By The Numbers: UFN Dublin

Breaking down Saturday’s UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Brandao card By The Numbers...

On Saturday, the Octagon is in Dublin, Ireland for the featherweight meeting between Conor McGregor and Diego Brandao. But before UFC Fight Night begins, let’s take a look at the card By The Numbers.

Year of the Octagon’s last visit to Dublin, Ireland at UFC 93

Days it will have been since Dublin’s own “The Notorious” Conor McGregor last fought inside the Octagon at UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Sonnen where McGregor earned a unanimous decision over Max Holloway

Current UFC ranking for McGregor in the featherweight division

Seconds it took for McGregor to defeat Marcus Brimage at UFC on Fuel TV: Mousasi vs. Latifi, 3rd fastest debut by a UFC featherweight behind Pablo Garza’s 51 seconds and Tiequn Zhang’s 48 seconds

Significant strikes landed by McGregor against Brimage

KO/TKO wins in McGregor’s career

Win/finish streak for McGregor prior to his UD win over Holloway

First round finishes for “The Notorious”

Significant strikes per minute for McGregor in his 2 Octagon performances, UFC average is 2.61

Percentage for striking defense for McGregor, UFC average is 58%

Max Holloway’s significant strikes landed per minute rate prior to his bout against McGregor

Significant strikes landed per minute by Holloway against McGregor

Takedown accuracy by “The Notorious” against Holloway, plus 6 guard passes for McGregor

Percentage for Diego Brandao’s takedown accuracy (13 for 17), UFC average is 41%

Takedown rate per 15 minutes of fighting for Brandao, 5th highest rate in UFC featherweight history (min. 5 fights)

Takedowns for Brandao against Daniel Pineda at UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Sonnen, tied for 4th most ever in a UFC/WEC featherweight fight

Takedown defense percentage for Brandao (18 of 21), 3rd highest in UFC/WEC featherweight history (min. 5 fights and 20 opp. att.) behind Dennis Bermudez’s 91.3% and UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo’s 91.7%

Season of The Ultimate Fighter Brandao won by submitting Bermudez in the first round, which was awarded Fight of the Night and Submission of the Night bonuses

KO/TKO wins in Brandao’s career

Submission wins in Brandao’s career including his most recent sub win over Pablo Garza at UFC on Fuel TV: Mousasi vs. Latifi

First round finishes for Brandao in his career

Current UFC ranking for Gunnar Nelson in the welterweight division

Approximate distance in miles between Nelson’s native Iceland and Ireland where he splits his time training at the Mjolnir gym in Iceland and with McGregor, Coach John Kavanagh, and the Straight Blast Gym in Ireland

Fight win streak for Nelson inside the Octagon, tied for 4th longest streak in the UFC welterweight division behind Dong Hyun Kim and Ryan LaFlare’s 4, and Matt Brown’s 7

Finishes for Nelson in his pro career (8 sub and 3 KO/TKO)

Finishes in the first round for “Gunni” including his submissions of DaMarques Johnson and Omari Akhmedov inside the Octagon

Days Nelson was out between his unanimous decision win over Jorge Santiago at UFC on Fuel TV: Barao vs. McDonald and his most recent win over Omari Akhmedov at UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Manuwa

Fight win streak for Akhmedov prior to his loss to Nelson

Punch was thrown/landed at distance by “Gunni” against Akhmedov, which led straight to the takedown that spelled the end of the fight a couple minutes later via guillotine choke

Year that Nelson was awarded his Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt by Renzo Gracie

Wins in the UFC for Zak Cummings since dropping down to 170 pounds following his stint on The Ultimate Fighter 17

Fighters in UFC history have won via D’arce choke including Zak Cummings who secured his submission in his Octagon debut in the first round against Ben Alloway at UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Kampmann 2 earning him a Submission of the Night bonus

Submission wins for Cummings in his pro career

Takedown accuracy percentage for Cummings (3 for 3) in his unanimous decision win over BJJ black belt Yan Cabral at UFC Fight Night: Brown vs. Silva

Takedown defense percentage for Cummings against Cabral - stuffing 8 of his 9 attempts

Betting odds for Cummings as an underdog against Cabral leading into their bout

Pounds aka flyweight division where Brad “One Punch” Pickett successfully made his debut with a unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Manuwa

Percentage of Pickett’s UFC bouts that have resulted in a Fight Night bonus

Fight of the Night bonuses for “One Punch” inside the Octagon against Michael McDonald, Mike Easton, Yves Jabouin, and former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao

WEC event where Pickett defeated current UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson by unanimous decision

Takedowns scored by Pickett against “Mighty Mouse” in their lone clash, tied for most successful takedowns in a UFC/WEC bantamweight bout

UFC event where Ian “Uncle Creepy” McCall recorded his first UFC win in a Fight of the Night against Illiarde Santos

Leg kicks landed by “Uncle Creepy” in his bout against Santos, most in UFC flyweight history

Significant strikes attempted by McCall against Santos

Consecutive decisions for McCall inside the Octagon including 2 Fight of the Night bonuses

Takedown defense percentage for McCall in his 4 UFC bouts, stuffed 17 of 20 attempts

Wins in the UFC for “Stormin’” Norman Parke including winning The Ultimate Fighter: Smashes season in the lightweight division

Fight unbeaten streak for Parke

Fight win streak for Parke’s opponent Naoyuki Kotani

Submission wins in Kotani’s pro career

Days it will have been since Kotani last stepped inside the Octagon at UFC 75 against Dennis Siver

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