UFC Middleweights: Facts and Stats

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MMA fans know about the game pretty well. But, Everyone doesn’t know everything. Here we tried to gather the fun facts and stats about the UFC Middleweights.

  • The Division Manlet: Of the ranked MW fighters, Gastelum (#8) is the shortest in height at 5’9” (175cm) and has the shortest reach at 71” (180cm). No other ranked MW is below 6’ (183cm). In comparison, Luke Rockhold (#3) is the tallest at 6’3” (190.5cm) and Uriah Hall (#14) has the longest reach at 79” (200.7cm).
  • Get off my lawn!: Anderson Silva (#6) is the oldest ranked MW (42). Kelvin Gastelum is the youngest (25). To put this in context, when Gastelum was attending the first year of elementary/primary school, Silva had his first MMA fight.
  • Cuban Missile: Yoel Romero (#2) has finished 82.3% of his wins by KO/TKO (1st). Jacare Souza (#4) has the lowest at 12.5%.
  • The Alligator: Jacare has finished 70.8% of his wins by submission. Romero has yet to win with a submission.
  • Heavy Hands: Vitor Belfort (#11) is the most lethal striker with 50% of his KO/TKOs resulting in Knock Outs. Rockhold, Gastelum and David Branch (#9) has yet to win with a KO.
  • Fast Hands: Whittaker (#1) has the highest Significant Strikes per Minute (SLpM) at 4.8. David Branch has the lowest at 1.5. The Average is 3.1 Significant Strikes per Minute.
  • The Decisionator: Krzysztof Jotko (#10) has finished 63.2% of his wins by decision (1st). In comparison, Luke Rockhold has only finished 13.3% of his fights by decision (16th)
  • Kryptonite: Rockhold has only ever lost by KO/TKO.
  • Indomitable: Derek Brunson (#7) has a 100% Takedown Defense. David Branch has the lowest at 33%. The average TDD is 68%.
  • Cardio Man: Michael Bisping (#C) has the longest average fight time for a ranked MW at 13 minutes and 34 seconds.
  • ’Splosion Man: Vitor Belfort has the shortest average fight time at 5 minutes and 2 seconds.
  • Jotko has the highest win percentage at 90.5%. Uriah Hall has the lowest at 60%.
  • Anderson Silva is the most accurate striker in the Middleweight with a Significant Strike Accuracy of 61.4%.
  • David Branch on average has absorbed the least amount of significant strikes per minute (0.9). Whittaker has the highest at 3.5. The average is 2.2 Significant Strikes absorbed per minute.
  • Chris Weidman (#5) has the highest average Takedowns per 15 minutes (4.0) and Whittaker has the lowest (0.6). The average is 1.5 Takedowns per 15 minutes.
  • Rockhold and Souza have the most amount of KO losses with 2 each. Robert Whittaker, Chris Weidman and Gastelum, Thales Leites (#12) and Uriah Hall has yet to be knocked out.
  • The Average ranked MW fighter is 6’1” (185cm), has a 75” (190cm) reach and a record of 20-6 (3KO, 6TKO, 5SUB, 6DEC wins / 1KO, 2TKO, 1SUB, 2DEC losses).
  • If we were to create the average ranked MW fighter, he would be a younger Michael Bisping with worse striking and cardio but better ground game.

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