UFC 155 results: 18 post-event facts about ‘Dos Santos vs Velasquez 2'

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UFC 155: "Dos Santos vs. Velasquez 2" took place Saturday night (Dec. 29, 2012) in Las Vegas, Nevada, with Cain Velasquez defeating Junior dos Santos by unanimous decision in the main event to win back the UFC heavyweight championship. The under card saw only one submission finish as John Moraga choked out Chris Cariaso, while Todd Duffee, Erik Perez and Constantinos Philippou ended their opponents' night via knockout. Those are facts. And we have more.

There were plenty of facts to come out of UFC 155: "Dos Santos vs. Velasquez 2," which took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Dec. 29, 2012.

Some are notable, others irrelevant and a few will expand your knowledge.

For instance, we know that Junior dos Santos and Cain Velasquez collided for a second time in the main event, with Velasquez earning a unanimous decision and, in the process, regaining the UFC heavyweight belt he lost to "Cigano" 13-months ago (watch it here).

That's not all we know, though.

Check out 18 post-fight facts about UFC 155: "Dos Santos vs. Velasquez 2" below:

  1. Velasquez has successfully completed 27 takedowns in his 10-fight UFC career -- the most in UFC heavyweight history.
  2. Erik Perez is the first bantamweight in UFC history to finish three fights in a row.
  3. UFC 155 drew an attendance of 12,423 for a gate of $3,286,000.
  4. After winning five UFC fights in a row, Melvin Guillard has lost four of his last five UFC bouts.
  5. Brad Pickett fought to a decision for the first time in his UFC career.
  6. Chris Leben became the 10th fighter in UFC history to fight in the Octagon 20 times.
  7. Jim Miller, Joe Lauzon, Todd Duffee and John Moraga earned $65,000 post-fight bonuses.
  8. All eight of Todd Duffee's career victories are by way of (technical) knockout.
  9. According to Fight Metric, Velasquez became the first fighter in UFC history to post triple digits in significant strikes landed and double digits in takedowns landed in a single fight. Velasquez landed 111 significant strikes and 11 takedowns against dos Santos. The previous closest record was 81 strikes and 11 takedowns by James Hettes at UFC 141.
  10. Lauzon tied UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva for the most post-fight bonuses in UFC history at 12.
  11. The UFC 155 "Prelims" card saw four fights end in a split decision.
  12. Leben fought to a decision for the first time since Jan. 2010.
  13. Alan Belcher suffered his first defeat since a split decision defeat to Yoshihiro Akiyama at UFC 100 in July 2009.
  14. Tim Boetsch lost his first fight since dropping to the middleweight division in May 2011.
  15. Miller holds the record for most wins ever in the UFC lightweight division at 11.
  16. Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos was the first UFC heavyweight championship fight to go to a decision since Randy Couture vs. Tim Sylvia at UFC 68 on March 3, 2007.
  17. Leonard Garcia's split decision defeat to Max Holloway was the sixth time in Garcia's last 10 fights where the result has been a split decision.
  18. Myles Jury's decision victory over Michael Johnson was the first time in Jury's 11-fight MMA career where he has gone past the first round.

That's a wrap for this set of UFC facts.

Did you learn anything new/interesting? Do any of the facts change your perspective on Saturday's fights?

Let us know below!

Be sure to also check out our complete UFC 155 blow-by-blow coverage of the entire "Dos Santos vs. Velasquez 2" event right here. And for a detailed recap of the UFC 155 "Prelims" bouts on Facebook/FX click here.

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