The UFC 166 Heavies

Some facts and figures about the six heavyweight stars of UFC 166, taking place Saturday, October 19, 2013
89 - 22
Combined record of the six heavyweights fighting on the main card of UFC 166 on Saturday night: divisional champion Cain Velasquez, Junior Dos Santos, Daniel Cormier, Roy Nelson, Gabriel Gonzaga and Shawn Jordan

Number of those 22 losses owned by AKA teammates Cain Velasquez and Daniel Cormier -- that one loss was when Velasquez initially lost his title to Junior Dos Santos

Seconds it took for Junior Dos Santos to knock out Cain Velasquez in their first fight at UFC on FOX, a UFC record for fastest KO to win a belt

111, 11
The number of significant strikes and successful takedowns, respectively, landed by Velasquez against Dos Santos in their second fight at UFC 155, making Velasquez the only fighter in UFC history to land over 100 significant strikes and complete 10+ takedowns in a single fight

Pounds of force from Velasquez’s punch, as measured by Sports Science

Pounds of force from Velasquez’s takedown, putting him on par with San Diego Chargers defensive end Dwight Freeney

Pounds, approximately, of the 6 heavyweights combined, or just over half of a Dodge Caliber

Total T/KO finishes by the big guys: Velasquez 10, Dos Santos 12, Cormier 5, Nelson 12, Gonzaga 6, and Jordan 11

Total Knockout of the Night bonuses garnered by them: Velasquez 3, dos Santos 3, Nelson 4, Gonzaga 1 and Jordan 1

Percentage of time Dos Santos has spent standing in his 11-fight UFC career

Heavyweight headkick KOs that will forever have a place in UFC highlight reels: Dos Santos’ spinning heel kick against Mark Hunt and Gonzaga’s high "Cro Cop" kick of Mirko Cro Cop

Combined record against common opponent Mirko Cro Cop: Gonzaga won by KO, Nelson won by TKO, and Dos Santos won by submission (eye injury)

Combined record against common opponent Cheick Kongo: Velasquez won by UD, Nelson won by KO, and Jordan lost by UD.


Combined record against common opponent Fabricio Werdum: dos Santos won by KO, Nelson lost by UD, and Gonzaga lost both times both by TKO

Year the Louisiana State University Tigers won the BCS National Championship with Jordan as their fullback

2004, 2008
Years that Cormier made the USA Olympic freestyle wrestling team

July 11, 2009 UFC event that inspired Daniel Cormier to try MMA

Significant strikes absorbed by Nelson’s granite chin in 10 Octagon appearances without being knocked out, UFC record

Approximate number of days since "Big Country” debuted his ever-growing mullet inside the Octagon


UFC event at which Nelson first French-braided his hair (This was also the event at which “Big Country” wore a fat suit to the weigh-in.)

Pound limit of the light heavyweight division, which both Cormier and Nelson have hinted they might drop to

Finishes by Gabriel Gonzaga in the UFC - 6 KO/TKO, 4 subs, the 2nd most in UFC heavyweight history (Frank Mir has 11)

T/KO finishes by Velasquez in the UFC, the most in heavyweight history

“Superman” punch KO by Gonzaga in his UFC 56 Octagon debut that doesn't get nearly enough attention

Number of UFC 166 heavies who do back flips when they win: “Savage” Shawn Jordan

Number or former heavyweight champions who've sung Katy Perry songs on national TV: Junior Dos Santos
Saturday, November 28
Seoul, South Korea


Fight Night Seoul Q&A with Julianna Pena, Mark Hunt, Minotauro Nogueira live at 12:30am/9:30pm ETPT.
Nov 25, 2015
The second episode of four in the special Fight Night Seoul series, UFC Pulse, chronicles the fighters taking a trip to a local high school and features fighters Yair Rodriguez, Jon Tuck and more.
Nov 25, 2015
Benson Henderson is ready for Jorge Masvidal. Hear it from Henderson himself just days before Fight Night Seoul.
Nov 25, 2015
Jorge Masvidal is ready for Benson Henderson. Don't miss the two welterweights square off in the main event at Fight Night Seoul.
Nov 25, 2015