09-20-2012, 03:41 PM
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UFC 152: 20 facts about Saturdays event
Are you hungry for some UFC knowledge? Good, because we have you covered with 11 facts about UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort, scheduled for this Saturday (Sept. 22nd) from Toronto, Canada.
The event is headlined by an light heavyweight championship bout of Jon Jones vs. Vitor Belfort and can be seen on live on pay-per-view in the United States and Canada.
Check below for 20 facts about Saturday’s UFC 152 event.
1 – UFC 152 is the first UFC card since Oct. 18, 2011 (UFC 136) with two title fights.
2 – Vitor Belfort will attempt to become the second ever two-time UFC light heavyweight champion.
3 – When Jon Jones fights at UFC 152, he will become the youngest fighter in history to reach 12 UFC fights (25-years-old).
4 – Brian Stann has not gone to a decision since dropping to the middleweight division five fights ago.
5 – According to Fight Matrix historical MMA rankings, Michael Bisping has never beaten an opponent ranked in the top-10.
6 – Vitor Belfort’s last light heavyweight bout was on Sept. 22, 2007, exactly 5 years prior to UFC 152.
7 – Joseph Benavidez vs. Demetrious Johnson will determine the first flyweight champion in UFC history.
8 – Vitor Belfort has won 7 of his last 8 fights but, prior to his current streak, he lost five of seven fights.
9 – Charles Oliveira has won ‘Submission of the Night’ in three of his four UFC victories.
10 – Michael Bisping fights in the UFC for the 17th time at UFC 152, which is more than any other fighter on the card.
11 – Jon Jones has a 10.5 inch reach advantage over his opponent, Vitor Belfort.
12 – Michael Bisping has never lost two fights in a row.
13 – Roger Hollett is the only fighter on card making his UFC debut.
14 – Matt Hamill comes out of a 13-month retirement stint to face Roger Hollett in a light heavyweight bout.
15 – For the fifth fight in a row, Jon Jones faces a former UFC light heavyweight champion.
16 – Demetrious Johnson is 1-1-1 in his last three fights.
17 – Undefeated Jimy Hettes fights for the first time since beating Nam Phan at UFC 141 in Dec. 2011.
18 – Demetrious Johnson has fought to a decision in seven of his eight fights under the ZUFFA banner (UFC and WEC).
19 – Vinny Magalhaes fights in the UFC for the first since being cut from the organization in April 2009. Since his release, Magalhaes has compiled a 7-1 record.
20 – Of the 24 fighters competing on the card, Michael Bisping has the most wins (22), Vitor Belfort has the most fights (30) and losses (9). Bisping and Belfort are tied for the most (T)KO wins (14), Simeon Thoresen leads in submission vitories (15) and Demetrious Johnson holds the most decision victories of any fighter on the card (6).