By The Numbers: A Look at Sydney and Uberlandia

Breaking down Saturday’s fight cards in Stockholm and Halifax By The Numbers...
Tonight, UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Bisping will take place on UFC FIGHT PASS, and on Saturday UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Saint Preux will air on FOX Sports 1. Here's a look at this weekend's fight cards in Sydney and Uberlandia By The Numbers...

Approximate distance in miles between the UFC’s two events this weekend as the Octagon will set-up shop in Sydney, Australia for UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Bisping and in Uberlandia, Brazil for UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Saint Preux

Number of UFC events held in Australia including the exclusive UFC FIGHT PASS event this Saturday

Number of UFC events held in Brazil - three in the last 65 days - including this Saturday’s one on FOX Sports 1

Current ranking for Luke Rockhold as a UFC middleweight

Seconds it took for Rockhold to secure an inverted triangle kimura on Tim Boetsch in April at UFC 172

Seconds it took for Rockhold to score a TKO via body kick against Costas Philippou in January at UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Philippou

Finishes by Rockhold in UFC/Strikeforce competition, tied for 2nd most finishes as a middleweight in combined UFC/Strikeforce history with Chris Leben

Percentage of those stoppage wins occurring in the first round, most 1st round finishes in UFC/Strikeforce combined history since the creation of the five minute round

Percentage of Rockhold’s nine Strikeforce bouts that he won, 3rd most wins in Strikeforce history

Year that Rockhold won the Strikeforce middleweight championship from Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza by unanimous decision

Successful Strikeforce middleweight title defenses by Rockhold against Keith Jardine and Tim Kennedy

Knockdowns by Rockhold in UFC/Strikeforce combined, 4th most in UFC/Strikeforce middleweight history

Submission wins by Rockhold in UFC/Strikeforce, tied for the most in UFC/Strikeforce history

Year that Rockhold was awarded his BJJ black belt under Leonardo Vieira

Current ranking of Michael “The Count” Bisping as a UFC middleweight

Wins by Bisping inside the Octagon, tied for 4th most in UFC middleweight history

Total Octagon time for Bisping as a UFC middleweight, 3rd most among UFC middleweight history

Significant strikes landed by The Count, most in UFC middleweight division history

Of those significant strikes were landed against Cung Le in August where Bisping scored a 4th round TKO

KO/TKOs by Bisping in UFC competition, tied for 4th most in UFC history

Significant strikes landed by Bisping in his UFC career, 2nd in company history behind former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre’s 1,254

Number of significant strikes landed by Bisping in two UFC bouts against Yoshihiro Akiyama and Jason Miller, only UFC middleweight to land more than 100 sig. strikes in a single fight twice

Significant strikes landed per minute by Bisping, best among active UFC middleweights (min. 5 fights)

5.26, 5.66
Significant strikes landed rate by Bisping in rounds 2 and rounds 3 are the highest 2nd and third round rates among active UFC middleweights

Significant striking defense by The Count, best in UFC middleweight history (min. 5 fights and 350 opp. att.)

The Ultimate Fighter season Bisping won at light-heavyweight

Number of times Bisping has lost by submission in his 31 pro fight career

Weight class Ross “The Real Deal” Pearson returned to in December 2012 and has fought five times since resulting in three KO/TKO wins, most recently a second round stoppage over Gray Maynard in August

The Ultimate Fighter season Pearson won at lightweight

Knockdowns by Pearson as a lightweight in the UFC, 10th best among active UFC lightweights

Significant strikes landed by Pearson as a lightweight, 10th best among active UFC lightweights

Strikes landed per minute by Pearson, 8th highest rate in UFC lightweight history (min. 5 fights)

Significant strike differential in favor of The Real Deal, tied for 5th best among active UFC lightweights

Significant strike defense percentage for The Real Deal, 2nd best in UFC lightweight history (min. 5 fights and 350 opp. att.) behind John Makdessi’s 75.5%

Percentage of Pearson’s previous two UFC appearances fought in Australia, which The Real Deal has won - unanimous decision against Spencer Fisher and a TKO of George Sotiropoulos

The Ultimate Fighter season “Raging” Al Iaquinta was a finalist

Iaquinta’s as a UFC lightweight since the TUF finals

Fighters in UFC history have scored a KO/TKO win stemming from a standing elbow including Iaquinta in his most recent stoppage win of Rodrigo Damm in September

