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Let's Be Frank - UFC 142 By The Numbers

Frank Curreri breaks down Saturday's UFC 142 card by the numbers...
Aldo and Mendes square off before their UFC 142 clash0: Number of losses for featherweight challenger Chad Mendes (11-0), Edson Barboza (9-0), and promising heavyweight prospect Ednaldo Oliveira (13-0-1, 1 NC), who is a training partner of world champ Junior dos Santos.

1: Number of UFC 142 fighters who have worked as models in Japan (that would be Canada’s Antonio Carvalho).

4: Number of world title defenses for UFC featherweight champ Jose Aldo (two of those defenses came while holding the WEC belt)

4.5: Number of southpaws fighting on the card (Vitor Belfort, Mike Massenzio, Ricardo Funch, Yuri Alcantara and Carlo Prater, who is comfortable switching stances).

7: Combined UFC Fight of the Night Awards for Sam Stout and Thiago Tavares, who clash on the 142 undercard

8: Number of letters in Toquinho, which means “tree stump” in Portuguese and is the aptly given nickname for the ferocious leg lock monster that is Rousimar Palhares.

11: Number of years Sam Stout spent studying under Shawn Tompkins, the widely respected trainer who died last year in his sleep from a heart attack at the age of 37.

11: Number of BJJ black belts on the 142 card.

13: Number of consecutive fights Jose Aldo has won.

14: Age that Ednaldo Oliveira started training martial arts. Number of months since his opponent, Gabe Gonzaga, last fought in the UFC.

15: Number of years Vitor Belfort has been fighting (since 1996)

29: Number of wins welterweight Carlo Prater has amassed, tops on the 142 card.

34: Number worn by gridiron great Walter Payton, the late Chicago Bears running back whom co-main event fighter Anthony Johnson counts as one of his heroes.


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