Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE
UFC on FX 7: "Belfort vs. Bisping" took place Saturday night (Jan. 19, 2013) in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with Vitor defeating Michael by TKO in the main event to solidify his place as one of the top contenders in the middleweight division. The undercard on FX saw C.B. Dollaway, Gabriel Gonzaga and Khabib Nurmagomedov earn victories over their respective opponents.
There were plenty of facts to come out of UFC on FX 7: "Belfort vs. Bisping," which took place at the Ibirapuera Arena in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Jan. 19, 2013.
Some are notable; others irrelevant and a few will expand your knowledge.
For instance, we know that Vitor Belfort and Michael Bisping collided in the main event, with Belfort earning a second-round technical knockout and, in the process, establishing himself (again) as a top contender to Anderson Silva's UFC middleweight championship.
That's not all we know, though.
Check out 20 post-fight facts about UFC on FX 7: "Belfort vs. Bisping" below:
- Gabriel Gonzaga tied former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia for the third most fight in the UFC heavyweight division (13). Frank Mir leads the pack with 20 UFC fights and Cheick Kongo is second on the list at 17.
- Vitor Belfort's second-round technical knockout of Michael Bisping was his first UFC victory to come outside of the first round.
- Bisping was finished for just the second time in his 28-fight professional career.
- C.J. Keith, Wagner Prado and Milton Vieira dropped their second consecutive fight inside the Octagon.
- Belfort, Idlemar Alcantara, C.B. Dollaway and Daniel Sarafian earned $50,000 post-fight bonuses (more on that here).
- Vieira has not been finished in 23 professional fights.
- Khabib Nurmagomedov earned his 19th MMA win in a row, tying Renan Barao for the longest win-streak of any current UFC fighter.
- Brazilian fighters went 4-3 against opponents from other countries.
- Ben Rothwell was submitted for the just the second time in his 41-fight career. His last submission loss came in 2005.
- The Alcantara's become the 10th brother combination to fight in the Octagon.
- Idlemar Alcantara earned his eight consecutive victory with his submission of Prado. Alcantara took the fight against Prado on 11-days notice.
- UFC on FX 7 drew an attendance of 9,116.
- Ronny Markes moves to 3-0 under the UFC banner, with seven consecutive wins overall.
- According to Fight Metric, Nik Lentz out landed Diego Nunes 63 to 1 in total strikes in the first round of their featherweight bout.
- Nunes fought to a decision for the 11th time in a row.
- Nik Lentz improved to 2-0 since dropping to the UFC featherweight division.
- Gabriel Gonzaga is on his first three-fight win-streak since 2006-2007.
- The total cage time of the 11-bout UFC on FX 7 fight card was 1 hour 28 minutes and 41 seconds.
- Yuri Alcantara vs. Pedro Nobre was the first UFC fight to be declared a "No Contest" in the cage since Phil Davis vs. Wagner Prado at UFC on FOX 4 in Aug. 2012.
- Lucas Martins was the first UFC fighter to lose by submission (strikes) since Jason MacDonald at UFC Fight Night 25 in Sept. 2011.
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?
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