UFC on FOX 7: "Henderson vs. Melendez" took place Saturday night (April 20, 2013) in San Jose, Calif., with Ben Henderson defeating Gilbert Melendez by split decision in the main event for his third consecutive Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight title defence.
With an event that saw a record-tying eight of 12 bouts on the card end in a (technical) knockout, there was plenty of facts and useful information to come out of the UFC's seventh network television event.
Some are notable; others irrelevant and a few might even expand your knowledge.
For instance, we know that after another successful UFC win and title defense, "Smooth" will next put his 155-pound belt on the line against the winner of UFC 160's lightweight tilt between Gray Maynard and T.J. Grant with some history at stake.
That's not all we know, though.
Check out 35 post-fight facts about UFC on FOX 7 below:
- Josh Thomson, Yoel Romero, Matt Brown and Jordan Mein each earned $50,000 post-fight bonuses. It was Brown's first post-fight bonus in 15 UFC fights.
- The eight (technical) knockouts on the card tied UFC 92 for the most (T)KO finishes ever on a UFC fight card.
- Team Alpha-Male members (Chad Mendes, Joseph Benavidez and T.J. Dillashaw) went 3-0 on the card, all defeating their respective opponents by (technical) knockout. In 2013 overall, Team Alpha Male fighters have an 8-0 record in the UFC (Benavidez 2-0, Dillashaw 2-0, Urijah Faber 2-0, Mendes 1-0, Danny Castillo 1-0)
- Henderson has gone to a decision in seven consecutive UFC bouts, a total of 145 minutes. He is also the third fighter in UFC history (Demetrious Johnson, Michihiro Omigawa) to start his Octagon career with seven-straight decisions.
- Melendez had his seven-fight win-streak snapped and suffered his first defeat since June 2008.
- Daniel Cormier is the only undefeated fighter in the UFC heavyweight division.
- Frank Mir was defeated by decision for the first time in his 23-fight career. He is on the first two-fight losing streak of his career.
- UFC on FOX 7 drew an attendance of 13,506 for a live gate of $1,333,000.
- Nate Diaz lost by (technical) knockout for the first time in his 25-fight career. He was stopped inside the distance for just the second time in his career and the first time since Oct. 2006 - a span of 2382 days and 18 fights.
- Thomson registered his first UFC victory since Jan. 2004 - a span of 3397 days (Nine-plus years).
- Brown pushed his career-high win-streak to five-in-a-row. "The Immortal" owns the third longest active win-streak in the UFC welterweight division behind Johny Hendricks (six) and Georges St. Pierre (11).
- According to Fight Metric, Henderson edged Melendez 92 to 56 in total strikes landed.
- Jordan Mein was finished by (technical) knockout for the first time since June 2007 - a span of 2128 days and 28 fights.
- Mendes tied Darren Elkins and Dustin Poirier for the most featherweight wins in UFC history at five.
- Betting favorites went 10-2 on the card.
- Henderson improved to 7-0 under the UFC banner and holds the longest active win-streak in the UFC lightweight division. The 29-year-old tied Jim Miller and George Sotiropoulos for the longest win-streak in UFC lightweight history at seven. Maynard holds the record with eight.
- Daniel Cormier has never been taken down in his 12-fight mixed martial arts (MMA) career.
- Dillashaw's four-fight UFC win-streak in the longest in the bantamweight division behind interim 135-pound champion Renan Barao, who has five-straight UFC wins.
- Lorenz Larkin was defeated for the first time in his 15-fight career. His other career defeat to Muhammed Lawal was overturned to a "No Contest."
- Francis Carmont improved to 5-0 under the UFC banner and has won 10-straight fights overall.
- Myles Jury has finished his opponent in 11 of his 12 professional victories, 10 in the first round.
- Benavidez tied flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson for the most 125-pound wins in UFC history at three.
- Thomson won a fight by (technical) knockout for the first time since Sept. 2008 - a span of 1673 days and seven fights.
- Dillashaw earned his second (technical) knockout victory in the span of 35 days. He has won four fights in a row since losing to John Dodson the bantamweight finals of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 14.
- According to MMA Decisions, Diaz's 16 UFC fights since 2008 are most than any active fighter in the organization.
- Anthony Njokuani finished an opponent for the first time since Nov. 2010 - a span of 892 days. "The Assassin" has alternated losses and wins in his past eight UFC/World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) bouts.
- Jorge Masivdal has gone to a decision in eight consecutive fights. He hasn't finished an opponent since Nov. 2009.
- Henderson tied B.J. Penn and Frankie Edgar for the most consecutive lightweight title defenses in UFC history at three.
- Seven of the last eight UFC lightweight championship fights have gone to a decision.
- Carmont's five-fight UFC win-streak ties him with Chris Weidman and Constantinos Philippou for the second longest active middleweight win-streak in the UFC behind champion Anderson Silva (11 wins).
- Mendes' last three fights have combined for a total of three minutes and 34 seconds, an average of one minute and 11 seconds per fight.
- According to Fight Metric, Henderson's average UFC fight time was extended to 20 minutes and 43 seconds, the longest of any fighter in UFC history with at least five bouts.
- Brown's seven (technical) knockout victories under the UFC banner are the most in welterweight history. He has finished his opponent by (T)KO or submission in 15 of his 17 professional wins.
- According to MMA Decisions, Diaz no longer holds the UFC record for longest UFC career without being finished by (technical) knockout or submission. Middleweight champion Silva inherits the record.
- Total fight time of the 12-bout card was one-hour, 55 minutes and 30 seconds.
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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