MMA Trivia and Stats for UFC 102:
Demian Maia is the ninth ADCC Champion to fight in the UFC. He’s put those submission skills to work, as he is the only UFC fighter since Royce Gracie to win five fights in a row via submission. He is also the only fighter in UFC history to ever win five consecutive fights via choke.
Nate Marquardt is fighting Demian Maia, a Brazilian BJJ black belt. Marquardt has only lost three fights in the last six years, all to Brazilian BJJ black belts.
Krzysztof Soszynski is coming off the very rare feat (for the present-day UFC) of fighting on two consecutive UFC events (UFC 97 and UFC 98)
Krzysztof Soszynski also remains the only Polish-born fighter ever to fight on a main card for the UFC. Tomasz Drwal has fought for the UFC three times but never on a main card.
Randy Couture enters the fight without a lengthy streak (one loss), which is normal for ‘The Natural’. He hasn’t had a winning streak or losing streak of more than two fights since 2001.
Portland is the first city in the Pacific Northwest to ever host a UFC.
With a win over Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Randy Couture would move into a tie for first place on FightMatrix’s “Who has beaten the most UFC Champions?” list.
Keith Jardine has not won or lost multiple fights in a row since 2006.
Justin McCully has never lost a decision or been knocked out. All four of his losses have come by submission. His opponent, Mike Russow, has submitted six of his last seven opponents.
Marcus Aurelio has never been finished, despite seven losses. Of his seven losses, four were split decisions. His opponent, Evan Dunham, has won his last seven fights inside the distance.