Random MMA facts

Friday, March 16, 2012

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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