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By The Numbers: Saturday's Doubleheader

Breaking down Saturday’s fight cards in Stockholm and Halifax By The Numbers...
 
This Saturday, UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Story will take place on UFC FIGHT PASS during the day and UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs. Saffiedine will air on FOX Sports 1 at night. Here's a look at Saturday’s fight cards in Stockholm and Halifax By The Numbers...
 
3400
Approximate miles between Saturday’s two Octagon sites as UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Story takes place in Stockholm, Sweden and UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs. Saffiedine takes place in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

170
Pound division aka welterweights that will take center-stage in the main event of both fight cards as Gunnar Nelson tangles with Rick Story and Rory MacDonald collides with Tarec Saffiedine

15
Different countries will be represented by the diverse line-up of fighters across the two shows: Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Cuba, England, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Nigeria, Poland, Russia, Sweden and USA

6
Fighters will be fighting out of Sweden on the Stockholm card

8
Fighters will be fighting out of Canada on the Halifax card

12
Current ranking for “Gunni” Nelson as a UFC welterweight

4
Consecutive wins by Nelson inside the Octagon

3
Of those wins were by submission

2
Of those submissions - the most recent two finishes - earned Performance of the Night bonuses

10
Career stoppages by Gunni in the first round, 8 subs and 2 KO/TKOs

13
Career winning streak by Nelson since taking a split draw in his MMA debut

59.7
Significant strike accuracy percentage by Nelson, UFC average is 42%

2.06
Significant strikes absorbed per minute by Nelson, UFC average is 2.83

71
Takedown accuracy percentage by Gunni inside the Octagon (5 of 7 att.)

100
Percentage of Nelson’s UFC opponents he has taken down at least once

1
Takedown attempt against Nelson in the UFC, it was in his last bout against Zak Cummings and Gunni stuffed it

2009
Year Nelson received his BJJ blackbelt from the legendary Renzo Gracie

3:10:11
Fight time “The Horror” Story has spent inside the Octagon, 3rd most among active UFC welterweights

16
UFC fights for Story thus far with this forthcoming bout being #17

12
The Ultimate Fighter finale where The Horror earned a unanimous decision over current UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks, first fighter to defeat Hendricks

658
Significant strikes landed by Story in the UFC, 5th most in UFC welterweight history

34
Percentage of those sig. strikes that targeted Story’s opponent’s body, 2nd largest proportion among active UFC welterweights behind Ryan LaFlare’s 35.7% (min. 300 att.)

38
Takedowns by Story, 2nd most among active UFC welterweights and 6th most in UFC welterweight history

53.5
Takedown accuracy by Story, 3rd highest takedown accuracy among active UFC welterweights (min. 5 fights and 20 att.)

65.7
Significant strike defense by The Horror, 5th best striking defense in UFC welterweight history (min. 5 fights and 350 opp. att.)

2
Current ranking of “Ares” MacDonald as a UFC welterweight

3.92
Significant strikes landed per minute by MacDonald, 5th best rate among active UFC welterweights (min. 5 fights)

+1.62
Significant strikes differential per minute for Ares across his 10 UFC bouts, 3rd best strike differential among active UFC welterweights

88.9
Takedown defense accuracy by MacDonald, 3rd best takedown defense in UFC welterweight history and tied for 10th best all-time (min. 5 fights and 20 opp. att.)

170
UFC event where Macdonald stuffed 20 of Demian Maia’s 22 takedown attempts

57.1
Takedown accuracy by Ares, best takedown accuracy among active UFC welterweights and 6th best in UFC welterweight history (min. 5 fights and 20 at.)

9
Current ranking of “Sponge” Saffiedine as a UFC welterweight

120
Significant strikes landed by Saffiedine at UFC Fight Night: Saffiedine vs. Lim, 2nd most sig. strikes landed by a debuting UFC fighter behind Jessamyn Duke’s 123 at TUF 18 Finale

3
Knockdowns by Saffiedine against Hyun Gyu-Lim en route to Sponge’s unanimous decision win, tying the 3rd most knockdowns in a single UFC welterweight bout

43
Leg kicks landed by Saffiedine against Lim, 4th most ever in UFC welterweight bout

55
Leg kicks landed by Saffiedine against Nate Marquardt to win the Strikeforce welterweight title, a Strikeforce record and only second to Carlos Condit’s 68 leg kicks at UFC 143 in UFC/Strikeforce/PRIDE/WEC combined history

3
Number of Strikeforce welterweight champions in the company history: Nick Diaz, Marquardt and Saffiedine being the last

85.4
Takedown defense by Saffiedine in Strikeforce, best takedown defense in Strikeforce history (min. 5 fights and 20 opp. att.)

9
Takedown attempts stuffed by Saffiedine of Marquardt’s 10 attempts, Marquardt’s takedown accuracy is 2nd all-time in the UFC history at 74.4%

50.7
Significant strike accuracy percentage by Saffiedine in Strikeforce, 4th highest in Strikeforce history (min. 5 fights and 350 sig. att.)

59
Significant strike accuracy percentage by Saffiedine in his UFC debut

1
Number of Belgian born fighters to win a bout inside the Octagon: Saffiedine
Saturday, December 30
10PM/7PM
ETPT
Las Vegas, Nevada

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