Frank Mir stayed in Mark Hunt’s world a little too long, and he paid the price.
Hunt earned the sixth KO/TKO triumph of his Octagon tenure, as he floored Frank Mir with an overhand right for a walkoff victory at the 3:01 mark of round one in the UFC Fight Night “Hunt vs. Mir” headliner on Saturday night.
While Hunt vs. Mir didn’t last long enough to produce too many figures of note, the co-main event between Neil Magny and Hector Lombard more than picked up the slack in that regard. In a bout featuring some serious momentum swings, Magny etched his place in the record books with a third-round finish of “Showeather.” Here is a by-the-numbers look at UFC Fight Night Brisbane, with statistics courtesy of FightMetric.com.
8: Knockdowns landed by Hunt in his UFC career following his victory, tying him with Mir and Roy Nelson for No. 5 among active UFC heavyweights.. Matt Mitrione and Cain Velasquez are tied for No. 3 with nine.
0: Takedowns landed in three attempts for Mir, whose 21 career takedowns prior to the event ranked fifth all-time among UFC heavyweights.
8: Significant strikes landed by Hunt, the fewest the “Super Samoan” has landed in victory during his UFC tenure. His previous low of 10 came in a win over Cheick Kongo at UFC 144.
8: KO/TKO losses in UFC competition for Mir dating back to a loss to Ian Freeman at UFC 38 in 2002.
11: UFC victories since 2013 for Neil Magny, more than any fighter in the Las Vegas-based promotion. Magny rallied from the brink of defeat to stop Hector Lombard via technical knockout 46 seconds into the third round of their welterweight bout.
50: Significant strikes landed by Lombard in round one, when he dropped Magny and swarmed for the finish. Magny, meanwhile landed 15.
114: Significant strikes landed by Magny in a lopsided round two, as he appeared to have a reeling Lombard, who landed just eight significant strikes, finished as he pounded away from mount until the end of the stanza. Magny also held a 142-to-9 edge in total strikes during the stanza, a figure that ranks as the third most ever landed in a single round in the UFC.
100: Significant ground strikes landed by Magny, a new UFC record.
1: Opponent who has finished Lombard in 42 professional outings after Magny capped off his improbable rally. Among those who haven’t been able to finish Lombard: Jake Shields, Rousimar Palhares, Yushin Okami, Alexander Shlemenko, Tim Boetsch, Nate Marquardt, and Kyle Noke, to name a few.
2: Knockdowns landed by Lombard, who floored his opponent in both the first and second rounds.
726: Career significant strikes landed by Magny, who passed Rory MacDonald (606), Nick Diaz (645), Johny Hendricks (709) and Matt Brown (724) on Saturday night to move into fifth place among active welterweights.
4: Submission attempts in UFC competition for Jake Matthews, who tapped out Johnny Case with a rear-naked choke 4:45 into round three in a battle of lightweight prospects. Three of those four tries have been successful, as the Australian fighter has also submitted Vagner Rocha and Dashon Johnson in the Octagon.
29: Total strikes by which Daniel Kelly outlanded Antonio Carlos Jr. during the decisive third stanza of their middleweight encounter. Kelly finished his foe off via TKO at the 1:36 mark of the period. It was a remarkable turnaround for the Australian judoka, who spent the first round with Carlos Jr. on his back while being outlanded 25 to 2 in total strikes.
1:21: Total Octagon time in two UFC appearances for Steve Bosse, who knocked out James Te Huna 52 seconds into the opening frame on Saturday night. Bosse fell victim to a Thiago Santos head kick 29 seconds into the opening stanza of his promotional debut last June.
16: Fighters in UFC history with both a win and a loss in less than one minute. On Saturday, Bosse joined a group that includes the likes of Wanderlei Silva, Jens Pulver and Melvin Guillard, among others.
630: Days since Te Huna’s last Octagon appearance, a submission loss to Nate Marquardt at UFC Fight Night in New Zealand on June 28, 2014.
4: Consecutive losses inside the first round in UFC competition for Te Huna, who has fallen to Bosse, Marquardt, Mauricio Rua and Glover Teixeira during his current skid.
209: Combined total strikes landed by Bec Rawlings (90) and Seo Hee Ham (119) in their strawweight scrap. Ham also held a 92-to-77 edge in significant strikes, but it was Rawlings who emerged with a unanimous decision triumph.
2: Fighters in UFC history with two wins stemming from standing elbow strikes after Alan Jouban stopped Brendan O’Reilly with elbows and punches in a welterweight tilt. Jouban also used an elbow strike to help put away Richard Walsh at UFC 184. Jouban joins Travis Browne as the only two men to accomplish the feat.
18: Finishes in promotion history stemming from standing elbow strikes. Fifteen of those finishes have occurred since UFC 129.
12: Finishes among 13 professional victories for Daniel Hooker, who tapped out Mark Eddiva with a guillotine choke 1:24 into the opening round of their featherweight encounter. “The Hangman” has also stopped Hatsu Hioki and Ian Entwistle in UFC competition.
31: Significant strikes by which Leslie Smith outlanded Rin Nakai in their bantamweight tilt, including a 33-to-9 advantage over the final two rounds. Smith won a unanimous decision over her Japanese opponent.
10: Takedowns defended, in 13 attempts by Smith.
78: Significant strikes landed by Chad Laprise, 26 more than opponent Ross Pearson, who emerged with a split-decision triumph in their lightweight bout. Laprise outlanded his foe 18 to 13 in round one, 29 to 21 in round two and 31 to 18 in round three.
63: Significant head strikes landed by Laprise. By comparison, Pearson landed just 21. The Englishman held a notable 21-to-6 edge in significant leg strikes, however.
29: Number of pounds cut in seven days by Damien Brown, according to post-fight quotes provided by the UFC. Brown, who faced Alan Patrick Silva Alves on short notice in a lightweight bout, lost a unanimous decision on Saturday.