UFC 160: "Velasquez vs. Bigfoot 2" took place Saturday night (May 25, 2013) in Las Vegas, Nevada, with Cain Velasquez defeating Antonio Silva by first-round knockout (again) in the main event for his first-carer Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight title defence.
With an event that saw six of the 12 bouts on the card end by (technical) knockout or submission, including four of five on the main card, there were plenty of facts to come out of the UFC's fourteenth mixed martial arts (MMA) event of 2013.
Some are notable; others irrelevant and a few might even expand your knowledge.
For instance, we know that Velasquez put a delivered a second first-round mugging against "Bigfoot" in a span of 365 days in the main event, except this time it was with the title on the line. More importantly, Velasquez achieved his first title defense, which helped him avoid being the first fighter in UFC history to hold a divisional title on two separate occasions without a successful defense.
That's not all we know, though.
Check out 30 post-fight facts about UFC 160 below:
- Velasquez's 81-second victory over Silva was the fastest UFC championship fight since Junior dos Santos knocked out Velasquez to take the heavyweight title at UFC on FOX 1 in Nov. 2011. Overall, the result was the sixth fastest (technical) knockout finish ever in a UFC title fight.
- Dos Santos landed two knockdowns on Mark Hunt, moving his UFC career total to 11, which is fourth most all-time behind Melvin Guillard (11), Chuck Liddell (14) and Anderson Silva (17).
- Hunt was knocked out for the second time in his career and first time since Dec. 2008 -- a span of 1607 days (four-plus years) and seven fights.
- Glover Teixeira improved to 4-0 since making his UFC debut on May 26, 2012.
- Five of the six defeats in the career of James Te Huna are by first-round submission.
- T.J. Grant earned a shot at Benson Henderson's lightweight title with a first-round (technical) knockout win over Gray Maynard.
- Both defeats in the career of Maynard are by (technical) knockout.
- After starting his career with an 8-0 record and winning the World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) bantamweight title, Brian Bowles has lost three of his past five fights, all by (technical) knockout or submission.
- Velasquez earned his eighth (technical) knockout victory in the UFC, which is the most of any heavyweight in the organization's history. Dos Santos and Andre Arlovski are tied for second in the category with seven career (technical) knockout wins.
- Donald Cerrone landed 78 total strikes in his decision win over K.J. Noons, the most of any fighter on the card.
- Dos Santos, Hunt, Grant and Teixeira earned $50,000 post-fight bonuses.
- Khabib Nurmagomedov's 21 completed takedowns against Abel Trujillo are the most ever in a UFC bout. Sean Sherk, who completed 16 takedowns against Hermes Franca in a five-round fight at UFC 73 in July 2007, held the previous record.
- Jeremy Stephens ended a career-worst three-fight losing streak for his first victory since June 2011. "Lil' Heathen" improved to 1-0 since dropping to the featherweight division.
- Estevan Payan lost a fight by decision for just the second in his career and first time since Oct. 2008 -- a span of over 4.5 years and 13 fights.
- Five of the seven defeats in the career of K.J. Noons are by decision.
- Mike Pyle is on his first four-fight win-streak since 2008. The 37-year-old, who is the oldest active fighter in the welterweight division, has won seven of his past eight UFC fights with the lone defeat coming to Rory MacDonald.
- Dos Santos became the first person to win a UFC heavyweight fight by head kick knockout since Gabriel Gonzaga defeated Mirko Filipovic at UFC 70 in April 2007.
- Velasquez is 2-0 in his career in rematches.
- Silva lost to Velasquez by first-round (technical) knockout for the second time in a 365-day span. "Bigfoot" was defeated in a total of four minutes and 58 seconds and only landed a total of five strikes in his two contests against the reigning champion.
- UFC 160 reportedly drew an attendance of 11,089 for a live gate of $2,429,000.
- Hunt had his four-fight win-streak snapped and was defeated for the first time since his UFC debut in Sept. 2010
- Grant's five-fight UFC win-streak is the second longest in the lightweight division behind divisional champion Henderson. Grant improved to 5-0 since dropping down from the welterweight division.
- Dennis Bermudez has won four-straight UFC fights since losing to Diego Brandao in the featherweight finale of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 14.
- Cerrone's four completed takedowns in his win against Noons is a personal best for a single bout in his 19-fight ZUFFA career (UFC and WEC). His previous best in a single fight was three completed takedowns.
- Total fight time of the 12-bout UFC 160 fight card was two hours, seven minutes and 48 seconds.
- Colton Smith became just the sixth winner of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) reality show to lose their first fight after winning the finale. Joe Stevenson, Amir Sadollah, James Wilks, Jonathan Brookins and Diego Brandao are the others.
- Nurmagomedov tied interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao for the longest MMA win-streak of any active UFC fighter with 20 wins in a row. Teixeira, who also fought on the card, is second in the category with a 19-fight MMA win-streak.
- Grant has finished his opponent by (technical) knockout or submission in 17 of his 21 professional victories.
- George Roop improved to 2-0 since returning to the UFC bantamweight division. He is on his first two-fight win-streak since Oct. 2007 -- a span of 2058 days (5.5 years) and 14 fights.
- Betting favorites went 8-4 on the card. Grant, Pyle, Whittaker and Roop were the underdogs to earn victories.
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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