Fight End Methods

Here is presented a detailed analysis of different types of Fight Ending Methods.

 

Fight End Percentage is calculated as  :

number of fights finished with the fight end method  /  the total number of fights

 

Fight End Percentage can be calculated for the different time periods:

  • -       All time percentage (includes all fights from 1992 to 2013)
  • -       Annual percentage (separate calculation for each year)
  • -       4 year periods (1992-1995, 1996-1999, 2000-2003, ...)

 

Also, we can have calculations for different subset of fights. For example:

-       only fights from certain organizations (like UFC)

-       only fights involving fighters with the high rating

 

High level Fight Ending analysis (Finish vs. Decision)

End Method Types

Submission Hold Types

 

 

High level Fight Ending analysis (Finish vs. Decision)

98% of all MMA fights end with some kind of Win. Fights that do not end with a Win are Draws and No Contest.

 

MMA bout can end with:

    1. Finish (Submission or Strikes),
    2. Decision (Judges' Decision),
    3. Other End (DQ or No Contest)

 

 

74% of all MMA fights end with a Finish (one fighter winning before the end of the fight).
24% of all fights go to a Decision.

The rest are the fights that end as DQ, No Contest or method is N/A.

Read more: High level Fight Ending analysis (Finish vs. Decision)

End Method Types

Most frequently fights finish with:

  • Strikes
  • Submission Holds
  • Decision Win
  • Decision Draw

 

Submission Holds include only finishes with submission techniques (not Submissions due to strikes).

 

Here is the all time (since 1993) split between those four Main End Types:

 

 

  

 

Read more: End Method Types

Submission Hold Types

Submission Holds are split into following Types: 

Submission Type

Applied On

Description

Choke Holds

neck

Submissions applied to the neck to cut-off blood flow to the brain.

Joint Locks

joints

Submission Holds that hyperextend or hyper-rotate one of the body’s joints.

Compression Locks

muscle against a bone

Submission Holds which cause intense pain by pressing a muscle against a bone.

 

 

Following is the all time ( since 1993) split between Submission Types:

 

 

Read more: Submission Hold Types