UFC All-Time Stats Leaders & Record Holders-The Complete List

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Are you tired of getting pwned in MMA (mixed martial arts) forums? Does your lack of UFC knowledge leave you scouring the internet for days to gather that vital information required to present a decent argument? Well, worry not you keyboard warriors, we here at LowKickMMA have compiled a completely comprehensive list of all current UFC record holders and a breakdown of all the UFC stats you’ll ever need to know.

It’s all right here, in one place, every single UFC record holder listed, and the stats broken down for the best fighter in each of the categories. The statistics displayed are current as of UFC 28 (unless otherwise stated) when the promotion began using the unified rules of MMA, and are current as of the day of publishing (August 16th, 2015).

Without further ado, the UFC All-Time Stats & Record Holders list, and first up we’ll start with time….

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Shortest Average Fight Time (min. 5 fights)

1Drew McFedries 2:20
2James Irvin 2:53
3Ronda Rousey 3:00
4Todd Duffee 3:18
5Yancy Medeiros 3:48
6Thiago Santos 3:49
7Frank Trigg 3:55
8Nikita Krylov 3:58
9Luke Rockhold 4:08
10Houston Alexander 4:13

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is the fastest average fight time among current UFC fighters, but James Irvin and Drew McFedries, both former UFC athletes, top the list officially.

More often than not it was the speed in which they lost that sees McFedries and ‘The Sandman’ at the top of this category, which makes Rousey’s top three placement all the more impressive when you consider the fact she’s undefeated.

So who has the longest fight time? I’ll give you a clue; it isn’t Georges St-Pierre…..

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Longest Average Fight Time (min. 5 fights)

1Jose Aldo 21:00
2Frankie Edgar 18:38
3Demetrious Johnson 18:12
4Benson Henderson 17:30
5Ryan LaFlare 17:00
6Jake Shields 15:44
7Georges St-Pierre 15:38
8Sean Sherk 15:35
9Hacran Dias 15:00
9Riki Fukuda 15:00

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo has spent the most time in the octagon, on average, during his seven-fight career. With only two finishses, and one coming in the fourth round, ‘Scarface’ certainly knows how to take his time.

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Backing him up are frequent decision winners Demetrious Johnson and Frankie Edgar.

So, who has the longest overall octagon time? It still isn’t GSP….

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Longest Total Fight Time (includes pre-UFC 28)

1Frankie Edgar 5:35:21
2Georges St-Pierre 5:28:12
3BJ Penn 5:18:07
4Tito Ortiz 5:00:53
5Michael Bisping 4:55:04
6Gleison Tibau 4:51:15
7Randy Couture 4:41:50
8Diego Sanchez 4:37:57
9Clay Guida 4:30:32
10Jeremy Stephens 4:16:53

Frankie Edgar is miles ahead of the competition in this category, having seen the judge’s scorecards 12 times since joining the UFC in 2007, with seven of those decisions coming in five round fights.

With most of the top five now out of action, Edgar’s closest match is British slugger Michael Bisping.

Striking!

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Knockdowns Landed

1Anderson Silva 17
2Chuck Liddell 14
3Melvin Guillard 13
3Lyoto Machida 13
5Junior Dos Santos 12
6Thiago Alves 11
6Anthony Johnson 11
8Andrei Arlovski 10
8Rich Franklin 10
8Jeremy Stephens 10

Former UFC middleweight champion and world class striker Anderson Silva tops the list, and is pretty free and clear of the rest of the pack.

With Chuck Liddell and Melvin Guillard no longer active in the UFC, and ‘The Spider’ expecting a 2016 return, it’s a safe bet to assume he’ll remain atop the list for some time to come.

So how about significant strikes landed?

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Significant Strikes Landed

1Michael Bisping 1285
2Georges St-Pierre 1254
3Frankie Edgar 1174
4Sam Stout 993
5Jon Jones 916
6Evan Dunham 889
7BJ Penn 871
8Rich Franklin 856
9Rick Story 826
10Donald Cerrone 820

There has long been a dispute over what a significant strike actually is, but Michael Bisping tops the list regardless. The English UFC middleweight outguns formidable foes in GSP and ‘The Answer’, with his high pace/volume gameplan.

Aside from Edgar, don’t expect anyone to catch up with ‘The Count’ any time soon.

