Thursday, September 3, 2015

An Update on New York's MMA Promotion Stats


We'll soon be entering the fourth quarter of 2015, so it's time to crunch some numbers and examine the stats of amateur MMA in New York. Are you ready?

  • As of today, there have been 50 amateur MMA events in New York State this year. There were a total of 54 in 2014, so by the time 2015 comes to a close, that number will definitely have been exceeded.
  • Of that 50, only 15 used a third-party sanctioning organization. The rest self-regulated, or employed no real safety precautions whatsoever.
  • It's also worth noting that not all third-party sanctioning organizations are created equal.
  • In 2014, a fighter at a self-regulated show stopped breathing after getting KO'd, and was revived by the paramedics the promoter had on hand. Thankfully, nothing like that has happened in 2015. Yet.
  • Included on the 2015 tally is an event that mixed pro wrestling bouts with MMA bouts.
  • New York City and Long Island hosted 16 events; the rest of the 50 took place in Upstate New York.

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