Fedor Is More Elusive Than Machida
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 .
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.
Nah, I take that back. This is pretty stupid.
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.
Originally Posted by Nickeroon1987
No...Fedor has force field of fear around his body.
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"
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.
also fedor's opponents are probably slower strikers then machida's
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.
Wouldn't a better ratio be opponentrs strikes thrown vs opponents strikes landed?