Use of Heatmaps and Motion tracking in UFC

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  1. So Fresh

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    http://www.mmafighting.com/2015/8/16/9161835/heat-maps-and-the-next-frontier-in-fight-data

    This is kinda interessting. I'm not sure it would really help in judging, but it's good information.
     
  2. Blanqa Blanqua

    Blanqa Blanqua Silver Belt

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    Or the Judges could just, you know, watch the fight? lol

    Interesting tho.
     
  3. BJ@LW&WW

    [email protected]&WW Gold Belt

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    thats some cool data. dont think it aids at all in judging who won a fight, but it is interesting to look at, especially since that stupid 'octagon control' line is still spewed out in UFC 'rules'.
     
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    That heat map seems kind of gimmicky. And fightmetric is terrible at calculating significant strikes. I don't use that as a reference even when it supports my argument.
     
  5. Post 2 Decision

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    I hate when close fights have idiots screaming robbery

    Pearson vs Sanchez
    Spencer vs Pendred

    real robberies
     
  6. MilesAbove

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    There is no correlation to movement and winning a fight. Depending upon your strategy and style, you may be stationary, actively attacking, or actively baiting to counter. Each of these have subsets of movement that require different types of footwork.

    Judges need to score the fight as a whole and ACTUALLY WATCH THE FIGHT. The judgement should be "If I was a participant in this fight, who would I rather be at the close?" THe winner is the fighter you would rather be. All these stats and philosophies is ridiculous.


    However, just based on pure statistics and random general knowledge, I love the heatmaps. But it shouldn't be involved in judgement of any type.
     
  7. So Fresh

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    My thoughts exactly
     
  8. Wadtucket

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    Just stop having rounds and let them fight until either one gives up, goes unconscious or dies

    Let Dana Caesar White decide after the fight whether the loser fought hard enough to be spared
     
  9. Moral Victory

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    It's really nice, 189 had alot of nice new stuff i'd like to see again, but i guess every expense makes it a little harder for Dana to sleep at night.
     
  10. So Fresh

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    what else?
     
  11. CPH

    CPH Let's party

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    I'd like to see motion tracking used to see where fans are looking during weigh ins, at any given point it time. I think that the results would be hilarious.
     
  12. gameoverman

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    Gloves with sensors would be a better idea

    They already exist and would give a lot more data.

    its probably better than this archaic system of just haveing a few judges spread around watching a fast paced fight and being expected to remember everything and scoring a fight.
     
  13. Toco

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    this is pretty interesting

    but i believe theyre costly, no?
     
  14. sggatecl

    sggatecl Blue Belt

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    Thankfully UFC has that Reebok money. :icon_lol:
     
  15. Sgt Smith

    Sgt Smith Bassed God

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    I think they should just let sherdoggers judge all the fights. Canner could get KO'd and still win the fight. :icon_lol:
     
  16. gameoverman

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    I'm not sure how costly or how safe they really are,I just know they exist.I doubt it would be that difficult to implement,especially for big fights.

    Kicks and grappling would still need to be scored somehow as well so I guess we're stuck with this system for now
     
  17. Toco

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    oh yeah the kicks

    but would definitely help
     
  18. ocfightfan

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    Interesting but I'm not sure what it does for us. It would be better to have a heat map of where the judges were looking during the fight. In fact I would like to see video of the action from the judges perspective for more insight into what they were looking at.
     

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