UFC on FOX 12 at San Jose’s SAP Center produced a variety of results from quick knockouts to slick submissions to, in the event headliner, an unforgettable five-round war between Robbie Lawler (24-10 MMA, 9-4 UFC) and Matt Brown (19-12 MMA, 12-7 UFC).
A chance to challenge UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks was on the line, and neither Lawler nor Brown wanted to leave anything to chance. They combined for 162 significant strikes landed over their 25-minute battle, which ultimately saw “Ruthless” walk away the victor by unanimous decision.
Even though nine of the 12 bouts on the card ended in a decision, the card featured a number of notable outcomes, including a new king of the quick knockout. For more on that, plus other facts and figures to come out of the UFC’s 12th network television offering, here at 45 post-fight facts about UFC on FOX 12.
Lawler, Brown, Anthony Johnson and Dennis Bermudez earned $50,000 UFC on FOX 12 fight-night bonuses.
UFC on FOX 12 drew an announced attendance of 11,482 for a live gate of $735,317.
Betting favorites went 10-2 on the card.
Total fight time for the 12-bout card was 2:35:20. The longest event of 2014 thus far was UFC Fight Night 36, which saw 2:53:32 of total cage time.
Lawler improved to 5-1 since making his return to the UFCin February 2013 for a second stint. The lone defeat during that stretch came to welterweight champion Hendricks.
Lawler’s two takedowns landed in the contest raised his takedown accuracy to a stellar rate of 80 percent (16 of 20) under the UFC banner.
Brown had his career-high seven-fight winning streak snapped for his first defeat since November 2011.
Brown suffered his first decision loss since Sept. 6, 2008 – a span of 2,149 days (nearly six years) and 16 fights.
Brown has been rewarded with at least one fight-night bonus in his past four UFC appearances for a total of $250,000.
Anthony Johnson (18-4 MMA, 9-4 UFC) extended his career-high winning streak to eight fights.
Johnson has earned seven of his nine UFC victories by knockout.
Johnson became the first fight in UFC history to earn four knockout victories in less than one minute each. Along with his 44-second finish in San Jose, “Rumble” has stopped Yoshiyuki Yoshida, Tommy Speer and Chad Reiner before the 60-second mark of Round 1.
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (21-6 MMA, 4-3 UFC) suffered just the second knockout loss of his career and his first since Feb. 24, 2007 – a span of 2,709 days (more than seven years) and 12 fights.
Dennis Bermudez’s (14-3 MMA, 7-1 UFC) seven-fight UFC winning streak is the longest active streak in the featherweight division. It is also the third longest active streak in the UFC overall behind light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones (11) and middleweight kingpin Chris Weidman (eight).
Bermudez’s seven UFC featherweight victories are tied with Chad Mendes for the second most in divisional history behind Dustin Poirier (eight).
Bermudez improved to 7-0 since losing to Diego Brandao at The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale.
Bermudez’s two takedowns landed in his victory gave him a total of 28 during his UFC tenure, the most of any fighter in featherweight history.
Bermudez was awarded the fifth fight-night bonus of his UFC career, the most of any featherweight in company history.
Clay Guida (31-15 MMA, 11-9 UFC) fell to 2-2 since dropping to the UFC featherweight division in January 2013.
Guida’s three takedown attempts in the fight gave him a total of 146 during his UFC career, the most of any fighter in organizational history.
Guida suffered his first submission loss since Dec. 12, 2009 – a span of 1,687 days (more than four years) and 10 fights.
Bobby Green’s (23-5 MMA, 4-0 UFC) four-fight UFC winning streak is tied for the fourth longest active streak in the lightweight division behind Khabib Nurmagomedov (six), T.J. Grant (five) and Myles Jury (five).
Green extended his career-high winning streak to eight fights.
Green has earned all four of his UFC victories by a different method (split decision, unanimous decision, TKO and submission).
Josh Thomson (20-7 MMA, 3-3 UFC) has suffered six of his seven career losses by decision.
Thomson fell to 0-3 in fights that are deemed a split decision.
Jorge Masvidal (27-8 MMA, 4-1 UFC) has earned three of his four UFC victories by decision.
Masvidal has landed a greater number of significant strikes than his opponent in eight of his past nine fights that have gone the distance.
Daron Cruickshank (15-5 MMA, 5-3 UFC) fell to 3-3 in his past six UFC appearances.
Patrick Cummins (6-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) registered his second UFC victory in a 49-day span. He also defeated Roger Narvaez at UFC Fight Night 42 on June 7.
Cummins earned the first decision victory of his professional career.
Cummins was credited with 10 takedowns landed, the second most ever in a single UFC light-heavyweight fight. He fell just one short of Rodney Wallace’s record of 11 takedowns landed, which came in a loss to Jared Hamman at UFC 111.
Kyle Kingsbury (11-6 MMA, 4-5 UFC) suffered his fourth consecutive loss, extending the longest stretch of defeats during his career.
Kingsbury announced his retirement from professional MMA following the event.
Hernani Perpetuo (17-5 MMA, 0-2 UFC) has suffered both of his UFC losses by decision.
Brian Ortega (9-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has earned his past three victories by submission.
Ortega’s standing rear-naked choke submission marked the first standing submission finish in UFC competition since Brad Scott defeated Michael Kuiper at UFC Fight Night 30.
Mike De La Torre (12-5 MMA, 0-2 UFC) has suffered four of his five career losses by submission.
Tiago Trator (19-4-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) extended his career-high winning streak to 10 fights.
Akbarh Arreola (22-8-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) suffered a decision loss for the first time since Aug. 25, 2011 – a span of 1,066 days (nearly three years) and five fights.
Gilbert Burns (8-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) earned the first decision victory of his career after stopping his previous seven opponents inside the distance.
Andreas Stahl (9-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) had his nine-fight winning streak snapped for the first defeat of his professional career.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has earned four of her seven career victories by decision.
Juliana Lima (6-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) has suffered both of her career losses by decision.
Steven Siler (23-13 MMA, 5-4 UFC) competed in his ninth UFC featherweight bout, the second most of any fighter in divisional history behind Dustin Poirier (10).
Siler suffered a third consecutive loss for the first time in his career.
Siler has suffered three of his four UFC losses by decision.