Five Weeks, Six Events - A Look Back

After six fight cards in 38 days, we look back at the standout stats from those events.
Number of live UFC events held in the 38 days from October 9th to November 16th: UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Shields, UFC 166, UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Munoz, Fight for the Troops 3, UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson, and UFC 167

Number of days between the UFC's first-ever live event and its sixth

Number of UFC fights during that span



Total number of submissions via tapping to strikes (knees and punches), which happened in back-to-back fights: Brandon Thatch over Paulo Thiago and Rafael "Feijao" Cavalcante over Igor Pokrajac

Title fights: heavyweight and welterweight

New champions

Highly controversial split-decision win by Georges St-Pierre over Johny Hendricks, which crashed many MMA websites

Significant strikes landed by UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez in his UFC 166 win over Junior Dos Santos, which came via 5th round TKO,

Number more significant strikes landed by Velasquez at UFC 166 than in his UD win over Dos Santos at UFC 155

Different countries the events were in: Brazil (2x), England, and USA (3x)

Countries represented by fighters across the 6 events: Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Cuba, England, France, Guam, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, Poland, Russia, Scotland, South Korea, Sweden, and USA

Combined record of the four Russian-born fighters: Omari Akhmedov, Adlan Amagov, Ali Bagautinov, and Rustam Khabilov

Finishes at UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson, just 1 shy of the record held by UFC Fight Night 13 and UFC on Fuel TV 10

First-round finishes at Belfort vs. Henderson (5 KO/TKOs, 4 subs) including the main event head-kick KO by Vitor Belfort

Bonus money earned by Belfort’s three consecutive head-kick KO wins, which all earned Knockout of the Night awards

KOTN bonuses for Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida has won for head-kick KO, including his most recent over Mark Munoz

Seconds it took Rousimar Palhares to heelhook Mike Pierce , the fastest finish in the five-week stretch

The length of Palhares’ ban from the UFC for holding on to that heel hook

Number of main events scheduled for 5 rounds

Number of those that ended in first-round knockouts

Number that lasted the full 25 minutes

Number of times the winners of those two five-round fights -- Georges St-Pierre and Jake Shields -- fought one another for twenty-five minutes.

Approximate number of days between “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler’s first UFC three-fight win streak (Aaron Riley, Steve Berger, Tiki Ghosen) and his next/current three-fight win streak (Josh Koscheck, Bobby Voekler, Rory MacDonald)

Approximate number of days Dan Henderson went in his 40-fight career without ever losing by KO/TKO until being stopped with Belfort headkick

Number of post-fight bonuses that Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone has earned in his 11-fight UFC career

Dollars in bonus money Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone has earned inside the Octagon (3 FOTN, 2 KOTN, 2 SOTN including most recent triangle choke over Evan Dunham)

Number of stitches Rony Jason reportedly received after cutting his arm elbowing a wall in anger after his knockout loss at UFC Fight Night in Goiania

Date of the first UFC: Fight for the Troops and the day Kennedy returned from active Special Forces sniper duty from Afghanistan

Combined significant strikes thrown in the UFC 166 Fight of the Year candidate between Gilbert Melendez and Diego Sanchez

Fighters who won emphatically, but said they plan on dropping to a lower weight class in their next fight: Omari Akhmedov, Thiago Tavares, Daniel Cormier, Jason High and Donald Cerrone

Numbered event after which UFC president Dana White called for the governor to step in to fix MMA judging

Numbered event that White declared to have been the best card in the brand's history

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