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By The Numbers: The Flyweights Thus Far

A look at the history of the UFC's flyweight division, By The Numbers...
125
Pounds is the limit for the UFC flyweight division

1281
Days the UFC flyweight division will have been in existence since its inception on March 3rd, 2012 to UFC 191 where UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson will take on John Dodson in a highly-anticipated rematch

4
UFC fighters - Joseph Benavidez, Demetrious Johnson, Ian McCall and Yasuhiro Urushitani - kicked off the new division at UFC on FX: Alves vs. Kampmann in a tournament to decide the inaugural champion

152
The UFC event where tournament finalists Johnson and Benavidez battled to a split-decision to decide the first UFC flyweight champion

1
UFC flyweight champion has held the belt since then - Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson

92
UFC flyweights have occurred

23
KO/TKOs

16
Submissions

10
Fight of the Night bonuses awarded - Ian McCall vs. Demetrious Johnson (first UFC flyweight fight), Louis Gaudinot vs. John Lineker, Tim Elliott vs. Jared Papazian, Demetrious Johnson vs. John Dodson, Ian McCall vs. Illarde Santos, Josh Sampo vs. Ryan Benoit, Scott Jorgensen vs. Danny Martinez, John Lineker vs. Alptekin Ozkilic, Paddy Holohan vs. Chris Kelades and Jon delos Reyes vs. Roldan Sangcha-an

3
Knockout of the Night bonuses awarded - Joseph Benavidez at UFC on FX: Alves vs. Kampmann (second UFC flyweight fight), John Dodson at UFC 166 and Demetrious Johnson at UFC on FOX: Johnson vs. Benavidez 2

2
Submission of the Night bonuses awarded - John Moraga at UFC 155 and Demetrious Johnson at UFC on FOX: Johnson vs. Moraga

6
Performance of the Night bonuses awarded - Joseph Benavidez at UFC 172, Ray Borg at UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Stephens, Louis Smolka at UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Bisping, Ray Borg at UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Thatch, Fredy Serrano at UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. LaFlare and Demetrious Johnson at UFC 186

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UFC flyweight main events with the first being UFC on FOX: Johnson vs. Dodson

100
Percentage of those main events that have featured Mighty Mouse

8
Wins by Johnson as a UFC flyweight, most in UFC flyweight history

6
Consecutive/successful UFC flyweight title defenses by Johnson, tied for 5th with UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey for most consecutive UFC belt defenses

2:43:19
Octagon time by Mighty Mouse at 125 pounds, most in UFC flyweight history

1:43:11
Octagon time by Chris Cariaso at 125 pounds, 2nd most in UFC flyweight history

24:59
Time into the fight when Johnson slapped on an armbar on Kyoji Horiguchi to force the tap at UFC 186, latest finish of any kind in UFC history

137
Seconds it took for Ray Borg to secure a rear naked choke on Shane Howell at UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Stephens, fastest submission stoppage in UFC flyweight history

96
Seconds it took for Willie Gates to score a KO/TKO of Darrell Montague at The Ultimate Fighter: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians Finale, fastest striking stoppage in UFC flyweight history

7
Knockdowns by John Lineker, most in UFC flyweight history

1.3
Knockdowns per 15 minutes of fighting by John Dodson including his knockdown of Mighty Mouse in their first meeting, best in UFC flyweight history and only UFC flyweight to drop Johnson

669
Significant strikes landed by Johnson, most in UFC flyweight history and 9th most among active UFC fighters

5.43
Significant strikes landed per minute rate by Lineker, best in UFC flyweight history and 10th best among active UFC fighters

39
Takedowns by Mighty Mouse, most in UFC flyweight history

65.4
Takedown accuracy percentage by Justin Scoggins, best in UFC flyweight history and 4th best among active UFC fighters

90
Takedown defense percentage by Ian McCall, best in the UFC flyweight history and 7th best among active UFC fighters (min. 5 fights and 20 opp. att.)

17
Takedown attempts stuffed by John Dodson against Zach Makovsky at UFC 187, UFC flyweight record

10
Submission attempts by Ray Borg, most in UFC flyweight history

2008
Year that two UFC flyweights - Henry Cejudo and Fredy Serrano - competed in the Olympic Games in freestyle wrestling

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Years old for Cejudo when he the gold medal at the 2008 Olympic Games, youngest US wrestler to win an Olympic gold medal

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Kilograms is the weight class Cejudo and Serrano competed at in freestyle wrestling with both taking medals at the 2007 Pan American Games with Cejudo grabbing gold and Serrano grabbing bronze

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Number of flyweights who appeared on American Ninja Warrior - John Dodson

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