By The Numbers: UFC 180

Breaking down Saturday's UFC 180: Werdum vs. Hunt card By The Numbers...
On Saturday, the Octagon is in Mexico City, Mexico for the UFC interim heavyweight championship bout between Fabricio Werdum and Mark Hunt. But before UFC 180 begins, let’s take a look at the card By The Numbers.

Approximate elevation in feet above sea level of Mexico City

Approximate elevation in feet above sea level of Denver

Hours it took for 21,000 tickets to be sold for this Saturday’s historic event as the Octagon takes center stage for the first time in Mexico City

Days ago UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez announced he would need to withdraw from the UFC 180 main event clash with Fabricio Werdum and would be replaced by Mark Hunt with an interim title on the line

UFC event that last featured an interim UFC heavyweight title fight as Shane Carwin collided with Frank Mir

Current ranking of Fabricio “Vai Cavalo” Werdum as a UFC heavyweight

Wins in a row for Werdum inside the Octagon, tied for 2nd longest active UFC win streak with UFC heavyweight champ Velasquez behind Andrei Arlovski’s 5

Significant strikes per minute landed by Werdum, 5th best rate among active UFC heavyweights (min. 5 fights)

Significant striking accuracy percentage by Werdum, 2nd best percentage among active UFC heavyweights behind Velasquez’s 58.1% and 4th best in UFC heavyweight history

Significant strikes landed by Vai Cavalo against Travis Browne in the UFC heavyweight title eliminator in April, 4th most in UFC heavyweight history

Strike differential in favor of Werdum against Browne

Strike differential in favor of Werdum against Roy Nelson at UFC 143

Year that Werdum was awarded his BJJ black belt under Sylvio Behring

Submission attempts by Vai Cavalo across his last 22 professional fights

Submission wins by Werdum across his pro career including the triangle choke of Fedor Emelianenko in Strikeforce, which ended the legendary heavyweight’s 10 year unbeaten streak

Takedowns by Werdum in his last 22 fights including two takedowns of Browne, previously Browne had never been taken down in his 10 UFC fights

Current ranking of Mark “Super Samoan” Hunt as a UFC heavyweight

UFC Fight Night bonuses in a row by Hunt including 2 Fight of the Nights, a Knockout of the Night and a Performance of the Night

Percentage of Hunt’s UFC wins via KO/TKO including his most recent stoppage of Roy Nelson

Significant strikes absorbed by “Big Country” in the UFC without being finished prior to the uppercut from the Super Samoan in September

Knockdowns by Hunt inside the Octagon, tied for 9th most in UFC heavyweight history

Significant strikes landed by Hunt, 7th most among active UFC heavyweights

Percentage of those sig. strikes landed were to Hunt’s opponent’s head, largest proportion of sig. strikes to the head in UFC heavyweight history (min. 350 att.)

Total strikes landed by the Super Samoan against Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva last December, 5th most strikes landed by a heavyweight in a single UFC fight

Significant strikes landed by Hunt against Yosuke Nishijima at PRIDE 31, most ever landed in a single PRIDE fight

Year that Hunt became the K-1 World Grand Prix Champion, only non-European to do so

Takedown defense percentage by the Super Samoan, 2nd best percentage in UFC heavyweight history (min. 5 fights and 20 opp. att.) behind Andrei Arlovski’s 88.4%

Current ranking of Jake “The Juggernaut “ Ellenberger as a UFC welterweight

KO/TKO wins by Ellenberger inside the Octagon, tied for 5th most in the UFC welterweight history

Knockdowns by Ellenberger, tied for 2nd most in the UFC welterweight history with former UFC welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre and behind Thiago Alves’ 10

Takedown accuracy percentage by The Juggernaut, best among active UFC welterweights (min. 5 fights and 20 att.)

Takedowns by Ellenberger in the UFC

Percentage of those takedowns starting from distance

Percentage of those takedowns starting from the clinch

Takedown defense percentage by Ellenberger - stuffing 15 of 16 attempts

Current ranking of Kelvin Gastelum as a UFC welterweight

Wins and 0 losses by Gastelum in his pro career

Wins inside the Octagon by Gastelum

Wins as a welterweight by Gastelum

The Ultimate Fighter season Gastelum won as a middleweight by defeating Uriah Hall via split-decision

Significant strikes landed per minute by Gastelum as a welterweight, UFC average is 2.83

Percentage of Gastelum’s significant strikes landed while standing, UFC average 76.7%

Current ranking of Ricardo “The Bully” Lamas as a UFC featherweight

Wins by Lamas inside the Octagon including his most recent unanimous decision win over Hacran Dias in June

Finishes by Lamas in the UFC including a Submission of the Night of Cub Swanson, only fighter to defeat Swanson in his 7 UFC bouts

UFC event where Lamas fought Jose Aldo to a decision for the UFC featherweight title, Lamas’ lone UFC loss

Significant strikes absorbed per minute by Lamas, 3rd best rate in UFC featherweight history

Current ranking of Dennis “The Menace” Bermudez as a UFC featherweight

Consecutive wins by Bermudez inside the Octagon, tied with UFC featherweight champ Aldo for longest win streak in the division

Knockdowns by Bermudez, 2nd most in UFC featherweight division behind Max Holloway’s 6

Significant strikes landed per minute by The Menace, 4th best in UFC featherweight history

Takedowns by Bermudez, most in UFC featherweight division

Takedown defense percentage by Bermudez, best in UFC featherweight division and tied for 4th all-time in UFC history with Gleison Tibau


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