UFC Fight Night 26 Tweet-Sized Stats: It’s amazing what you can do in 140 characters or less.
You’ve heard the big news by now. Fox is expanding their presence in the world of sports, and FOX Sports 1 launches this weekend, anchored by a super-charged dose of UFC action. Not only is the card free, it’s loaded with big names and exciting fighters to make the biggest splash possible.
Before you search your channel guide to figure out where FOX Sports 1 is located, here’s some hard stats and facts…140 characters or less for your chirping pleasure.
Hardest Hitters by Total Knockdowns Scored: Shogun Rua & Matt Brown-6, Johnson-5, McDonald & OSP-4.
Hardest Hitters by Knockdown Rate: Pyle & McDonald-10%, Browne & OSP-9%, Rua, Howard & Brandao-8%.
Highest Significant Strike Accuracy: Overeem-62%, McGregor-60%, OSP, Hall & Matt Brown-57%.
Most Likely to Attempt Takedowns: Gamburyan averages 3.9 attempts per 5-minute round.
Highest Takedown Defense (>10 atts): Overeem-88%, Holloway-86%. Honorable mention to Browne who defended all 6 attempts to date.
Longest Reach: Overeem & Hall-80”, OSP-79”, Browne-78”.
Shortest Reach: Brandao-63”.
Oldest Fighters: Mike Brown & Mike Pyle both turn 38 next month.
Youngest Fighter: Max Holloway, who is 21 years old.
Most Accurate Power Head Strikers: McGregor-57% (small sample), Matt Brown-38%, Overeem-37%.
Best Head Striking Defense: Chael Sonnen avoids 81% of head strikes by opponents. Holloway & McGregor-79%.
Best Cage Control: Yuri Alcantara, who when standing, outworks his opponents by throwing 80% more total strikes.
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