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Fun Facts Emerging From UFC 124: GSP Vs Koscheck

– With his win last night GSP is now eight fights undefeated and by the time his next fight comes around he’ll have went four years without tasting defeat. During that spell he’s gone 30 rounds without losing a round. Ironically the last man to take a round from him was Josh Koscheck in their first encounter back in 2007.

– Despite being one of the sports biggest stars and considered a pound-for-pound great in MMA, St.Pierre picked up only his second ‘Fight Of The Night’ award in seventeen UFC fights at the weekend. On this occasion the award was chosen by fans who voted online. Dana White said he wouldn’t have given the bout the award and won’t be allowing fans to vote on the bonuses in future.

– According to Compustrike Josh Koscheck failed to land more than a single digit number of strikes in any of the five rounds against GSP.

– Despite criticism over it’s co-main event stature, With a combined height of 13ft 6″, Stefan Struve Vs Sean McCorkle was quite literally the biggest fight in UFC history.

– At just 22 year of age Struve remains the youngest fighter in the UFC’s heavyweight division yet he’s already racked up 25 pro fights, including seven in the octagon. A proven finisher, ‘The Skyscraper’ has gone to a decision just once in his career.

– Only one of Sean McCorkle’s previous 10 opponents before Struve currently holds a winning record in MMA competition.

– The only two losses in Jim Miller’s 21 fight career have come to current champion Frankie Edgar and No.1 contender Gray Maynard. During his current six fight winning streak Miller has defeated both UFC 124’s ‘Knockout Of The Night’ winner Mac Danzig and ‘Submission Of The Night’ winner Mark Bocek.

Charles Oliveira’s loss to Miller was the first of his fifteen fight career, but still only 21, the future still looks bright for the Brazilian. Like McCorkle, Oliveira has been thrust into the limelight from relative obscurity. He appeared on the second fight in the prelims for his debut, and then was boosted to co-main event status at UFN 22 next time out.

Mac Danzig claimed the first clean KO of his career at UFC 124. Conversely it had been some 11 and a half years and 40 fights since Joe Stevenson was last KO’d (by Jens Pulver).

– UFC 124 marked Thiago Alves first win since October of 2008, which ironically came against main event star Josh Koscheck. To be fair Alves had only fought twice during that time frame, with much of that period being spent on the treatment table due to a knee injury and then brain surgery.

– UFC 124 broke the UFC’s North American attendance record with 23,152 in the arena, but at the post-fight press conference Dana White had to sheepishly admit that he had been wrong to state that it would also break the live gate record, with the receipts coming to $4,586,000. That’s close to a million short of the $5,397,000 they raked in for the record breaking UFC 66: Liddell Vs Ortiz 2 event in 2006.

– Finally, the bonuses of $100,000 handed out following UFC 124 matched the record for the highest in the promotions history which was set at UFC 100 last year.

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