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Accuracy?

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Highest Significant Strike Accuracy (min. 5 fights and 350 attempted strikes)

1Alistair Overeem 74.5%
2Trevor Smith 63.7%
3Anderson Silva 63.2%
4Fabio Maldonado 59.4%
5Ben Saunders 59.1%
6Evan Tanner 59.0%
7Cheick Kongo 58.2%
8Randy Couture 58.0%
9Jimy Hettes 57.3%
10Cain Velasquez 57.2%

Dutch kickboxing ace Alistair Overeem tops the list with a whopping 74.5% connect rate in sig. strikes, attained during his seven-fight/four-year UFC career.

”The Reem’ pips notable striker Anderson Silva and Jiu Jitsu fighter Trevor Smith to the post, making ‘The Demolition Man’ the most clinical stand up fighter today.

Let’s talk volume…..

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SLpM-Significant Strikes Landed Per Minute (Min. 5 fights)

1Cain Velasquez 6.32
2Jessica Andrade 5.91
3TJ Dillashaw 5.81
4Fabio Maldonado 5.74
5Nikita Krylov 5.65
6Max Holloway 5.64
7Court McGee 5.62
8Todd Duffee 5.56
9Jared Hamman 5.52
10Conor McGregor 5.44

Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez’s agressive boxing and ground ‘n’ pound sees him top the list in terms of SLpM, accumulated over a 13-fight/seven-year UFC run.

UFC women’s bantamweight contender Jessica Andrade earns a very respectable second place on the list, with Conor McGregor holding up the top 10, which has very little between most entrants.

So who is up on the striking stakes?

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Striking Differential (Min. 5 fights)

1Cain Velasquez 3.92
2Alistair Overeem 3.47
3Todd Duffee 3.20
4TJ Dillashaw 3.18
5Nikita Krylov 2.82
6Johnny Bedford 2.78
7Cyrille Diabate 2.66
8Patrick Cummins 2.61
9Conor McGregor 2.43
10Georges St-Pierre 2.39

In terms of hitting and not getting hit, it’s once again the Mexican former heavyweight boss Velasuez with the top spot. ‘CV’ started life as a wrestler in the world of sports, but has clearly evolved in to a very complete martial artist.

Alistair Overeem and Todd Duffee rack up good totals, and note that Conor McGregor has surpassed former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre at the bottom end of the scale.

So how about defense?

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Significant Strike Defense (min. 5 fights and 350 attempted strikes)

1Jon Madsen 81.4%
2Georges St-Pierre 73.0%
3John Makdessi 72.7%
4Phil Davis 72.3%
5Ryan Bader 71.9%
6Myles Jury 71.7%
7Frankie Edgar 71.2%
8Raphael Assuncao 71.0%
8Justin Salas 71.0%
10Tony Ferguson 70.5%

Former UFC heavyweight and TUF (The Ultimate Fighter) veteran Jon Madsen fought five times with a 4-1 tally before being mysteriously cut by the UFC.

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During that time, Madsen compiled an impressive 81.4% sig. strike defense rate, making him harder to hit than Georges St-Pierre, Phil Davis and Ryan Bader to name a few from the top 10.

Surely ‘Rush’ is going to top one of the striking lists….

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Total Strikes Landed

1Georges St-Pierre 2523
2Jon Fitch 2185
3Chris Leben 1791
4Frankie Edgar 1777
5BJ Penn 1736
6Michael Bisping 1616
6Nick Diaz 1616
8Chris Lytle 1533
9Dennis Siver 1474
10Chael Sonnen 1467

Former 170-pound kingpin and consensus GOAT GSP finally tops a list, as the most strikes landed overall. At over 2,500, ‘Rush’ proves that you don’t have to be a pure striker to get a high volume.

Jon Fitch and Frankie Edgar are miles behind ‘Rush’, so it’s not likely the former champion will be dislodged in the near future.

Takedown time!

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Takedowns Landed

1Georges St-Pierre 87
2Gleison Tibau 82
3Frankie Edgar 61
4Clay Guida 60
5Jon Fitch 58
6Demetrious Johnson 55
7Johny Hendricks 54
8Karo Parisyan 53
9Nik Lentz 51
10Rashad Evans 50

Another victory for the Canadian legend, as he scores the most sacks in UFC history with 87. Veteran UFC lightweight Glieson Tibau is hot on the heels of the former champ though.

