- Before his first fight with Sonnen at UFC 117, Anderson Silva had been hit a combined 166 times by his previous 11 UFC opponents. Sonnen landed on him 320 times. (Each of these must have counted as two.)
- Sonnen has actually out-landed all of his opponents in the UFC and WEC. Unfortunately, he’s also allowed 18 serious submission attempts during his UFC fights, which places him 3rd on the all-time list. We’re guessing he’ll never catch up to Melvin Guillard.
- Silva’s triangle/armbar submission of Sonnen 23:10 into their fight was the latest stoppage in UFC history.
- Sonnen’s 34 takedowns in the Octagon place him at #1 among middleweights.
- Sonnen is the “World’s Best Trash Talker,” which has been scientifically proven by the researchers at CompuTrash.