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North Carolina MMA-How Are MMA Fights Ending?

114 North Carolina MMA Fights In 2008

20 Decisions

18%  

57 Submissions

50%

With 70% of Those Coming In The 1st Round

37 TKO/KO's

32%

With 76% of Those Coming In The 1st Round

There were a ton of events that happened in 2008, and there was no way that I was going to compile all of that date.  I just don't have the time.  This is just a snapshot of the big picture in regards to North Carolina mixed martial arts as far as how the fights are ending.  I checked the results for ten events that happened last year, which resulted in the total of 114 MMA fights.

  • Of those 114 fights, 20 of them ending via decision checking at a finishing percentage of 18%
  • 57 of them ended via Submission which checked in at a finishing percentage of 50%
  • 37 of them ended via TKO/KO which checked in at a finishing percentage of 32%

The scary part of this is the following information.  Again, this is just a snapshot, but I don't think the numbers would vary too much from the data here.  Maybe when I have time I'll compile all that stuff.  Let's take a look:

  • Of the 57 fights that ended via Submission, 70% of those ended in the first round.  Often within the first couple of minutes of the fight.
  • Of the 37 that ended via TKO/KO, 76% of those ended in the first round.  Often within the first couple of minutes of the fight.

This information tells us a couple of things.  Either some promoters are just throwing guys to the wolves in mismatches, or the fighters are entering these fights with little to no training.  It's probably a little of both in my opinion.  I know it's exciting to see a great KO, or a great submission but not at the expense of someone's safety.  I hope both fighters and promoters take this into consideration as they train and put events together.