As UFC approaches its milestone UFC 200 event, we take a look at the promotion’s history by the numbers.
Facts and figures
3,728 – There have been 3,728 UFC fights between more than 1,500 fighters in the promotion’s history. By the time UFC 200 begins Saturday, there will have been 3,749 fights, including UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos vs Alvarez and The Ultimate Fighter Finale (assuming all fights commence as scheduled). UFC 200 will be the 363rd event in UFC history.
2 – Two UFC events in the promotion’s history have been canceled. UFC 151 (Jones vs Henderson) was canceled after Dan Henderson pulled out of the event on Aug. 23, 2012, eight days before he was scheduled to fight Jon Jones. Jones declined to fight short-notice replacement Chael Sonnen, and UFC president Dana White canceled the event. UFC 176 (Aldo vs Mendes 2) was canceled after José Aldo was injured one month before he was scheduled to fight Chad Mendes.
19 – The most wins in UFC history is 19 by both Georges St. Pierre and Michael Bisping. Bisping won his 19th fight at UFC 199, as he won the middleweight belt for his first career UFC title.
5:37:49 – Frankie Edgar has spent five hours, 37 minutes, 49 seconds in the octagon, more than any other fighter in UFC history. Edgar will compete at UFC 200.
35 – The most submission attempts in UFC history is 35 by Jim Miller, who will also compete at UFC 200.
7 – The fastest fights in UFC history have lasted seven seconds. At UFC 102, Todd Duffee knocked out Tim Hague in seven seconds. That mark was matched by Chan Sung Jung against Mark Hominick at UFC 140 and again by Ryan Jimmo against Anthony Perosh at UFC 149.
361 – The most strikes in one fight in UFC history was 361 by Stipe Miocic against Mark Hunt at UFC Fight Night 65, according to FightMetric. Miocic went on to win the heavyweight title; Hunt will fight Brock Lesnar at UFC 200.
21 – The most takedowns in one fight in UFC history was 21 by Khabib Nurmagomedov against Abel Trujillo at UFC 160, according to FightMetric. Nurmagomedov had at least five takedowns in all three rounds, including nine in the third round (nearly two per minute).
62 – There have been 62 fighters who have won a belt in UFC history. No weight class has had more champions than the heavyweight division (17), as no heavyweight has successfully defended his title more than twice. Lesnar is one of four heavyweight champions who has successfully defended his belt twice.
2 – Only two fighters have won the belt at two weight classes. Randy Couture was the first, winning at heavyweight and light heavyweight. B.J. Penn won at welterweight and later lightweight. Edgar, the former lightweight champion, can join this list when he fights Aldo at UFC 200 for the interim featherweight crown.
10 – The most UFC title defenses in a row was 10 by Anderson Silva in the middleweight division. Jones successfully defended his title eight straight times before his belt was stripped, and Aldo’s streak of seven straight successful title defenses was snapped by Conor McGregor at UFC 194. Both will fight at UFC 200.
4 – Lesnar was the fastest fighter in UFC history to win a belt, winning the heavyweight title in his fourth professional fight. He had never even fought at the amateur level before turning pro.
UFC 200 card
3 - Three title belts will be on the line at UFC 200, tied with UFC 33 for the most in one card in UFC history. Two more belts will be on the line Thursday and Friday leading to UFC 200.
9 – Nine current or former champions will fight at UFC 200, including seven of the 10 fighters on the main card. No UFC card has featured that many current and former champions. UFC 36 is the only other card that included nine fighters who won a belt at some point in their careers.
18 – There are 18 fighters on the card who have headlined a UFC event, including nine of the 10 fighters on the main card. Even the first fight of the preliminary card –- Miller vs Takanori Gomi –- features two fighters who have headlined events.
3 – Three fighters on the card also competed in UFC 100. Jones and Miller both won on the undercard, defeating Jake O’Brien and Mac Danzig, respectively. Lesnar defeated Frank Mir in the UFC 100 main event, defending his heavyweight title for the first time.