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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: 1005 (71%)
Southpaw: 241 (17%)

Fighters who switch stances: 171 (12%)
Switches (Mostly Orthodox): 90 (6%)
Switches (Mostly Southpaw): 28 (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: 578

Win Percentage in MMA for Orthodox, Southpaw and Switch Stances

Stance Fighters Fights Won Lost Win %
Orthodox 1005 4538 2204 2334 49%
Southpaw 241 1282 668 614 52%
Switches Stances (All) 171 1054 592 462 56%
Switches (Mostly Orthodox) 90 580 342 238 59%
Switches (Mostly Southpaw) 28 215 98 117 46%
Switches (Equal both) 53 259 152 107 59%

*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 1465 464 (32%) 262 (18%) 730 (50%)
Southpaw vs Southpaw 126 38 (30%) 17 (13%) 70 (56%)
Switch vs Switch 83 27 (33%) 19 (23%) 37 (45%)
Orthodox vs Southpaw 782 242 (31%) 157 (20%) 374 (48%)
Orthodox vs Switch 663 240 (36%) 116 (17%) 305 (46%)
Southpaw vs Switch 197 54 (27%) 42 (21%) 101 (51%)
3316 1065 (32%) 613 (18%) 1617 (49%)


Orthodox vs Southpaw Fights TKOs Subs Decisions
Orthodox beat Southpaw 347 (44%) 109 (14%) 71 (9%) 165 (21%)
Southpaw beat Orthodox 423 (54%) 133 (17%) 86 (11%) 203 (26%)


Orthodox vs Switch Fights TKOs Subs Decisions
Orthodox beat Switch 279 (42%) 89 (13%) 47 (7%) 141 (21%)
Switch beat Orthodox 380 (57%) 151 (23%) 69 (10%) 160 (24%)


Switch vs Southpaw Fights TKOs Subs Decisions
Switch beat Southpaw 109 (55%) 33 (17%) 22 (11%) 54 (27%)
Southpaw beat Switch 88 (45%) 21 (11%) 20 (10%) 47 (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 56%
 
 
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