Bet MMA - MMA Betting Picks

Username
Password
 

UFC Online Game

MMA Handicapper Directory
Total MMA Handicappers: 1081
Profitable MMA Handicappers: 462

 
 
 
 
 
 

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: 990 (71%)
Southpaw: 235 (17%)

Fighters who switch stances: 164 (12%)
Switches (Mostly Orthodox): 85 (6%)
Switches (Mostly Southpaw): 26 (2%)
Switches (Equal Both): 53 (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: 93

Win Percentage in MMA for Orthodox, Southpaw and Switch Stances

Stance Fighters Fights Won Lost Win %
Orthodox 990 3613 1732 1881 48%
Southpaw 235 1030 538 492 52%
Switches Stances (All) 164 859 488 371 57%
Switches (Mostly Orthodox) 85 472 282 190 60%
Switches (Mostly Southpaw) 26 171 81 90 47%
Switches (Equal both) 53 216 125 91 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 1215 396 (33%) 221 (18%) 592 (49%)
Southpaw vs Southpaw 111 36 (32%) 13 (12%) 61 (55%)
Switch vs Switch 73 21 (29%) 19 (26%) 33 (45%)
Orthodox vs Southpaw 649 199 (31%) 126 (19%) 316 (49%)
Orthodox vs Switch 550 193 (35%) 102 (19%) 253 (46%)
Southpaw vs Switch 164 48 (29%) 36 (22%) 80 (49%)
2762 893 (32%) 517 (19%) 1335 (48%)


Orthodox vs Southpaw Fights TKOs Subs Decisions
Orthodox beat Southpaw 285 (44%) 88 (14%) 55 (8%) 140 (22%)
Southpaw beat Orthodox 353 (54%) 111 (17%) 71 (11%) 170 (26%)


Orthodox vs Switch Fights TKOs Subs Decisions
Orthodox beat Switch 227 (41%) 68 (12%) 39 (7%) 118 (21%)
Switch beat Orthodox 321 (58%) 125 (23%) 63 (11%) 133 (24%)


Switch vs Southpaw Fights TKOs Subs Decisions
Switch beat Southpaw 93 (57%) 27 (16%) 18 (11%) 48 (29%)
Southpaw beat Switch 71 (43%) 21 (13%) 18 (11%) 32 (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%
 
 
© Bet MMA
Powered by MMA Tycoon
Site Map
Homepage
Free UFC Betting Tips
MMA Betting Blog
Betting Favorites vs Underdogs
In Depth UFC Fight Stats
List of MMA Bookmakers
Best MMA Tipsters
Next UFC Event
Bet MMA - MMA Betting Tips & Statistics