Aside from a KO or sub, a TD is most important criteria

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  1. DrTrouble

    DrTrouble Green Belt

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    are TD the most significant criteria in the UFC?

    Seems like almost every time, no matter what went on in a round, the guy that gets more takedown wins the round. Even if he does no damage and the other guy gets up right away.

    Am I alone in seeing this?
     
  2. K1HerosNakamura

    K1HerosNakamura Black Belt

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    I think it's cause its one of the only things judges can clearly see from their seats.

    Judges should be in a closed room with monitors.
     
  3. MMAProfessional

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    Very rarely there is a fight were the damaged fighter with takedowns loses. Loved seeing Big Mo losing to Rampage
     
  4. ib313

    ib313 Imagine a Dystopian UFC

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    Need actual data. Need actual statistics. Bet with actual data and actual statistics that show people with considerably less activity in punches and kicks, but with a takedown, are winning significantly more fights.... you wouldn't have started this thread.

    This is something that is testable.
     
  5. Exarch01

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    Pretty sure TS is talking about the Cerrone/Henderson fight last night.
     
  6. Senzo Tanaka

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    It depends on the city the show is being held. Here lately, it seems like judges aren't favoring takedowns unless you actually do something with them. It was a positive trend but looks like it didn't happen in Boston.
     
  7. djacobox372

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    Position should matter, a TD that doesn't end up in a dominate position is pointless stalling IMO.
     
  8. Moral Victory

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    Kickboxers with good TDD can go far, i like the type. Crocop for example.

    It allows you to do everything you need to do.
     
  9. Origami

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    Because judges love to see fighters on the floor.
     
  10. ThePewp

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    Show us the results of the test then.

    -waiting-
     
  11. ib313

    ib313 Imagine a Dystopian UFC

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    I'm not making claims. I'm only saying it's statistically testable.

    Better than TS pulling the claim out of his ass.

    It would be simple to do. A logistic model with a binomial response using TD's, Strikes, Kicks, TD defenses as independent variables. Dataset could be a random sample of 100 fights with at least one TD and at least one fighter in the top 10.
     

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