Page 1 of 2 12 Last
  1. #1
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!

    Fedor Is More Elusive Than Machida

    http://www.themmanews.com/?p=3085

    Posted By: Chart Topper

    While many MMA fans and insiders would consider Lyoto Machida the most elusive fighter in Mixed Martial Arts, FightMetric uses statistical analysis to prove that he’s actually the second most elusive(of the list they’ve assembled) mixed martial arts fighter. The stats below comes from the number of strikes a fighter takes divided by the number of minutes fought to give you the number of strikes absorbed per minute of fighting(SApM). Here’s the list:

    Frank Mir: 2.7 SApM
    Rashad Evans: 1.39 SApM
    BJ Penn: 1.23 SApM
    Georges St. Pierre: 1.01 SApM
    Anderson Silva: 0.71 SApM
    Lyoto Machida: 0.64 SApM
    Fedor Emelianenko: 0.59 SApM

    As you can see Fedor Emelianenko has the lowest SApM with Machida coming in second. Take from this what you will, but these two fighters are very hard to hit.
    Last edited by snakerattle79; 5/24/2009 7:19am at .

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    396
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Yeah, but Machida actually avoids strikes, whereas Fedor is prevents his opponents from striking in the first place by either a) hitting them first or b) being scary.

  3. #3
    King Sleepless's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Cuba
    Posts
    10,058
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    This is kind of stupid.

  4. #4
    King Sleepless's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Cuba
    Posts
    10,058
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Nah, I take that back. This is pretty stupid.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    austin, tx
    Posts
    2,436
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by Nickeroon1987 View Post
    Yeah, but Machida actually avoids strikes, whereas Fedor is prevents his opponents from striking in the first place by either a) hitting them first or b) being scary.
    This. While Fedor has excellent head movement and defends himself well from power strikes, he mainly just takes the initiative and has his opponents on their heels most of the fight. His opponents just don't get to throw many strikes in the first place because fedor cracks at them first.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    West Coast
    Posts
    23,477
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    No...Fedor has force field of fear around his body.

    *edit:
    People who fight Machida are thinking this "I'm going to KO that fucker...where'd he go?"

    People who fight Fedor "I hope I don't make him mad if I hit him"

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    610
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I think we should also look at the damage done from the strikes.

    on VERY RARE occasions fedor gets a little bit stunned from surprise hits.
    Lyoto doesnt seem to get affected much after being hit either.

    However FeEm has twice as many fights as LyMa, so its still early to say who is more elusive than the other.

  8. #8
    JohnnyCache's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    10,528
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    also fedor's opponents are probably slower strikers then machida's


  9. #9

    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Westchester, NY / Philadelphia, PA
    Posts
    2,131
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Also, if all we are going by is this statistic, Drew McFedries would have been more elusive in his fight last night than Machida. "Elusiveness" is more complex than strikes taken per minute.

  10. #10
    Kintanon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Athens, Ga
    Posts
    5,682
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Wouldn't a better ratio be opponentrs strikes thrown vs opponents strikes landed?

Page 1 of 2 12 Last

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Log in

Log in
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO