Numbers and Notes: UFC 91

By Ben Zeidler Nov 15, 2008
Just hours away from the opening bell for UFC 91 “Couture vs. Lesnar” at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, crunches some numbers and notes minutiae on one of the most hyped shows of the year.

UFC Heavyweight Championship

Randy Couture vs. Brock Lesnar

1 -- UFC wins on Lesnar’s resume

13 -- UFC wins on Couture’s resume

45 -- Difference in weight (pounds) between Couture and Lesnar

50 -- Percentage of Couture’s losses by way of submission

100 -- Percentage of Lesnar’s losses by way of submission

Joe Stevenson vs. Kenny Florian

1 -- Opportunities Florian and Stevenson each have had to win UFC gold

1 -- Shared opponent between the two; both defeated Dokonjonosuke Mishima

40 -- Percentage of all fights that end via submission, according to

44 -- Percentage of wins Stevenson has obtained via submission

60 -- Percentage of wins Florian has obtained via submission

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Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Josh Hendricks

2 -- Losses in last three fights by Gonzaga, both by TKO

2 -- Post-fight bonuses awarded to Gonzaga in the UFC, for “Knockout of the Night” and “Fight of the Night”

12 -- Career fights for Gonzaga

19 -- Career fights for Hendricks

67 -- Percentage of wins Hendricks has obtained via submission

2005 -- Year in which Hendricks last lost

Demian Maia vs. Nate Quarry

6 -- UFC fights for Quarry

3 -- UFC fights for Maia

100 -- Percentage of UFC wins Maia has obtained via submission

2005 -- Year in which Quarry last lost

The Event

1 -- MGM Grand Garden Arena’s rank in terms of most UFC events hosted

4 -- Fighters making their UFC debuts at UFC 91

75 -- Cheapest ticket (dollars) for UFC 91

5,500 -- Floor seat ticket price (dollars) for UFC 91, according to

17,157 -- Seating capacity of the MGM Grand Garden Arena


• Matt Riddle, product of season seven of “The Ultimate Fighter,” was expected to face Ryan Thomas but had to pull out of the event with an injury. Matt Brown, also a TUF 7 cast member, was penciled in as the replacement.

• Prior to his win against Roger Huerta at UFC 87 in August, Florian was all but promised a shot at champion B.J. Penn. With Penn priming for a rematch with welterweight titleholder Georges St. Pierre in two months, Florian decided to take the fight against Stevenson. UFC President Dana White has indicated the Florian-Stevenson winner would emerge as the No. 1 contender in the lightweight division.

• UFC 91 marks Couture’s return following an extended absence from the competitive MMA scene. Couture has not fought in over a year -- 448 days to be exact -- and turned 45 in June.
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