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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 appearancesIn 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 streakBoth 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 knockoutBarriault 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.