COOL KNOWLEDGE FROM THE WORLD OF MMA
SON OF A GUN
For all future UFC events (not those just on FOX), fighters are prohibited from being sponsored by companies related to guns, knives, ammunition, and hunting.
SLICE & DICE
Charles Oliveira’s calf-slicer submission over Eric Wisely at UFC on Fox 2 was the first time in UFC history that the calf compression lock has been used to end a fight.
Of Bellator’s seven world champions, five (Cole Konrad, Ben Askren, Michael Chandler, Zach Makovsky, Joe Warren) have D-1 college wrestling experience. Of the UFC’s seven world champions, only Frankie Edgar wrestled for a D-1 school.
Of Rousimar Palhares’ 14 career wins, seven are submission victories via kneebar/heel hook.
UFC fighters Rani Yahya, Demian Maia, Jon Olav Einemo, and Fabricio Werdum have all won ADCC World Championships.
– Josh Barnett’s takedown accuracy (22 fights).
– Daniel Cormier’s takedown defense (six fights).
(statistics courtesy of FightMetric)