By the Numbers: Marc-Andre Barriault vs. Krzysztof Jotko

By Mark Raymundo Jul 25, 2019

The ordering process for Ultimate Fighting Championship pay-per-views has changed: UFC 240 is only available on ESPN+ in the U.S.

Marc-Andre Barriault’s Ultimate Fighting Championship debut didn’t go as planned, so expect him to come out guns ablaze when he meets 11-fight Octagon veteran Krzysztof Jotko in a middleweight contest. Coming off a successful return after a year-long layoff, Jotko will look to make it two in a row when they collide at UFC 240. Below are some of the numbers that might define their upcoming bout.

UFC appearances

In his Octagon debut, Barriault lost via decision to Andrew Sanchez at UFC Fight Night 151. That event took place in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on May 4, 2019. Jotko, on the other hand, has been with the organization since Dec. 7, 2013 when he decisioned Bruno Santos at UFC Fight Night 33. That was the first of seven wins for him in the UFC.

The Polish middlweight also beat Tor Troeng, Scott Askham, Bradley Scott, Tamdan McCrory, Thales Leites and Alen Amedovski. All of Jotko’s four losses have come in the UFC as well, against the likes of Magnus Cedenblad, David Branch, Uriah Hall and Brad Tavares.

Longest winning streak

Both fighters are capable of crafting together a string of victories. Jotko kicked off his pro career with 14 straight wins without a loss, fighting in various promotions. It went on from June 18, 2010 until Dec. 7, 2013 where he lost in his second UFC fight. He would bounce back from that setback by mounting an impressive five-fight winning streak afterwards.

Before joining the promotion, Barriault was on an eight-fight winning run. He went undefeated from May 21, 2016 to Sept. 21, 2018, with impressive stoppages and two-division titles (TKO MMA) that would become his ticket to the Octagon.

Wins by knockout

Barriault and Jotko both have power in their hands. The less experienced of the two, Barriault owns eight triumphs by KO or TKO. He started his career with consecutive knockouts of Paul Cressaty and James Kouame (twice). His other victims are Martin Leblanc, Yacine Bandoui, Jonathan Vallee, Brendan Kornberger and Adam Hunter. That makes for a 73 percent knockout rate for the fighter representing Patenaude Martial Arts.

While a high percentage of Jotko’s career wins have come via decision, he’s had some solid knockouts, including four in succession. He floored and finished Przemyslaw Truszewski, Shamil Ilyasov, Oskar Slepowronski and Michal Lutka, and later on, Tomasz Kondraciuk and Tamdan McCrory.

Wins by submission

Between the two, only Jotko has scored a submission win. He submitted Fabian Loewke via rear-naked choke at an event called Fight Night Merseburg 5. According to Fightmetric, he’s attempted one submission in the Octagon, and this was on Hall, who eventually finished him in the second round.

Losses by stoppage

Three of Jotko’s four losses were by stoppage. As previously stated, he was knocked out by Hall at UFC Fight Night 116, Brad Tavares at UFC on Fox 29 and was submitted by Magnus Cedenblad at UFC Fight Night 41. Meanwhile, Barriault has never been stopped in his 13-fight career, although he has two losses, which were dealt by Sanchez and Jonathan Vallee. Advertisement
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