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Started in 2007, FightMetric® is the world’s only comprehensive mixed martial arts statistics and analysis provider, and is the official statistics provider of the UFC®. FightMetric counts among its clients some of the largest media companies in the world, including ESPN, FOX, and Microsoft. The company provides data and fantasy services, along with cutting edge research aimed at advancing the sport of MMA. FightMetric is based in Washington, DC.

In the News

Sports Illustrated, February 11, 2013

FightMetric gives UFC fans insight and a chance to play fantasy sports

“More than anything, FightMetric has helped legitimize mixed martial arts as a sport, giving it statistical leaders that separate it from the public misconception of an unfettered brawl.”

MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

Popular Science, August, 27, 2012

Cage Match: How science is transforming the sport of MMA fighting

“The process took hours, but the end result was something completely new to the sport: a comprehensive data set.”

Boston Globe, April 8, 2012

Ultimate Fighting vs. Math: No Holds Barred

“[FightMetric] is a kind of experiment of its own — one that asks what happens when you set the powerful urge to watch lawless, explosive violence on a collision course with the blunt tyranny of math.”

Posted in the Washington Post, Aug. 23, 2012

FightMetric scores big by adding numbers to UFC matches

“Identifying fantasy as an application for statistics was easy…But figuring out how to translate the company’s raw data into a meaningful game was a challenge — particularly in a sport where speed matters more than volume.”

ESPN the Magazine, May 2, 2011

Next Level

“[FightMetric] have been like voyagers to a new world, mapping, naming, and building on terrain nobody has touched before. And one interesting discovery has led to another.”

In the Blog

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Sanchez vs. Pearson Official UFC Statistics

By: noreply@blogger.com (FightMetric)
Posted on Jun. 08 2014
UFC Fight Night - Diego Sanchez vs. Ross Pearson

Welcome to the new fightmetric.com

By: noreply@blogger.com (FightMetric)
Posted on May. 01 2014
Yesterday marked the launch of a new site design here at FightMetric. We've been working on it for quite a while, taking into the account the great suggestions we've gotten over the years from MMA fans across the world. We've added a few new things and tweaked some old things, but the upshot is that there is now more information on fightmetric.com for your enjoyment, most of it unavailable anywhere else in the world. Here are a few of the new features of the site:

Charity Tracker - As in 2013, FightMetric is continuing our Strength in Numbers program, donating money to the Fisher House Foundation for every minute UFC fighters spend competing in the Octagon. You can now follow along at the top of the homepage to see how much fight time has transpired in 2014, along with FightMetric's resulting donation to Fisher House.

Homepage Visualizations - Our homepage introduces a few new ways to display fight data. The most recent main event gets an intuitive chart that shows each fighter's significant strike totals by target and position, with the larger bars indicating the strikes that made up a greater proportion of total striking output. A quick glance shows where each fighter did their best work and how important it was to the totality of the fight. The upcoming main event gets a dashboard comparing the two fighters against each other, but also against the UFC average and the UFC record for that category.

Stat Leader Filters - Our UFC statistical leaders page now gives you the ability to filter by fighter country, weight class, and whether the fighter is active in the UFC. Want to know which Brazilian lightweight has landed the most strikes in UFC history? Now you can find out! (It's Gleison Tibau, by the way)

UFC Rankings Page - The official UFC rankings are now available on our site. We've added some extra detail, such as the results of each fighter's last three fights and the max rank they've achieved while in the UFC.

Deeper Fight Stats - We've added a bunch of new stats to every fight and some charts to help visualize the new data. Every fight now has a breakdown of significant strikes by both target and location. Now it's easier to drill into the striking data to see which fighter mixed their strikes better and who controlled the striking at distance, in the clinch, and on the ground. Check it out for Jones vs. Teixeira.

We'd love to get your feedback on the site. Please feel free to Contact Us with comments, questions, or suggestions for future improvements.

Charity: Strength in Numbers

FightMetric has created the Strength in Numbers campaign to promote charitable giving and support important causes. For every minute UFC fighters spend competing in the Octagon, FightMetric will donate $2.50 to the Fisher House Foundation.

In 2013, FightMetric’s Strength in Numbers donated over $20,000 to the Fisher House Foundation, a unique public-private partnership that supports the U.S. military and their families. Fisher House Foundation builds homes that provide free, temporary lodging for the families of military members and veterans receiving medical care at major military and VA medical centers. These “homes away from home” enable family members to be close to loved ones at the most stressful time – during hospitalization for a combat-related injury, illness, or disease. We are proud to support them again this year.

Total Fight Time X $2.50 = Donation

2014 time

3186:30 mins.

Current donation

$7965.00

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