How many calories do you burn with Muay Thai (MMA)?

Muay Thai (MMA) Calories Burned Calculator

Calories Burned Calculator
Calories Burned Calculator

Muay Thai (MMA) burns an average of 840 calories per hour for someone who weighs 180 pounds. Calorie burn also depends on the type and intensity of your activity, as well as your body weight.

Use our Calorie Calculator below to determine how many calories you burn with Muay Thai (MMA) or other activities.

Calories burned with Combat Sports (weight: 180 lbs)

MET 15 mins. 30 mins. 45 mins. 60 mins.
Boxing 9.5 204 407 611 814
Boxing (punching bag) 7.2 154 309 463 617
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) 9.5 204 407 611 814
Fencing 5 107 214 321 429
Fight Sports 8 171 343 514 686
Judo (Martial Arts) 10.3 221 442 662 883
Karate (Martial Arts) 10.3 221 442 662 883
Kickboxing 7.5 161 321 482 643
Martial Arts 7.6 163 326 489 652
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) 9.5 204 407 611 814
Muay Thai (MMA) 9.8 210 420 630 840
Tae Bo (Martial Arts) 10.2 219 437 656 874
Tae Kwan Do (Martial Arts) 10.3 221 442 662 883
Wrestling 6 129 257 386 514

How do we calculate how many calories Muay Thai (MMA) burns?

For the calorie burn calculation, the MET value (Metabolic Equivalent of Task) of Muay Thai (MMA) is used.

Muay Thai (MMA) has a MET of 9.8.

We multiply the MET value with your bodyweight in KGs. The result is multiplied by 0.0175 and the duration of the activity you performed in minutes.

For example:

  • Your body weighs: 180 lbs
  • Durition: 60 minutes
  • MET value of Muay Thai (MMA): 9.8

Here’s how to calculate the calories burned during 60 minutes of Muay Thai (MMA):
(180 / 2.20462) * 9.8 * 0.0175 * 60 minutes = 840

What is MET?

MET stands for metabolic equivalent of task, we use MET value to estimate energy expenditure. The MET value is the ratio between the working metabolic rate and resting metabolic rate, which refers to the amount of energy being expended relative to the amount of time spent doing Muay Thai (MMA).


* There is no way for METs to accurately estimate the energy cost of physical activity in individuals when taking into account differences in weight, adiposity, age, gender, and intensity of movement, as well as environmental conditions. The result is that energy expenditures will vary from individual to individual even when the same activity is performed.

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