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By The Numbers: UFC 180

Breaking down Saturday's UFC 180: Werdum vs. Hunt card By The Numbers...
On Saturday, the Octagon is in Mexico City, Mexico for the UFC interim heavyweight championship bout between Fabricio Werdum and Mark Hunt. But before UFC 180 begins, let’s take a look at the card By The Numbers.

7400
Approximate elevation in feet above sea level of Mexico City

5300
Approximate elevation in feet above sea level of Denver

8
Hours it took for 21,000 tickets to be sold for this Saturday’s historic event as the Octagon takes center stage for the first time in Mexico City

25
Days ago UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez announced he would need to withdraw from the UFC 180 main event clash with Fabricio Werdum and would be replaced by Mark Hunt with an interim title on the line

92
UFC event that last featured an interim UFC heavyweight title fight as Shane Carwin collided with Frank Mir

1
Current ranking of Fabricio “Vai Cavalo” Werdum as a UFC heavyweight

4
Wins in a row for Werdum inside the Octagon, tied for 2nd longest active UFC win streak with UFC heavyweight champ Velasquez behind Andrei Arlovski’s 5

4.52
Significant strikes per minute landed by Werdum, 5th best rate among active UFC heavyweights (min. 5 fights)

57.4
Significant striking accuracy percentage by Werdum, 2nd best percentage among active UFC heavyweights behind Velasquez’s 58.1% and 4th best in UFC heavyweight history

121
Significant strikes landed by Vai Cavalo against Travis Browne in the UFC heavyweight title eliminator in April, 4th most in UFC heavyweight history

+61
Strike differential in favor of Werdum against Browne

+65
Strike differential in favor of Werdum against Roy Nelson at UFC 143

2003
Year that Werdum was awarded his BJJ black belt under Sylvio Behring

21
Submission attempts by Vai Cavalo across his last 22 professional fights

9
Submission wins by Werdum across his pro career including the triangle choke of Fedor Emelianenko in Strikeforce, which ended the legendary heavyweight’s 10 year unbeaten streak

28
Takedowns by Werdum in his last 22 fights including two takedowns of Browne, previously Browne had never been taken down in his 10 UFC fights

4
Current ranking of Mark “Super Samoan” Hunt as a UFC heavyweight

4
UFC Fight Night bonuses in a row by Hunt including 2 Fight of the Nights, a Knockout of the Night and a Performance of the Night

80
Percentage of Hunt’s UFC wins via KO/TKO including his most recent stoppage of Roy Nelson

554
Significant strikes absorbed by “Big Country” in the UFC without being finished prior to the uppercut from the Super Samoan in September

5
Knockdowns by Hunt inside the Octagon, tied for 9th most in UFC heavyweight history

284
Significant strikes landed by Hunt, 7th most among active UFC heavyweights

87.3
Percentage of those sig. strikes landed were to Hunt’s opponent’s head, largest proportion of sig. strikes to the head in UFC heavyweight history (min. 350 att.)

184
Total strikes landed by the Super Samoan against Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva last December, 5th most strikes landed by a heavyweight in a single UFC fight

113
Significant strikes landed by Hunt against Yosuke Nishijima at PRIDE 31, most ever landed in a single PRIDE fight

2001
Year that Hunt became the K-1 World Grand Prix Champion, only non-European to do so

83.9
Takedown defense percentage by the Super Samoan, 2nd best percentage in UFC heavyweight history (min. 5 fights and 20 opp. att.) behind Andrei Arlovski’s 88.4%

8
Current ranking of Jake “The Juggernaut “ Ellenberger as a UFC welterweight

5
KO/TKO wins by Ellenberger inside the Octagon, tied for 5th most in the UFC welterweight history

8
Knockdowns by Ellenberger, tied for 2nd most in the UFC welterweight history with former UFC welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre and behind Thiago Alves’ 10

56.8
Takedown accuracy percentage by The Juggernaut, best among active UFC welterweights (min. 5 fights and 20 att.)

21
Takedowns by Ellenberger in the UFC

57
Percentage of those takedowns starting from distance

43
Percentage of those takedowns starting from the clinch

93.3
Takedown defense percentage by Ellenberger - stuffing 15 of 16 attempts

11
Current ranking of Kelvin Gastelum as a UFC welterweight

10
Wins and 0 losses by Gastelum in his pro career

4
Wins inside the Octagon by Gastelum

3
Wins as a welterweight by Gastelum

17
The Ultimate Fighter season Gastelum won as a middleweight by defeating Uriah Hall via split-decision

4.32
Significant strikes landed per minute by Gastelum as a welterweight, UFC average is 2.83

95.3
Percentage of Gastelum’s significant strikes landed while standing, UFC average 76.7%

4
Current ranking of Ricardo “The Bully” Lamas as a UFC featherweight

5
Wins by Lamas inside the Octagon including his most recent unanimous decision win over Hacran Dias in June

3
Finishes by Lamas in the UFC including a Submission of the Night of Cub Swanson, only fighter to defeat Swanson in his 7 UFC bouts

169
UFC event where Lamas fought Jose Aldo to a decision for the UFC featherweight title, Lamas’ lone UFC loss

1.97
Significant strikes absorbed per minute by Lamas, 3rd best rate in UFC featherweight history

7
Current ranking of Dennis “The Menace” Bermudez as a UFC featherweight

7
Consecutive wins by Bermudez inside the Octagon, tied with UFC featherweight champ Aldo for longest win streak in the division

5
Knockdowns by Bermudez, 2nd most in UFC featherweight division behind Max Holloway’s 6

4.55
Significant strikes landed per minute by The Menace, 4th best in UFC featherweight history

28
Takedowns by Bermudez, most in UFC featherweight division

92.3
Takedown defense percentage by Bermudez, best in UFC featherweight division and tied for 4th all-time in UFC history with Gleison Tibau

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