UFC Stats

Statistics calculated by Mookie Harrington
 
Fights/Year

1994 to 2004 averaged 40 UFC fights/year.
2005 was a big year where they doubled to 80 fights.
2006 doubled that again to 158 fights.
2007 had 171 fights.
2008 had 201 fights.
2009 had 215 fights.

2006 to 2009 annual average
46 lightweight fights
47 welterweight fights
38 middleweight fights
33 light heavyweight fights
23 heavyweight fights

There is an average of 2 championship bouts per weight class each year.
Average fight lengths are remarkable similar in all of the weight categories (2006 to 2009 average = 745 fights)
* Lightweight: 9 min 25 sec (drops to 8:59 without championship bouts)
* Welterweight: 9 min 38 sec (drops to 9:27 without championship bouts)
* Middleweight: 8 min 36 sec (drops to 8:27 without championship bouts)
* Light Heavyweight: 8 min 49 sec (drops to 8:24 without championship bouts)
* Heavyweight: 8 min 24 sec (drops to 7:47 without championship bouts)
Average: 9 minutes 4 sec (drops to 8:46 without championship bouts)

2009 non-championship bout average (at 9:36) continues the matchlength trend growth than 2008 (8:24), 2007 (8:54), 2006 (8:12), 2005 (8:00), 2004 (7:36).

Interesting, a similar trend for non-championship bouts existed from 1999 to 2003 where the times moved from 7:36 / 8:24 / 8:06 / 8:12 / 8:54.

Matches that did not end in decision were over in less than 6 minutes on average. Number of matches that did end in decision did increase in 2009 versus previous five years (up to 43%) which is an increase from 2008 (32%), 2007 (36%), 2006 (33%) and 2005 (24%).
 
Consider 2009:

By my count, there was 249 people who competed in a UFC ring in 2009 (up from 219 in 2008 and 193 in 2007). For 46 of them, they debuted in UFC this year and only fought once. Excluding them, that leaves 203 people who fought in UFC at least twice, and thus we can calculate the time between their most recent UFC fight and their previous UFC fight.

Less than 30 days: 1 (Anthony Johnson)
30-60 days: 4 (Xavier Foupa-Pokam, Stefan Struve, Luigi Fioravanti, Steve Bruno)
60-90 days: 16
90-120 days: 24
120-150 days: 27
150-180 days: 58
180-210 days: 20
210-240 days: 16
240-270 days: 5
270-300 days: 6
300-330 days: 10
330-365 days: 2 (Matt Hughes, Ryan Jensen)
1 year to 1.5 years: 6 (Nate Mohr, Matt Serra, Roger Huerta, Troy Mandaloniz, Houston Alexander, Tito Ortiz)
1.5 years to 2 years: 1 (Carmelo Marrero)
2 years to 3 years: 1 (David Loiseau)
3 years to 4 years: 1 (Paul Buentello)
4 years to 5 years: 4 (Frank Trigg, Dennis Hallman, Vitor Belfort, Phil Baroni)
5 years to 6 years: 1 (Vladimir Matyushenko who returned at UFC 103 to win in Sept 2009 and last fought at UFC 44 in Sept 2003)

From this list, more than 50% of the fighters competed within 6 months after their last UFC match. When you exclude the bottom 10 guys with the longest break between UFC matches, the average break was 170 days.

That's a big contrast to pro-wrestlers. For 2008, I counted 158 wrestlers who were on TV at an average of about 17 TV matches each year. (The number is much higher at 25 matches/year for wrestlers with four or more TV matches.) So, the average break was probably less than two weeks. UFC guys fought an average of 1.8 times in 2009.


46 who debuted in 2009 and have only fought once in UFC: Alexander Gustafsson, Alexandre Barros, Ben Rothwell, Brendan Schaub, Brian Cobb, Cameron Dollar, Chase Gormley, Chris Tuchscherer, Danillo Villefort, Darrill Schoonover, Derek Downey, Fabricio Camoes, Frank Lester, Igor Pokrajac, Ivan Serati, Jacob Volkmann, Jake Ellenberger, James McSweeney, Jared Hamman, Jay Silva, Jesse Lennox, Jesse Sanders, Joe Brammer, Jon Madsen, Justin Wren, Kevin "Kimbo" Ferguson, Lucio Linhares, Marcus Jones, Matt Mitrione, Mike Russow, Neil Grove, Nik Lentz, Nissen Osterneck, Paul Daley, Peter Sobotta, Rafaello Oliveira, Ricardo Funch, Rodney Wallace, Roy Nelson, Ryan Madigan, Steve Lopez, Steve Steinbeiss, Tim McKenzie, Todd Duffee, Tom Egan, Yoshihiro Akiyama

21 who debuted in 2009 and fought twice in UFC:
Xavier Foupa-Pokam, Tim Hague, Ross Pearson, Rick Story, Nick Osipczak, Mike Pyle, Mike Pierce, Mike Ciesnolevicz, Matt Veach, Mark Muñoz, Johny Hendricks, James Wilks, Evan Dunham, Edgar Garcia, Denis Stojnic, Dan Cramer, DaMarques Johnson, Carlos Condit, Brian Foster, Andre Winner, Aaron Simpson

