How UFC Fights End, by Weight Class and Method

 

We know that size matters in MMA.  Bigger fighters finish more fights.  But bigger fighters primarily finish by strikes, so it’s not just a higher finish rate, it’s a different mix of finishes.  Finally, I’ve summarized modern UFC finishes by method and division.  All in one place.  All in one graph.

 

UFC finish rate by weiht class TKO submission decision

Dataset includes all UFC fights, 2006 through June of 2012, 1442 total fights
*Other includes draws, no contests, injuries (eye pokes) and overturned fights

 

Go ahead and print that out, then put in your pocket next fight night.  And if your buddy bets a round that his favorite featherweight is going to win by knockout, take it and enjoy!

 

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Raw data for the analysis was provided by, and in partnership with FightMetric, and all analysis performed by Mr. Kuhn. Fightnomics and FightMetric assume no responsibility for bets placed on fights, financial or otherwise. This graphic first appeared at CagePotato.com.

 

 

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