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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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@UFC Fighters Raise $13,545 for @FisherHouseFdtn in 2014

By: noreply@blogger.com (FightMetric)
Posted on Dec. 23 2014
The second year of FightMetric's Strength in Numbers campaign came to a close with the end of Fight Night: Machida vs. Dollaway. We pledged $2.50 for every minute UFC fighters spent competing in the Octagon during 2014. In total, we saw 5,418 minutes, 50 seconds of Octagon time. This is a new record for the UFC and represents a 35% increase over 2013. It means that FightMetric will donate $13,545 to the Fisher House Foundation to benefit the families of wounded warriors.

Here are some notes from a year's worth of UFC fights and how they affected the charity campaign:

The longest event of the year was Fight Night: Machida vs. Mousasi on February 15. Fighters that night raised $433.83 with 10 of 12 fights going to decision and total fight time of 173 minutes, 32 seconds. It set a new record for longest event in UFC history. In fact, the three longest events in UFC history occurred in 2014, with UFC 169 and UFC 171 also breaking the 170 minute mark.

The shortest event of the year was Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Bisping, which only raised $159.63. There were no decision on the card and only one fight made it to the third round. It was all over in 63 minutes, 51 seconds.

New champion Robbie Lawler earns the honor of raising the most of any fighter. Lawler spent 88 minutes, 6 seconds in his four fights in 2014, raising $220.25 for Fisher House. Lawler's 2014 sets the modern era record for most fight time by a fighter in a single year. It's only topped by Oleg Taktarov's ridiculous 1995 when he fought nine times and lasted 107 minutes, 50 seconds.

The top three earners in 2014 were:

1. Robbie Lawler - 88 minutes, 6 seconds
2. Neil Magny - 65 minutes, 12 seconds
3. Dustin Ortiz - 60 minutes

The shortest 2014 of any UFC fighter belonged to Doo Ho Choi. He raised a paltry $0.75 for his 18 seconds of work.

Lawler vs. Hendricks II Official UFC Statistics

By: noreply@blogger.com (FightMetric)
Posted on Dec. 07 2014
UFC 181 - Robbie Lawler vs. Johny Hendricks II

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

2015 time

3479:85 mins.

Current donation

$8697.50

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