It really is amazing to see how Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) events can differ so dramatically from week-to-week.
Earlier this month, UFC on FUEL TV 10 set the record for most submission finishes on a UFC card and tied the record for most overall finishes at a UFC event.
Seven days later, UFC 161: "Evans vs. Henderson" tied the record for most fights to ever go the distance at a single event with nine decision results.
It was a long night of mixed martial arts (MMA) action from the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, with a three-round light heavyweight battle that saw Rashad Evans earn a split decision win over Dan Henderson in the main event of the evening.
Headlining bouts going the distance is nothing new for fans north of the border, as four of the last five UFC main events in Canada have been contested until the final bell, with Jon Jones' fourth-round submission of Vitor Belfort at UFC 152 being the lone exception of that group.
That's a fact, and there were plenty more to come out of UFC 161 on Saturday night (June 15, 2013).
To check out all 25 post-event facts to come out of the UFC's first trip to Winnipeg, simply continue reading:
- Nine of the 11 fights on the card went to the distance, tying UFC on FUEL TV 7 for most decisions ever on a UFC fight card.
- James Krause's submission of Sam Stout at the 4:47 mark of the round three is the second latest submission ever in a three-round UFC fight. Cole Miller holds the record with a submission of Jorge Gurgel at 4:48 of round three back at UFC 86.
- Evans tied Jones for the second most wins in UFC light heavyweight history at 12. Chuck Liddell leads the category with 16 wins.
- Henderson is on his first two-fight losing streak since returning from the UFC from PRIDE back in 2008.
- Betting favorites went 6-5 on the card.
- Yves Jabouin's last five victories have come by decision; he has not finished an opponent since Nov. 8, 2008 -- a span of 1680 days (over 4.5 years) and nine fights.
- Roy Nelson is the first heavyweight to lose four fights by decision in the UFC. Seven of the eight defeats overall in the career of "Big Country" are by decision.
- Alexis Davis vs. Rosi Sexton was the first female UFC fight to go to a decision.
- The last six victories in the career of Jake Shields are by decision -- he has earned 15 of his 28 professional wins by going the distance.
- Whether he came out on the winning or losing end, Pat Barry's last six fights have received the "Knockout of the Night," "Submission of the Night," or "Fight of the Night" bonus.
- Evans improved to 10-2 in UFC main event fights. Henderson fell to 2-3.
- Total fight time of the 11-bout UFC 161 fight card was two hours, 30 minutes and 46 seconds.
- Dustin Pague has fought to a decision in three-straight fights for the first time in his career. Pague lost all three of those fights, matching the worst losing skid of his 19-fight career.
- Stout was defeated by submission for just the third time in his career and first time since June 24, 2006 -- a span of 2548 days (seven years) and 17 fights.
- UFC 161 reportedly drew an attendance of 14,754 for a live gate of $3,150,000.
- In the 14 events the UFC has held in Canada, Canadian fighters are 44-35 when facing opponents from other countries. Canada went 6-1 vs. the world at UFC 161.
- Shields went 0-18 in takedown attempts against Tyron Woodley.
- Kruase earned $100,000 in post-fight bonuses, making him the 22nd fighter in UFC history to win double post-fight bonuses. Shawn Jordan and Stout were also awarded $50,000 for their efforts.
- Henderson has not finished an opponent in any of his seven UFC light heavyweight bouts.
- Nelson has absorbed 437 significant strikes in his UFC career without being finished, an all-time heavyweight record.
- Barry has fought 11 times under the UFC banner without winning back-to-back fights. Only Wanderlei Silva (12 UFC fights) has entered the Octagon more times without consecutive victories.
- Sean Pierson won a third consecutive fight for the first time since Oct. 3, 2008-Aug. 22, 2009 -- a span of 1393 days (nearly four years).
- Ryan Jimmo improved to 18-1 when fighting in his home country of Canada.
- The split decision in Shields vs. Woodley was the 15th fight in UFC history where the loser of the bout received a 30-27 scorecard.
- Despite losing by third-round submission, Stout extended his UFC lightweight record for most significant strikes landed to 911.
Did you learn anything new/interesting? Do any of the facts change your perspective on Saturday's fights?
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