While “UFC 167: St-Pierre vs. Hendricks” was a monumental event to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the UFC, the result of the main event has soured the seminal show in the eyes of many.
UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre hung on to his belt by the skin of his teeth inside Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena, taking a hotly contested split decision over challenger Johny Hendricks.
St-Pierre (25-2 MMA, 19-2 UFC) was pushed to his very limit in the battle, and when the final bell rang, nearly everyone in the MMA community felt Hendricks (15-2 MMA, 10-2 UFC) was on his way to becoming the new champion.
According to MMADecisions, which tracks media scoring, all 15 outlets who shared their scored for the fight felt “Bigg Rigg” did enough to dethrone the longtime French-Canadian champion.
Moreover, according to FightMetric scoring, the official statistics tracker of the UFC, Hendricks won three of the five rounds in the fight.
Despite the controversy, St-Pierre once again had his hand raised, and he set or extended multiple UFC records with yet another victory inside the octagon.
So with the help of FightMetric, take a look at 45 facts to come out of UFC 167.
UFC 167 drew an announced attendance of 14,856 for a live gate of $5.7 million.
Betting favorites went 10-2 on the card.
Total fight time for the 12-bout card was 2:33:54.
St-Pierre earned his 19th career UFC victory, the most of any fighter in organizational history.
St-Pierre extended his UFC winning streak to 12 straight fights, the longest active streak of any fighter on the roster.
St-Pierre’s 12-fight UFC winning streak is the second longest of any fighter in UFC history behind Anderson Silva, who at one point won 16 straight contests.
St-Pierre earned his 12th victory in a UFC championship fight, the most of any fighter in history.
St-Pierre added to his record for most consecutive welterweight title defenses with his ninth in a row.
St-Pierre passed B.J. Penn for the most total fight time in UFC history with 5:28:12 inside the octagon.
St-Pierre has won seven consecutive fights by decision for a total of 175 minutes of fighting without a stoppage.
St-Pierre fought a to decision for the 12th time in his UFC career, the second most of any fighter in history behind Jon Fitch and Sam Stout (13). His 12 decision victories are a UFC record, and St-Pierre has never lost a fight decided by the judges.
St-Pierre completed three takedowns in the fight, giving him a total of 87 in his UFC career, an all-time company record.
St-Pierre added to his tally for most total strikes landed in UFC history and has now landed a total of 2,523.
St-Pierre added to his tally for most significant strikes landed in UFC history and has now landed a total of 1,254.
St-Pierre absorbed 85 significant strikes in the fight, the most he has ever absorbed in a UFC bout.
Hendricks has been defeated by decision in both of his career losses.
Hendricks landed 142 total strikes in the main event, which were 17 more than his opponent.
Hendricks has earned a post-fight bonus in five of his past seven UFC bouts for a total of $300,000.
Rashad Evans‘ (19-3-1 MMA, 14-3-1 UFC) 13 UFC light heavyweight victories are tied with Jon Jones and Chuck Liddell for the most in UFC history.
Evans earned a first-round stoppage victory for the first time since June 2004.
Evans’ 14 UFC victories are tied with Michael Bisping for the most by a winner of “The Ultimate Fighter” reality show.
Evans’ 50 takedowns landed in his UFC career are the most in light heavyweight history.
Evans’ 4:00:55 of total fight time is the seventh most of any fighter in UFC history.
Chael Sonnen (28-14-1 MMA, 7-7 UFC) has been finished by knockout or submission in 13 of his 14 professional defeats.
Sonnen’s seven knockout or submission losses under the UFC banner are tied for the second most in history. Tank Abbott leads the category with eight knockout or submission defeats.
Robbie Lawler (22-9 MMA, 7-3 UFC) is on his first three-fight winning streak since 2006-2007.
Lawler improved to 3-0 since returning to the UFC earlier this year.
Lawler earned just the third decision victory of his 32-fight career and first since Nov. 21, 2003 – a span of 3,648 days (nearly 10 years) and 23 fights.
Rory MacDonald (15-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) was defeated by decision for the first time in his 17-fight career.
Josh Koscheck(17-8 MMA, 15-8 UFC) has been knocked out in back-to-back fights and has lost three straight bouts overall.
Ali Bagautinov (12-2 MMA, 2-0 UFC) extended his MMA winning streak to 10 consecutive fights.
Tim Elliott (10-4-1 MMA, 2-2 UFC) has fought to a decision in all four of his UFC bouts.
Cerrone’s (21-6 MMA, 8-3 UFC) seven submission victories in UFC/WEC lightweight competition are tied with Kenny Florian and Joe Lauzon for the second most in history. Nate Diaz leads the category with 10 submission wins.
Cerrone earned the 12th post-fight bonus of his combined UFC/WEC career. He has earned a total of $505,000 from those bonuses.
Evan Dunham (14-5 MMA, 7-5 UFC) was submitted for the first time in his 19-fight career.
Thales Leites (22-4 MMA, 7-3 UFC) improved to 2-0 since returning to the UFC earlier this year.
Leites is on his first five-fight winning streak since 2007-2008.
Ed Herman (21-10 MMA, 8-6 UFC) lost a fight by decision for the first time since Sept. 17, 2008 – a span of 1,866 days (more than five years) and nine fights.
Rick Story (16-7 MMA, 9-5 UFC) has alternated between losses and wins in his past seven UFC fights.
Story’s 71 significant strikes landed gave him a total of 589 in his UFC career, the fifth most in welterweight history.
Brian Ebersole (50-16-1 MMA, 4-2 UFC) has lost consecutive bouts for the first time in his 68-fight career.
Erik Perez‘s (14-5 MMA, 4-1 UFC) seven takedowns landed were tied for the fourth most in a single UFC/WEC bantamweight contest.
Edwin Figueroa (9-4 MMA, 2-4 UFC) is on a career-worst three-fight losing streak.
Anthony Lapsley (22-6 MMA, 0-1 UFC) was defeated by decision for the first time since March 9, 2007 – a span of 2,444 days (nearly seven years) and 23 fights.
Sergio Pettis (10-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) improved to 4-0 in MMA competition in 2013.
Will Campuzano (13-5 MMA, 0-3 UFC) fell to 1-5 in his combined UFC/WEC careers.
Cody Donovan (8-4 MMA, 1-2 UFC) has been knocked out in all four of his career defeats.view original article >>
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