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By the Numbers: Inside look at Brock Lesnar


UFC event where Brock Lesnar made his Octagon debut with only an 1-0 pro MMA record against former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir

Seconds was the length of Lesnar’s first bout against Mir, where Lesnar landed a takedown and 16 significant strikes, but was caught by Mir with a kneebar after a controversial pause in action

UFC event where Lesnar returned to earn a unanimous decision win against gritty veteran Heath Herring

The scorecard by all three judges in favor of Lesnar over Herring as Lesnar scored a knockdown, five takedowns, and landed 45 significant strikes to Herring’s 9


UFC event where Lesnar challenged UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture for the UFC heavyweight championship

Time into the title bout when Lesnar scored a TKO of Couture to claim the UFC heavyweight belt

Days between Lesnar’s Octagon debut and Lesnar winning the UFC heavyweight belt

UFC event where Lesnar successfully defended his UFC heavyweight belt against former champ Mir in a highly-anticipated rematch

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Time into the title bout when Lesnar scored a TKO of Mir after landing 47 significant strikes to Mir’s 4

UFC event where Lesnar secured a second round arm-triangle choke of Shane Carwin to unify the UFC heavyweight title in an incredible come-from-behind victory, Lesnar was awarded a Submission of the Night bonus

Days between Lesnar’s title defense over Frank Mir and Lesnar’s title unification bout against interim UFC heavyweight champion Shane Carwin

Consecutive wins with three finishes by Lesnar including two UFC title defenses inside the Octagon

Percentage of Lesnar’s three UFC finishes happened in the second round

Percentage of Lesnar’s fights were UFC title fights

UFC heavyweight champions have successfully defended the belt 2x - Randy Couture, Lesnar, Tim Sylvia and Cain Velasquez

UFC event where Lesnar lost the UFC heavyweight belt to Cain Velasquez via first round KO/TKO

Days between Lesnar’s UFC title bout against Velasquez and what was his final Octagon appearance against Alistair Overeem at UFC 141

Days between Lesnar’s TKO loss to Overeem at UFC 141 and Lesnar’s Octagon return at UFC 200 against Mark Hunt

Takedown accuracy percentage by Lesnar, 3rd best in UFC heavyweight history (min. 5 fights and 20 att.)

Takedowns by Lesnar across his seven UFC appearances

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Takedown average per 15 minutes of fighting by Lesnar, UFC average 1.75

Percentage of Lesnar’s UFC opponents he scored at least one takedown of including Frank Mir in both of their meetings, Overeem was the only one not taken down

1999, 2000
Years that Lesnar became an NCAA Division I All-American wrestler for the University of Minnesota

Year that Lesnar became the NCAA Division I National Champion wrestler

Significant strikes landed per minute rate by Lesnar, UFC average is 2.83

Significant striking accuracy percentage by Lesnar, UFC average is 42%

Significant strikes landed by Lesnar were on the ground - 111 of 162 sig. strikes

Inch reach of Lesnar