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By The Numbers: UFC 179

Breaking down Saturday's UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes 2 card By The Numbers...
On Saturday, the Octagon is in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the UFC featherweight championship rematch between Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes. But before UFC 179 begins, let’s take a look at the card By The Numbers.

142
UFC event where Jose Aldo first defended the UFC featherweight title against Chad Mendes

4:59
Time it took for Aldo to score a knockout over Mendes via knee

100
Percentage of Mendes’ 7 takedown attempts in that first round loss that Aldo successfully stuffed, only loss on Mendes’ 17 fight pro career

1015
Days between their first meeting in Rio de Janeiro and their forthcoming UFC featherweight championship rematch at UFC 179 in Rio

1
Number of UFC featherweight champions since the belt was made, Aldo

6
UFC title defenses by Aldo (plus 2 more successful defenses in the WEC), 4th most successful/consecutive title defenses in UFC history

2
Current ranking of Jose Aldo on the UFC pound-for-pound list

14
Wins by Aldo under the Zuffa banner, most in UFC/WEC featherweight history

8
Wins by Aldo in the WEC cage, most consecutive wins in WEC history

9
Knockouts, most in UFC/WEC featherweight history

7
Knockdowns, most in UFC/WEC featherweight history

3:05:00
Total fight time by Aldo, most in UFC/WEC featherweight history

8
Seconds it took for Aldo to score a flying-knee knockout against Cub Swanson at WEC 41, 2nd fastest finish in UFC/WEC featherweight history behind Chan Sung Jung’s 6.23 seconds KO at UFC 140

589
Significant strikes landed by Aldo, most in UFC/WEC featherweight history

74.1
Striking defense percentage by Aldo, 2nd highest in UFC/WEC featherweight history behind Mendes’ 74.6% (min. 5 fights and 350 opp. att.)

1.8
Significant strikes absorbed per minute by Aldo, 4th best rate in UFC/WEC featherweight history (min. 5 fights)

91.7
Takedown defense percentage by Aldo in UFC/WEC (66 of 72 att.), 2nd best in UFC/WEC featherweight history behind Dennis Bermudez’s 92.3% (min. 5 fights and 20 opp. att.)

1
Current ranking of Chad “Money” Mendes as a UFC featherweight

11
Wins by Mendes in the UFC/WEC combined, 2nd most in UFC/WEC featherweight history

4
KO/TKOs by Money inside the Octagon, 2nd most in UFC/WEC featherweight history

9
Fighters in UFC history have scored 4 consecutive knockouts including Mendes

164
UFC event where Money scored a Knockout of the Night over Clay Guida, first time Guida was stopped due to strikes in his then 44 fight pro career

31
Seconds it took for Mendes to KO Cody McKenzie at UFC 148, 4th fastest KO/TKO in UFC/WEC featherweight history and fastest knockout in UFC history via a strike to the body

59.7
Takedown percentage by Mendes in UFC/WEC, highest takedown accuracy in UFC featherweight history (min. 5 fights and 20 att.)

37
Takedowns by Mendes, most in UFC/WEC featherweight history

5
Takedowns per 15 minutes average by Mendes, 3rd best rate in UFC/WEC featherweight history

2006, 2008
Years that Mendes earned NCAA Division I All-American honors in wrestling at California Polytechnic State University

49.7
Significant strike accuracy by Money, 3rd highest accuracy in UFC/WEC featherweight history (min. 5 fights and 350 att.)

55.6
Percentage of time Mendes has spent standing in his 7 UFC fights

43.7
Percentage of time Mendes has spent on top on the ground in his 7 UFC fights

0.7
Percentage of time Mendes has spent on bottom on the ground in his 7 UFC fights

4
Current ranking of Glover Teixeira as a UFC light-heavyweight

4.51
Significant strikes landed per minute by Teixeira, 2nd best among active UFC light-heavyweights behind Fabio Maldonado’s 6.2  (min. 5 fights)

259
Significant strikes landed by Teixeira inside the Octagon across his 6 bouts

40.9
Percentage of those sig. strikes landed while on the ground, 2nd largest proportion in UFC light-heavyweight history (min. 350 att.)

+75
Significant strikes differential by Teixeira against Fabio Maldonado at UFC 153, 5th largest strike differential in UFC light-heavyweight history

66
Of those significant strikes landed by Teixeira against Maldonado were on the ground, 7th most ever landed by a fighter in a single UFC fight and Teixeira won by doctor stoppage at the end of round two

146
UFC event where Teixeira submitted Kyle Kingsbury by arm-triangle choke in 1:53 into round one, 5th fastest submission in UFC light-heavyweight history

2.61
Takedowns per 15 minutes by Teixeira, 3rd best among active UFC light-heavyweights (min. 5 fights)

6
Current ranking of “Mr. Wonderful” Phil Davis as a UFC light-heavyweight

1.36
Significant strikes per minute absorbed by Davis, 3rd best rate in UFC light-heavyweight history (min. 5 fights)

70.8
Percentage of opponents’ sig. strikes avoided by Davis, 2nd best in UFC light-heavyweight history behind Ryan Bader’s 71.7% (min. 5 fights and 350 opp. att.)

0
Times “Mr. Wonderful” has been knocked down inside the Octagon across his 11 fights

401
Significant strikes landed by Davis in the UFC

37.7
Percentage of those sig. strikes landed by Davis were on the ground, 4th largest proportion in UFC light-heavyweight history

22
Takedowns by Davis, 4th most among active UFC light-heavyweights

80
Percentage of Davis’ 10 different opponents he has taken down

64
Percentage of Davis’ 25 rounds fought in the UFC where he’s earned a takedown

2008
Year that Mr. Wonderful won the NCAA Division I National Championship in wrestling for Pennsylvania State University

4
Times Davis received NCAA Division I All-American honors in wrestling for Pennsylvania State University

3
Submission wins by Davis inside the Octagon

2
Of those subs were by way of anaconda choke, only Mr. Wonderful has won twice by that particular submission

1
Time across Davis’ 11 UFC bouts where his opponent has ever reversed his position on the ground, Rashad Evans at UFC on FOX: Evans vs. Davis

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