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UFC 156: "Aldo vs. Edgar" took place Saturday night (Feb. 2, 2013) in Las Vegas, Nevada, with Jose Aldo defeating Frankie Edgar by unanimous decision in the main event to defend the UFC featherweight championship of the world. The undercard on PPV saw Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Antonio Silva, Demian Maia and Joseph Benavidez earn victories over their respective opponents.
There were plenty of facts to come out of UFC 156: "Aldo vs. Edgar" which took place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Feb. 2, 2013.
Some are notable; others irrelevant and a few will expand your knowledge.
That's not all we know, though.
Check out 30 post-fight facts about UFC 156: "Aldo vs. Edgar" below:
- Jose Aldo, Frankie Edgar, Antonio Silva and Bobby Green earned $50,000 post-fight bonuses.
- UFC 156 drew an attendance of 10, 275 for a live gate of $2,437,000.
- According to Fight Metric, Edgar moved into fifth place for most cage time in UFC history at three hours, 51 minutes and nine seconds.
- Jon Fitch has the best submission defense in UFC history, successfully escaping 28 of 28 submission attempts.
- Aldo pushed his win-streak under the ZUFFA banner (UFC and WEC) to 12-0, only second to UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva (16-0).
- Betting underdogs went 7-4 on the fight card.
- Alistair Overeem suffered his first mixed martial arts (MMA) defeat since September 2007.
- According to Fight Metric, Aldo out landed Edgar 76 to 60 in total strikes.
- Yves Edwards has alternate wins and losses in six consecutive fights.
- Former Strikeforce fighters who were making their UFC debut went 3-0 on the card.
- Jay Hieron was finished for just the fourth time in his 30-fight career, and for the first time since June 2007.
- Edwin Figueroa was finished for the first time in his career.
- Isaac Vallie-Flagg pushed his current unbeaten streak to 12 fights.
- All four of Jay Hieron's career stoppage losses are by knockout or technical knockout.
- Antonio Silva's last six fights have ended by knockout or technical knockout.
- Fitch landed a total of six significant strikes in his unanimous decision loss to Demian Maia.
- Rashad Evans lost a non-title bout for the first time in his career.
- Edgar was the first fighter in ZUFFA history to take Jose Aldo down more than once in a fight.
- Vallie-Flagg has won three fights in a row by split decision.
- Maia is 3-0 since dropping to the UFC welterweight division in July 2012.
- After opening his UFC career with a 14-1 record, Fitch is 1-2-1 in his past four fights.
- According to MMA Decisions, Green's submission of Jacob Volkmann at 4:25 of round three was the second latest submission in UFC lightweight history (first is Cole Miller vs. Jorge Gurgel at 4:48 of round three).
- Edgar has won post-fight bonuses in four of his last five fights for a total of $250,000.
- Ian McCall dropped his UFC record to 0-2-1 with a unanimous decision loss to Joseph Benavidez.
- Brazilian fighters went 4-1 against opponents from other countries on the UFC 156 fight card.
- Hieron has a UFC record of 0-4 dating all the way back to June 2004.
- Dustin Kimura has finished his opponent in nine of his 10 career victories.
- Chico Camus was submitted for the first time in his 16-fight career.
- The total cage time of the 11-bout UFC 156 fight card was two hour, 26 minutes and 36 seconds
- According to Fight Metric, Evan Dunham landed 91 total strikes in his win over Tibau, the most of any fighter on the card.
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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