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By The Numbers: UFN Abu Dhabi

Breaking down Friday’s UFC Fight Night: Nogueira vs. Nelson card By The Numbers...
112
UFC event where the Octagon first went to Abu Dhabi


1462
Days between UFC 112 and the Octagon’s second Abu Dhabi appearance at Friday’s UFC Fight Night: Nogueira vs. Nelson


18
Days older former PRIDE heavyweight champion & former interim UFC heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira is than his opponent former The Ultimate Fighter winner Roy Nelson


22
Wins combined in “Minotauro” Nogueira’s UFC/PRIDE career, tied for the 3rd most in the combined history of UFC/PRIDE/Strikeforce/WEC behind Wanderlei Silva’s 27 and Dan Henderson’s 23


21
Wins by submission for the famed BJJ black belt Nogueira amongst his career 34 MMA wins


7
Armbar stoppages for “Minotauro” in his combined UFC/PRIDE career, most in the UFC/PRIDE combined history with Ronda Rousey, Paulo Filho, and Kazushi Sakuraba tied for second with 6


2001
Year “Minotauro” won the PRIDE heavyweight championship


2008
Year “Minotauro” won the interim UFC heavyweight championship


56
Submission attempts from “Big Nog”, most in the combined history of UFC/PRIDE/Strikeforce/WEC


4
KO/TKO losses in the UFC for Nogueira, never suffered a stoppage loss before the UFC


80
Percentage of Nogueira’s UFC wins that have resulted in Fight Night bonuses: Fight of the Night at UFC 81, Fight of the Night at UFC 102, Knockout of the Night at UFC 134, and Submission of the Night at UFC 153


100
Percentage of Roy “Big Country” Nelson’s wins inside the Octagon by knockout


5
Knockouts in the first round in the UFC


511
Significant strikes absorbed by Nelson in his UFC career, most by any fighter to never be knocked out


10
The Ultimate Fighter season that Roy Nelson won


2009
Year that “Big Country” was awarded his Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt from Renzo Gracie


4
Knockout of the Night bonuses for Nelson in wins over Brendan Schaub, Stefan Struve, Dave Herman, and Cheick Kongo


5
Decision losses for Nelson who is the only heavyweight in UFC history to do so


19
UFC appearances for Clay “The Carpenter” Guida including his forthcoming scrap with Tatsuya Kawajiri


3
Appearances competing at Guida’s new weight - 145 pounds, previously Guida has gone 1-1 at featherweight inside the Octagon


8
Fight Night bonuses for Guida, tied for 5th most in UFC history


5
Fight of the Night bonuses against Benson Henderson, Diego Sanchez, Nate Diaz, Roger Huerta, Tyson Griffin, and


3
Submission of the Night bonuses: Takanori Gomi, Shannon Gugerty, and Justin James


51
Completed takedowns inside the Octagon for “The Carpenter,” 7th in UFC history


133
Takedown attempts for Guida in the UFC, tied for second with Diego Sanchez behind Damian Maia’s 139


2006
Year which Guida became the first ever Strikeforce lightweight champion by defeating Josh Thomson


100
Percentage of fights Tatsuya “Crusher” Kawajiri has won since dropping down to featherweight


5
Wins in a row for Kawajiri


4
Of those wins were by submission including his UFC debut rear naked choke finish of Sean Soriano in January


3.4
Takedowns landed per 15 minutes for Kawajiri in PRIDE, 4th highest in PRIDE history


33
Career wins for “Crusher”, almost all of his fights were contested in famed Japanese promotions Shooto, PRIDE, and DREAM


12
Wins by KO/TKO


10
Wins by submission


9
PRIDE Bushido event where Kawajiri faced Takanori Gomi in a classic war


2-1
“Crusher” Kawajiri’s record in professional kickboxing including a unanimous decision win in January


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