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Finish Percentages

I got to thinking about who finishes fights and who doesn't and being the stat geek that I am...   

Below you will find some famous fighters, their fight records* and the percentage of wins by finish.  Some of these numbers are really interesting.  And if you don't like the fighters i picked send all complaints to...whothefuckever.   

gilbert yvel 36-14-1  100%
andrei arlovski 15-7  93%
shogun rua 18-4  89%
cro cop 26-7-2  88%
miguel torres 37-3  84%
josh barnett 25-5  84%
bj penn 15-5-1  80%
wanderlei silva 33-10-1  79%
fedor 31-1-1  77%
matt hughes 43-7  77%
frank mir 13-4  77%
anderson silva 25-4  76%
tim sylvia 25-6  76%
thiago alves  16-6  69%
rodrigo nogueira 32-6-1  69%
st pierre 19-2  68%
chuck liddell 21-7  67%
tito ortiz 15-7-1  66%
shinya aoki 23-4  65%
forrest griffin 17-6  59%
randy couture 18-10  56%
rashad evans 14-1-1  50%
dan henderson 25-7  48%
machida 16-0  44%  

Finally, the guy who inspired me to look at who the best fight finishers are among some of the more well known, popular and best fighters over the last decade and basically the first 25 guys i thought of, Jon Fitch.  He is the fighter who seems to get more shit about not finishing fights than any fighter I can think of.  He has a record of 21-3 with 9 finishes for a 43% finish rate in his winning fights.  Not a surprise considering his last 6 fights have gone to the judges scorecard.   

Bonus fighter:  192-45-11 with 185 finishes.  Don't know who?  You call yourself an MMA fan?!?!  

*records found on SHERDOG

\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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