Frankie Edgar and Clay Guida are still n the mix, but they have a ways to go yet.

So, takedown defense?

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Takedown Defense (Min. 5 fights and 20 TD attempts by opponents)

1Renan Barao 100.0%
2Tyron Woodley 95.0%
3Jon Jones 94.6%
3Eddie Wineland 94.6%
5Dennis Bermudez 92.9%
6Gleison Tibau 92.1%
7Robert Whittaker 91.7%
8Ian McCall 90.0%
9Matthew Riddle 89.3%
10John Dodson 88.9%

Former UFC bantamweight champ Renan Barao remains perfect in terms of takedown defense, having 100%. ‘Baron’s’ huge size advantage and subsequent boost in strength plays a huge factor in his lofty placement.

Close behind are welterweight slugger Tyron Woodley, and former UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones. No one on the current list will ever be able to match that tally, the question is how long will the Brazilian remain there?

Accuracy….

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Takedown accuracy (min. 5 fights and 20 TD attempted)

1Robbie Lawler 80.0%
2Georges St-Pierre 73.7%
3Iuri Alcantara 70.0%
3Jonathan Goulet 70.0%
5Diego Brandao 68.2%
6Melvin Guillard 66.7%
6Renato Sobral 66.7%
8Justin Scoggins 65.4%
9Rich Franklin 63.6%
9Lyoto Machida 63.6%

Although nowhere near the volume of GSP, current welterweight champion Robbie Lawler is ahead of the pack by a long shot with his surgical 80% takedown success rate.

Even the calculatin ‘Dragon’ Lyoto Machida only sacks 63.6%, with ‘Ruthless’ ahead of the retired St-Pierre by nearly 7%, expect Lawler to remain number one for some time to come.

Submissions….

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Submission Attempts

1Jim Miller 34
2Chris Lytle 31
3Joe Lauzon 26
4Joe Stevenson 24
5Matt Brown 23
5Nate Diaz 23
5Hermes Franca 23
5Cole Miller 23
5Georges St-Pierre 23
10Martin Kampmann 21

Veteran UFC lightweight Jim Miller has made the most ever submission attempts, leading to six wins by tap, nap or snap during a 20-fight/seven-year UFC career.

His most notable victory by submission was arguably his technical guillotine win over Yancy Medeiros, or his rear naked choke against Melvin Guillard. His closest competition is the currently active Joe Lauzon, so he shouldn’t get comfy at the top.

Subs per three-round fight….

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Submission Average per 15 minute fight (Min. 5 fights)

1Paul Sass 7.4
2John Albert 6.1
3TJ Waldburger 4.8
4Ronda Rousey 4.2
5Dustin Hazelett 4.1
6Luke Rockhold 3.6
7Shannon Gugerty 3.4
8Tim Credeur 3.3
9Jason High 3.3
10Dave Menne 3.3

British UFC veteran Paul Sass, nickname ‘Sassangle’, scored three straight first round submission wins to rack up this nearly unbeatable tally, before getting cut after two straight losses in 2012/13.

Sass would go on to fight once more as a pro, a submission win at Bellator 104 in 2013, and has not competed since.

Most consecutive wins….

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Consecutive wins

FighterStreakTimeframe
Anderson Silva162006-2012
Jon Jones122010-2015 (active)
Georges St. Pierre122007-2013 (active)
Royce Gracie111993-1994
Chris Weidman92011-2015 (active)
Junior dos Santos92008-2012
Donald Cerrone82013-2015 (active)
Demetrious Johnson82012-2015 (active)
Gray Maynard82007-2010
Lyoto Machida82007-2009
Jon Fitch82005-2008
Chuck Liddell7, 72004-2006, 1999-2002
Jose Aldo72011-2014 (active)
Raphael Assuncao72011-2014 (active)
Neil Magny72014-2015
Renan Barao72011-2014
Matt Brown72012-2014
Dennis Bermudez72012-2014
Ben Henderson72011-2013
Jim Miller72009-2011
George Sotiropoulos72007-2010
Cain Velasquez72008-2010
Thiago Alves72006-2008
^ Rich Franklin72003-2006
^ Randy Couture71997-2001
^ Pat Miletich71998-2000

There’s a serious chance the former P4P topper Anderson Silva will never be dislodged from his record-holding spot with 16 wins, as his form was simply incredible during his unbeaten spree.

