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Fighter Stance Analysis for MMA

This page analyses statistics for fighter stances in MMA (primarily in the UFC). We have not yet logged stances for all fighters in the UFC, so this page will grow with time (I add stances manually when watching fights). Win % statistics are based on fights logged in our system, starting November 2014. UFC Fighter Stance

Basic Stance Statistics - Number of fighters using each stance type

Orthodox: 1086 (71%)
Southpaw: 258 (17%)

Fighters who switch stances: 193 (13%)
Switches (Mostly Orthodox): 103 (7%)
Switches (Mostly Southpaw): 29 (2%)
Switches (Equal Both): 61 (4%)

Note - fighters who switch stances but are predominantly one stance or the other are NOT included in the pure orthodox or southpaw tallies.
Total fighters whose stance we've not yet logged: 873

Win Percentage in MMA for Orthodox, Southpaw and Switch Stances

Stance Fighters Fights Won Lost Win %
Orthodox 1086 5330 2619 2711 49%
Southpaw 258 1483 769 714 52%
Switches Stances (All) 193 1232 700 532 57%
Switches (Mostly Orthodox) 103 686 409 277 60%
Switches (Mostly Southpaw) 29 240 112 128 47%
Switches (Equal both) 61 306 179 127 58%

*Note. It might look weird that we have an overall win % way over 50%. That's because people in this list have beaten fighters we've not yet logged a stance for. Obviously I've watched more successful fighters than rubbish ones, so I've logged their stances more at this stage! :)

Detailed breakdown of stance vs stance win %

When we have both fighters' stances logged for a particular fight in our system, the results are as follows.

  Fights TKOs Subs Decisions
Orthodox vs Orthodox 1691 523 (31%) 299 (18%) 855 (51%)
Southpaw vs Southpaw 139 42 (30%) 19 (14%) 77 (55%)
Switch vs Switch 103 35 (34%) 23 (22%) 44 (43%)
Orthodox vs Southpaw 895 278 (31%) 181 (20%) 426 (48%)
Orthodox vs Switch 752 268 (36%) 124 (16%) 358 (48%)
Southpaw vs Switch 223 60 (27%) 47 (21%) 116 (52%)
3803 1206 (32%) 693 (18%) 1876 (49%)


Orthodox vs Southpaw Fights TKOs Subs Decisions
Orthodox beat Southpaw 410 (46%) 127 (14%) 83 (9%) 198 (22%)
Southpaw beat Orthodox 472 (53%) 151 (17%) 98 (11%) 222 (25%)


Orthodox vs Switch Fights TKOs Subs Decisions
Orthodox beat Switch 312 (41%) 97 (13%) 50 (7%) 163 (22%)
Switch beat Orthodox 434 (58%) 171 (23%) 74 (10%) 189 (25%)


Switch vs Southpaw Fights TKOs Subs Decisions
Switch beat Southpaw 124 (56%) 37 (17%) 26 (12%) 61 (27%)
Southpaw beat Switch 98 (44%) 23 (10%) 21 (9%) 54 (24%)

Analysis of UFC / MMA fight stance statistics

As you might expect, most fighters in the UFC use an orthodox stance. That's no surprise. The main question you were probably wondering when you found this page: Does being a southpaw give you an advantage in MMA? Well, given that around 10% of the population is stated as being left handed (southpaw), the fact that the UFC has 17% southpaws would suggest it certainly helps! The stats also suggest that southpaws have a higher success rate, with southpaws winning 52% of their fights, as opposed to 49% for orthodox fighters. More interestingly, fighters who switch stances have an even higher success rate than both orthodox and southpaw fighters, with a combined win percentage of 57%
 
 
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