• Despite being known as one of the division’s most dangerous strikers, five of Rampage Jackson’s last six fights have gone the distance.
  • 10 of Lyoto Machida’s 18 fights have now ended by decision, but last night was the first time he’s emerged as the loser on the scorecards.
  • After staying unbeaten for seven years Machida has now been beaten twice in seven months.
  • Matt Hughes was KO’d for the first time* in his 53 fight career by BJ Penn.  Five of Hughes eight career losses have occurred inside the first round and three men have now defeated Hughes twice (Penn, GSP and Dennis Hallman).
  • You have to go back 9 years to discover the last time BJ Penn KO’d an opponent. On that occasion he finished Caol Uno in just 11 seconds – 10 seconds faster than last night’s fight. As happened following his win over Uno, Penn ran out of the octagon last night after the fight.
  • Despite his win and being a former 170lb champion Penn still only holds a 2-3 record at welterweight in the UFC.
  • It’s been six years since Maiquel ‘Big Rig’ Falcao’s went the distance in a bout. In fact 24 of his 29 career fights have ended in the first round.
  • Last night’s defeat brought an end to Gerald Harris’s 10 fight winning streak.
  • Phil Davis has now fought and won four fights in the space of 10 months in the UFC. He now holds a perfect 8-0 MMA record. At the post-fight press conference he stated that he’d only been training in mixed martial arts for two years, though his wrestling background extends far further.
  • George Sotiropoulos improved his winning streak to seven fights last night. That leaves him equal with two current champions Georges St.Pierre and Cain Velasquez who have also gone seven fights without tasting defeat. They still trail Anderson Silva (11) and Gray Maynard (8) overall though.
  • Despite losing Joe Lauzon earned another ‘Fight Of The Night’ award – his third. He now has seven bonus awards in total (the others being 3 ‘Subs Of The Night and 1 ‘KO Of The Night’) which ties him with Anderson Silva and Chris Lytle for the most in the promotions history.
  • Matt Brown has now lost his last three fights in the UFC, all coming by second round submission.  Eight of his 10 career losses have come by submission.  He’s never been stopped due to strikes.
  • Mark Munoz has fought four times for the UFC in 2010, emerging with a 3-1 record during that period.
  • Munoz had lost to his close friend Aaron Simpson in wrestling competition years ago, but gained his revenge with the unanimous decision win last night under MMA rules.
  • Dana White announced that Karo Parisyan is one and done in his latest run in the UFC after his first round loss to Dennis Hallman.  He leaves with an 8-5 (1nc) record in the promotion.  Despite only having turned 28 a few months ago Parisyan will have been fighting professionally for almost 12 years.
  • Edson Barboza made a successful UFC debut last night and continues his unbeaten career run to 7 fights.  Last night was the second fight in a row in which he’s won by leg kicks.  He’s yet to be taken to a decision in his young career.
  • A controversial win last night over Tyson Griffin means that Nick Lentz still hasn’t lost a fight in over three years.  He’s 11-0-2 since September of ’07.

*Note: It’s since been pointed out to me that though some source call Pele’s win over Hughes in 2001 a TKO, others call it a KO so there’s room for debate there.  If you’ve ever watched that fight it should have been a TKO though as Hughes got straight back to his feet.

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