By The Numbers: UFC 172

Breaking down Saturday's UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira card By The Numbers...
This Saturday, the Octagon makes its first stop in Baltimore, Maryland as Jon Jones meets Glover Teixeira. But before UFC 172 begins, let’s take a look at the card By The Numbers.

This weekend’s UFC event, which will be the first Octagon appearance ever in the city of Baltimore or the state of Maryland

Pounds, which is the weight division that will take center stage at UFC 172 in both the main and co-main event as UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones takes on Glover Teixeira, and Phil “Mr. Wonderful” Davis collides with Anthony “Rumble” Johnson

Percentage of the main and co-main event fighters ranked in’s top 15 with “Bones” as the champ, Teixeira at #2, Davis at #4, and “Rumble” at #14

Successful and consecutive title defenses for UFC light heavyweight champion Jones, a UFC division record and 3rd longest title defense streak in UFC history behind Georges St-Pierre’s 8 and Anderson Silva’s 10

Days that “Bones” Jones has been the UFC champ since winning the belt via 3rd round KO/TKO at UFC 128 from then champ Mauricio “Shogun” Rua

Former UFC champions were defeated by Jones consecutively in his first 4 title defenses: Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Lyoto Machida, Rashad Evans, and Vitor Belfort

Fight win streak for Jones inside the Octagon, UFC light heavyweight division record, the longest active streak in the UFC, and the 4th longest streak in UFC history behind Royce Gracie’s 11, George St-Pierre’s 12, and Anderson Silva’s 16

Fight Night bonuses for Jones across those 10 fights: 1x Knockout of the Night, 2x Submission of the Night, 3x Fight of the Night

Percentage of Jones’ finishing rate throughout his 19-1 pro career: 9 KO/TKOs and 6 submissions

Significant strikes landed by “Bones” against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165, most ever in a UFC light heavyweight title fight and 4th most in UFC title fight history

Takedown accuracy percentage for Jones’ 27 successful takedowns in his UFC career, 2nd highest percentage in the UFC at 205 pounds to Lyoto Machida’s 65%

Takedown defense percentage for “Bones” who has only been taken down 1 time in 24 attempts in his UFC career (Gustafsson scored the lone takedown at UFC 165)

Year that Jones won the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Division I State Championship for wrestling out of Union-Endicott High School

Times that Jones has been stopped in a pro fight due to strikes or submission

Times that #1 contender Glover Teixeira has stopped his opponent - 13 KO/TKOs and 6 submissions - in his 22 wins

Fight win streak for Teixeira

Fight win streak - with 4 finishes - inside the Octagon, 2nd longest win streak in the UFC’s 205-pound division behind Jones’ 10

Days since Teixeira’s last MMA loss, which was his 4th fight

Fight Night bonuses in a row for Teixeira’s last two performances with his Submission of the Night over James Te Huna and his Knockout of the Night of Ryan Bader

Accuracy of Teixeira’s significant strikes, 4th highest accuracy for active UFC 205ers (min. 5 fights and 350 sig. strike att.)

Percentage of Teixeira’s significant strikes in the UFC landed on the ground, the largest proportion of any fighter in UFC light heavyweight history (min. 350 sig. strike att.)

Significant strikes landed per minute by Teixeira, highest rate of any fighter in UFC history (min. 5 fights)

Successful takedowns per 15 minutes for Teixeira in the UFC, highest average for active UFC 205ers

Year that Teixeira made his pro MMA debut at WEC 3 in a hard-fought loss to Eric Schwartz, which is where coach John Hackleman saw Teixeira and invited him to train at his gym The Pit with future UFC Hall of Famer Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell

Year that Phil Davis won the NCAA Division I National Championship in wrestling at 197 pounds

Times “Mr. Wonderful” became an NCAA D1 All-American in wrestling at Penn State University

Fight win streak Davis is currently enjoying inside the Octagon

UFC wins for Davis in his Octagon career, tying Davis with Gustafsson and UFC Hall of Famer Stephan Bonnar for 9th most wins in UFC 205 pound history

Submission wins inside the Octagon for Davis: twice by anaconda choke and a one-armed kimura dubbed the “Mr. Wonderful” at UFC 123, which received Submission of the Night honors

Percentage of Davis’ UFC opponents that he has taken down at least once

Percentage of Davis’ significant strikes landed on the ground, 4th in UFC light heavyweight history

Percentage of Davis’ significant strike defense, highest percentage in UFC light heavyweight history

Significant strikes absorbed per minute by Davis, best rate in UFC 205-pound history and 4th best in UFC history (min. 5 fights)

Times “Mr. Wonderful” has been knocked down in his 14 fight pro MMA career

KO/TKO finishes for Anthony “Rumble” Johnson in his 20 fight pro MMA career

Percentage of fights Johnson has won since he was released from the UFC following UFC 142

KO/TKO wins in the 6 fights that “Rumble” has won outside of the Octagon, which earned him his second shot in the UFC

Pounds that Johnson was supposed to be competing at in his first UFC stint where he went 7-3 with 6 wins via KO/TKO

First round finishes for Johnson in the UFC’s welterweight division, most in UFC 170 pound history

Knockout of the Night bonuses for “Rumble” with both via head kick

Seconds it took for Johnson to score his UFC debut knockout at UFC Fight Night: Stout vs. Fisher and “Rumble” took that fight on less than 2 weeks’ notice

Percentage of successful takedowns attempts for Johnson in his first UFC stint, 5th highest percentage for active UFC fighters

Percentage of Johnson’s takedown defense in his first UFC stint


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