Which weight class has the fighters that are best at finishing?

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  1. tuff juice Blue Belt

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    Interested to hear your thoughts about this, Sherdog. Which division has the most fighters that due to their ample power and timing or sheer skills are likely to be able to finish a fight and not have it stopped prematurely and left in the hands of judges?
     
  2. M4R5 Blue Belt

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    HW easily
     
  3. mrsinister Brown Belt

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    HW defense is crap. That's why it's the best division.
     
  4. gillygilly** Banned Banned

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    I'd say lhw. They have a ton of power (though not as much as hw's) but they're not soo big that they have cardio issues (generally speaking). In hw, generally, people are bigger and gas quicker, and if they both gas before someone is finished then it usually goes to decision.

    That's the way im looking at it. Pure speculation though
     
  5. AmericanMMA Purple Belt

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    Super Heavy

    Weight class is full of world class athletes

    Bob Sapp all day baby
     
  6. Lucifer Alpha The Catastrophe Banned

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    Some guy at HW just quit on his stool in Bellator due to exhaustion, so I'd say that weight class.
     
  7. Levi_ Silver Belt

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    It depends on what you are meaning by "best at finishing."

    Bigger guys always get more finishes overall because they (obviously) have more weight behind their strikes. That doesn't mean they are the most skilled at finishing.
     
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    Doesn't HW have like an 85% finish rate?..
     
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    Featherweight
     
  11. ferrisjso Goat Lawyer

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    LHW. HW has the best KO punchers though.
     
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    Any Weight class AS fights in
     
  13. ethanfranklin Banned Banned

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    Fly weight.

    Because if you can finish someone at that weight, then you would be decapitating them at HW.

    Its literally a different game when you add power into the equation.
     
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    Yep. The fact they are the biggest and hit the hardest has nothing to do with it.
     
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    There is nothing like watching two HWs get exhausted in the first round and come out for the second round throwing looping punches with no attempt at accuracy or defense.
     
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    HW>BW>who cares
     
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    Lightweight :rolleyes:
     
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    LHW...a good mix of power and sub technique
     
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    Best at finishing != most finishes. I'd say it's even across the divisions, and finishing ability is about the fighter not his size. There's been mostly finishes at flyweight for example, and nobody predicted that.
     
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    Big guy weight.
     

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