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By The Numbers: Fight Night Japan

Breaking down Saturday’s UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Nelson card By The Numbers...
Saturday, the Octagon is in Saitama, Japan for the heavyweight clash between Mark Hunt and Roy Nelson. But before UFC Fight Night begins, let’s take a look at the card By The Numbers.

7
UFC shows have been held in Japan including the forthcoming UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Nelson, which will take place at the famous Saitama Super Arena

10
UFC Fight Pass exclusive events so far this year including this Saturday’s card headlined by “The Super Samoan” Mark Hunt colliding with Roy “Big Country” Nelson

7
Current ranking for Hunt as a UFC heavyweight

200
Significant strikes landed combined by Hunt and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in their epic 5 round, majority draw clash at UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Bigfoot last December, most significant strikes landed in UFC heavyweight history in a single bout

183
Total strikes landed by The Super Samoan against Silva, 5th largest total strikes tally landed by a UFC heavyweight in a single bout

113
Significant strikes landed by Hunt against former pro boxer Yosuke Nishijima at PRIDE 31, most sig. strikes landed in a single bout in PRIDE history

48.7
Significant strike accuracy percentage by Hunt inside the Octagon, 4th best striking accuracy among active UFC heavyweights (min. 5 fights and 350 sig. att.)

252
Significant strikes landed by Hunt across his 7 UFC bouts

87.3
Percentage of Hunt’s sig. strikes targeted his opponent’s head, largest proportion of head strikes in UFC heavyweight history (min. 350 att.)

84
Takedown defense percentage by Hunt, 2nd highest takedown defense in UFC heavyweight history (min. 5 fights and 20 opp. att.)

100
Percentage of Bigfoot’s takedown attempts by Bigfoot that were stuffed by The Super Samoan in their December meeting

2001
Year that Hunt was crowned the K-1 World Grand Prix champion, only non-European to do so

8
Current ranking of Nelson as a UFC heavyweight

6
Fight Night bonuses earned by Nelson in the UFC, most in UFC heavyweight history (4 Knockout of the Nights, 1 Fight of the Night and 1 Performance of the Night)

3:37
Time in the first round when Big Country scored a KO/TKO against Antonio Rodrigo Noguiera at UFC Fight Night: Nogueira vs. Nelson earning a POTN bonus

7
KO/TKO wins by Nelson inside the Octagon, tied for 3rd most in UFC heavyweight history behind Andrei Arlovski’s 8 and UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez’s 9

6
Of those KO/TKOs happened in the first round, tied for 3rd most in UFC history

100
Percentage of Nelson’s UFC wins by stoppage due to strikes

2652
Days or 11 finishes since Nelson won a pro MMA bout by any other means besides KO/TKO

7
Knockdowns by Big Country across his 12 UFC fights, tied for 5th most in UFC heavyweight history

3
Consecutive first round KO/TKO wins for Nelson against Dave Herman, Matt Mitrione and Cheick Kongo, one of 7 fighters to score 3 straight first round KO/TKOs in UFC history

<60
Seconds it took for Big Country to finish both Herman and Stefan Struve, one of 8 modern era UFC fighters to finish two or more opponents with strikes in under a minute

222
Significant strikes landed by Nelson in the UFC

84.2
Percentage of those sig. strikes targeted his opponent’s head, 3rd largest proportion of head strikes in UFC heavyweight history

523
Significant strikes absorbed by Nelson, most without being finished as a UFC heavyweight

130
Significant strikes absorbed by Nelson against Junior dos Santos, 2nd most sig. strikes absorbed in a single UFC bout

106
Sig. strikes absorbed by Nelson against Stipe Miocic, 6th most sig. strikes absorbed in a single UFC bout

3
Similar opponents and similar outcomes for Hunt and Nelson in their UFC careers: a loss to dos Santos, a KO/TKO over Struve and a KO/TKO over Kongo

9
Current ranking of Myles “The Fury” Jury as a UFC lightweight

14
Wins and 0 losses for Jury in his pro career

5
Of those wins were inside the Octagon, tied for 2nd longest active UFC lightweight win streak with TJ Grant and behind Khabib Nurmagomedov’s 6

1.23
Sig strikes absorbed per minute by Jury, best rate in UFC lightweight history (min. 5 fights)

+1.33
Striking differential per minute by Jury, 4th highest among active UFC lightweights (min. 5 fights)

76
Percentage of Jury’s opponent’s strikes he avoids, UFC average is 58%

70
Takedown accuracy by The Fury inisde the Octagon

4
Consecutive UFC bouts for Jury where he’s scored at least two takedowns

35
Wins in “The Fireball Kid” Takanori Gomi’s illustrious career

9
KO/TKOs by Gomi in combined PRIDE/UFC competition

6
Seconds it took for The Fireball Kid to KO the previously undefeated Ralph Gracie at PRIDE Bushido 3, fastest knockout in PRIDE history

130
Significant strikes landed by Gomi against Isaac Vallie-Flagg at UFC 172, 5th most sig. strikes landed in a UFC lightweight bout

54
Significant strike accuracy percentage by Gomi against Vallie-Flagg

4.44
Significant strikes landed per minute by Gomi in the UFC, 5th highest rate among active UFC lightweights (min. 5 fights)

65.2
Takedown accuracy by Gomi in PRIDE/UFC competition (15 of 23)

10
Consecutive wins by The Fireball Kid in the PRIDE ring including winning the PRIDE 2005 Lightweight Grand Prix and PRIDE lightweight title

937
Days between Yoshihiro Akiyama’s last bout at UFC 144 and his upcoming bout this Saturday, which are/were both in Saitama, Japan

3
Fight of the Night awards won by “Sexyama” inside the Octagon in his first three UFC fights, which were against Alan Belcher, Chris Leben and Michael Bisping

100
UFC event where Akiyama made his highly-anticipated Octagon debut with a split-decision win over Belcher

94
Takedown defense percentage by Akiyama across his 20 fight pro career

90
Takedown defense percentage by Akiyama inside the Octagon stuffing 17 of 19 attempts

75
Takedown accuracy by Akiyama across his career

721
Days between Amir Sadollah’s last bout at UFC on Fuel TV: Struve vs. Miocic and his upcoming match-up against Akiyama

100
Percentage of Sadollah’s pro career that took place inside the Octagon

7
The Ultimate Fighter season Sadollah won at middleweight

4
Finishes earned Sadollah the TUF crown with submissions of Steve Byrnes, Matt Brown and CB Dollaway and a KO/TKO of Gerald Harris

46
Leg kicks landed by Sadollah against Peter Sobatta at UFC 122, most leg kicks landed in a single UFC fight

2
Current ranking of Miesha Tate as a UFC women’s bantamweight

14
Career wins including her most recent unanimous decision win over Liz Carmouche, which was Tate’s first win inside the Octagon

6
Submission wins in Tate’s pro career including the fourth round arm-triangle choke of Marloes Coenen to win the Strikeforce women’s bantamweight title

66
Percentage of Tate’s UFC bouts that have earned Fight of the Night awards

1
Only fighter to score a takedown on undefeated UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey

16
Wins by Rin Nakai in her pro career leading into her UFC debut

0
Losses

1
Draw

10
Finishes by Nakai - 6 submissions, 4 KO/TKOs

8
First round finishes by Nakai

3
Years old that Nakai began training judo, currently Nakai is 27 years old


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