Posted by the-king
did you watch ufc rio
Posted by Twenty20Dollars
How is there any home-field advantage in MMA?
I don't believe the 'home' advantage has much of a sway on how the fight works out. UFC Rio for example
Paulo Thiago > David Mitchell
Thiago Tavares > Spencer Fisher
Antonio Nogueira > Brendan Schaub
Edson Barboza > Ross Pearson
Stanislav Nedkov > Luiz Cane
In all these fights, apart from the last one, in which they didn't count on Nedkov being awesome- they seem to be pitting the top echelon of Brazilian fighter VS the middle-lower tier non-brazilian fighters. So it might seem like a home field advantage, but its probably more like the UFC want the home crowd to enjoy it more, so they put on fights in which the "home" fighters can probably win.