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By The Numbers: UFC 173

On Saturday, the Octagon is in Las Vegas for the bantamweight championship fight between Renan Barao and TJ Dillashaw. But before UFC 173, let’s take a look at the card By The Numbers.

35
Consecutive fights without a loss for UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao

22
Career finishes for Barao

8
KO/TKO

14
Submissions

6
Finishes for Nova Uniao’s Barao in UFC/WEC competition, tied for most in bantamweight history with Brian Bowles

3
Consecutive finishes in title defenses for Barao including a Knockout of the Night over Eddie Wineland and a Submission of the Night over Michael McDonald

165
UFC event where Barao became the third fighter in UFC history to earn a KO from spinning back kick and the first by targeting his opponent’s head

3.7
Significant strikes per minute for Barao, UFC average 2.61 (min. 5 fights)

366
Sig. strikes in UFC/WEC competition for Barao

94
Percentage of sig. strikes landed while standing, 3rd largest proportion of standing strikes among active UFC bantamweights (min. 350 attes)

95.7
Percentage of Barao’s takedown defense in UFC/WEC, highest in UFC/WEC bantamweight history (min. 5 fights and 20 opp. att.) with former champ Dominick Cruz at 83.3%

0
Number of times Barao has been taken down inside the Octagon as the UFC bantamweight champ has successfully stuffed all 17 takedown attempts

12:29
Average fight time for Barao

8:28
Average fight time for title challenger T.J. Dillashaw

14
The Ultimate Fighter season Dillashaw was a finalist

4.84
Significant strikes per minute for Dillashaw, highest rate in UFC/WEC bantamweight history (min. 5 fights)

117
Significant strikes landed (on 232 attempts) by the Team Alpha Male product against Mike Easton, personal best for Dillashaw and tied for 5th most ever by a bantamweight in a single UFC/WEC fight

33.8
Percentage of Dillashaw’s 287 total significant strikes landed in the UFC that have been on the ground, 2nd largest proportion of ground strikes in UFC/WEC bantamweight history (min. 250 att.) with Edwin Figueroa in 1st at 34.2%

3.04
Takedowns per 15 minutes of fighting for Dillashaw, 4th highest rate in UFC/WEC bantamweight history (min. 5 fights)

100
Percentage for takedown defense for Dillashaw as he has stuffed all 9 takedowns in the UFC

2.28
Submissions per 15 minutes of fight time for Dillashaw

9
Rear naked choke submission attempts from Dillashaw in the UFC, 5 were against Walel Watson

11
Times Dillashaw has taken his opponent’s back inside the Octagon

2004 
Olympic Games where Daniel Cormier represented the US in freestyle wrestling

2008
Olympic Games where Daniel Cormier represented the US in freestyle wrestling

14
Consecutive wins for Cormier in MMA with 0 losses

4
Wins for Cormier against fighters who were once UFC champions or challenged for the belt - Frank Mir, Josh Barnett, Antonio Silva, and Jeff Monson

0
Times Cormier has been taken down in his MMA career 

8
Victories for Cormier as a heavyweight in Strikeforce, most in Strikeforce history

4
KO/TKOs for Cormier as a heavyweight in Strikeforce, most in Strikeforce history

305
Significant strikes landed by Cormier as a heavyweight in Strikeforce, most in Strikeforce history

151
Significant strikes landed by Cormier thus far inside the Octagon through 3 fights

4.02
Sig. strikes landed per minute by Cormier in his last 10 bouts at heavyweight, UFC average is 2.61

3:1
Ratio at which Cormier has landed sig. strikes to absorbed sig. strikes in his UFC/Strikeforce fights at heavyweight

71
Percentage of significant strikes thrown by Cormier’s opponents that he avoided in his Strikeforce career

53
Percentage of significant striking accuracy for Cormier in his 3 UFC bouts

18
Significant strikes landed by Cormier in 79 seconds in his light heavyweight debut at UFC 170

74-17
Significant strikes landed by Cormier to absorbed by Cormier in his winning bout against TUF 10 winner Roy Nelson

1
Round lost on 15 judges’ scorecards in Cormier’s career 

43
Years old, Dan Henderson is the oldest fighter on the UFC’s active roster

1992
Year that “Hendo” competed on the US Olympic Greco-Roman wrestling team

1996
Year that “Hendo” competed on the US Olympic Greco-Roman wrestling team

1998
Year that Henderson his Octagon debut and won the UFC 17 middleweight tournament by defeating future UFC welterweight champ Carlos Newton and BJJ black belt Allan Goes in one night

2011
Year that “Hendo” won the Strikeforce light heavyweight championship via 3rd round TKO over then champ Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante 

2
Divisions “Hendo” was the champion - PRIDE’s middleweight (205 pounds) and welterweight (183 pounds) - simultaneously, only fighter to ever do that in UFC/PRIDE/Strikeforce/WEC

2
Epic wins and well-deserved Fight of the Night bonuses for Henderson against Mauricio “Shogun” Rua

14
KO/TKO wins by Henderson including his Performance of the Night KO over “Shogun” at UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Henderson II

2
Submissions, 1 by guillotine choke and 1 via “knee to the ribs”

18
Knockdowns by “Hendo” in PRIDE/UFC combined, tied for 2nd most in PRIDE/UFC history with Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic and former UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva

48
Henderson’s striking accuracy percentage

527 
Significant strikes landed in Henderson’s PRIDE career, 3rd most in PRIDE history

87.5
Percentage of Henderson’s takedowns from the clinch in UFC/PRIDE/Strikeforce

48
Takedowns landed in UFC/PRIDE/Strikeforce, 4th most by a fighter competing at 183 pounds or heavier

31
Takedowns landed in his PRIDE career alone, 2nd most of any fighter in PRIDE behind Kazushi Sakuraba’s 40

19
Career wins by finish for “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler

18
Of those finishing wins via KO/TKO including 2 in his return to Octagon action

12
KO/TKO wins in the first round for “Ruthless”

150
Significant strikes landed by Lawler in his 5 round title war against Johnny Hendricks at UFC 172

97
Percentage of those sig. strikes thrown at distance

94
Percentage of those sig. strikes targeting Hendricks’ head

82.4
Percentage of Lawler’s successful takedowns in the UFC

80
Percentage of Hendricks’ takedowns that were successfully stuffed by Lawler at UFC 172

0
Fighters not named Robbie Lawler that have earned a knockdown on Rory “Ares” MacDonald over his 9 fights inside the Octagon

2001
Year that “Ruthless” turned pro at 19 years old

2007
Year that Lawler won the EliteXC middleweight title against PRIDE veteran Murilo “Ninja” Rua

301
Days between Ellenberger’s last fight at UFC on FOX: Johnson vs. Moraga and his forthcoming bout with Lawler, longest layoff in Ellenberger’s 36 fight career

18
KO/TKO wins for Ellenberger in his career

5
KO/TKO wins for “The Juggernaut” inside the Octagon

2
Knockout of the Night bonuses for Ellenberger over Jake Shields at UFC Fight Night: Shields vs. Ellenberger and Nate Marquardt at UFC 158

53
Time in seconds for Ellenberger’s fastest KO/TKO win inside the Octagon over Shields

9
Time in seconds for Ellenberger’s fastest KO/TKO win in his pro career over Jose “Pele” Landi-Jons

93
Percentage of Ellenberger’s takedown defense in the UFC

1
Times Ellenberger has been taken down in 11 Octagon appearances and 15 attempts, the lone successful attempt was in Ellenberger’s UFC debut against Carlos Condit

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