UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Shields takes place October 9 on FOX Sports 1, we take a look at some of the numbers behind the men of the main event." /> Maia vs. Shields By the Numbers | UFC ® - News

Maia vs. Shields By the Numbers

Before UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Shields takes place October 9 on FOX Sports 1, we take a look at some of the numbers behind the men of the main event.
Combined submission wins by UFC Fight Night headliners Demian Maia and Jake Shields.

Losses via submission in their combined 58 fights

Consecutive submission victories for Maia inside the Octagon, a UFC record

Career finishes by Shields: 3 KO/TKOs and 10 subs

Degree of black belt that Maia holds in Brazilian jiu-jitsu; Shields is also a black belt in BJJ

Submission of the Night bonuses for Maia, the third most in UFC history

UFC submission wins by Maia in the first round

Takedowns scored by Shields on Dan Henderson in his successful Strikeforce middleweight title defense

Strikes landed by Shields in that fight, the most in Strikeforce history


Time it took for Maia to ground, take the back, and rear naked choke Rick Story at UFC 153

Maia’s record when completing one or more takedowns of his opponent


Maia’s record in the UFC since dropping from middleweight to welterweight in July 2012

Number of consecutive wins Shields racked up between November 2005 and his 2011 title challenge loss against Georges St-Pierre at UFC 129


Significant strikes landed per minute by Shields in the UFC, the third highest among active welterweights

Percentage of Maia’s successful takedown attempts against the infamously strong ground specialist Jon Fitch (7 of 17, career best) at UFC 156, plus 3 submission attempts and 5 guard passes


Percentage of Shields’ sig strikes that hit the body, the 2nd highest in the UFC. (First place goes to Fabio Maldonado, who is fighting Joey Beltran at the same event.)


Percentage of Maia’s significant strikes that go to the the head

UFC average for number of takedown attempts by a fighter per 15 minutes

Average number of takedown attempts per 15 minutes for Maia

Average number for Shields

Year that Shields started training MMA at Chuck Liddell’s SLO Kickboxing Academy

Year in which the vegetarian Shields was named "Most Animal-Friendly Athlete" by PETA

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