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The Statistical Star of UFC 215: Jeremy Stephens

 

Mixed martial arts may not have reached its statistical revolution stage like other sports (and perhaps it never will given its primordial nature), but there is still plenty of good data out there.  So, following each UFC event, The MMA Manifesto will parse the numbers provided by FightMetric and target which pugilist enjoyed the best statistical night.

 

Jeremy Stephens (vs Gilbert Melendez)

Key Stats: 

5 knockdowns
outstruck opponent 101 to 30
32 leg kicks

The knockdowns is the key stat here – the five times that Stephens sent Melendez to the mat (via leg kicks) tied a UFC record.