It's tough to say. With the high ranked brutes, you end up fighting the same opponents day after day and you get to know them really well. There have been a few days when easy opponents seemed to beat me, but moving through your daily training is such a tricky process, trying to hit easy opponents and hard opponents in a particular order, that when you get screwed up in one or two upsets it can ruin your whole day like that. If you lose to 1 or 2 easy brutes you can get into a death spiral, but if you win to 1 or 2 hard brutes you can get tons of wins. It's really hard to say whether the seeds come together or not but it might just be randomness.