By The Numbers: Fight Night Bangor

Breaking down Saturday’s UFC Fight Night: Bader vs. Saint Preux card By The Numbers...

On Saturday, the Octagon is in Bangor, Maine for the light heavyweight meeting between Ryan Bader and Ovince Saint Preux. But before UFC Fight Night begins, let’s take a look at the card By The Numbers.

Number of US states that have hosted an Octagon event including this Saturday’s UFC Fight Night: Bader vs. Saint Preux in Bangor, Maine

Number of non-PPV UFC events held in 2014 thus far including this Saturday’s UFC Fight Night on FOX Sports 1

Current ranking for Ryan “Darth” Bader as a UFC light heavyweight

The Ultimate Fighter season Bader won as a light heavyweight

Knockdowns scored by Bader inside the Octagon, tied for 5th most in UFC light heavyweight history

KO/TKOs via a single punch at distance by Bader, tied for 2nd most in UFC light heavyweight history behind UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell’s 4

Seconds for Bader to drop Vladimir Matyushenko and then to stop him with a guillotine choke at UFC on FOX: Johnson vs. Dodson, fastest submission in UFC light-heavyweight history (UFC 28 - present)

Takedowns for Bader inside the Octagon, tied for 4th most in UFC light heavyweight history

Takedowns per 15 minutes of fighting for Bader, highest rate among active UFC light heavyweights and 2nd highest in the division’s history (min. 5 fights)

Takedowns for Darth in his most recent unanimous decision win over former Strikeforce light heavyweight Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante at UFC 174

2004, 2006
Years that Bader received NCAA Division I All-American honors wrestling for Arizona State University

Significant strikes landed to absorbed for Bader in his last outing against Cavalcante

Significant strikes landed to absorbed for Bader in his second to last outing, a unanimous decision over Anthony Perosh last December

Significant strikes absorbed per minute by Bader, 3rd best rate in UFC light heavyweight history (min. 5 fights)

Percentage of Bader’s opponent’s significant strike attempts that he avoided, highest defense in UFC 205-pound history (min. 5 fights and 350 opp. att.)

Total Octagon time for Bader across his 14 fights

Total Octagon time for Ovince Saint Preux across his 4 fights

Current ranking for “OSP” as a UFC light heavyweight

Straight wins for Saint Preux inside the Octagon, 2nd longest win streak in the UFC light heavyweight division behind the current champ Jon Jones’ 11

Consecutive finishes for OSP, 2 submissions, 1 knockout and a Performance of the Night bonus that have occurred all in the past 12 months

Seconds it took for Saint Preux to submit Nikita Krylov at UFC 171 via Von Flue choke, 4th fastest submission in UFC light heavyweight history behind Eliot Marshall’s 87 seconds, Alan Belcher’s 53 seconds and, previously mentioned, Bader’s 50 seconds

Fighters in UFC history to win via Von Flue choke, Saint Preux at UFC 171 and, naturally, The Ultimate Fighter 2 alum Jason Von Flue against Alex Karalexis at UFC Fight Night: Guillard vs. Neer

Significant striking accuracy for Saint Preux in his UFC/Strikeforce bouts, UFC average is 42%

Significant strikes landed by OSP in his 11 UFC/Strikeforce bouts

Percentage of Saint Preux’s sig. strikes landed on the ground, UFC average 23.3% (min. 350 att.)

Takedown accuracy percentage by Saint Preux in UFC/Strikeforce (12 of 20 attempts)

2001 - 2004
Years OSP played D-1 football for the University of Tennessee

Current ranking for Gray Maynard as a UFC lightweight

Weeks notice for Maynard to step up against Ross Pearson. Maynard was originally scheduled to take on Fabricio Camoes at the cancelled UFC 176, which was pushed to this card and then removed entirely when Pearson’s first opponent Abel Trujillo pulled out due to injury

Straight wins for Maynard in the UFC from 2007-2010, longest win streak in UFC lightweight history

Knockdowns scored by Maynard, 8th most in UFC lightweight history

Significant strike defense percentage by Maynard, 5th best in UFC history (min. 5 fights and 350 opp. att.)

Takedowns landed by Maynard, tied for 7th most in UFC lightweight history

Takedown defense percentage by Maynard, tied for 2nd best in UFC lightweight history with Donald Cerrone and behind Gleison Tibau’s 92.2%

2001, 2002, 2003
Years Maynard received NCAA Division I All-American honors as a wrestler at Michigan State University

Days since Maynard’s last win inside the Octagon, an odd split-decision over Clay Guida at UFC on FX: Maynard vs. Guida in Atlantic City

Days since Maynard last fought inside the Octagon, Maynard’s KO/TKO loss to rival Nate Diaz at The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale

Total Octagon fight time for Maynard, 9th most in UFC lightweight history

Weight class Ross “The Real Deal” Pearson returned to in December 2012 and has fought four times in since, scoring two KO/TKO wins, suffering an illegal knee that led to a no contest and, most recently, a controversial split decision loss to Diego Sanchez at UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Khabilov

Percentage of the 14 websites polled on that scored the Pearson vs. Sanchez decision for The Real Deal

Of the mentioned 14 scorecards read 30-27 for Pearson over Sanchez

Significant strikes landed by The Real Deal to what were absorbed including the second round knockdown Pearson scored against Sanchez

Strikes landed per minute by Pearson, 10th highest rate in UFC lightweight history (min. 5 fights)

Percentage for Pearson’s takedown defense, 8th best in UFC lightweight history

Significant strike defense percentage for The Real Deal, 2nd best in UFC lightweight history (min. 5 fights and 350 opp. att.) behind John Makdessi’s 75.5%

The Ultimate Fighter season Pearson won at lightweight

Percentage of Pearson’s previous 12 UFC appearances fought in the US, which The Real Deals has gone 3-3 in

Current ranking for Tim “The Barbarian” Boetsch as a UFC middleweight

Significant strike accuracy percentage by Boetsch, 6th best in UFC middleweight history

Submission attempts per 15 minutes by The Barbarian, 7th highest among active UFC middleweights

Takedowns attempts by Boetsch as a UFC middleweight across his 8 bouts

Takedowns landed by The Barbarian against Kendall Grove at UFC 130, tied for 3rd most in a single UFC middleweight bout

Significant strikes landed by Boetsch inside the Octagon (combined middleweight and light heavyweight bouts)

Percentage of those significant strikes landed on the feet by Boetsch

Significant strikes landed by Brad Tavares, 9th most in UFC middleweight history

Strikes landed per minute by Tavares, 8th highest among active UFC middleweights

Takedown defense percentage for Tavares, 9th best among active UFC middleweights

Consecutive wins for Tavares inside the Octagon prior to his most recent bout against Yoel Romero at UFC on FOX: Werdum vs. Browne

Time Muay Thai World Champion Ray “Sugarfoot” Sefo sharpens Tavares’ impressive stand-up skills

The Ultimate Fighter season where Tavares was a semi-finalist

Saturday, June 4
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