dennis Hallman at UFC 29.
- Dennis Hallman was defeated by Jorge Rivera at UFC 55.
- Jorge Rivera was defeated by Michael Bisping at UFC 127.
Therefore, Michael Bisping will defeat Mayhem Miller. Traditionally, MMA math is based on a complete lack of scientific evidence or statistical data. This example is no different. I’m sure there exists a formula that foretells Mayhem Miller will defeat Michael Bisping, but I just can’t find it.