IFL and STATS LLC Partner to Create Fitestats
International Fight League, and STATS LLC, the world’s sports information
provider, announced the creation of FiteStats, the most comprehensive
statistical analysis program in the history of fight sports.
professional sports organization, we realize how critical it is to have
consistent, in-depth statistical analysis of our events – something that has
never existed in MMA,” said Gareb Shamus, IFL co-founder and CEO. “We have
spent the last eight months working with STATS to develop this program, which
will give our fans, our business partners, and all involved with the IFL the
most comprehensive, up-to-the second breakdown of all that goes on in the ring.
The use of FiteStats will give everyone the chance to analyze opponents and
take a lot of the guesswork out of who are the best athletes in the IFL. It
will also give our fans and new business partners the opportunity to create
fantasy leagues and other business opportunities by using factual statistical
breakdowns to choose the best athletes.”
very excited to collaborate on FiteStats with the forward-thinking team at IFL,”
said STATS CEO, Gary Walrath. “We believe this is going to change the way Mixed
Martial Arts is analyzed and understood and will be a boon to both the IFL and
its fans all around the world.”
incorporate no less than 22 different statistical categories for an IFL fight.
Those will include Standing stats such as punches thrown and landed, kicks
thrown and landed, and submission attempts and successes; Clinch stats such as
punches thrown and landed, kicks thrown and landed, knees thrown and landed,
submission attempts and successes and takedown attempts and successes; Ground
stats such as punches thrown and landed, knees thrown and landed and submission
attempts and successes. These will be in addition to regularly kept stats such
as quickest takedowns, number of submissions, etc.
will be available to IFL television viewers and fans in-arena during events,
and will be kept on a cumulative basis throughout the 2008 season and
distributed worldwide through all of STATS’ worldwide distribution networks and
on ifl.tv. The IFL and STATS will also look to offer the patented statistical
system to other MMA organizations, so that the sport can have consistent
analysis for all organizations.
and STATS will begin using the technology for the November 3 Grand Prix at the
Sears Centre in
which will have select fights shown LIVE on MyNetworkTV at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT.
The two are also compiling the key data for the 2007 season, with a complete
statistical analysis available before the 2008 IFL season, beginning in the
first quarter of next year.