UFC on FOX 7 is this Saturday, April 20th, and to get you ready we're breaking down all the number's of the event. Check it out!
1) "Smooth" Benson Henderson has the longest active win-streak in the UFC lightweight division at 6, with wins over Nate Diaz, Frankie Edgar x2, Clay Guida, Jim Miller, and Mark Bocek. In fact the last time he lost was against Anthony Pettis at the final WEC event back in 2010.
2) However, despite that streak, Henderson has gone to a decision in 7 consecutive bouts, having fought 145 consecutive minutes without finishing an opponent. His last finish came in 2010, when he submitted Donald Cerrone by a guillotine choke.
3) His opponent Gilbert Melendez's 336-day layoff is the second longest of his MMA career. His longest layoff ever was 357 days between April 2010 and April 2011. The last time "El Nino" competed was in May of 2012, when he successfully defended his Strikeforce title against Josh Thomson.
4) With a win, Melendez can become the 1st person in the modern UFC history to hold the Strikeforce and UFC championship belts at some point in his career.
5) Daniel Cormier is the all time heavyweight king in Strikeforce. The undefeated fighter topped every other big man in the now defunct promotion with 8 wins. He was also ranked #1 knockouts and total significant strikes landed with 305.
6) If Frank Mir is looking to submit the former Olympian, he may find himself hard-pressed, as Cormier has never been taken down in his 12-fight MMA career.
7) While Cormier may be king of the Strikeforce heavyweights, Mir may be the all-time best heavy in UFC as he owns the most wins of any fighter in UFC heavyweight history at 14.
8) Mir and Nate Diaz are currently tied with Kenny Florian for the most submission victories in modern UFC history at 8. A submission win for either would give them sole possession of the record.
9) If Josh Thomson is set on trying to finish Nate Diaz, he may be in for a long night. The Stockton native is extremely durable, having never been finished in the promotion. 6 of Diaz's UFC losses are by decision.