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MMA Fans Focusing on Larger Weight Classes (Tapology)

According to new data released over at Tapology, the old stereotypes regarding heavyweight champions--and heavier fighters in general--garnering the vast majority of press and fan attention appears to have some merit. The numbers below reflect fan interest by weight class for the month of August, 2009.

August 2009
Share of Fan Interest
Weight Class Change
from July
1.4% Super Heavyweight – Over 265 lbs down 0.4% Bob-sapp-2_medium
 
27.3% Heavyweight – 265 lbs down 9.8%Brock_lesnar_loves_you_medium
26.4% Light Heavyweight – 205 lbs up 4.7% Tumblr_kpqirdn1hu1qznc64o1_400_medium
16.4% Middleweight – 185 lbs up 0.1% Andersonsilva044_medium
11.4% Welterweight – 170 lbs up 0.2% Georges-st-pierre-004_13_medium
12.1% Lightweight – 155 lbs up 2.8% Bj-penn_medium
2.4% Featherweight – 145 lbs up 0.7% Mike_thomas_brown_medium
2.4% Bantamweight – 135 lbs up 1.7% Miguel-torres_medium

About Tapology:

Tapology’s rankings are a measure of fan interest and activity. Tapology uses data from Compete, Inc. to directly capture the level of internet users reading about and looking at over 800 of the biggest names in mixed martial arts. Activity is aggregated across multiple websites and represents an actual measurement of millions of consumers. The rankings represent United States fans only; the activity of non-U.S. consumers is not included.

\The FanPosts are solely the subjective opinions of Bloody Elbow readers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bloody Elbow editors or staff.

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