In anticipation of UFC 100, FightMetric (www.fightmetric.com), the world’s first comprehensive mixed martial arts statistics and analysis provider, announces the completion of the most extensive statistical breakdown of UFC fights in existence.
“We are very proud to announce the completion of our modern UFC database,” said FightMetic creator Rami Genauer. “Every relevant offensive or defensive maneuver to ever take place since UFC 28 has now been documented. As MMA grows and becomes more mainstream, we’re proud to offer statistics on par with the best stats that exist for traditional sports like baseball and football.”
The modern UFC database begins with UFC 28, considered the beginning of the modern era due to its application of the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts still in use today. Since that event, the UFC has contested more than 900 fights comprising nearly 8,000 minutes of fight time. In that time, UFC fighters have landed almost 37,000 strikes and over 2,100 takedowns.
The larger FightMetric database currently stands at over 1,200 fights and 10,000 minutes of fight time. FightMetric furnishes data that tracks the complete histories for the biggest stars in MMA, including all pre-UFC fights for iconic fighters such as Georges St. Pierre and Anderson Silva, and full career stats for non-UFC standouts such as Fedor Emelianenko and Shinya Aoki. The expanded database will serve as an authoritative source for a deeper analysis of the sport of MMA.
The FightMetric system analyzes MMA bouts across 67 statistical categories, encompassing all strikes, takedowns, submissions, and position changes.
In addition to bout statistics, FightMetric’s database includes a wealth of supplementary information, including complete judges’ scoring, referee assignments, and fighter reach data.
“Our efforts do not end just because we’ve reached this milestone,” Genauer said. “There is never an official end to the FightMetric data collection project.”