Ryan LaFlareFrequent-flier fighter

Ryan LaFlare flights for UFC fights

Long Island’s Ryan LaFlare began his mixed martial arts career by fighting for Ring of Combat in Atlantic City, New Jersey, a simple 162-mile drive from his home in Copiague. Since signing with the UFC, LaFlare has traveled the world to compete. His seventh UFC fight is Feb. 11, 2017, in … wait for it … Brooklyn, New York. Follow his career flight path below.


Note: Miles shown represent the distance from NYC to that city via World Atlas, and don’t reflect LaFlare’s actual flight itinerary. They also do not include the return flight back to New York.


Around the world . . . almost

The circumference of Earth measured at the equator is 24,901.55 miles. So, Ryan LaFlare is close to having flown around the world just to get to his fights in mixed martial arts, a sport that is still banned in his home state of New York. If you include the trips back to New York, he’s nearly been around the world both horizontally and vertically. (The Earth’s circumference from pole to pole is 24,860 miles.)

UFC fight 1: Stockholm, Sweden

UFC fight 2: Goiania, Brazil

UFC fight 3: Sacramento, California

UFC fight 4: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

UFC fight 5: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

UFC fight 6: Las Vegas, Nevada

UFC fight 7: Brooklyn, New York

EDITORIAL: Mark La Monica. DESIGN: Anthony Carrozzo.

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