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    UFC pace of action up over 200% since 90s

    UFC pace of action up over 200% since 90s - Mixed Martial Arts News

    The UFC, via FightMetric, tracks significant strikes as all strikes attempted from a standing distance position, plus all power strikes (as opposed to jabs) in the clinch, or on the ground. It is the common denominator for offensive output by a fighter, and an excellent metric to use as a proxy for overall fighting pace.

    Since 2007, UFC fighters average 6.8 significant strikes per minute (SSpM) of fight time. Significant strikes do damage, score knockdowns, set up submissions, or cause referees to jump in for the save. Significant strikes generally define the action in a fight, and as the analysis shows, fighter output by this metric has changed drastically since the early years of the UFC.


    Through the 1990’s, UFC fighters attempted an average of only 2.8 significant strikes per minute. Averages for UFC fighters then more than doubled to 6.9 SSpM after the sport matured under Fertitta’s Zuffa umbrella. Modern UFC fighters also score more knockdowns and throw a slightly higher percentage of power strikes than the old guard, further suggesting greater endurance.

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    Duane Ludwig 16.8 SSpM
    Chris Cope 15 SSpM
    Renan Barao 14.2 SSpM
    Sam Stout 14.1 SSpM
    Junio dos Santos 13.9 SSpM
    Tony Ferguson 13.6 SSpM
    Luiz Cane 12.6 SSpM
    Dennis Siver 12.3 SSpM
    Nick Diaz 12.2 SSpM
    Jared Hamman 12.2 SSpM
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    Some pretty interesting stuff here. I notice that the significant strikes attempted seems to have increased a lot more than significant strikes landed. You think that means that fighters aren't as accurate as they used to be?

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    What? No Jon Fitch?? Sorry, someone had to.
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    It's pretty impressive that a big guy like Junior managed to get that high on the list considering how many lighter weight class guys are on there. And I would have thought Cain would behigher than JDS for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fe1 View Post
    Some pretty interesting stuff here. I notice that the significant strikes attempted seems to have increased a lot more than significant strikes landed. You think that means that fighters aren't as accurate as they used to be?
    The average striker is definitely a lot better and more accurate than before, but fighters striking defense has also improved a lot. Back when most fighters were less evolved there was a lot more pure striker and pure grappler matches. In fights like those the striker is going throw a higher percentage of the total strikes.
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    I wonder if they counted all of the nutshots Hackney landed as signifigant strikes, seems like he landed hundereds of them on that fat Chinese fuck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalebarker View Post
    The average striker is definitely a lot better and more accurate than before, but fighters striking defense has also improved a lot. Back when most fighters were less evolved there was a lot more pure striker and pure grappler matches. In fights like those the striker is going throw a higher percentage of the total strikes.
    Good point

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    not bad for a "gay" sport where a bunch of guys are in "homoerotic positions".
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