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By The Numbers: Another Super Saturday

Breaking down Saturday’s fight cards in New Zealand and San Antonio By The Numbers...
This Saturday, UFC Fight Night: Te Huna vs. Marquardt will take place on UFC FIGHT PASS in the morning and UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Stephens will air on FOX Sports 1 at night. Let’s look at both events By The Numbers.

7250
Approximate miles between Auckland, New Zealand, where UFC Fight Night: Te Huna vs. Marquardt will take place, and San Antonio, Texas, where UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Stephens will take place on the same day

480
Approximate miles between Auckland and Darfield, New Zealand, where Maori headliner James Te Huna was born

14
Current ranking for Te Huna as a UFC light heavyweight

185
Pounds or middleweight, which Te Huna will be competing at for the first time inside the Octagon against Nate “The Great” Marquardt

6:49
Average fight time in minutes for Te Huna, 5th shortest among active non-heavyweight UFC fighters (min. 5 fights)

135
UFC event where Te Huna flattened Ricardo Romero in 47 seconds by KO (punches)

4.31
Significant strikes landed per minute by Te Huna inside the Octagon, UFC average 2.61

122
Significant strikes landed against Joey Beltran by Te Huna at UFC on Fuel TV: Munoz vs. Weidman toward a unanimous decision win, 5th largest output in UFC light-heavyweight history behind Fabio Maldonado’s 132, Jon Jones’ respective 134 and 138, and Cyrille Diabate’s 146

3.03
Takedowns per 15 minutes of fighting for Te Huna, UFC average 1.93 (min. 5 fights)

5
Takedowns for Te Huna against Igor Pokrajac at UFC 110

1197
Days between Nate “The Great” Marquardt’s forthcoming bout at 185 pounds and his last middleweight contest against Dan Miller at UFC 128

10
UFC wins at middleweight for Marquardt, tied for 3rd all-time

73
Percentage of Marquardt’s takedown accuracy as a UFC middleweight, highest takedown accuracy in middleweight history and second highest all-time to former UFC welterweight champion George St-Pierre’s 73.7%

27
Takedowns at middleweight for “The Great”, tied for 4th in UFC middleweight history

8
Knockdowns by Marquardt at 185 pounds, tied for 2nd most in UFC middleweight history behind only former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva’s 12

4
Knockdowns by “The Great” against Dean Lister at UFC Fight Night: Evans vs. Salmon, most knockdowns in a single UFC fight ever

21
Seconds for Marquardt to score a KO punch over Demian Maia at UFC 102, 5th fastest knockout in UFC 185 pounds’ history

13
Submission attempts for Marquardt inside the Octagon, tied for 3rd most in UFC middleweight history

11
Of Marquardt’s attempts were guillotine chokes, 5th most in UFC history

14
Current ranking for Soa “The Hulk” Palelei as a UFC heavyweight

11
Consecutive career wins/finishes for “The Hulk” via punches

7
Career finishes in under a minute for Palelei

3
Wins/finishes for Palelei via punches inside the Octagon

2
Eerily similar wins in a row for “The Hulk” inside the Octagon with Palelei scoring a single takedown, raining down punches, and causing a knockout in just over 2 minutes of action against Pat Barry in December and Ruan Potts in May

100
Takedown accuracy percentage for Palelei inside the Octagon (7 for 7)

0
Decisions (win or lose) in Palelei’s 24 pro fight career

6
Fight career win streak for Palalei’s opponent - Jared “The Big Show” Rosholt

2
Consecutive wins inside the Octagon for Rosholt both via unanimous decision

2008, 2009, 2010
Years that Rosholt was an All-American wrestler at Oklahoma State University

125
Wins in college made “The Big Show” the winningest heavyweight in OSU history and 5th most victories in any weight class in OSU history

57
Takedown accuracy percentage for Rosholt in his 2 UFC bouts

8
Guard passes by Rosholt in his unanimous decision win over Daniel Omielanczuk at UFC Fight Night: Noguiera vs. Nelson

47
Percentage of Rosholt’s significant strikes landed targeting Omielanczuk’s body

66.5
Percentage of Rosholt’s significant strikes landed in his 2 UFC fights that were on the ground

13
Takedowns for Hatsu Hioki in his 6 Octagon appearances

54.2
Percentage for Hioki’s takedown accuracy, 3rd highest takedown accuracy in UFC/WEC featherweight history (min. 5 fights and 20 att.) behind Cub Swanson’s 57.1% and Chad Mendes’ 59.7%

4
Takedowns for Hioki against Ivan Menjivar at The Ultimate Fighter China Finale: Kim vs. Hathaway and against Ricardo Lamas at UFC on FX: Maynard vs. Guida

45.5
Percentage of Hioki’s significant strike accuracy, UFC featherweight average 40.8%

209
Significant strikes landed by Hioki inside the Octagon

33.5
Percentage of those strikes were to the body, largest proportion of significant body strikes in the UFC at 145 pounds (min. 300 att.)

