Inside the Numbers: This fight went the distance even though it could have ended early a few times. Nogueira dominated the fight outlanding Couture 89-68 in total strikes, including 53-17 in Total Ground Strikes.
In round 1, Nogueira came close to submitting Couture, which would have been Couture's first submission loss in his UFC career, but Randy escaped. Couture outlanded Nogueira 34-24 in Total Strikes but that submission attempt was enough to win that round.
Rounds 2 and 3 were dominated by Nogueira, where he outlanded Couture 65-34 in Total Strikes and 53-17 in Total Ground Strikes.