CompuStrike: UFC 127 by the NumbersPosted on March 1, 2011, 02:22 AM by Ryan Ventura
UFC 127 last Saturday in Sydney, Australia provided us with a night of solid MMA action and controversial finishes. Thanks to our friends at Compustrike, because of them we were able to follow every strike, every takedown, and every submission attempt. Let’s take a closer at the stats from UFC 127.
-BJ Penn was dominated the whole fight. Jon Fitch landed 214/255 (84%) compared to BJ’s 34/48 (71%), with 178 of those strikes being landed on the ground. 62 of Fitch’s strikes were significant power strikes.
-Both BJ and Fitch are even in the takedown department, both attempted 3 takedowns, and both were successful scoring 2.
-The only stat Penn beat Fitch in was submission attempts and getting dominate position. In the first round BJ attempted a Rear Naked Choke and managed to get into a dominate position in rounds one and two. In round 3, Fitch outstruck Penn 134-0
-Unfortunately, we all know the outcome of this fight. Even though Jon Fitch practically controlled BJ Penn in all aspects of the game, it just wasn't enough to get the win, and in my opinion the numbers don't lie. BJ Penn should have lost this fight and Jon Fitch deserved to get the victory.
-Michael Bisping even before he hit Jorge Rivera with the illegal blow, was winning the fight. Not only did he out strike Rivera 15/56 (27%) compared to 8/37 (22%), Bisping managed to take him down 3/5 times. Once Jorge Rivera got rocked with the big illegal knee, Bisping took advantage in the second round.
-In round two it was very clear Jorge Rivera's head was in a different world. Michael Bisping absolutely demolished him with 30/52 (58%) strikes compared to Rivera's 3/15 (20%). 17 of those 30 landed shots in the second round were big power shots that eventually ended the fight for Rivera.
George Sotiropoulous Vs. Dennis Siver (Win- Unanimous Decision) :
-The main story of this fight was the neutralization of George Sotiropoulous' 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu. 14:42 was spent on the feet, while a mere 0:18 was spent on the ground the whole fight! Obviously when the fight is left standing, Dennis Siver had the advantage big time. He used his world class MMA striking to his advantage and put on a clinic against Sotiropoulous.
-A very interesting note to point out, George Sotiropoulous attempted 10 takedowns and not once was he able to take down Dennis Siver.
-Siver landed a total of 82/245 (36%) strikes that fight, 52 of them were power shots. George only managed to land 49/188 (26%).
-Sotiropoulous was rocked twice in the first round and during that time Siver even managed to get dominate position once.
Nick Ring (Win – Unanimous Decision) Vs. Riki Fukuda:
-In all aspects of the fight, Nick Ring was outclassed by UFC newcomer Riki Fukuda. Riki landed 62/135 (46%) compared to Ring's 40/120 (33%). 26 of Riki's shots were power shots and 21 of those shots were landed on the ground.
-Riki successfully managed to takedown Nick Ring 5/8 as well. 9:59 of the fight was spent standing and only 5:01 was spent on the ground.
Special thanks to Compustrike for the numbers. You've seen the stats, you've seen the facts, now you be the judge! Go to compustrike.com for more stats from UFC 127 and most major Mixed Martial Arts events.
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