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dc.contributor.authorKirk, Christopher
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-14T13:58:14Z
dc.date.available2020-08-14T13:58:14Z
dc.date.issued2018-06-05
dc.identifier.citationKirk, C., (2018). 'Does anthropometry influence technical factors in competitive mixed martial arts?' Human Movement, 19(2), pp. 46-59.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1899-1955
dc.identifier.doi10.5114/hm.2018.74059
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/625091
dc.description.abstractPurpose. Previous research has found grappling and strikes to the head to be the determining factors for success in MMA, whilst anthropometry in the form of stature and wingspan has been found to have a negligible effect. The current study was designed to determine if a relationship between technique use and anthropometry exists in MMA. The in-competition technique data of 461 elite, professional MMA bouts were compared using Bayes factor t-tests (BF10) to determine which techniques display the highest likelihood of distinguishing between winners and losers. The differences in technique numbers between winners and losers was also compared to the anthropometric differences between winners and losers using either Bayesian Pearson’s r or Bayesian Kendall’s Tau. Simple linear regression (p < 0.05) was used to calculate predictive ability of anthropometrics on chosen fighting techniques. Heavyweight competitors were distinguished by striking only (BF10 = 399 – 10). Light heavyweight, middleweight, featherweight, bantamweight, women’s bantamweight and women’s straw weight competitors were distinguished predominately by striking (BF10 = 791661 – 7) and moderately by grappling (BF10 = 75 – 7). Welterweight, lightweight and flyweight competitors were distinguished by striking techniques (BF10 = 3.533e+6 – 221) to achieve dominant grappling positions (BF10 = 17100 – 50). In turn, it was found that stature and/or wingspan are correlated to and can predict key technique variables at heavyweight, welterweight, lightweight and featherweight. The results provide evidence of which techniques are influenced by the anthropometric differences between competitors, allowing coaches and competitors to make more informed tactical decisions in competition preparation.en_US
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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherTermediaen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.termedia.pl/Does-anthropometry-influence-technical-factors-in-competitive-mixed-martial-arts-,129,32924,1,1.htmlen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectMMA, anthropometry, combat sports, Bayes factor, key performance variablesen_US
dc.titleDoes anthropometry influence technical factors in competitive mixed martial arts?en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen_US
dc.identifier.journalHuman Movementen_US
dc.identifier.pii76160
dc.source.journaltitleHuman Movement
dc.source.volume2018
dc.source.issue2
dc.source.beginpage46
dc.source.endpage59
dcterms.dateAccepted2018
refterms.dateFOA2020-08-14T13:58:15Z
dc.author.detail786134en_US


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