By the Numbers: UFC 191

By Tristen Critchfield Sep 5, 2015


Demetrious Johnson left no doubt this time around.

After John Dodson put a scare into the flyweight champion during their first meeting more than two years ago, “Mighty Mouse” thwarted his foe at every turn during their rematch at UFC 191 on Saturday night. The end result was a clear-cut unanimous decision victory for “Mighty Mouse,” who left the five-round headlining bout virtually unscathed.

As one of the sport’s pound-for-pound best fighters, Johnson continues to pile up an impressive array of figures to accompany his title reign. Here is a by-the-numbers look at UFC 191, with statistics courtesy of FightMetric.com.

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7: Consecutive title defenses by “Mighty Mouse.” That ties him with Jose Aldo for the fourth-longest such streak in UFC history. Only Anderson Silva (10), Georges St. Pierre (9) and Jon Jones (8) have longer streaks.

9: Consecutive UFC triumphs for Johnson, tying him with Chris Weidman for the second longest active streak in the division behind only Jon Jones (12)

9: Flyweight victories for Johnson, most in the history of the division.

136: Total strikes landed by Johnson. By comparison, Dodson landed 75. The Matt Hume protégé outlanded his opponent 33 to 18 in round two, 49 to 22 in round three, and 39 to 18 in round four. Dodson, meanwhile, outlanded the champ 17 to 15 in round one and 33 to 27 in round five. Johnson also held an 88-to-58 edge in significant strikes landed. Johnson landed more significant strikes than Dodson in every round.

757: Career significant strikes landed at flyweight by Johnson, the most in Ultimate Fighting Championship history.

871: Career significant strikes landed by Johnson overall (at flyweight and bantamweight), No. 4 among active UFC fighters. By landing 88 significant strikes vs. Dodson, “Mighty Mouse” surpassed Max Holloway (805), Nate Diaz (814), Donald Cerrone (820) and Rick Story (826) on Saturday. Only Evan Dunham (889), Frankie Edgar (1,174) and Michael Bisping (1,285) have landed more.

57: Significant head strikes landed by Johnson; Dodson landed 16 .

43: Takedowns landed by Johnson at 125 pounds, most in the history of the division. The flyweight king landed four of 13 attempts against Dodson.

59: Takedowns landed by Johnson in UFC competition overall, No. 5 in promotion history behind Clay Guida (60), Frankie Edgar (61), Gleison Tibau (82) and Georges St. Pierre (87).

14: UFC victories for Andrei Arlovski, No. 2 in heavyweight history behind only Frank Mir (16). Arlovski defeated Mir via unanimous decision in Saturday’s co-main event.

15: Significant strikes by which Arlovski outlanded Mir (39 to 24) in a slow-paced contest. The Belarusian also held a 70-to-54 edge in total strikes and stopped all but one of Mir’s five takedown attempts.

9: UFC victories via KO or TKO for Anthony Johnson, tying him with Arlovski, Michael Bisping, Matt Brown, Rich Franklin and Cain Velasquez for fourth most in promotion history. “Rumble” finished Jimi Manuwa 28 seconds into round two of their light heavyweight encounter.

12: Career knockdowns for Anthony Johnson, tying him with Junior dos Santos for No. 5 in UFC history. Only Lyoto Machida (13), Melvin Guillard (13), Chuck Liddell (14) and Anderson Silva (17) have more. Johnson floored Manuwa in round two prior to finishing his foe with a follow-up punch on the mat.

115: Total significant strike advantage for Paige VanZant in her first three UFC appearances, which resulted in victories over Alex Chambers (73 to 30), Felice Herrig (67 to 28) and Kailin Curran (61 to 28). VanZant vanquished Chambers, her latest victim, via armbar at the 1:01 mark of round three.

156: Total strikes landed by Corey Anderson in a lopsided unanimous decision triumph over Jan Blachowicz at light heavyweight. “Beastin 25/8” outlanded his foe 156 to 33 in total strikes and 84 to 20 in significant strikes while succeeding on all four of his takedown attempts. Anderson was especially dominant over the final 10 minutes, holding a 131-to-9 edge in total strikes landed.

58: Significant ground strikes landed by Anderson. By comparison, Blachowicz landed just one.

100: Total combined strikes attempted by John Lineker and Francisco Rivera in 128 seconds of bantamweight action, the most attempted in a UFC bout lasting 2:30 or less. Lineker landed 32 of 64 strike attempts -- including one knockdown -- en route to a guillotine choke submission victory over Rivera (16 for 36).

4:58: Time of Raquel Pennington’s second-round rear-naked choke submission of Jessica Andrade. It is the second buzzer-beating tapout for “The Ultimate Fighter 18” veteran, who submitted Ashlee Evans-Smith with a bulldog choke 4:59 into round one at UFC 181.

63: Total strikes by which Clay Collard outlanded Tiago Trator (136 to 73) in their featherweight clash. Despite that advantage, Collard fell to Trator via split decision. Collard also held an 84-to-52 advantage in significant strikes landed.

8: Media scorecards, of the 14 tracked by MMADecisions.com, that awarded the fight to Collard.

3,306: Days since Joe Riggs’ last Octagon victory, a submission triumph over Jason Von Flue at UFC Fight Night “Sanchez vs. Parisyan” on Aug. 17, 2006. “Diesel” returned to the win column in bizarre fashion on Saturday, as he defeated Ron Stallings via disqualification when his foe landed an illegal upkick in the second round. Riggs said he was unable to see out of his right eye and the bout was stopped.

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