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6/3/11 12:03 PM - Factoid of the Day: Home Country Advantage

You may (or may not) have wondered how a bout fought in a fighter’s home country increases his chances of beating an opponent from a different country and how this can be associated to the rating system.

Wonder no more.

The rating advantage within the FightMatrix system is about a 1.5% advantage for the home fighter — not very significant.

In other words, relatively speaking, a fighter at home with approximately 98.5 points should be considered at “even odds” with a foreigner at 100 points.

This ratio may vary wildly on a country-to-country basis though.  This is simply the worldwide average.