2012 is in the rear-view mirror, and the UFC has released a list of numbers and statistics from the year that was. Among the stats are fights finished by decision, (T)KO and submission, new champions crowned, most Twitter followers and more. Check out the complete list below.
With the 2012 Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) campaign behind us, there were plenty of fascinating stats to come out of a year that saw the organization put on more fights and events in a 12-month span than ever before.
With ever fight and event came the chance for history to unfold and on several occasions that's exactly what happened.
New weight classes were introduced, new champions were crowned, existing records were surpassed and new ones were made.
With all the UFC events from 2012 in the books, the organization released a list of interesting numbers and statistics from the past year.
Check them out:
Number of events held = 31
Number of pay-per-view (PPV) events held = 14
Number of PPV main events that changed between the initial announcement and the actual fight = 7
Number of continents that hosted UFC events = 5 (North American, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia)
Total amount of UFC fights in 2012 = 341
Percentage of fights won by decision = 46.3%
Percentage of fights won by TKO/KO = 30%
Weight classes added to the UFC = 2 (flyweight and women's bantamweight)
The most fights finished at a single event = 9 (UFC 146 and the TUF 16 Finale)
The least fights finished at a single event = 1 (UFC on FUEL TV 6)
The most total combined strikes in a single fight = 362 (Georges St-Pierre vs. Carlos Condit at UFC 154)
The most Twitter followers for a single fighter = 2.9 million (Anderson Silva)
The most total strikes landed by a single fighter in 2012 = 477 (Riki Fukuda)
The most significant strikes landed by a single fighter in 2012 = 278 (Max Holloway)
The most amount of time spent inside the Octagon in 2012 = 1 hour and 15 minutes (Benson Henderson)
The least amount of time spent inside the Octagon in 2012 = 7 seconds (Ryan Jimmo)Number of fighters who fought four times in 2012 = 16
Number of fighters who won all four bouts in 2012 = 1 (Matt Brown)
Number of new winners of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) reality show = 6
Number of career UFC bouts held by the record holder for UFC appearances = 27 (Tito Ortiz, who retired from MMA in July)
And there you have it.
Did you learn anything about the UFC in 2012 that you did not know below? Which statistic stuck out to you the most?
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