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Old 02-01-2014, 11:36 AM   #11
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Every weight class had championship fights that ended in a finish, except WW.

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Old 02-01-2014, 11:40 AM   #12
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Surprised to see the FLW's with so many KO's
yeah same

although you have to also look at the sample size. its incredibly small and there was even less than half the fights at FLW than in the other mens divisions. closer to 1/3 FLW fights to some other divisions

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Old 02-01-2014, 11:42 AM   #13
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This may have already been shared. My apologies.

What are your thoughts?

Any statistics jump out at you?
That's a very poorly made graph, hard to read and understand.

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Old 02-01-2014, 11:46 AM   #14
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That's a very poorly made graph, hard to read and understand.
I initially thought the same thing. But when you look at it and understand it, it's actually done well. It would be very difficult to express all the fights in a better way.

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Old 02-01-2014, 11:56 AM   #15
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yeah same

although you have to also look at the sample size. its incredibly small and there was even less than half the fights at FLW than in the other mens divisions. closer to 1/3 FLW fights to some other divisions
But even as a percentage it's pretty incredible

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There's clearly a correlation between the total fighters under contract in each division and the % of finishes and decisions.
-The WW (87 fighters), LW (86 fighters) divisions, for example have the most fighters and had the 2nd and 3rd highest % of fights, respectively, that went to decisions. By contrast, the HW (29 fighters) and FLW (27 fighters) divisions had the 1st and 2nd highest % of fights, respectively, ending in a finish.
This correlation can easily be interpreted as: the more fighters in a division, the more competitive it is, and the less finishes there are.

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Old 02-01-2014, 12:08 PM   #17
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But even as a percentage it's pretty incredible
its surely surprising but like i said the sample size is tiny in general and at flyweight even much smaller

you have to realize that flipping a coin is 50/50. in 22 flips its not even rare mathematically to have the split be 16/6 instead of 11/11. at other weight classes we are looking at 50 or more fights. if you understand statistics you would realize that a sample of 50 (or even 44) is far more than twice as accurate.

so yeah like i said im surprised and impressed but a sample of 22 is tiny and fairly insignificant. once we get a sample of around 100 or 200 things will start to be statistically relevant imo. then within those numbers we can look at other factors such as how many of those were 5 round fights, top ten comp, etc. when you look at the fact that there are so few flyweight fights compared to other divisions should make someone question how the study may be skewed. look at wmma for example. very few fights so ronda skews the stats heavily. so does the tuf finale. basically joe silvas tuf finale decisions is the biggest factor in those stats

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Old 02-01-2014, 12:48 PM   #18
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its surely surprising but like i said the sample size is tiny in general and at flyweight even much smaller

you have to realize that flipping a coin is 50/50. in 22 flips its not even rare mathematically to have the split be 16/6 instead of 11/11. at other weight classes we are looking at 50 or more fights. if you understand statistics you would realize that a sample of 50 (or even 44) is far more than twice as accurate.

so yeah like i said im surprised and impressed but a sample of 22 is tiny and fairly insignificant. once we get a sample of around 100 or 200 things will start to be statistically relevant imo. then within those numbers we can look at other factors such as how many of those were 5 round fights, top ten comp, etc. when you look at the fact that there are so few flyweight fights compared to other divisions should make someone question how the study may be skewed. look at wmma for example. very few fights so ronda skews the stats heavily. so does the tuf finale. basically joe silvas tuf finale decisions is the biggest factor in those stats
I think you're general assumptions are right (we don't a large enough sample size for a lot of things). However, we can make some inferences based on this set of data, even about the Flyweight division and the "surprising" (or not- which is the case you're making) amount of finishes. If you can see my post above, there's clearly a correlation between the amount of fighters in the division and the % of finishes (ie, the more fighters there are in a division, the less finishes % wise there are (the more competitive it is)). All else being equal, we would have to conclude (if we didn't know the breakdown of FLW fights) that there would be more finishes at FLW (on average than there would in other divisions because it has far less fighters under contract.

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featherweight had the least finishes of the year, but is by far the most exciting division in the ufc.

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