The smaller octagon allows strikers to use cage as part of their takedown defense. When a fighter is a position to get taken down, they have a smaller distance to scramble to get their back to the cage to prevent the takedown.Mar 4, 2021
The 25-foot cage, which the promotion uses at its APEX facility in Vegas, isn’t merely five-feet smaller — it’s scaled-down more than 30% in terms of square footage (518), leading to significantly increased action as a result.Apr 24, 2021
However, they are some incidents in which fighters have sustained life-threatening injuries, or in the worst case have died, so the question remains, has anyone died in the UFC? and the answer is no, but there are 7 recorded deaths in sanctioned fights outside of UFC.May 24, 2021
The Octagon premiered at UFC 1 (which was only governed by the same two rules as pankration) and has remained the standard since then.Nov 20, 2018
Does UFC Use Different Size Octagons? As already mentioned, not all of the UFC Octagons are the same. In most cases, UFC uses their usual Octagon of a diameter of 30 ft (9.1 m). Sometimes, during the smaller events, they use an Octagon of a diameter of 30 ft (9.1 m).
So, has anyone died in UFC, or MMA in general? There have been no deaths in the UFC history. As for MMA in general, there were 7 deaths in sanctioned fights and 9 in unsanctioned fights.
As of April 2019, there have been seven recorded deaths resulting from sanctioned Mixed Martial Arts contests and nine from unregulated bouts, none however in the largest MMA promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship.
UFC uses “Octagon” mainly for safety. In the Octagon, eIght-sided fence wall surrounds the padded canvas to protect fighters from falling out during a fight, unlike a traditional boxing ring where fighters can fall out between the ropes.