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UFC Champions by the numbers

Tallica19812011-10-05 05:19:22 +0000 #1
Thought this was a nice breakdown. Anything particularly impressive or unimpressive? Discuss.


BulldogWrestler2011-10-05 05:22:37 +0000 #2
It's interesting (and, in true Sherdog fashion they throw in twitter followers

), but those numbers - while presented somewhat as raw data - don't really tell the whole tale imo.
Tallica19812011-10-05 06:05:25 +0000 #3
I've always known Cain is a Cardio freak and has had crazy output, but his strikes landed per minute is insane.

I'm also surprised how low Cruz's landing percentage is. When you look at his numbers, he's just really good at making good fighters miss and look bad. Not a big output of offense though.

Aldo's Takedown D is impressive considering he's fought a lot of tough wrestlers.

Also kind of shocked about Anderson having blown GSP out in twitter followers
Tallica19812011-10-05 05:54:07 +0000 #4
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Originally Posted by BulldogWrestler

It's interesting (and, in true Sherdog fashion they throw in twitter followers

), but those numbers - while presented somewhat as raw data - don't really tell the whole tale imo.

I actually think the twitter thing is interesting. It is a good guage of popularity even if you don't like twitter itself. It really shows how popular Silva is in his home country.

It obviously doesn't tell the whole story, but I think it is a nice way of seeing sterangths and areas of weakness.
BulldogWrestler2011-10-05 06:02:04 +0000 #5
The problem with "percentage stats" is how they calculate takedown attempts/defenses and the people doing them and the time of the fight. For example (and this is just a hypothetical) but if you have a wrestler beaten to death and, in the last round, they make a bunch of hail mary takedown attemps which you easily defend - your percentage will significantly rise.
Tallica19812011-10-05 07:22:49 +0000 #6
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Originally Posted by BulldogWrestler

The problem with "percentage stats" is how they calculate takedown attempts/defenses and the people doing them and the time of the fight. For example (and this is just a hypothetical) but if you have a wrestler beaten to death and, in the last round, they make a bunch of hail mary takedown attemps which you easily defend - your percentage will significantly rise.

I get that, but it seems to be splitting hairs. Stuffing a takedown in the first round against Koscheck and the 3rd against say Nick Diaz are measured the same, but how else would you like to see the stats compiled? By round?

Securing a takedown late in the fight is awarded the same both statistically and by judges, so I see no problem with stuffing one being viewed the same.

Does it paint the whole picture? No. However, It's not a coincedence that the stats do a nice job of showing where these guys excell and how well rounded/dynamic some are compared to others.

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