fight / fighter coverage, 2016-08-02 16:42:54 , Fury post from around the web
What records will stay unbroken and which will be surpassed in the UFC?
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The record for most fights in the UFC is 27 and held by Tito Ortiz and Frank Mir. But Michael Bisping is going to catch up to them and reach 27 fights in the Octagon when he takes on Dan Henderson later this year. And Bisping will likely continue fighting after that and overtake the record.
Donald Cerrone is just a couple wins away from tying the record too, and since he is so active and wants to continue to fight for a very long time, there’s a good chance that he will eventually become the record holder in this category.
Anderson Silva has the most consecutive UFC title defenses with 10. Georges St-Pierre would have had a chance to tie the record if he continued to fight but, he semi-retired at the end of 2013 and vacated the welterweight belt after 9 title defenses. Jon Jones was only 2 away from tying the record but was stripped of the title after his hit and run incident in 2015. But the man who will likely overtake this record is Demetrious Johnson, who has 8 flyweight title defenses and has been an unstoppable force in the division since winning the title in September 2012.
One record Demetrious Johnson already has that will never be broken is scoring the latest finish in UFC history with one second left in a 5 round championship fight against Kyoji Horiguchi in April 2015.
Jon Jones once again finds himself in a weird spot because almost everyone would agree that he should have 17 straight wins in the UFC,
but the one loss on his record came in 2009 after Jones mounted Matt Hamill for a minute and 20 seconds and was ground and pounding him with punches and elbows, but then was stopped by referee Steve Mazzagatti for landing 2 elbows from the illegal 12 o’clock to 6 o’clock position. Hamill could not continue and the official decision came back as a disqualification loss for Jones. If that fight was awarded as a win for Jones he would have the record for most consecutive wins in the UFC with 17. But it’s a loss in the record books and Anderson Silva still holds the record with 16 straight wins. However, Jones has a good chance to catch up and take over the record because he currently 13 straight wins and just needs to 3 to tie and 4 to beat the record. It’ll be more difficult and take longer as Jones is facing sanctions from USADA for testing positive for banned substances prior to his fight at UFC 200. But seeing how dominant and talented Jones has been in the sport, there’s a strong chance he will be able to rack up 4 more wins and secure the record with 17 straight W’s.
When Randy Couture defeated Tim Sylvia to become the UFC heavyweight champion in March 2007 it was hard to imagine that someone would be able to beat his record of being the Oldest fighter to win a title in UFC history. He won the belt at 43 years and 255 days old. But now a bizarre set of circumstances has given Dan Henderson a shot to beat that record when he fights Michael Bisping for the UFC middleweight title later this year.
But one record that Randy Couture is safe with holding is having the Most Championship reigns in UFC history with 5.
Ronda Rousey’s record for fastest submission in UFC title history in 14 seconds vs Cat Zingano will be a hard one to beat.
And another very tough record to beat will be most takedowns in a single bout with Khabib Nurmagomedov scoring 21 takedowns in his fight with Abel Trujillo.