The following are the “Inside The Numbers” for the three big fights on the card:
Forrest Griffin vs. Rashad Evans
Inside The Numbers: It was all standup, and as expected, Griffin was the busier fighter. He landed 58 of 167 total strikes thru two rounds to 36 of 73 for Evans. 18 of those 58 landed strikes by Griffin were leg strikes. In round three, Evans caught a Griffin kick and took the fight to the mat where he landed 32 ground strikes before the fight was stopped at 2:46.
Frank Mir vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
Inside The Numbers: Mir’s standup game the surprise of the night. He set the pace from the opening bell, throwing 86 total strikes in round one. He landed a combined 32 arm and leg strikes in the round to just 10 for Nogueira, who was knocked down twice.
Rampage Jackson vs. Wanderlei Silva
Inside The Numbers: They were tentative for the first three minutes of the round, throwing less than 50 combined total strikes. A single Jackson left hook iced Silva at 3:21.