CompuStrike: UFC 129 by the Numbers

5618264535 492e837a28UFC 129 was a historical event for the history of Mixed Martial Arts. With 55,000 strong watching live at the Rogers Centre in Toronto and the millions watching worldwide, this was the pinnacle event for the sport. From the Facebook prelims to the fights on Spike and of course the PPV, the event was a card to remember. The main event of Georges St. Pierre vs. Jake Shields was the most anticipated fight of the night and even though the fight didn’t live up to it’s hype, GSP left Toronto that night with the Welterweight title around his waist.

According to our friends at Compustrike, Jake Shields was the busier striker throwing 418 with only 115 landing (28%). The champion Georges St. Pierre didn’t throw as many strikes as Jake with only 235, but was the more accurate fighter landing 109 (46%). Georges also landed more power shots with 57 compared to Jake’s 15. Georges also was able to takedown Jake 2/3 times and dropped him once. Jake attempted a total of only one takedown the whole fight. It’s also interesting to note that the fight took place on the ground for a total of only 49 seconds.

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Here are some other notable stats and key statistics from UFC 129. For more stats please visit the good people at Compustrike.com.

Mark Hominick outstruck Jose Also in the fifth round, outlanding Aldo 61-5 in total strikes and 49-4 in power strikes. Aldo had the   edge in power strikes with 102-82 landed for the fight and had 6 takedowns.  Hominick landed 46% of his arm strikes for the fight. Aldo’s previous 8 opponents on average were only able to land just 19% of their arm strikes.

Lyoto Machida was able to land 17 power strikes compared to the Natural’s 5.  Randy Couture managed only 18 arm strikes thrown with 5 landed.

Vladimir Matyushenko only needed to land 7 strikes to make quick work of Jason Brilz.

Ben Henderson had the edge against Mark Bocek in striking with 103-31. 44 of Bendo’s strikes were power shots with Bocek only able to land 11.

Rory MacDonald had a 24-2 edge in power strikes landed in round three against Nate Diaz.  MacDonald also had a 46-19 edge in power strikes landed and had 6 exclaimation point takedowns.

All Jake Ellenberger needed to do was land 9 power strikes to put away Sean Pierson in devistating fashion.

Photo: Francis Specker