This post is part of a series of snapshots taken from the analyses of what is likely the only ever census of MMA fights (enuMMA17). Please see the table of contents for an up to date list of available instalments.

Where the fights went down.

In this, our last in the ENUMMA17 series, we look at where the professional MMA fights took place. The majority of countries have fewer than 2000 reported fights. That the US is the world leader is no surprise & the rest of the usual suspects are right behind.

fig 01: Fight by country (1993 - 2017)

The lack of fights / information from Africa is the obvious standout.

The obvious implication of the lack of fights in Africa is, opportunity.

- mec