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Fightnomics: The Hidden Numbers in Mixed Martial Arts and Why There?s No Such Thing as a Fair Fight
     

Fightnomics: The Hidden Numbers in Mixed Martial Arts and Why There?s No Such Thing as a Fair Fight

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by Reed Kuhn
 
Fightnomics quantifies the underlying drivers of the world’s most exciting and fastest growing sport through deep analysis of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) competition. Part Freakonomics and part Moneyball, Fightnomics is a statistical spotlight on the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and the fighters who compete in the Octagon. Does size matter? Is the Southpaw

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Fightnomics quantifies the underlying drivers of the world’s most exciting and fastest growing sport through deep analysis of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) competition. Part Freakonomics and part Moneyball, Fightnomics is a statistical spotlight on the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and the fighters who compete in the Octagon. Does size matter? Is the Southpaw Advantage real for MMA? Is it better to be young or experienced in a fight? How is the UFC Tale of the Tape lying to us? What makes a strike significant? What about Ring Rust, Octagon Jitters, or the Home Cage Advantage? Just how accurate are betting odds? Theories about how MMA works get put to the test with a little bit of science, and a whole lot of numbers. Fightnomics is the deepest and most complete analysis to date of historical UFC data that answers common, yet hotly debated questions about the sport. The fight game will never quite look the same once you've learned what really matters in a cage fight, and even a few surprising things that don't.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780991238217
Publisher:
Graybeard Publishing Llc
Publication date:
12/09/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
File size:
10 MB

Meet the Author

Reed Kuhn is a Washington DC-based strategy consultant with over a decade of professional experience. Kuhn’s foray into into sports statistics began during his graduate studies when he mined data of NFL team performance. In 2009 he began analyzing professional MMA through a research fellowship with FightMetric, the sport’s leading statistics system and the official statistics provider to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Reed holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics from Washington and Lee University, a Master’s Degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia, and a MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University where he specialized in strategy and decision sciences.

Kelly Crigger is a retired US Army Lieutenant Colonel with a bunch of degrees that he never used. Crigger began writing about MMA in 2006 and has published three other books about the sport including Title Shot, Into the Shark Tank of Mixed Martial Arts. A twelfth-level cleric of the Ranger Up order, Crigger lives in Northern Virginia where he writes, plays rugby, critiques bourbon, and prepares for doomsday. Crigger considers himself privileged to be a Jayhawk, honored to be a Ranger, and blessed by God to be American.

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Fightnomics: The Hidden Numbers in Mixed Martial Arts and Why There?s No Such Thing as a Fair Fight 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow. These guys are setting benchmarks for MMA. The big, mainstream sports are full of stats and number crunchers that have inched their way forward over decades. Now MMA is finally getting that treatment at an accelerated pace. Fightnomics in one big step toward the modernization and acceptance of MMA. What I like about this book is the recognition the authors give to the chaos of combat sports. Every fighter is unique and the cage is often unpredictable, but understanding the relative strengths and weaknesses of each fighter (as well as the external variables) can pay off and does so for anyone who reads this book.