Two weeks ago, on Super Bowl weekend, the UFC put together a stacked pay per view event that looked on paper to be one of the more exciting cards in recent memory. Two title fights and numerous exciting and pivotal matchups whet the appetite of MMA fans around the globe.
10 decisions later, fans were bored beyond belief, and the UFC had broken their record for most decisions on the card. All of the UFC 169 prelims went to decision, and only two fights on the main card were stoppages. Dana White was none too pleased about breaking the record and was fired up about it in the post fight press conference.
UFC Fight Night 36 delivered the same paltry action that UFC 169 did. Once again, 10 out of 12 bouts ended in decision, including all of the preliminary fights. There was no post-fight press conference for Dana White to lash out at, but you can bet that White was not happy about last night’s event once again.
In the last two UFC events there have been 24 bouts. 20 have ended in decision, which is 83% of the fights. 4 have ended by way of finish, which is about 17%. Those percentages are going in the wrong direction for the UFC at this point, and something needs to change quickly. Fans want finishes, and it is as simply as that. Evidently the new bonus structure did absolutely nothing in terms of getting fighters to pursue a finish more aggressively. UFC 170 is next weekend, and here is to hoping we get more than a 17% finishing rate.
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