By the Numbers: UFC 194

By Tristen Critchfield Dec 13, 2015

Conor McGregor called his shot once again.

The “Notorious” Irishman disposed of Jose Aldo far more quickly than most anyone -- other than the man himself, perhaps – could have imagined in the UFC 194 headliner in Las Vegas on Saturday night. A left hand from McGregor sent Aldo tumbling face-first to the canvas, and two-follow up hammerfists brought a shocking halt to the featherweight championship contest 13 seconds after it began.

It takes more than mere facts and figures to describe what went down inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena, but rest assured, milestones were achieved. Here is a by-the-numbers look at UFC 194, with statistics courtesy of

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13: Seconds needed by McGregor to knock out Jose Aldo, the fastest finish in a championship fight in UFC history. Ronda Rousey’s 14-second submission of Cat Zingano at UFC 184 was the previous best.

5: Significant strikes landed – four to the head -- by McGregor in victory. Aldo landed just one significant strike.

6: Fighters in UFC history with five or more consecutive knockouts. McGregor joined Chuck Liddell, Thiago Alves, Matt Brown, Junior dos Santos and Ricco Rodriguez in that select group.

17: Career knockout or technical knockout victories for McGregor in his 21-fight professional career. The Dublin native has gone the distance just once since beginning his tenure in 2008.

6: Knockdowns landed, in seven UFC appearances for McGregor. “Notorious” only failed to land a knockdown in his UFC Fight Night bout against Max Holloway in August 2013.

7: Consecutive victories for McGregor, tying him with Holloway for the longest active winning streak in the division. Aldo entered the bout on a seven-fight winning streak, which was the longest active streak prior to UFC 194.

18: Winning streak for Aldo that came to an end on Saturday night.

3,668: Days since Aldo’s last defeat, a second-round submission loss to Luciano Azevedo at Jungle Fight 5 on Nov. 26, 2005.

12: Finishes in UFC/Strikeforce competition for Luke Rockhold, the most of any middleweight. The American Kickboxing Academy product handed Chris Weidman his first career defeat in the middleweight co-main event, stopping his foe via technical knockout 3:12 into round four to capture 185-pound gold.

5: Consecutive victories for Rockhold, the third-longest active winning streak in the middleweight division.

126: Significant strikes landed by Rockhold, more than the opponents landed in Weidman’s previous three title defenses combined and the second-most ever in a UFC middleweight bout. Rich Franklin landed 127 significant strikes in a victory over David Loiseau at UFC 58. Rockhold outlanded his foe 31 to 14 in round two, 68 to 21 in round three and 20 to 3 in round four. Weidman held a 10-to-7 edge in significant strikes in the opening stanza.

2: Takedowns landed, in four attempts, by Rockhold, who became the first man to take Weidman down in UFC competition. Weidman had stopped all seven of the previous takedown tries attempted against him.

73: Significant ground strikes landed by Rockhold. Weidman, a former NCAA All-American wrestler at Hofstra, landed just one significant ground strike.

7: Consecutive victories for Yoel Romero, the second-longest active streak in the middleweight division. Romero captured a split-decision over fellow contender Ronaldo Souza in a featured 185-pound showdown.

2: Significant strikes absorbed by Demian Maia in his last two fights, victories over Gunnar Nelson and Neil Magny. Maia has landed 60 significant strikes in those contests.

193: Total strikes landed by Maia in his lopsided triumph over Nelson. The Brazlian landed at least 55 total strikes in each frame against his outmatched foe, who landed only seven total strikes in the bout.

.810: Significant striking accuracy for Maia. All told, the Brazilian landed 47 of his 58 significant strikes.

7: Consecutive victories for Max Holloway, tying him with McGregor the longest active streak in the featherweight division. Holloway outpointed Jeremy Stephens to kick off the main card on Saturday.

0: Takedowns landed, in 12 attempts for Stephens. Holloway was able to keep the bout upright, outlanding Stephens 57 to 47 in significant strikes and 79 to 60 in total strikes.

75: Significant strikes landed by Urijah Faber in his hard-fought three-round verdict over Frankie Saenz. “The California Kid” outlanded his foe 25 to 23 in round one and 30 to 23 in round two. Both Faber and Saenz landed 20 significant strikes apiece in round three.

11: Takedowns successfully defended by Saenz. Faber landed just two takedowns in the bantamweight fight, one in the second and one in the third.

48: Significant strikes by which Tecia Torres outlanded short-notice foe Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger in winning a unanimous decision in their strawweight duel. The “Tiny Tornado” was at her best in round three, outlanding Jones-Lybarger by a 40-to-15 margin.

3: Finishes via guillotine choke in UFC competition for Warlley Alves, who used the maneuver to dispatch Colby Covington 1:26 into the opening stanza of their welterweight tilt. That figure ties Alves for second-most in promotion history. Nate Diaz is first with four tapouts via guillotine.

2: Career finishes via strikes for Leonardo Santos, who defeated Kevin Lee via technical knockout 3:26 into the first round of their lightweight bout. The Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt’s last KO/TKO victory came against Corey Edwards at Shooto “Brazil 9” in 2008.

13: Finishes among 13 professional triumphs for Magomed Mustafaev, who earned his second UFC triumph by stopping Joe Proctor with punches and knees 1:54 into the opening round on Saturday.

114: Significant strikes landed by John Makdessi in his unanimous decision loss to Yancy Medeiros in a preliminary lightweight contest. Medeiros, by comparison, landed 80 significant strikes.

48: Significant strikes to the body landed by Makdessi; Medeiros landed 14.

50: Significant strikes to the head landed by Medeiros. Makdessi, meanwhile, landed 38.

728: Days since Court McGee’s last Octagon appearance, at unanimous decision loss to Ryan LaFlare at UFC on Fox 9. “The Ultimate Fighter 11” made a successful promotional return on Saturday, taking a three-round verdict against Marcio Alexandre Jr. in the evening’s opening bout.


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