How is reach in the UFC measured? Is it different than boxing or other sports?
Reach in both the UFC and Pro Boxing is measured from fingertip to fingertip when the fighters arms are raised parallel to the ground at shoulder height. Average reach is then correlated to the fighter’s height. To most accurately measure you should use a tape measure without a bulky head – we highly recommend this Singer Vinyl tape measure as its ideal for body measurements and is not bulky at all. If you’re wondering how to measure your reach, we recommend you get that tape measure and a friend and follow the fingertip to fingertip instructions above. Make sure you are standing still and keeping your arms straight. This is also how a boxers reach is measured, as its the same as MMA.
How does one “correlate to the fighters height” for us that don’t understand the meaning of that please?