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UFC Finishing Rates - UFC 1 through UFC Fight Night 26

With tonight's fight card featuring a showdown of two of the most accomplished finishers in the UFC, I was inspired to update my 1.5 year old post on historical UFC finishing rates. The tables below give KO, SUB and Total Finishing rates for each weight class, by year, for all UFC fights from UFC 1 to UFC Fight Night 26. The final table is a total for each weight class across all years.

Like last time, all of this data came straight from Fightmetric, whom I love, and while I'm pretty sure this isn't illegal, I'd appreciate not being prosecuted if I'm wrong. So: please don't prosecute me, Fightmetric.

A couple notes on the data:

First and foremost: I spotted an issue with counting each fight twice after I had compiled everything, and had to jerry-rig a fix, so while this probably isn't 100% accurate, it should be materially accurate. Other stuff: Lighweight and Heavyweight were defined differently back in the early UFC days. I haven't adjusted the data for that, because it's a pretty small number of fights. Second, I have no idea why there is a bantamweight fight in 2000. Third, there's probably other shit I didn't notice, feel free to let me know if you spot something.

I also apologize for any gimpy formatting. I'm stuck on IE 8 and an extremely locked-down internet connection at work (I'm amazed I get access to bloodyelbow). This is at least legible, though. I think.

Flyweight

YEAR

KO

Sub

DEC

KO %

Sub %

Finish %

2012

3

2

5

30%

20%

50%

2013

2

1

5

25%

13%

38%

Total

5

3

10

28%

17%

44%

Bantamweight

YEAR

KO

Sub

DEC

KO %

Sub %

Finish %

2000

0

0

1

0%

0%

0%

2007

3

3

6

25%

25%

50%

2008

2

5

4

18%

45%

64%

2009

5

8

13

19%

31%

50%

2010

1.5

9

13

6%

38%

45%

2011

10

6

17

30%

18%

48%

2012

9

12

11

28%

38%

66%

2013

5

6

4

33%

40%

73%

Total

35.5

49

69

23%

32%

55%

Featherweight

YEAR

KO

Sub

DEC

KO %

Sub %

Finish %

2006

1

0

0

100%

0%

100%

2007

1

8

1

10%

80%

90%

2008

7

2

4

54%

15%

69%

2009

4

5

9

22%

28%

50%

2010

8

9

8

32%

36%

68%

2011

5

9

24

13%

24%

37%

2012

13

11

21

29%

24%

53%

2013

8

4

16

29%

14%

43%

Total

47

48

83

26%

27%

53%

Lightweight

YEAR

KO

Sub

DEC

KO %

Sub %

Finish %

1997

3

8

3

21%

57%

79%

1998

3

2

0

60%

40%

100%

1999

1

1

3

20%

20%

40%

2000

2

3

4

24%

35%

59%

2001

4

1

3

50%

13%

63%

2002

3

2

3

38%

25%

63%

2003

3

1

3

43%

14%

57%

2004

1

1

2

25%

25%

50%

2006

6

10

3

32%

53%

84%

2007

14

24

19

25%

42%

67%

2008

16

23

24

25%

37%

62%

2009

17

24

22

27%

38%

65%

2010

15

31

34

19%

39%

58%

2011

15

14

23

29%

27%

56%

2012

13

14

29

23%

25%

48%

2013

11

10

11

34%

31%

66%

Total

127

169

186

26%

35%

61%

Welterweight

YEAR

KO

Sub

DEC

KO %

Sub %

Finish %

2000

1

2

1

25%

50%

75%

2001

4

3

1

50%

38%