6:28
Average fight time for Charles “Do Bronx” Oliveira, 6th shortest among active UFC fighters and second shortest among active UFC fighters that are not heavyweights (min. 5 fights) behind Erick Silva’s 5:22

41
Seconds for Oliveira to armbar Darren Elkins at UFC Live: Jones vs. Matyushenko, 4th fastest submission in UFC lightweight history

103
Seconds for Oliveira to secure, an uncommon, “calf-slicer” submission of Eric Wisely at UFC on FOX: Evans vs. Davis, 5th fastest submission in UFCfeatherweight history

2
Fighters in UFC competition to have top 5 fastest submissions in 2 different weight classes: Oliveira and Rousimar Palhares

2.26
Submission attempts per 15 minutes of fighting for “do Bronx”, highest rate among active UFC featherweights (min. 5 fights)

5
Submission wins for Oliveira inside the Octagon, no other fighter has earned more submission wins in the UFC since Oliveira debuted in the UFC on September 15th, 2010

41.7
Percentage for Oliveira’s submission accuracy forcing 5 taps to 12 attempts, 3rd highest percentage of the like in modern UFC history (10. att) behind UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones’ 50% and Kenny Florian’s 53.9%

4
Current ranking for Cub Swanson as a UFC featherweight

5
Fight win streak for Swanson inside the Octagon, 2nd longest featherweight streak behind Dennis Bermudez and UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo’s 6

4
KO/TKO wins by Swanson in UFC/WEC competition, tied for 2nd most in UFC/WEC featherweight history

9
Featherweight victories in UFC/WEC competition for Swanson, 3rd most in the combined division’s history

1:57:46
Total fight time for Swanson in the UFC/WEC at 145 pounds, 6th all-time in UFC/WEC featherweight history

57.1
Takedown accuracy percentage for Swanson in UFC/WEC competition, the 2nd highest takedown accuracy in UFC/WEC featherweight history (min. 5 fights and 20 att.) behind Chad Mendes’ 59.7%

88
Winning percentage for Swanson in the UFC/WEC if he lands one or more takedowns

453
Significant strikes landed by Swanson in UFC/WEC competition

77
Percentage of Swanson’s sig. strikes have been at distance, 5th largest proportion of distance strikes among active featherweights (min. 350 att.)

11
Current ranking for Jeremy “Lil’ Heathen” Stephens as a featherweight

3
Wins at featherweight for Jeremy Stephens inside the Octagon and 0 losses since dropping down from lightweight for the first time at UFC 160

40
Seconds for Stephens to KO/TKO Rony Jason with a head kick at UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson, 5th fastest KO/TKO in UFC/WEC featherweight history

4
KO/TKO wins by “Lil’ Heathen” inside the Octagon at lightweight, 4th most in UFC lightweight history

7
Knockdowns as a lightweight for Stephens, 3rd most in the UFC division’s history

3
Knockout of the Night bonuses for “Lil’ Heathen” at UFC 91 over Rafael dos Anjos, UFC Fight Night: Diaz vs. Guillard over Justin Buchholz, and UFC 125 over Marcus Davis

25
Takedowns Stephens has scored in the UFC

6
Takedowns for “Lil’ Heathen” against Estevan Payan at UFC 160 and Danny Downes at The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale

17
The Ultimate Fighter season Kelvin Gastelum won as a middleweight

11
Current ranking for Gastelum as a UFC welterweight

8
Consecutive wins for Gastelum to kick off his pro MMA career

6
Career finishes for Gastelum (4 KO/TKOs, 2 subs) including his rear naked choke of Brian Melancon in his welterweight debut at UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Kampmann 2

3
Consecutive wins inside the Octagon for Gastelum

50
Takedown accuracy percentage for Gastelum in his 3 UFC appearances

50
Takedown defense percentage for Gastelum in his 3 UFC appearances

137
Significant strikes attempted by Gastelum against his most recent opponent - Rick “The Horror” Story - with an accuracy of 43%

75
Percentage of those significant strikes targeting Story’s head

11
Leg kicks thrown and landed by Gastelum against Story

16
Days notice Sweden’s Nico Musoke had before he made his Octagon debut against veteran striker Alessio Sakara at UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Munoz

187
Seconds for Nico to submit Sakara with an armbar in the first round and earn Submission of the Night honors

2
Consecutive wins for Musoke inside the Octagon as Nico earned a unanimous decision win over Viscardi Andrade at UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Mousasi

50
Takedown accuracy percentage Musoke in his 2 UFC appearances

8
Career fight unbeaten streak for Musoke

9
Career finishes for “Nico” (4 KO/TKO, 5 sub)

7
Career first round finishes for Musoke

0
Times Musoke has fought in the US prior to his bout with Gastelum this Saturday


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