By The Numbers: UFC 178

Breaking down Saturday's UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso card By The Numbers...
On Saturday, the Octagon is in Las Vegas for the UFC flyweight championship fight between Demetrious Johnson and Chris Cariaso. But before UFC 178 begins, let’s take a look at the card By The Numbers.

Percentage of the fighters in UFC 178’s top three tangles that are ranked in their division’s top 15 as UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson takes on Chris Cariaso, Donald Cerrone clashes with Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier collides with Conor McGregor

Days for “Mighty Mouse” Johnson’s reign as the first/only UFC flyweight champion since winning the belt in a split-decision against Joseph Benavidez at UFC 152

Consecutive/successful UFC title defenses by Johnson, 10 other UFC champions have accomplished this tough task

Consecutive/successful UFC title defenses have only been accomplished by six UFC champions

Seconds it took for Johnson to successfully defend the UFC flyweight title for the 3rd time by KOing Benavidez in their rematch at UFC on FOX: Johnson vs. Benavidez II, fastest KO/TKO victory in the UFC flyweight division history

Minutes it took for Johnson to successfully defend the UFC flyweight title for the 2nd time by securing an armbar submission on John Moraga at UFC on FOX: Johnson vs. Moraga, latest submission ever in a UFC fight

Percentage of Johnson’s takedown accuracy in his bout against Moraga where “Mighty Mouse” went 12 for 12,  most takedowns ever completed in a UFC bout without a miss

Takedowns Mighty Mouse has completed inside the Octagon, most by any fighter since the WEC merger in 2011 including 24 takedowns at flyweight

Fighters in UFC history have completed 10 or more takedowns in a single fight twice, Johnson and former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre

Significant strikes landed by Mighty Mouse as a flyweight, most in the division’s history

Percentage of those sig. strikes landed by Johnson were in the clinch, 2nd largest proportion of clinch strikes among active UFC fighters behind Sarah Kaufman’s 43.6% (min. 350 att.)

Significant strikes landed by Johnson against Ali Bagautinov at UFC 174,

Significant strikes accuracy percentage by Mighty Mouse, best in UFC flyweight history and about 13 percentage points higher than Tim Elliott in second place

Current ranking of Johnson on the UFC’s pound-for-pound list

Times Mighty Mouse has been finished in his 22 fight career

Fight win streak for Johnson inside the Octagon, longest win streak in UFC flyweight history

Current ranking of challenger “Kamikaze” Cariaso as a UFC flyweight

Fight win streak by Cariaso, 2nd longest streak in UFC flyweight division behind the champ’s

Significant strikes landed by Cariaso inside the Octagon, 3rd most in UFC flyweight history

Significant strikes accuracy percentage by Kamikaze, 3rd best in UFC flyweight division (min. 5 fights and 350 att.)

Significant strikes landed per minute by Cariaso, 5th best in UFC flyweight history

Times that Cariaso has been outstruck in his 12 fights in UFC and WEC competition

Significant strikes absorbed by Cariaso in the UFC, lowest rate in UFC flyweight history (min. 5 fights)

Current ranking of “Cowboy” Cerrone as a UFC lightweight

Fight win/finish streak for Cowboy including three victories this year

Percentage of those wins that have earned Fight Night bonuses as well increasing Cerrone’s UFC bonus total to 10 - 3 Fight of the Nights, 3 Knockout of the Nights, 2 Submission of the Nights and 2 Performance of the Nights

UFC fighter has earned at least one of each bonus - Cerrone

Significant strikes per minute by Cowboy, 4th highest in UFC lightweight history (min. 5 fights and 350 sig. att.)

Leg kicks landed by Cerrone inside the Octagon, 2nd most in UFC lightweight history to Sam Stout’s 212

Takedown defense percentage by Cowboy from stuffing 26 of 30 attempts, 2nd highest in UFC lightweight history to Gleison Tibau’s 92.2%

Current ranking of Alvarez as a UFC lightweight

Fight win streak by Alvarez including two first round KO/TKOs heading into his highly-anticipated UFC debut

Finishes by Alvarez in his pro career - 14 KO/TKOs, 7 submissions

Of those finishes occurred in the first round

Consecutive wins/finishes by Alvarez via punches to start his pro career

Years Alvarez has been a pro MMA fighter

Current ranking of “The Diamond” Poirier as a UFC featherweight

Wins by Poirier inside the Octagon, most in UFC featherweight history

Finishes by The Diamond amongst those UFC wins, most finishes in UFC featherweight history

Significant strikes per minute by Poirier 3rd highest rate in UFC/WEC featherweight history (min. 5 fights)

Significant strike accuracy percentage by Poirier, 5th higest striking accuracy in UFC/WEC featherweight history (min. 5 fights and 350 att.)

UFC fighters have secured a D’Arce choke for a win including The Diamond and he’s the only one to do it twice - against Pablo Garza and Jonathan Brookins

Current ranking of “The Notorious” McGregor as a UFC featherweight

KO/TKO wins in McGregor’s career

First round finishes for “The Notorious” including his most recent TKO of Diego Brandao in Dublin earning McGregor a Performance of the Night bonus

Seconds it took for McGregor to defeat Marcus Brimage at UFC on Fuel TV: Mousasi vs. Latifi, 3rd fastest debut by a UFC featherweight behind Pablo Garza’s 51 seconds and Tiequn Zhang’s 48 seconds

Significant strikes per minute for McGregor in his three Octagon performances, UFC average is 2.61

Percentage for striking defense for McGregor, UFC average is 58%

Max Holloway’s significant strikes landed per minute rate prior to his bout against McGregor

Significant strikes landed per minute by Holloway against McGregor

Takedown accuracy by “The Notorious” against Holloway, plus 6 guard passes for McGregor

Times “The Notorious” has fought on a UFC pay-per-view prior to this upcoming bout with Poirier


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