Star Ratings Report: UFC 226 – MiddleEasy’s New Official Fight Rating System

MiddleEasy has decided to start releasing the definitive rankings for each fight on every major event in Mixed Martial Arts. And if you ask me, it’s about damn time.

If Dave Meltzer can get people to buy a newsletter for over three decades by putting stars next to a bunch of wrestling matches, then MiddleEasy can surely become the publication of record for how good an MMA fight was. If that’s too grandiose for you, just think of it as our way of giving gratitude to the MMA Gods and recognizing the majesty that they have bestowed upon us.

But before I give you the inaugural star ratings for UFC 226, let’s take a quick second to lay down the ground rules for our new ranking system.


MiddleEasy’s Star Ratings System:

1.)  Ratings Go from 1 star to 5 stars. No zero stars given.

2.) No quarter stars, no half stars. That’s for indecisive bitches.

3.) Star Ratings can be interpreted as the following:
– ⭐ = fuck this fight
– ⭐ ⭐ = Bad Fight
– ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ = good fight
– ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ = great fight
– ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ = legendary

Well, there are the rules of the rating system. You can use this handy guide for future reference. It’s a great way to catch up on a card and watch only the fights worth the time. Or to show your casual ass friends only the important and exciting things that happened on a card they missed.

So, without further delay, I present the inaugural MiddleEasy Star Ratings for UFC 226.


MiddleEasy Star Ratings: UFC226

Cormier def Miocic (KO R1): ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

  • Legendary sums it up pretty well. Daniel Cormier becomes the second champ-champ ever and it was just so sudden. One of those electric moments in MMA that encapsulates why combat sports is the most thrilling spectacle to watch. It all seemed to be going Stipe Miocic way, until it wasn’t. Daniel Cormier’s crowning achievement in an amazing career.

Lewis def Ngannou: (UD): ⭐

  • Not much needs to be said except, fuck this boring ass fight. Literally nothing happens for three rounds. Francis Ngannou lands less than ten strikes all fight. Terrible.

Perry def Felder (SD): ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

  • Just a great, bloody, back-and-forth war. A cut opens up in the first exchange of the fight. It stays contentious from bell to bell. A broken arm, along with tons of grit and determination makes this a really great split decision battle.

Pettis def Chiesa (Sub R2): ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

  • Is Anthony Pettis back? Well, it felt like it after Pettis hit a triangle choke into an armbar after cracking Chiesa to the body. A vintage moment where Pettis seems to turn back the clock back to the fighter who armbarred Benson Henderson. Exciting as all hell.

Rountree def Saki (KO R1): ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

  • Khalil Rountree knocked out a kick boxing legend? What the fuck is life? Yeah, MMA stays awesome. Just a clean shot and pin-perfect accuracy on the ground and pound. Take a bow Khalil; this is your crowning achievement.

Costa def Hall (KO): ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

  • Brazil has a neo-Vitor Belfort. This fight wasn’t going Costa’s way, until he decided to walk through Uriah Hall’s punches to score a massive knockout. This was just a fantastic striking affair.

Assuncao def Font (UD): ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

Klose def Vannata (UD: ⭐ ⭐

Millender def Griffin (UD): ⭐ ⭐

Hooker def Burns (KO R1): ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

Whitmore def Moyle (UD): ⭐


UFC 226 PPV Rating: 3.6 ⭐

Total UFC 226 Card Rating: 3.0 ⭐


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