88%

2002

4

2

4

40%

20%

60%

2003

0

4

3

0%

57%

57%

2004

4

4

2

40%

40%

80%

2005

6

8

6

30%

40%

70%

2006

9

14

15

24%

37%

61%

2007

15

26

13

28%

48%

76%

2008

24

11

12

51%

23%

74%

2009

20

11

18

41%

22%

63%

2010

13

14

27

24%

26%

50%

2011

15

8

22

33%

18%

51%

2012

19

11

23

36%

21%

57%

2013

13

4

16

39%

12%

52%

Total

147

122

163

34%

28%

62%

Middleweight

YEAR

KO

Sub

DEC

KO %

Sub %

Finish %

1998

3

5

2

30%

50%

80%

1999

7

5

0

58%

42%

100%

2000

4

4

4

33%

33%

67%

2001

1

2

2

20%

40%

60%

2002

8

3

1

67%

25%

92%

2003

4

1

2

57%

14%

71%

2004

1

6

1

13%

75%

88%

2005

11

5

6

50%

23%

73%

2006

10

15

11

28%

42%

69%

2007

14

9

12

40%

26%

66%

2008

19

19

9

40%

40%

81%

2009

10

12

11

30%

36%

67%

2010

12

13

20

27%

29%

56%

2011

16

9

16

39%

22%

61%

2012

15

7

18

38%

18%

55%

2013

8

9

9

31%

35%

65%

Total

143

124

124

37%

32%

68%

Light Heavyweight

YEAR

KO

Sub

DEC

KO %

Sub %

Finish %

2001

2

1

3

33%

17%

50%

2002

2

0

6

25%

0%

25%

2003

4

0

1

80%

0%

80%

2004

3

0

1

75%

0%

75%

2005

5

5

3

38%

38%

77%

2006

16

10

6

50%

31%

81%

2007

18

8

7

55%

25%

80%

2008

23

7

5

66%

20%

86%

2009

13

2

14

45%

7%

52%

2010

11

6

12

38%

21%

59%

2011

15

7

10

47%

22%

69%

2012

7

5

8

35%

25%

60%

2013

5

4

9

28%

22%

50%

Total

124

55

84.5

47%

21%

68%

Heavyweight

YEAR

KO

Sub

DEC

KO %

Sub %

Finish %

1997

8

13

3

33%

54%

88%

1998

3

1

3

43%

14%

57%

1999

8

4

4

52%

26%

77%

2000

2

4

4

20%

40%

60%

2001

5

3

1

56%

33%

89%

2002

8

3

0

73%

27%

100%

2003

5

2

2

56%

22%

78%

2004

6

1

0

86%

14%

100%

2005

10

3

1

71%

21%

93%

2006

13

4

6

57%

17%

74%

2007

5

2

8

33%

13%

47%

2008

17

3

2

77%

14%

91%

2009

13

6

3

59%

27%

86%

2010

16

6

8

54%

20%

75%

2011

12

3

8

52%

13%

65%

2012

18

5

4

67%

19%

85%

2013

11

2

3

69%

13%

81%

Total

160

65

59

56%

23%

79%

Open Weight

YEAR

KO

Sub

DEC

KO %

Sub %

Finish %

1993

3

5

0

38%

63%

100%

1994

7

24

23%

77%

100%

1995

7

26

3

19%

72%

92%

1996

15

19

4

39%

50%

89%

1999

1

1

1

33%

33%

67%

Grand Total

33

75

8

28%

65%

93%

WEIGHT CLASS

KO

Sub

DEC

KO %

Sub %

Finish %

Bantamweight

35

49

69

23%

32%

55%

Catch Weight

17

12

18

36%

26%

62%

Featherweight

47

48

83

26%

27%

53%

Flyweight

5

3

10

28%

17%

44%

Heavyweight

160

65

59

56%

23%

79%

Light Heavyweight

124

55

84.5

47%

21%

68%

Lightweight

127

169

186

26%

35%

61%

Middleweight

143

124

124

37%

32%

68%

Open Weight

33

75

8

28%

65%

93%

Welterweight

147

122

163

34%

28%

62%

Women's Bantamweight

4

1

1

67%

17%

83%

Total

843

723

805

36%

30%

66%

\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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