By The Numbers: UFC 169

Breaking down UFC 169's two world title fights by the numbers..
UFC 169: Barao vs. Faber 2Two title fights headline Saturday’s UFC 169 event in Newark, New Jersey. So how do the Fab Four of Renan Barao, Jose Aldo, Urijah Faber, and Ricardo Lamas stack up by the numbers? Let’s find out.

Combined wins between Nova Uniao teammates and UFC champions Jose Aldo (23) and Renan Barao (33)

Combined losses between Aldo and Barao

3214 (on Friday)
Days since Barao’s first/last loss, also his pro debut, to João Paulo Rodrigues de Souza via unanimous decision

2988 (on Friday)
Days since Aldo’s first/last loss in a lightweight bout to Luciano Azevedo via rear naked choke in round 2

Submission attempts by “The Bully” Ricardo Lamas in his 4 UFC fights, 7 were guillotine chokes and 1 Submission of the Night awarded arm-triangle choke

Successful/consecutive UFC featherweight title defenses by Aldo over Mark Hominick, Kenny Florian, Chad Mendes, Frankie Edgar, and Chan Sung Jung

Successful/consecutive WEC featherweight title defenses by Aldo over Urijah Faber and Manny Gamburyan

Successful/consecutive WEC featherweight title defenses by Urijah “The California Kid” Faber, most in WEC history

Fight unbeaten streak Barao has been enjoying since May 2005

Percentage of takedowns Barao has successfully defended inside the Octagon, 15 of 15

Takedowns attempts of 21 that Barao successfully defended in the WEC’s cage

Failed takedown attempts by Faber on Barao in their first meeting

Broken rib for Faber by Barao’s flying knee to the body in the first round of their first meeting

Finishes by Barao in his career (7 KO/TKOs, 14 sub) including the Knockout of the Night awarded spinning back kick of Eddie Wineland at UFC 165

Strikes landed per minute by Barao inside the Octagon (UFC average is 2.61)

Year that Faber started Team Alpha Male

Wins in 2013 alone for Urijah Faber including 3 submission wins over Ivan Menjivar, Scott Jorgensen, and Michael McDonald

UFC event which Faber and Barao first fought to a unanimous decision in favor of Barao in July 2012 for the UFC interim bantamweight championship

Fight bonuses combined in WEC/UFC (6 SOTN, 5 FOTN), tied for 2nd most in WEC/UFC history

Submission victories by “The California Kid” in WEC/UFC, tied for most with Royce Gracie

Percentage of significant strikes landed by Faber in 2013, highest percentage last year (min. 3 fights, 200 attempts)

KO/TKO victories by Aldo in UFC/WEC, most in featherweight division

Percentage for Aldo’s takedown defense, 4th most in UFC history (min. 5 fights and 20 opp. att.)

Seconds, time of Aldo’s flying knee knockout of Cub Swanson at WEC 41, fastest in WEC featherweight history

Significant strikes landed by Aldo in WEC/UFC, most in featherweight history

Percentage for Aldo’s striking defense, 2nd highest in WEC/UFC featherweight history

Year, which Lamas became a NCAA Division III All-American wrestler for Elmhurst College

Year Lamas was awarded his Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Daniel Valverde

Percentage of Lamas’ UFC wins by finish (2 KO/TKOs, 1 sub)


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