Chris Weidman has a good shot at the record if he can stay on track, aside from him, unless Jon Jones comes back, ‘The Spider’ doesn’t really have any serious active threats right now.

Winners….

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Most Wins

FighterWLD
Georges St. Pierre192
Matt Hughes187
Michael Bisping177
Anderson Silva162
Chuck Liddell167
Randy Couture168
Gleison Tibau169
Frank Mir169
Jon Jones151
Donald Cerrone153
Demian Maia156
Josh Koscheck1510
Tito Ortiz15111
Rashad Evans1431
Jon Fitch1431
Jim Miller145
Rich Franklin146
Diego Sanchez147
Lyoto Machida147
Andrei Arlovski134
Frankie Edgar1341
Yushin Okami135
Rafael dos Anjos135
Vitor Belfort137
Matt Brown137
Thiago Alves137

‘Rush’ remains atop the list of most wins, but could easily get moved down in the next few years with many of the list remaining active and well within their shelf life.

Talking of longevity….

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Most UFC Bouts

FighterBoutsRecord (W-L-D)
Tito Ortiz2715-11-1
Matt Hughes2518-7-0
Frank Mir2516-9-0
Gleison Tibau2516-9-0
Josh Koscheck2515-10-0
Michael Bisping2417-7-0
Randy Couture2416-8-0
Chuck Liddell2316-7-0
B.J. Penn2312-9-2
Melvin Guillard2212-9-0, 1 NC
Chris Leben2212-10-0
Georges St. Pierre2119-2-0

Former UFC light-heavyweight champion and controversial figure Tito Ortiz may not have the best reputation with his former employers, but he certainly spent his time well during the 15 years the ‘Huntington Beach Bad Boy’ was under the Zuffa banner.

That said, Michael Bisping, Glieson Tibau and Frank Mir could all realistically top Ortiz’s record.

Title wins…..

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Most Wins in UFC Title Fights

FighterWLD
Georges St. Pierre122
Anderson Silva112
Jon Jones9
Matt Hughes93
Randy Couture96
Jose Aldo7
Demetrious Johnson71
Ronda Rousey7
Tito Ortiz63
Frank Shamrock5

Another top spot for ‘Rush’, won’t be broken for a long time either, so on to title defense streaks…..

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Most Consecutive UFC Title Defenses

FighterStreakTimeframe
Anderson Silva102007-2012
Georges St. Pierre92008-2013 (relinquished title)
Jon Jones8 2011-2015 (relinquished title)
Jose Aldo *72011-2014 (active)
Ronda Rousey +72013-2015 (active)
Demetrious Johnson62012-2015 (active)
Matt Hughes5, 22002-2003, 2005-2006
Tito Ortiz52000-2002
Pat Miletich41999-2000
Frank Shamrock41998-1999

Records reflect UFC title bouts only. Tournament wins and Superfight titles are not included.

All fighters with 2 or more consecutive title defenses in the UFC are included.

* WEC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and WEC bantamweight champion Dominic Cruz were awarded UFC championship titles as a part of the WEC/UFC merger, technically marking their first UFC bouts as title defences.

+ StrikeForce women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey was awarded the UFC championship title as a part of the StrikeForce/UFC merger, technically marking her first UFC bout as a title defence.

And the most title fights?

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Most UFC Title Bouts

FighterTitle BoutsRecord (W-L-D)
Randy Couture159-6-0
Georges St. Pierre1412-2-0
Anderson Silva1311-2-0
Matt Hughes129-3-0
B.J. Penn115-5-1
Jon Jones99-0-0
Tito Ortiz96-3-0
Tim Sylvia95-4-0
Demetrious Johnson87-1-0
Jose Aldo77-0-0

UFC hall of famer, former light-heavyweight and heavyweight five-time champion Randy Couture is light years ahead of the rest, and will likely never be dethroned.

That’s a wrap folks, thanks for reading!

All stats and information were sourced on Wikipedia.org, Fightmatrix.com and FightMetric.com.