UFC 162 results: 25 post-event facts about ‘Silva vs. Weidman'

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Mike Bohn of MMAmania.com provides a post-fight facts wrap up all the crucial milestones to come out of UFC 162: "Silva vs. Weidman" on Saturday night (July 6, 2013) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

There were plenty of facts to come out of UFC 162: "Silva vs. Weidman," which took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on July 6, 2013.

Some are notable, others irrelevant and a few will expand your knowledge.

For instance, we know that Anderson Silva's record-setting win-streak and nearly seven-year middleweight title reign came to an abrupt end in the form of a second-round knockout at the hands of the undefeated Chris Weidman.

We also know that Weidman is now the Ultimate Fighting Championship's (UFC) first undefeated male titleholder since Cain Velasquez defeated Brock Lesnar for the heavyweight strap at UFC 121.

That's not all we know, though.

Check out 25 post-fight facts about UFC 162: "Silva vs. Weidman" below:

  1. The UFC middleweight championship changed hands for the first time since Oct. 14, 2006 -- a span of 2457 days.
  2. Weidman's six-fight UFC win-streak is the longest of any active fighter in the middleweight division.
  3. Silva was defeated by (technical) knockout for the first time in his 38-fight career.
  4. Brian Melancon's knockout of Seth Baczynski is the seventh fight in UFC history to end at 4:59 of the first round.
  5. Dennis Siver was defeated by (technical) knockout for just the second time in his career and first time since July 5, 2008 -- a span of 1827 days (five years) and 13 fights.
  6. Chris Leben landed 127 total strikes in his loss to Andrew Craig, pushing his UFC career total to 1780. That's third all-time only behind Georges St. Pierre and Jon Fitch.
  7. Frankie Edgar has won post-fight bonuses in five of his last six fights for a total of $300,000.
  8. Gabriel Gonzaga owns 10 career knockout or submission victories in the UFC, only second to former champion Frank Mir (11) for the most in heavyweight history.
  9. Tim Kennedy outscored Roger Gracie 101 to 14 in total strikes landed over the course of their three-round bout.
  10. Weidman has the fewest mixed martial arts (MMA) fights of any active male UFC champion at 10.
  11. Betting favorites went 8-3 on the card.
  12. Baczynski was defeated by (technical) knockout for the first time since March 7, 2009 -- a span of 1582 days (four-plus years) and 10 fights.
  13. Silva fought in his 16th UFC main event, tying him with Tito Ortiz for second all-time. Randy Couture leads the category with 18 UFC main event fights.
  14. Mike Pierce's four-fight UFC win-streak is tied for the third longest in the welterweight division. The win-streak is the longest of his UFC career and longest since 2008.
  15. Charles Oliveira went to a decision for just the second time in his 21-fight career. "Do Bronx" defeated by decision for the first time in his career.
  16. UFC 162 reportedly drew an attendance of 12,399 for a live gate of $4,862,000.
  17. Leben is on the first three-fight losing streak of his 32-fight career.
  18. Gonzaga's 17-second knockout of Dave Herman is tied for the third fastest knockout in UFC heavyweight history.
  19. Cub Swanson's five-fight UFC win-streak in the longest of any fighter in the featherweight division. Swanson has earned four of those five victories by (technical) knockout.
  20. Edgar snapped a career-worst three-fight losing streak for his first victory since Oct. 8, 2011 -- a span of 634 days. Edgar also earned his first victory since dropping to the UFC featherweight division.
  21. Gonzaga has defeated his opponent by (technical) knockout or submission in all 15 of his career victories. "Napao" won a fight by (technical) knockout for the first time since Aug. 29, 2009 -- a span of 1407 days (nearly four years) and seven fights.
  22. Total fight time of the 11-bout UFC 162 fight card was one hour, 53 minutes and 37 seconds.
  23. Edson Barboza is the first man in UFC history to win two fights by leg kick TKO.
  24. Dave Herman has been finished by (technical) knockout or submission in all four of his UFC defeats.
  25. Pierce, Edgar and Nick Diaz as the only fighters with at least a 12 career UFC fights and no stoppage losses.

Did you learn anything new/interesting? Do any of the facts change your perspective on Saturday's fights?

Let us know below!

For more news and notes on UFC 162: "Silva vs. Weidman," be sure to check our complete event archive here.

(Credit to UFC, Fight Metric and BestFightOdds and MMA Decisions for some of the information)

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