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    Default 25 Post-Event Facts About 'UFC Fight Night 28: Teixeira vs. Bader'

    25 Post-Event Facts About 'UFC Fight Night 28: Teixeira vs. Bader'



    It's over. The UFC's record run of 35 fights in seven days came to a conclusion on Wednesday, and quite the run it was.

    In all there were 15 decisions, 12 knockouts, seven submissions and one no-contest during the stretch of events that spanned three cities and two continents, and in all, each card produced in its own unique way.

    What made Wednesday's "UFC Fight Night 28: Teixeira vs. Bader" event in Brazil special was the trend of quick knockouts to close out the evening.

    The final three bouts on the card lasted less than nine minutes in total, with Glover Teixeira (22-2 MMA, 5-0 UFC) rallying to stop Ryan Bader (15-4 MMA, 8-4 UFC), Ronaldo Souza (19-3 MMA, 2-0 UFC) quickly starching Yushin Okami (29-8 MMA, 13-5 UFC), and Joseph Benavidez (19-3 MMA, 6-1 UFC) turning out the lights on Jussier Formiga (15-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC).

    It's been more than 75 UFC events since three first-round knockouts ended a card, and despite the underwhelming action on the prelims, it ultimately comes down to how the main attractions deliver.

    Now that the exhausting stretch of UFC action is over and fans can take a breather until later this month, it's time (with the help of FightMetric) to look back at 25 post-event facts to come out of UFC Fight Night 28.

    GENERAL

    UFC Fight Night 28 was the first event since "UFC Fight Night 23: UFC Fight For The Troops 2"" in January 2011 – a span of 77 events – where the final three fights on the card ended in a first-round knockout.

    UFC Fight Night 28 drew an announced attendance of 5,126.

    Teixeira, Piotr Hallmann (14-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC), Rafael Natal (17-4-1 MMA, 5-2-1 UFC) and Tor Troeng (16-5-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) earned $50,000 post-fight bonuses.

    In the nine events the UFC has held in Brazil, Brazilian fighters are 47-16 against foreign opponents. Fighters from the country went 5-4 against foreign opponents at UFC Fight Night 28.

    Betting favorites went 8-3 on the card.

    Debuting fighters went 5-1 at the event.

    Total fight time of the 11-bout card was 1:47:17.

    MAIN CARD

    Teixeira's five-fight UFC winning streak is the second longest among active light heavyweight fighters. Only Alexander Gustafsson (six) and champ Jon Jones (nine) lead him.

    Teixeira's 20-fight MMA winning streak is tied with Renan Barao and Khabib Nurmagomedov for the longest among active UFC fighters.

    Teixeira is 5-0 in the UFC with four stoppages.

    Teixeira lands 6.35 significant strikes per minute, the second highest rate ever in UFC history (min. of five fights). Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez leads the category at 6.50 significant strikes per minute. The 33-year-old Teixeira also lands 51.5 percent of his significant strike attempts, the fifth highest accuracy rate among active light heavyweights (min. five fights and 350 significant strike attempts).

    Teixeira lands 4.62 takedowns per 15 minutes of fighting, the highest average among active light heavyweights and second highest all-time at 205 pounds (min. five UFC fights). Alessio Sakara leads the category with 4.86 takedowns per 15 minutes of fighting.

    Bader has been stopped inside the distance in all four of his career defeats.

    Souza is 5-0 with four first-round stoppages since losing the Strikeforce middleweight title to Luke Rockhold in September 2011. Souza's current five-fight winning streak is his longest since 2008.

    Souza recorded the 15th first-round finish of his career but just his second-ever knockout.

    Okami's loss at the 2:47 mark of Round 1 was the quickest of his eight professional defeats.

    Benavidez's knockout of Formiga moved Team Alpha Male fighters to 13-0 in the UFC since hiring Duane Ludwig as head coach in December 2012.

    Benavidez tied champ Demetrious Johnson for the most flyweight wins in UFC history with four.

    Benavidez became the first fighter to record three knockout victories in UFC flyweight competition. "Joe-Jitsu" has finished consecutive fights by knockout for the first time since 2006-2007.

    Formiga has been knocked out in both of his UFC defeats.

    Hallmann became just the second foreign fighter (Phil Davis) to submit a Brazilian at a UFC event in Brazil.

    PRELIMINARY CARD

    Lucas Martins' (14-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) submission of Ramiro Hernandez (13-5 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at the 1:10 mark of Round 1 is the fastest submission finish by a debuting UFC bantamweight.

    Hernandez was submitted for the first time in his 18-fight career.

    Keith Wisniewski (28-15-1 MMA, 0-3 UFC) suffered his third straight UFC defeat.

    Sean Spencer (10-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) landed 99 significant strikes against his opponent, the most of any fighter on the card.

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    Teixeira's 20-fight MMA winning streak is tied with Renan Barao and Khabib Nurmagomedov for the longest among active UFC fighters
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    Bang Ludwig, like a boss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fedorlei Gomipierre View Post
    Bang Ludwig, like a boss.
    I was always a fan of his. It was unfortunate the way his ufc career ended, he probably lost a few fights he could have won, but it is great to see the kind of success he is having as a coach. He is doing some great work up at his camp.



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