Compustrike: UFC 131 by the numbersPosted on June 13, 2011, 03:03 AM by Ryan Ventura
UFC 131 went through huge changes with Brock Lesnar having to drop out of the main event against Junior dos Santos, but the Stanley Cup crazy city of Vancouver was very excited for the event which saw Shane Carwin take Brock's place. Fans around the world never thought the two knockout artists would take the fight to the full three rounds. Prior to fighting each other Junior has only been through two decision fights and Shane in his whole career has never seen the third round. The headlining bout had a lot on the line with the winner earning a shot against current Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez. Thanks to our friends from Compustrike we here at Lowkick were able to keep track of every important moment in the bout.
For the whole fight, the man known as 'Cigano' out-struck 'The Engineer' using superior MMA boxing ability. Junior out-struck Shane 94/182 (82%) compared to Carwin landing only 13/58 (22%). 76 of Junior's strikes were power shots. Carwin attempted to use his Division II wrestling background trying 4 takedowns but was only successful with one. Junior surprised fans with an improved wrestling game by successfully attempting two takedowns. Only one minute of the whole fight was spent on the ground.
Here are some more notable stats from the night. For more bookmark and visit Compustrike.com for all of your Mixed Martial Arts statistic needs.
Jon Olav Einemo traded 36 power shots with Dave Herman's 41 before JOE was finished via TKO in the 2nd round.
Damian Maia attempted 5 takedowns and none were successful against Mark Munoz.
Donald Cerrone landed 63/75 (84%) leg kicks against Vagner Rocha.
Chris Weidman had dominate position on the ground three times before winning by submission in the first round against Jeese Bongfeldt.