UFC 153 Preview: 20 Facts About Saturday’s Event

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Are you hungry for some UFC knowledge? Good, because Fight Cove has you covered with 20 facts about UFC 153: Silva vs. Bonnar, scheduled for this Saturday (October 13th) from the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The event is headlined by a light heavyweight bout of Anderson Silva vs. Stephan Bonnar and can be seen on live on pay-per-view in the United States and Canada starting at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT.

Check the full entry for 20 facts about Saturday’s UFC 153 event.

1 – In the four UFC events that have taken place in Brazil, Brazilian fighters are 17-3 when facing opponents from other countries.

2 – According to Fight Matrix historical MMA rankings, Stephan Bonnar holds zero top-10 wins.

3 – Rick Story has fought to a decision in eight of his 10 UFC fights.

4 – Stephan Bonnar fights outside of the United States for the third time in his career. He is 0-2 in the first two fights.

5 – Fifteen of the 24 fighters on the card are from Brazil.

6 – Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira fights for the first time since having his arm broken by Frank Mir at UFC 140 on Dec. 11, 2011.

7 – Anderson Silva is 8-1 in his career when fighting in Brazil.

8 – Jon Fitch has not finished an opponent since June 12, 2007.

9 – No winner of “The Ultimate Fighter” reality show (excluding season 4) has started his UFC career 1-2. Diego Brandao would become the first would a loss to Joey Gambino.

10 – Anderson Silva opened as a 13 to 1 betting favorite against Stephan Bonnar.

11 – According to official stats from FightMetric, Stephan Bonnar has landed more strikes in the Octagon than any light heavyweight in UFC history aside from Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin. Bonnar has the fourth highest takedown accuracy in the division at 44.7% and has attempted the second most submissions in 205-pound history behind Renato “Babalu” Sobral.

12 – Phil Davis and Wager Prado will have a rematch of their UFC on FOX 4 bout which ended in a no contest due to a Davis eye poke.

13 – Luiz Cane fights in the middleweight division for the first time when he meets Chris Camozzi on the preliminary portion of the card.

14 – Anderson Silva’s total fight time in UFC as a light heavyweight is four minutes and 24 seconds.

15 – Three of the four losses in the career of Dave Herman are by (T)KO.

16 – Gleison Tibau has 15 more UFC fights than his opponent Francisco Drinaldo.

17 – Prior to a heavyweight bout of Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Geronimo dos Santos being scrapped, UFC 153 was the first event in UFC history with 13 fights scheduled on the card.

18 – Jon Fitch fights for the first time since his 11-second knockout loss to Johnny Hendricks at UFC 141 on Dec. 30, 2011.

19 – Reza Madadi (Sweden) is the only fighter on the card who is not American or Brazilian.

20 – Of the 24 fighters competing on the card, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira has the most fights (42) and wins (33) while Diego Brandao has suffered the most losses (8). Anderson Silva owns the most (T)KO victories (19), Nogueira leads the cards in career submission wins (20) and Jon Fitch has won the most fights by decision (13).

Mike Bohn, founder and lead writer of FightCove.com, wrote this article. You can follow Mike on Twitter at @MikeBohnMMA. Also, follow @FightCove on Twitter and “Like” Fight Cove on Facebook.

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