By The Numbers: UFN Albuquerque

Breaking down Saturday’s UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Khabilov card By The Numbers...
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Albuquerque, New Mexico based Jackson's MMA fighters are on the card - Rustam Khabilov, Diego Sanchez, John Dodson, and Erik Perez


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Glendale, Arizona based MMA Lab fighters are on the card - Benson Henderson, John Moraga, Yaotzin Meza, and Jon Tuck


2
Ranking spot currently held by former UFC lightweight champ Benson Henderson

7
Consecutive wins to kick off Benson “Smooth” Henderson’s UFC career - 2nd longest streak in division history behind Gray Maynard’s 8 -including winning the UFC lightweight belt and making 3 successful title defenses defenses

144
UFC event that Henderson won the UFC lightweight title

43
WEC event that Henderson won the interim WEC lightweight title

46
WEC event that Henderson defeated Jamie Varner to become the undisputed WEC lightweight champion

2:54:31
The amount of time “Smooth” has spent fighting inside the Octagon across 9 fights including 8 decision wins for Henderson

1.55
Significant strikes per minute absorbed by Henderson, 5th best rate among active UFC lightweights (min. 5 fights)

271
Significant strikes absorbed by Henderson in the UFC

561
Significant strikes landed for “Bendo” inside the Octagon

124
Significant strikes landed by “Smooth” against Nate Diaz at UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Diaz, 6th most landed in UFC lightweight history in a single fight

25
Takedowns scored by Henderson inside the Octagon

23
Of Henderson’s takedowns have started from the clinch

58.1
Takedown defense percentage for “Bendo” (min. 5 fights and 20 opp. att.), 3rd in UFC lightweight division behind Jamie Varner’s 63.9% and BJ Penn’s 66.7%

3-0
Henderson’s current record against Jackson’s MMA fighters (Donald Cerrone 2x and Clay Guida), which is the fight camp where Rustam Khabilov trains

3-0
Current UFC record/win streak for Rustam “Tiger” Khabilov, 5th longest active streak in the UFC lightweight division

6800
Approximate distance miles from Khabilov’s birthplace in Makhachkala, Dagestan to Albuquerque, New Mexico where “Tiger” trains at Jackson’s MMA

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Ranking spot currently held by “Tiger” Khabilov in the UFC lightweight division

6.07
Average number of takedowns per 15 minutes for Khabilov, UFC average 1.93

16
The Ultimate Fighter season finale which “Tiger” made his UFC debut by slamming Vinc Pichel three times en route to a first round KO win.

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Fighters in UFC history that have won a bout by KO via slam - Khabilov, Gerald Harris, Thiago Silva, Josh Burkman, Falaniko Vitale, Matt Hughes, Tito Ortiz, and Frank Shamrock

98
Percentage of Rustam’s significant strikes landed targeting his opponent’s head or body

1
Fight of the Night bonus for “Tiger” against Jorge Masvidal at UFC: Fight for the Troops 3 where Khabilov displayed a spinning back kick, which dropped Masvidal in the 3rd round

13
Wins in the UFC for Diego “The Dream” Sanchez

0
Times that Sanchez has lost to strikes or submission in a 3 round fight in his 33 fight career

4:22:57
Total time Sanchez has spent fighting inside the Octagon, 6th most in UFC history and most by any fighter who has not held a belt

6
Fight of the Night bonuses for Sanchez, tied for 2nd most behind Frankie Edgar’s 7

2
KO/TKO victories for Sanchez via flying knee, only fighter in UFC history to do so

2042
Significant strikes attempted by Sanchez, 7th most in UFC history

133
Takedown attempts by Sanchez, 4th most in UFC history

83
Of those takedown attempts by Sanchez are from distance, 2nd most behind Edgar’s 92

1
The Ultimate Fighter season Sanchez won at middleweight

9
The Ultimate Fighter season Ross “The Real Deal” Pearson won at lightweight

3
KO/TKO wins for Pearson inside the Octagon, tied for 5th most in UFC lightweight history

4.22
Significant strikes landed per minute by “The Real Deal, 7th highest rate among active UFC lightweights (min. 5 fights)

98
Percentage of Pearson’s significant strikes landed are on the feet, 3rd largest proportion among acitve UFC lightweights (min. 350 att.)

25.2
Percentage of those sig. strikes by Pearson from the clinch, 3rd largest proportion among active UFC lightweights (min. 350 att.)

71.7
Percentage of significant strike attempts from his opponent that “The Real Deal” has avoided, 3rd highest defense percentage in UFC lightweight history (min. 5 fights and 350 opp. att.) behind Frankie Edgar’s 71.8% and John Makdessi’s 75.5%

79.3
Percentage for Pearson’s takedown defense, 8th highest in UFC lightweight history (min. 5 fights and 20 opp. att.)

2012
Year that Pearson coached The Ultimate Fighter: Smashes and Norman Parke won the lightweight spot as a member of Pearson’s Team UK

2010
Year that John “The Magician” Dodson and John Moraga first fought in a smaller show and Dodson won via unanimous decision

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Ranking spot Dodson is currently holding alongside Joseph Benavidez in the UFC flyweight division

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Knockdowns by Dodson in 5 UFC fights

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Knockdowns as a flyweight for Dodson, 2nd most behind John Lineker’s 6

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Knockout of the Night bonuses for “The Magician” against Darrell Montague at UFC 166 and current UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw at The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale<br>
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The Ultimate Fighter season Dodson won competing as a bantamweight

0
Times Dodson has lost due to strikes or submission in his 22 fight career

80.8
Takedown defense percentage for Dodson in the UFC, 3rd highest percentage for flyweights and bantamweights behind Eddie Wineland at 92% and former UFC bantamweight champ Renan Barao at 100%

3.68
Significant strikes landed per minute by Dodson, UFC average is 2.61

205
Significant strikes landed by “The Magician” in his 5 Octagon appearances

92.7
Percentage of those sig. strikes landed by Dodson while standing

420
Days between Dodson’s UFC debut and his UFC flyweight title shot

358
Days between John Moraga’s UFC debut and his UFC flyweight title shot

5
Ranking spot currently held by Moraga in the UFC flyweight division

10
Fighters in UFC history have earned a KO stemming from a standing elbow including Moraga’s in his Octagon debut first round knockout of Ulysses Gomez at UFC on FOX: Shogun vs. Vera

3
Wins inside the Octagon for Moraga with each by way of a different method - 1 KO, 1 submission over Chris Cariaso at UFC 155, and 1 split-decision over Dustin Ortiz at UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Philippou

1:11
Time in the third round when Moraga latched on a guillotine choke on Cariaso to earn the win and a Submission of the Night bonus

80
Percentage for Moraga’s takedown defense against Ortiz in January

2004-2007
Years that Moraga was a NCAA Division I wrestler for Arizona State University

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