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UFC using AI inspired gloves for collection of data

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In what could be a very futuristic move , the UFC has conducted a pilot with the use of glove sensors which interpret data in real time from fights in the octagon. UFC representative Amber Bowen has confirmed that the accuracy of sensors has improved in key areas and the fighters have been very co-operative with the whole process.The key areas of improvement include punch detection, punch type application and punches landed or missed.

“We want to be able to make it so everybody understands,” UFC vice president of regulatory affairs Marc Ratner said. “It’s going to take time. But it’s going to be big for the sport.”

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UFC heading for the future?

The program was first approved by Nevada State Athletic Commission when UFC pitched it as a way to improve fighter safety, concussion protocols and training methods. It was first used at UFC 219.

Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) chairman Anthony Marnell expressed interest as long as the additional information doesn’t sow confusion.“It’s kind of like baseball,” Marnell said. “They measure the ball going out … and the velocity, and it’s interesting if the outfielder runs a perfect route. But it doesn’t change the score of the game. Whereas this information, I think would be highly controversial if it’s represented incorrectly.”

UFC is looking to get NSAC officials acquainted with the process at the next event taking place in Las Vegas which would be UFC 226 at July 7.

Amber Bowen also said that they would wait till the process is completely in shape before offering fighters stats from the technology. “We are more than willing to share with them, but right now it’s a matter of getting the algorithm set so we’re obtaining accurate data,” she said.

 

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