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Fight Night Melbourne: By the Numbers

 
7
Current ranking of Robert Whittaker as a UFC middleweight

4-0
UFC record by “The Reaper” since moving up to middleweight from welterweight, including his most recent unanimous decision over Rafael Natal at UFC 197

4
Fight UFC active win streak by Whittaker, tied for the 4th longest active UFC win streak in the UFC middleweight division

4.95
Significant strikes landed per minute rate by The Reaper, UFC average is 2.83

0.92
Knockdown average per 15 minute rate by Whittaker, UFC average is 0.33

93.1
Takedown defense percentage by Whittaker, 4th best in UFC history (min. 5 fights and 20 opp. att.)

0
Times that Whittaker has been taken down at middleweight on eight opponent attempts



67.1
Significant striking defense percentage by Whittaker as a UFC welterweight, 4th best in UFC welterweight history (min. 5 fight sand 350 opp. att.)

170
Pounds or welterweight division at which Whittaker won The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes

8
Current ranking of Derek Brunson as a UFC middleweight

4
Consecutive knockouts by Brunson, including his most recent KO/TKO of Uriah Hall in September, longest knockout streak in UFC middleweight history and tied for 2nd longest active UFC finish streak behind Nikita Krylov’s 5

5
Finishes by Brunson as a UFC middleweight, tied for most finish in UFC middleweight division since Brunson’s UFC debut in 2012

6:26
Average fight time by Brunson, 4th fastest among active UFC middleweights (min. 5 fights)

0.88
Knockdown average per 15 minutes rate by Brunson, UFC average is 0.33

5
Consecutive wins by Brunson as a UFC middleweight, tied for the 2nd longest active UFC win streak as a UFC middleweight

7
UFC wins by Brunson, tied for 3rd most in the UFC middleweight division since Brunson's UFC debut in 2012

3
UFC wins by Brunson where his opponent has landed 0 significant strikes - Brian Houston, Ed Herman and Roan Carneiro

75
Percentage of Brunson’s 16 career wins have occurred in the first round

5
Of those first round finishes by Brunson occurred inside the Octagon

3.21
Takedown average per 15 minutes rate by Brunson, UFC average is 1.75



29.9
Percentage of Brunson’s total significant strikes landed were on the ground

100
Percentage of Jake Matthews’ UFC wins that are by finish

3
Submissions by “The Celtic Kid” inside the Octagon, including his third round rear naked choke of Johnny Case at UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Mir, which also earned a Fight of the Night bonus

4
Career KO/TKOs by Matthews, including his doctor stoppage of Akbarh Arreola at UFC 193

90
Percentage of Matthews’ 10 career wins that are by finish

48.1
Significant striking accuracy percentage by The Celtic Kid, 6th best among active UFC lightweights (min. 5 fights and 350 sig. att.)

1.45
Significant strike landed differential in favor of Matthews, 6th best among active UFC lightweights (min. 5 fights)

22
Years old for Matthews, 5th youngest fighter on the current UFC roster

170
Pounds at which Matthews competed on The Ultimate Fighter: Nations on Team Australia. Now Matthews competes at 155 pounds

9
Career first round finishes by Andrew Holbrook

90.9
Percentage of Holbrook’s 11 career wins are by finish

7
Career submissions by Holbrook

85.7
Percentage of Holbrook’s career submissions were by a variety of choke including three guillotine chokes

3
Career KO/TKOs by Holbrook

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