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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.

D-1 DOMINANCE

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.

TORQUING TOQUINHO

Of Rousimar Palhares’ 14 career wins, seven are submission victories via kneebar/heel hook.

ROLL CALL

UFC fighters Rani Yahya, Demian Maia, Jon Olav Einemo, and Fabricio Werdum have all won ADCC World Championships.

TAKEDOWN BREAKDOWN

58%
– Josh Barnett’s takedown accuracy (22 fights).

100%
– Daniel Cormier’s takedown defense (six fights).

(statistics courtesy of FightMetric)

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