By the Numbers: Charles Oliveira vs. Jared Gordon

By Mark Raymundo Nov 15, 2019
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Charles Oliveira is currently on a roll. Expect him to do everything in his power to extend his winning streak and put himself closer to the Top 10. In his quest for big name opposition, he will have to get past the tough and durable Jared Gordon. For a preview of this exciting UFC Fight Night 164 matchup, take a look at the numbers below.

Active winning streak

After losing to Paul Felder at UFC 218, Oliveira piled up five consecutive victories, all of which were finishes. He submitted Clay Guida, Christos Giagos, Jim Miller and David Teymur and knocked out Nik Lentz. Gordon, on the other hand, recently picked up his first win since losing to Diego Ferreira and Joaquim Silva in succession. At UFC on ESPN 3, he used his superior wrestling to edge out Dan Moret via a unanimous decision.

Octagon experience

Oliveira has been fighting in the UFC since 2010 when he impressed fans with a 41-second submission of Darren Elkins at UFC on Versus 2. He followed that up with another masterful performance, tapping out Efrain Escudero in the third round. He was derailed by Jim Miller and Donald Cerrone after that, but throughout his career he has remained a bright prospect and a fierce opponent. To date, Oliveira has amassed an Octagon record of 15-8 (1 NC). Apart from those previously mentioned, he’s also faced the likes of Ricardo Lamas, Anthony Pettis and Max Holloway.

Gordon made his UFC debut on June 25, 2017, at UFC Fight Night 112. Like Oliveira, he showed a lot of promise, scoring a second-round knockout over Michael Quinones. In all, he has fought inside the Octagon five times, with a record of 3-2.

Knockout rate

Between the two lightweights, it’s Gordon who’s more inclined to land a fight-ending punch or kick. He’s done that six times in his career, which makes for a 40 percent knockout rate. Meanwhile, Oliveira has scored seven knockouts as a professional. With a total of 27 triumphs, he registers a 26 percent knockout rate. His most recent victory, over Nik Lentz at UFC Fight Night 152, came via TKO.

Submission rate

Both Gordon and Oliveira are skilled on the ground, but it’s safe to say that the Brazilian is on a different level. In fact, he owns the record for the most submission wins in UFC history at 13. Overall, he’s tapped out 18 opponents, making for a 67 percent submission rate.

All the same, Gordon has some slick submissions himself. The Renzo Gracie jiu-jitsu representative is a brown belt under John Danaher and owns two career submission wins. That’s a 13 percent submission rate for the man from Queens, New York.

UFC losses

Oliveira has lost eight times in the UFC. He was starched by Paul Felder, Max Holloway, Cub Swanson and Donald Cerrone, tapped out by Ricardo Lamas, Anthony Pettis and Jim Miller and decisioned by Frankie Edgar. Meanwhile, Gordon has lost twice in the Octagon, falling victim to the fists of both Diego Ferreira and Joaquim Silva. Advertisement

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