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Where do UFC fighters come from?

WHERE DO UFC FIGHTERS COME FROM? Heavyweight Total # of fighters 31 Fighter nationalities: Succes of fighters per country: USA Brazil 1% OF TOTAL FIGHTERS Netherlands 1% OF TOP 10 FIGHTERS Croatia Austra France New Zealand UK USA BRAZIL Cain Velasquez | USA Champion All Weightclasses Total # of fighters 337 Light-Heavyweight Size of o corresponds to the number of fighters in each country Total # of fighters 37 Fighter nationalities: Succes of fighters per country: USA Brazil Fighters nationalities: Sweden 1 % OF TOTAL FIGHTERS Canada 1% OF TOP 10 FIGHTERS Austria USA Belarus BRAZIL Croatia CANADA France UK Netherlands JAPAN New Zealand RUSSIA UK AUSTRALIA KOREA NETHERLANDS NEW ZEALAND SWEDEN CROATIA CUBA Jon Jones | USA Champion FRA CANADA OTHER AFGHANISTAN ARMENIA AUSTRIA Middleweight BAHRAIN BELGIUM Total # of fighters 51 Fighter nationalities: BULGARIA Succes of fighters per country: "BELARUS USA CHINA Brazil CONGO UK 1% OF TOTAL FIGHTERS CYPRUS Canada 1% OF TOP 10 FIGHTERS CZECH REPUBLIC Japan DENMARK Succesful fighters per country: Cuba EL SALVADOR Суpгus ESTONIA Czech Republic GERMANY 1% OF TOTAL FIGHTERS Italy GUAM % OF TOP 10 FIGHTERS Netherlands HAITI Other IRAN ISRAEL ITALY MEXICO NIGERIA USA NORWAY POLAND CUBA Anderson Silva || Brazil SYRIA OTHER Champion VENEZUELA VIETNAM Welterweight BRAZIL CANADA JAPAN RUSSIA Total # of fighters 77 Fighter nationalities: USA AUSTRALIA SOUTH-KORE A UK Succes of fighters per country: OTHER USA Brazil Canada % OF TOTAL FIGHTERS UK 1% OF TOP 10 FIGHTERS Austria South Korea Denmark Afghanistan Belarus Flyweight Congo Total # of fighters 13 Fighter nationalities: Other Bantamweight Total # of fighters 38 Fighter nationalities: USA Brazil USA 1% OF TOTAL FIGHTERS Succes of fighters per country: Featherweight UK 1% OF TOP 10 FIGHTERS BRAZIL USA CANADA OTHER Total # of fighters 52 Fighter nationalities: Brazil 1% OF TOTAL FIGHTERS Lightweight Georges St. Pierre | Canada Champion Japan Succes of fighters per country: 1% OF TOP 1O FIGHTERS SOUTH KOREA Canada USA Total # of fighters 78 Fighter nationalities: UK Brazil El Salvador 1% OF TOTAL FIGHTERS Japan Succes of fighters per country: UFC Fighters performance 1% OF TOP 1O FIGHTERS Haiti UK USA South Korea South Korea Brazil The UFC has become a very international fighting league in the last years. Employing more and more international fighters. But how do these fighters perform? Some observations: Mexico | % OF TOTAL FIGHTERS Russia UK Russia 1% OF TOP 1O FIGHTERS Armenia Canada Canada Japan Poland Russia Sweden Austria In light-heavyweight and middleweight most international fighters are underperforming. The USA seems to dominate in the lower weightclasses. Brazil seems more dominant in the higher weightclasses. The Netherlands performing very well in the Heavyweight class Canada performs really well in the Welterweight class. Seeing the dominance of the USA, one wonders what the reason for this would be? Is it the sheer number of american fighters or is the level of American fighters that much higher than international fighters? Venezuela Bahrain USA China Demetrious Johnson || UK Estonia |USA BRAZIL Champion Other USA Dominick Cruz | USA Champion OTHER Jose Aldo | Brazil Champion USA SOUTH KOREA CANADA OTHER Benson Henderson | USA Champion Jeroen Drewes | www.dgisenra.nl Sources www.ufc.com | http://www.statsilk.com| 52,8% 61,3% 17,3% 21,3% 6,1% %8'E 5,6% %S'7 - 2,9% 1,3% 76,9% 80,0% NETHERLANDS 15,4% 10,4% %E'9 20,0% 7,7% 0,0% mun 50,0% 70,0% USA 15,8% 20,0% JAPAN 10,5% 0,0% CANADA 5,3% %0'0 5,3% UK 10,0% OTHER 13,2% 0,0% 57,7% 70,0%. BRAZIL 21,2% 10,0% JAPAN 3,8% 0,0% 3,8% UK 0,0% %6'L - 10,0% RUSSIA 1,9% 10,0% %9'6 0,0% 55,1% %0'08 BRAZIL 14,1% 10,0% 9,0% UK 0,0% 7,7% 10,0% JAPAN 56,7% %9'7 %0'0 %0'0t RUSSIA %9'7 %0'0 20,0% 40,0% NETHERLANDS %0'6 %L'9 20,0% %0'0 34,2% 50,0% CROATIA USA 3,3% 0%0'0 3,3% AUSTRA 26,3% BRAZIL 43,1% 40,0% %0'0 3,3% 0,0% 40,0% FRANCE NEW ZEALAND SWEDEN %9'7 10,0% BRAZIL 3,3% 54,5% 60,0%. %0'0 3,3% 7,9% UK UK %0'0 10,4% 10,0% 0,0% JAPAN 28,9% 10,4% 20,0% 0,0% 5,2% UK CYPRUS AUSTRIA %9'7 0,0% %0'0 %9'7 %0'0 0,0% DENMARK 1,3% 10,0% 13,0% 0,0%

Where do UFC fighters come from?

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The UFC just released their first fighters ranking. I set out to find out how different countries are doing compared to their number of fighters in the UFC. Is the USA still the dominant force? What c...

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