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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: 978 (71%)
Southpaw: 232 (17%)

Fighters who switch stances: 159 (12%)
Switches (Mostly Orthodox): 83 (6%)
Switches (Mostly Southpaw): 26 (2%)
Switches (Equal Both): 50 (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: 3

Win Percentage in MMA for Orthodox, Southpaw and Switch Stances

Stance Fighters Fights Won Lost Win %
Orthodox 978 3281 1564 1717 48%
Southpaw 232 933 489 444 52%
Switches Stances (All) 159 793 451 342 57%
Switches (Mostly Orthodox) 83 435 259 176 60%
Switches (Mostly Southpaw) 26 158 76 82 48%
Switches (Equal both) 50 200 116 84 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 1111 360 (32%) 202 (18%) 543 (49%)
Southpaw vs Southpaw 101 29 (29%) 12 (12%) 59 (58%)
Switch vs Switch 68 19 (28%) 17 (25%) 32 (47%)
Orthodox vs Southpaw 597 190 (32%) 116 (19%) 284 (48%)
Orthodox vs Switch 512 175 (34%) 96 (19%) 239 (47%)
Southpaw vs Switch 150 43 (29%) 35 (23%) 72 (48%)
2539 816 (32%) 478 (19%) 1229 (48%)


Orthodox vs Southpaw Fights TKOs Subs Decisions
Orthodox beat Southpaw 264 (44%) 85 (14%) 52 (9%) 126 (21%)
Southpaw beat Orthodox 322 (54%) 105 (18%) 64 (11%) 152 (25%)


Orthodox vs Switch Fights TKOs Subs Decisions
Orthodox beat Switch 208 (41%) 60 (12%) 34 (7%) 112 (22%)
Switch beat Orthodox 302 (59%) 115 (22%) 62 (12%) 125 (24%)


Switch vs Southpaw Fights TKOs Subs Decisions
Switch beat Southpaw 84 (56%) 24 (16%) 18 (12%) 42 (28%)
Southpaw beat Switch 66 (44%) 19 (13%) 17 (11%) 30 (20%)

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 48% 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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