Random MMA facts

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The UG got together and generated a list of random MMA facts. Some of them are even true.

At WEC 35, Brian Bowles defeated Damacio Page by guillotine choke at 3:30 of the first round. At UFC on Versus 3, Bowles defeated Page by guillotine choke at 3:30 of the first round.

Renzo Gracie beat five fighters that held belts in the UFC, from four weight classes. (Shamrock, Newton, Miletich, Mo Smith, and UFC 6 tournament champion Oleg Taktarov)

Lyoto Machida beat six UFC champions, from five weight classes. (Franklin, Penn, Tito, Rashad, Shogun, Randy)

Dan Henderson beat six UFC champions, from four weight classes, fighting in three of them. (Newton, Big Nog, Bustamonte, Belfort, Franklin, Shogun). AND three Pride champs from two weight classes, fighting in both of them (Big Nog, Wanderlei Silva, Fedor, HW). AND four Pride tournament winners (Big Nog, Misaki, Shogun, Fedor). AND 2 Strikeforce champs (Babalu, Feijao). And a three-division Pancrase champ (Yuki Kondo). ANDand the other King of Kings tournament winner (Big Nog). And two Rings HW champs (Gilbert Yve, Fedor). In addition he's fought but lost to three champs (Ricardo Arona-Pancrase, Rampage-UFC, Anderson Silva-UFC)

Randy Couture's first UFC fight was against Tony Halme, formerly Ludvig Borga of the WWF, and later right-wing Finnish Parlimentarian and pop singer. Halme died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on January 8, 2010.

Tito Ortiz debuted in the UFC as a lightweight (199-lb) alternate at IFC 13 defeating Wes Albritton

Frank Mir's name is actually Francisco Santos Miranda III .

Star Wars creator George Lucas' adopted daughter Amanda is the current DEEP openweight women's champion.

Anderson Silva has spent 7,307 seconds in offical MW Title defense fights.

Frank Trigg`s real name is Dewey Franklin Trigg III

Forrest Griffin`s first fight was against Dan Severn. He lost.

George St. Pierre's first fight was against Ivan Menjivar. Menjivar weighed in at 172lbs for that fight. Recently at UFC on FUEL 1 Menjivar weighed in at 135lbs. He won.

In 69 professional fights, Chris Lytle has never been stoped via KO, THO, tap out. Including boxing.

UFC 78 was actually the 100th event.UFC 100 was the 132nd event.

Ronda Rousey doubled her career cage time (professional and amateur) in the Tate fight.

Emin Boztepe, Bart Vale, and Maurice Smith were considered as opponents for Royce at  UFC 5 before they got Ken Shamrock. All three Declined to fight Royce for one reason or another.

Matt Hughes made his first title defense against Hayoto Sakurai. Chuck Liddel made his first title defense against Jeremy Horn. Both Horn and Sakurai's most recent loss prior to their respective UFC title shots were to Anderson Silva.

Ricco Rodriguez, BJ Penn and Anderson Silva are the only three men to win a UFC fight in the fifth round.

BJ Penn is the only fighter in UFC history to have a stoppage win in each round at least once in his UFC career.

Three of the last six seasons of TUF had finalists fighting out of Utah - (Johnson - McGee - Nijem)

Jeremy Horn has fought in Canada, Sweden, Ireland, South Korea, Guam, England, Japan, Brazil, Holland and dozens of States in ther USA. With over 60 professional submission victories to his name, Hor has more than twice the sub wins than all the current UFC Champions combined (29).

Travis Fulton is the only UFC fighter to have more career submission wins than Horn. Horn has never lost to Fulton (they have fought three times)

Rico Rodriguez is the past UFC Champion with the most submission victories to his credit (24). Evan Tanner comes in second with 21. Big Nog comes in third with 20

Anthony Pettis' real last name is Perez. His grandfather changed his last name from Perez to Pettis when he came to America from Puerto Rico.

Nick Diaz's go to walkout song, 'Feiticeira' by the Deftones, was written after the lead singer of the Deftones Chino Moreno was flipping through the channels and ended up on a Brazilian Soap Opera where the lead actress was known as Feiticiera.  The actress who provided his inspiration for this song? Joana Prado, better known in MMA circles as Mrs. Vitor Belfort. Feiticeira translated into English means 'the witch'.

Michael Bisping was a DJ and a plasterer before he was a fighter.

Giant Silva worked the door at Wicked Willys in Greenwich Village.

Bob Sapp tried out for the Minnesota Vikings, made the team and played in one game, Brock Lesnar tried out and did not. Brock Lesnar won the UFC title in his 4th fight, Bob Sapp has lost 4 fights in the last 4 months.

