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.

How They Weigh Up

In our previous snapshot we highlighted the trends in results over the years. Now we'll look at the trends in results by weight class. Before we do that though, some context. We've aggregated the fights from 2015 - 2017 where the results & weight classes are confirmed.

fig 01: Fights by Weight Class (2015 - 2017)

Is the right skew a surprise? We all start 'small'.

The Bigger They Are, the harder They Fall Hit

Damn the header gave it away. I suspect though that these results were largely expected. If anything the biggest surprise for us was the frequency of TKOs in the lower weight classes.

fig 02: Results by Weight Class (2015 - 2017)

In our next snapshot we'll be taking a closer look at the most successful submissions.

- mec