2010 Houston MMA Statistics

Written By: Barry Laminack

I don’t blog as often as I would like (or should), but I am a sucker for statistics so I wanted to do a quick breakdown of the activity that happened in and around Houston MMA in 2010.

I think the thing that jumped out at me the most was the number of seminars that we had here in town, averaging just over 2.5 per month.  Also amazing was the number of MMA style gyms in the area. To be clear, this number is an approximate, as I’m sure there are schools out there that we dont’ have listed in our database that produce MMA/BJJ/Muay Thai fighters.

(for the record numbers that have a leading ~ are approximate)

Item Total
Seminars in Houston (MMA/BJJ/Muay Thai/Others) ~31
BJJ Tournaments ~13
Muay Thai Shows* 4
Amateur Promotions 3
Amateur MMA Shows 7
Amateur Title Fights 7
Pro Promotions 5
Pro MMA Shows 9
Pro Title Fights 10
No. of Gyms in our Gym database (as of Dec 31, 2010) ~56
No. of Houston area gyms that had at least 1 Amateur fight in Houston 32
No. of Houston area gyms that had at least 1 Pro fight in Houston 25

*Includes a hybrid show in College Station

Be on the look out for my 2010 Gym Performance report in the next couple of days. I’ll break down each gyms record by wins, losses and winning percent as well as use a formula, similar to the one we used to calculate fighter of the year, that assigns points for beating ranked opponents and having fighters ranking in the quarterly rankings.