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Ultimate Stats: Trending From UFC 1 – 129

Ever wondered how many fights have actually taken place inside the Octagon? How about how many fighters have been knocked out, tapped out, or beaten down for a decision?

From 1993 to just last month at the historic UFC 129, I present to you “Ultimate Stats: Trending from UFC 1-129”. I went through every single fight in UFC history to find the percentages of all the outcomes – knockouts, submissions, decisions, draws, disqualifications, and no contests.

After reading this you will have the cold hard facts. Are decisions really on the rise or are people overreacting? You’ll find out as you read along. Which outcome has occurred most often in the UFC? What about the least often? You’ll know that too.

Without further ado, after many painstaking hours of going through fight cards, I present to you the data compiled from every fight in UFC history.

UFC 1-25 (November 12, 1993 – April 14, 2000)

(T)KO – 88 (35.9%)
Sub – 116 (47.3%)
Decision – 36 (14.7%)
Draw – 4 (1.6%)
DQ – 0 (0.0%)
No Contest – 1 (0.4%)

notes:
– The UFC didn’t bring in judges until Ultimate Ultimate 1995 (in between UFC 7 and 8). Bouts that did not end in knockout or submission were ruled a draw previous to this event.
– 29 total events, due to Ultimate Ultimate’s, Ultimate Japan, and Ultimate Brazil.
– 245 fights.

UFC 26-50 (June 9, 2000 – October 22, 2004)

(T)KO – 86 (42%)
Sub – 51 (24.9%)
Decision – 61 (29.8%)
Draw – 3 (1.5%)
DQ – 3 (1.5%)
No Contest – 1 (0.49%)

notes:
– 26 total events due to UFC 37.5.
– 205 total fights.
– Zuffa takes over at UFC 31.

UFC 51-75 (February 5, 2005 – September 8, 2007)

(T)KO – 127 (37.5%)
Sub – 105 (31%)
Decision – 105 (31%)
Draw – 0 (0.0%)
DQ – 0 (0.0%)
No Contest – 2 (0.59%)

notes:
– 41 total events due to UFC Fight Nights and Ultimate Fighter Finales.
– 339 total fights.

UFC 76-100 (September 19, 2007 – July 11, 2009)

(T)KO – 136 (36.4%)
Sub – 100 (26.7%)
Decision – 136 (36.4%)
Draw – 0
DQ – 1 (0.3%)
No Contest – 1 (0.3%)

notes:
– 37 total events due to UFC Fight Nights, Fight for the Troops, and TUF Finales.
-374 total fights.

UFC 101-129 (August 8, 2009 – April 30, 2011)

(T)KO – 131 (29.6%)
Sub – 101 (22.8%)
Decision – 202 (45.6%)
Draw – 6 (1.4%)
DQ – 2 (0.5%)
No Contest – 1 (0.2%)

notes:
– 37 total events due to UFC Fight Nights, Fight for the Troops, UFC Live’s, and TUF Finales.
– 443 total fights

TOTAL (November 12, 1993 – April 30, 2011)

(T)KO – 568 (35.4%)
Sub – 473 (29.5%)
Decision – 540 (33.6%)
Draw – 13 (0.8%)
DQ – 6 (0.4%)
No Contest – 6 (0.4%)

notes:
– 170 total events
– 1606 total fights

Average UFC Event
– 9 fights
– 3 (T)KO’s
– 2 Sub
– 3 Decisions
– 1 other (TKO, Sub, Decision, Draw, DQ, No Contest)

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