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Jon Fitch Has Landed More Strikes Than Any Other UFC Fighter in History, and Other Bizarre Facts

Aside from being the decisionest decisioner who ever decisioned, UFC welterweight contender Jon Fitch also holds the record for the most total strikes landed in the Octagon — a staggering 1973, according to the new UFC Official Records page on Georges St. Pierre is a close second to Fitch with 1924 total strikes, but comes in first on the “Significant Strikes Landed” leaderboard with 892; Jon Fitch isn’t even in the top ten on that one.

Also surprising: Because of their multiple title fights and frequent decisions, Frank Edgar and Sean Sherk have average fight times of over 15 minutes. Plus, Anderson Silva is just one knockdown away from catching Chuck Liddell‘s record of 14 KDs, Cheick Kongo has the fifth-best takedown accuracy in the UFC, and the hardest-to-hit fighter in UFC history isn’t Lyoto Machida or Georges St. Pierre — it’s TUF 4 vet Pete Spratt, who only ate 0.89 shots per minute during his 3-4 stint in the Octagon. (Yes, GSP is currently in second place on that list too.) Check out a few more notable FightMetric charts after the jump, and see the rest right here.

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rpn452- March 15, 2011 at 7:33 pm
I'm not surprised about Spratt. Very few fighters can survive on the feet with him, and a solid ground fighter needs no GnP to coax a submission out of him; the openings are already there. Daley-Spratt would be interesting.
Bomber Man- March 15, 2011 at 7:17 pm
@RwR I agree. His opponents seem to have no answer because they find little or no weakness in his game. Koscheck tried to knock him out because of his "questionable chin," but was negated by GSP's distance game and superior takedown offense. Others have tried to expose his purported weaknesses, but have done so in vain.
Bomber Man- March 15, 2011 at 7:12 pm
873 - number of high kicks thrown by Cro Cop in Pride FC
<10 - number of high kicks thrown by Cro Cop in UFC
2 - number of testicles detached from Cro Cop after Pride
RwilsonR- March 15, 2011 at 5:32 pm
GSP is the single greatest mixed martial artist we have seen so far in this sport. Some people are better in a single skill set, but there isn't another fighter who is so good in every area, and is able to put it all together.
Angry Whopper- March 15, 2011 at 4:00 pm
For all the GSP bashers out there, the ones accusing him of lay n pray, he's landed on too many of the good lists for that to be a coincidence.
Viva Hate- March 15, 2011 at 1:53 pm
Wait, if Jon Fitch throws a strike and no one is awake to see it, did it really happen?
LET IT RAIN- March 15, 2011 at 10:36 am
all of those punches landed in the UFC and only one TKO via lucky upkick. new pillow fist belt holder right there.
danomite- March 15, 2011 at 10:28 am
4- number of times I LOL'd at RwilsonR's comment
jimbonics- March 15, 2011 at 10:06 am
RwilsonR- March 15, 2011 at 9:35 am
13:42 - Avg Time Fitch spends laying on top of opponent.
8:34 - Avg Time when BJ Penn completely loses heart and gives up in a fight.
4:28 - Avg Time Anderson Silva spends dancing in a fight.
4lbs,3oz - Avg Amount Thiago Alves is over the agreed upon weight limit.
3.1 - Avg Number of groin strikes thrown by Cheick Kongo in a fight.
3 - Number of women with which Rampage fathered his 4 children.
35 years, 2 months, 4 days - Total time Tito Ortiz has spent being a bitch.
1 - Number of Mothers brought in to make excuses for their son's performance in the ocatagon.
GILL-uh-TEEN- March 15, 2011 at 8:49 am
@Karma, you don't enjoy his fights. That is all.
Gooner- March 15, 2011 at 8:39 am
The most suprising thing about this list for me is that Nick Lentz has 5 or more UFC appearances ?

I know i've slept through his last couple of fights, but i wasnt aware he had at least 5 fights in the UFC.
RwilsonR- March 15, 2011 at 8:34 am
The longest avg fight time for someone like Gurge sucks ass, since he has no excuses for having it that high since he's never been in a championship fight.
Also, GSP's takedown accuracy is all the more impressive when you consider that a lot of the guys on that list are only on it because they rarely go for takedowns, and they scored a totally unexpected one on rare occasion. People expect it from GSP and still can't stop it.
@ Gorg - wasn't that Michael Bisping's stat?
KarmaAteMyCat- March 15, 2011 at 8:19 am
The only thing Karo is really #2 at is eating! It's funny to me that all the haters get to see the man Fitch at the top above some of the craziest strikers. Just saying I like the guy. I enjoy his fights.
jimbonics- March 15, 2011 at 8:04 am
Strikes Landed per Minute top 3 are heavyweights. That's surprising to me. Should it be?
Props to FB for top 5 total strikes. Good Stuff.
Karo #2 on the takedown list! Judo Chop!
DangadaDang- March 15, 2011 at 8:01 am
Also, isn't it a testament to how awesome the Diaz style of boxing is that Nick is in the top 10 having been out of the UFC for years now?
DangadaDang- March 15, 2011 at 7:59 am
Genius Sparrow, genius.

Arianny on the other hand is responsible for more spilled seed than the Department of Agriculture.
RSparrow- March 15, 2011 at 7:47 am
Did you know that Chandella is responsible for least amount of thrown away Kleenex?
shitbag- March 15, 2011 at 7:43 am
Fitch's mom has landed more strikes to my groin than anyone else.
halfbreed23- March 15, 2011 at 7:43 am
So what did we learn today? Jon Fitch has no power
danomite- March 15, 2011 at 7:21 am
I couldn't believe GSP wasn't on the longest avg. fight time top ten. Just based on the fact that he's had more title fights than anybody on that list except for BJ I would have expected him to be up there. If you take out BJ he's probably had more title fights than the rest of the list combined but still isn't in the top ten.
knucklesamitch- March 15, 2011 at 7:21 am
1200 of GSP's strikes were landed via jab to Koscheck's eye
Gorgzilla- March 15, 2011 at 6:53 am
Of Chael Sonnens 1028 strikes landed, 320 of them was landed in the silva fight. Only two of them hurt.
So maybe we should add another category for strikes?
Strikes, significant strikes and insignificant strikes(Sonnens).
destinationblood- March 15, 2011 at 6:50 am
I dont like the absorbed should be avoided and they flip percentages...ehhh but then I guess 2 guys can circle for 5 minutes and recieve 100% or o.o sapm...I dont know if that makes sense to anyone.....I may just be rambling....
DangadaDang- March 15, 2011 at 6:41 am
If they had a strikes thrown per minute my boy Siver would be all over that shit.