Time in the first round of Iaquinta’s quarter finals TUF bout against Andy Ogle where Raging scored a TKO stemming from a standing elbow

Significant strikes landed per minute rate by Raging, best among active UFC lightweights

Significant strike differential in favor of Iaquinta, 2nd best among active UFC lightweights

Takedown defense by Iaquinta, 5th best among active UFC lightweights

Current ranking of Mauricio “Shogun” Rua as a UFC light-heavyweight

UFC event where Shogun scored a first round KO over Lyoto Machida to win the UFC light-heavyweight title

Year that Shogun won the PRIDE Middleweight Grand Prix championship

Percentage of Rua’s wins inside the Octagon by KO/TKO

KO/TKOs by Shogun in the UFC, tied for 2nd most in UFC’s light-heavyweight division behind Chuck Liddell’s 9

KO/TKOs by Rua in PRIDE

Combined KO/TKOs by RUA in UFC/PRIDE light-heavyweight competition is the most in the combined history

Knockdowns by Rua inside the Octagon, 3rd most knockdowns in UFC light-heavyweight history

Significant striking accuracy by Rua in the UFC, 5th best in UFC light-heavyweight history (min. 5 fights and 350 sig. att.)

Significant strikes landed by Shogun in UFC/PRIDE, 2nd most in the combined history behind former UFC light-heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson’s 949

Total strikes landed by Shogun against Dan Henderson in their epic war at UFC 139, 5th most ever landed in a single UFC light-heavyweight fight

Current ranking by Ovince Saint Preux as a UFC light-heavyweight

Straight wins for Saint Preux inside the Octagon prior to his most recent unanimous decision loss to Ryan Bader in August

Finishes for OSP in the UFC including 2 submissions, 1 knockout and a Performance of the Night bonus

Seconds it took for Saint Preux to submit Nikita Krylov at UFC 171 via Von Flue choke, 4th fastest submission in UFC light-heavyweight history behind Eliot Marshall’s 87 seconds, Alan Belcher’s 53 seconds and, previously mentioned, Bader’s 50 seconds

Fighters in UFC history to win via Von Flue choke, Saint Preux at UFC 171 and, naturally, The Ultimate Fighter 2 alum Jason Von Flue against Alex Karalexis at UFC Fight Night: Guillard vs. Neer

Significant striking accuracy for Saint Preux in his UFC/Strikeforce bouts, UFC average is 42%

Significant strikes landed by OSP in his 11 UFC/Strikeforce bouts

Percentage of Saint Preux’s sig. strikes landed on the ground, UFC average 23.3% (min. 350 att.)

Takedown accuracy percentage by Saint Preux in UFC/Strikeforce (14 of 22 attempts), UFC average 39.5%

2001 - 2004
Years OSP played D-1 football for the University of Tennessee

Current ranking of Ian “Uncle Creepy” McCall as a UFC flyweight

UFC event where McCall recorded his first UFC win in a Fight of the Night against Illiarde Santos

Leg kicks landed by Uncle Creepy in his bout against Santos, most in UFC flyweight history

Significant strikes attempted by McCall against Santos

Months after UFC 163, Uncle Creepy returned to the Octagon and earned a unanimous decision win over Brad Pickett

Takedown defense percentage by McCall in the UFC, stuffed 27 of 30 attempts including all 10 of Pickett’s attempts

Significant striking defense by Uncle Creepy against Pickett

Consecutive decisions for McCall inside the Octagon including 2 Fight of the Night bonuses

Current ranking by John Lineker as a UFC flyweight

Knockdowns scored by Lineker, most in UFC flyweight history

KO/TKOs by Lineker inside the Octagon including a third round stoppage of Alptekin Ozkilic in July, most in UFC flyweight history

Significant strikes landed by Lineker, 2nd most in UFC flyweight history behind UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson’s 603

Significant strikes landed per minute rate by Lineker, best in UFC flyweight history and 1.45 significant strikes better than Timothy Elliott’s 4.60 in second place

Significant strike differential in favor of Lineker, 2nd best in UFC flyweight history behind Johnson’s 2.21


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