HDNet Fights has announced through a press release earlier this morning that they have come to an agreement with Compubox to use their “Compustrike” statistical analysis for the next ten MMA events that HDNet will air.
Compubox has been counting real-time punches in boxing for over 20 years and has recently been doing real-time stats for MMA.
Compustrike will count standing arm strikes (power and clinch strikes) and leg strikes (kicks and knees) as well as ground strikes, takedowns, submissions, reversals and dominant position.
The agreement also allows “Inside MMA” on HDNet to make use of their fight stats as well.
Here’s the press release from HDNet Fight:
HDNET FIGHTS AND COMPUBOX INK DEAL FOR COMPUSTRIKE MMA FIGHT STATS
Ten-fight deal gives HDNet Fights access to state-of-the-art stats for their Mixed Martial Arts broadcasts
DALLAS (September 16, 2008) – HDNet Fights announced today that it is partnering with CompuBox, Inc. to provide CompuStrike real time statistics for the network’s next ten MMA events.
HDNet will also make use of the CompuStrike statistics on the network’s weekly MMA program, “Inside MMA.”
Fight statistics provided by CompuStrike include standing arm strikes (power and clinch strikes) and leg strikes (kicks and knees) as well as ground strikes, takedowns, submissions, reversals and dominant position.
“We’ve worked with CompuStrike on many of our previous fights and were so pleased with the results that we decided to extend our deal with them,” said Andrew Simon, CEO of HDNet Fights. “The real time stats definitely enhance the viewing experience for all of our loyal MMA fans.”
“HDNet has been extremely supportive in bringing live statistics to mixed martial arts,” said Bob Canobbio, president of CompuBox, Inc., the company that owns and operates the CompuStrike program. “Stats are such a significant part of other mainstream sports and, with this agreement in place, it will be no different for MMA.”