At UFC 3, all of the fights were drawn at random, except for Keith Hackney and Emmanuel Yarborough. When one fighter realized that there would be a 618 pound fighter entering, he dropped out, and Keith Hackney who sent in his application but was told that the event full was called upon.

The first event in UFC history to not have a knockout was "UFC 76: Knockout"

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4/8/12 7:58 PM by thatwhitekid

Three out of Rampages four UFC loses, he lost to a ultimate fighter winner.

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4/8/12 6:21 PM by per

While no holds barred fighting in the united states and pretty much all of the world at that time started out with very few rules and progressed to a more restrictive rule set the Japanese scene went in the opposite direction. While having slightly "kinder" rules than the UFC in the first few years they suddenly decided in 2001 that for Pride 13 and onwards that knees and all kinds of stomps and kicks to the head of a grounded opponent would be allowed. Previously head kicks to a grounded opponent was only allowed if the opponent was in the butt-scoot position (hence the name "four-point rule", as a fighter sitting down only has three resting points, his two feet and his behind).Industry people and fighters like Rickson Gracie applauded Pride in the beginning for making the sport more acceptable and less of a blood-soaked spectacle. They were in for a surprise...In a statement following Pride 13 Dream Stage Entertainemnt stated they may abandon the new rule set after the brutal knockouts of Sakuraba and Allan Goes versus Wanderlei Silva and Mark Coleman. It proved to be initial horror however and they would keep the rule set until the demise of Pride in 2007. The installation of the new rules would mark the sudden rise of a new force on the MMA scene: Chute Boxe with brazilian fighters like Wanderlei Silva, Shogun Rua, Ninja Rua and so on that were accustomed to the rules from their early fights in Brazil and would go on to brutalize a long line of opponents in the following years. The first MMA fighter ever to be busted and penalized for steroid use is Josh Barnett, as he tested positive for Boldenone, Nandrolone, and Fluoxymesterone following his title win over Randy Couture in april 2002.

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4/6/12 4:31 PM by ocdacc

Damarques Johnson has won more money off of his "Fight of the Night" bonuses than all of his regular fight paychecks combined

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3/28/12 10:49 PM by Captain America

"When it comes to betting odds, Sokodjou's KO over Little Nog is probably the biggest upset of all time as Soko was around 1800 at the sportsbooks at the time."That's insane! If only I had a TARDIS…

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3/28/12 8:41 PM by per

With the buyout of Pride, King of the cage in limbo, Extreme fighting dead in its cradle, Pancrase being basically a shootfighting organization back then, survival of the fittest has been shown to be a major theme when it comes to promoting MMA events. In fact, the only somewhat notable events to survive the dark years of the 90's to this day are:International Fighting ChampionshipsExtreme challengeAnd the one and only: the UFC.Remember Scott Morris? The first fighter to really get badly beaten up on the UFC 2 PPV? He proudly represented Robert Bussey's Warrior International which happens to be where future UFC title contender Jeremy Horn started his MMA career.When it comes to betting odds, Sokodjou's KO over Little Nog is probably the biggest upset of all time as Soko was around +1800 at the sportsbooks at the time. Striking the back of the head and neck is not one of the banned techniques in the Shooto organization that otherwise use a fairly restrictive rule set. This came as a surprise to former champion Joachim Hansen as he thought they were illegal. By the time he was told he had fought 10 fights in shooto.Debuting at UFC 1 in 1993 and fighting his most recent bout in 2010, Ken Shamrock may be the one fighter with the longest MMA career. He was 29 when he started out, a time when most athletes are at their peaks.

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3/25/12 11:47 PM by ShoeMoney

TTt for more

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3/22/12 11:12 AM by Vent51177

Bruce Buffer is Half Brother and manager of Famous "Let's get ready to Rumble" ring announcer Michael Buffer. The UFC used Michael Buffer for UFC 6 and 7 but could no longer afford his services.Bruce was managing fighter Scott Ferrozo at UFC 8 in Puerto Rico.Knowing that the UFC wasn't using his brother and that they needed a ring announcer for the event Bruce then offered his services and this began the long standing relationship between Bruce Buffer and the UFC.

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3/22/12 10:06 AM by Sofa King Cool

Yeah, I watched this show recently. Right before he says that, you can see Lorenzo in his ear telling him to say it.

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3/22/12 9:52 AM by sockeye

I learned this from a supercalo thread, Matt Hughes was a farmer

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3/22/12 6:33 AM by HeHitsMeBecauseHeLovesMe

Correction, 3rd Peruvian Necktie in MMA. Still a really rare submission and in my opinion, an interesting coincidence.