UFC on FUEL 10 breaks records


UFC on FUEL TV 10 on Saturday night was record breaking!

The event tied for most stoppages on a card, with ten. That is fitting given that eight of the ten stoppages were submissions, and UFC on FUEL 10 was held in the cradle of MMA submissions - Brazil.

Further, the eight submissions in 12 fights set a record for the ZUFFA-era UFC.

UFC 2 and UFC 4 both also had eight fights end via submission, but that was another age in the sport.

In a record that has some potentially troubling implications, a Brazilian won every fight on the card. Five of the bouts were Brazilian vs. Brazilian, but seven were not, and the Brazilian fighter won every one. The odds of even matches ending this way are 128-1. Factor in the hometown advantage, which is very, very real, and the odds are far less, but a quick look at past shows in Brazil indicates that Brazilians appear in all likelihood to be getting favorable bouts.

UFC on FUEL 10, Fortaleza, Brazil: Brazilians vs. non Brazilians 7-0
UFC on FX 8, Jaraguá do Sul, Brazil: Brazilians vs. non Brazilians 10-1
UFC on FX 7, São Paulo, Brazil: Brazilians vs. non Brazilians 5-3 (underdogs Nick Lentz and Khabib Nurmagomedov pulled off upsets)
UFC 153, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Brazilians vs. non Brazilians 6-3
UFC 147, Belo Horizonte, Brazil: Brazilians vs. non Brazilians 1-1 (rest of card was Brazilians vs. Brazilians, meaning a Brazilian won)
UFC 142, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Brazilians vs. non-Brazilians 6-1
UFC 134, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Brazilians vs. non-Brazilians 9-0

While everyone wants to see their countrymen win, MMA is a dangerous sport, so matches have to be made as evenly as possible, regardless of popularity considerations.

What does a night of finshes look like?




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soldierdad5417 site profile image  

6/10/13 6:40 PM by soldierdad5417

Just as I stated in another thread about this event, favorite card to date. Amazing display of skill AND heart by the men that competed and entertained the hell out of me and my girlfriend. I will show this whole event to my younger boy as an instructional video as well.

KingofBJJ site profile image  

6/10/13 12:46 PM by KingofBJJ

The Brazilians are taking over!.  I was suprised to see so many submissions, especially Armbars.  Armbars are usually the first thing they teach you to defend against.  Which is why I was suprised that these highlevel BJJ guys, especially Nog, fell to them. Some good guys in all weight classes.  The current champions and contenders are being put on alert because of a Brazilian invasion.

MasterofMartialArts site profile image  

6/10/13 11:15 AM by MasterofMartialArts

That card was incredible. Can anybody describe that reverse triangle/armbar?? That was great.

Steve4192 site profile image  

6/10/13 11:12 AM by Steve4192

Are they ignoring the SEG era and only counting Zuffa events?UFC 2 had 11 submissions.

chawkins site profile image  

6/9/13 5:44 PM by chawkins

I don't think Brazilian fighters are getting favorable match-ups on the Brazil events.I think non-Brazilian fighters are dropping fights to Brazilians for fear of getting murdered in the parking lot of the arena if they beat a Brazilian fighter.

KingofBJJ site profile image  

6/9/13 5:38 PM by KingofBJJ

The Brazilians are going to take over.

toddiejasl site profile image  

6/9/13 4:33 PM by toddiejasl

At the end of the day, when it's all said and done, I would never use a lazy cliche...But that was a BJJ clinic...

ender852 site profile image  

6/9/13 3:36 PM by ender852

Hey UG News, why do you have to insinuate that Brazillians get favorable unfair matchups in Brazil? Can't you just be happy there were some great finishes on the card without stirring up a bunch of unwarrented fake controversy? Fuck is your deal UG News?!?!?