By: Edward Egros


Analytics and the UFC

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It may not seem like a natural relationship: analytics and mixed martial arts.  But one research poster at the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference discussed how different fighting styles can be more or less successful in a given bout.  Sean Hacket and John Storey put the research together.  I wanted to ask a couple of UFC fighters about the research, so I spoke to the two competing in the main event at this May's UFC 211: Stipe Miocic and Junior Dos Santos.

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