8 who debuted in 2009 and fought thrice in UFC:
Brian Stann, Denis Kang, Jake Rosholt, John Hathaway, John Howard, Nick Catone, Paulo Thiago, T.J. Grant

1 who debuted in 2009 and fought FOUR TIMES in UFC:
Stefan Struve (3-1)
There has only been five feuds which have had three matches in UFC:

Randy Couture/Vitor Belfort (UFC 15/46/49) - Randy leads 2-1 (all TKOs)
Ken Shamrock/Tito Ortiz - (UFC 40/61/Final Chapter) - Tito leads 3-0 (all TKOs)
Georges St. Pierre/Matt Hughes - (UFC 50/65/79) - GSP leads 2-1 (Submission/TKO/Submission)
Chuck Liddell/Randy Couture - (UFC 43/52/57) - Chuck leads 2-1 (all KO/TKOs)
Andrei Arlovski/Tim Sylvia - (UFC 51/59/61) - Tim leads 2-1 (Submission/TKO/Decision)

Additionally, only 35 pairs have fought twice in UFC:

Aaron Riley vs. Shane Nelson (UFC 96 & 101) - Tied 1-1
Anderson Silva vs. Rich Franklin (UFC 64 & 77) - Anderson Silva leads 2-0
Anthony Johnson vs. Kevin Burns (UFC: FIGHT NIGHT 14 & ULTIMATE FIGHTER 8 FINALE) - Tied 1-1
B.J. Penn vs. Caol Uno (UFC 34 & 41) - BJ Penn won the first match, draw in second.
B.J. Penn vs. Georges St. Pierre (UFC 94 & 58) - Georges St. Pierre leads 2-0
B.J. Penn vs. Jens Pulver (UFC 35 & ULTIMATE FIGHTER 5 FINALE) - Tied 1-1
B.J. Penn vs. Matt Hughes (UFC 63 & 46) - Tied 1-1
Brock Lesnar vs. Frank Mir (UFC 81 & 100) - Tied 1-1
Carlos Newton vs. Matt Hughes (UFC 34 & 38) - Matt Hughes leads 2-0
Chuck Liddell vs. Jeremy Horn (UFC 19 & 54) - Tied 1-1
Chuck Liddell vs. Renato Sobral (UFC 40 & 62) - Chuck Liddell leads 2-0
Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz (UFC 47 & 66) - Chuck Liddell leads 2-0
Dan Severn vs. Ken Shamrock (UFC 9 & 6) - Tied 1-1
Dan Severn vs. Oleg Taktarov (UFC 5 & ULTIMATE ULTIMATE) - Dan Severn leads 2-0
Dave Beneteau vs. Oleg Taktarov (UFC 6 & ULTIMATE ULTIMATE) - Oleg Taktarov leads 2-0
Don Frye vs. Gary Goodridge (ULTIMATE ULTIMATE 1996 & UFC 8) - Don Frye leads 2-0
Don Frye vs. Mark Hall (UFC 10 & ULTIMATE ULTIMATE 1996) - Don Frye leads 2-0
Evan Tanner vs. Phil Baroni (UFC 48 & 45) - Evan Tanner leads 2-0
Evan Tanner vs. Rich Franklin (UFC 42 & 53) - Rich Franklin leads 2-0
Fabiano Iha vs. LaVerne Clark (UFC 20 & 27) - Tied 1-1
Falaniko Vitale vs. Matt Lindland (UFC 43 & 45) - Tied 1-1
Forrest Griffin vs. Stephan Bonnar (ULTIMATE FIGHTER FINALE & 62) - Forrest Griffin leads 2-0
Forrest Griffin vs. Tito Ortiz (UFC 59 & 106) - Tied 1-1
Frank Mir vs. Wes Sims (UFC 46 & 43) - Wes Sims was Dqed in the first match, Frank won the second.
Frank Trigg vs. Matt Hughes (UFC 52 & 45) - Matt Hughes leads 2-0
Georges St. Pierre vs. Matt Serra (UFC 69 & 83) - Tied 1-1
Guy Mezger vs. Tito Ortiz (UFC 19 & 13) - Tied 1-1
Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Marcus Silveira (UFC JAPAN: ULTIMATE JAPAN 1) - Match was prematured stopped at first, rematch was later on the card and Sakaruba won.
Ken Shamrock vs. Kimo Leopoldo (UFC 8 & 48) - Ken Shamrock leads 2-0
Ken Shamrock vs. Royce Gracie (UFC 1 & 5) - Gracie submitted Ken in the first match, second match was a draw.
Matt Lindland vs. Phil Baroni (UFC 34 & 41) - Matt Lindland leads 2-0
Nate Quarry vs. Pete Sell (ULTIMATE FIGHT NIGHT & FIGHT NIGHT 11) - Nate Quarry leads 2-0
Pedro Rizzo vs. Randy Couture (UFC 31 & 34) - Randy Couture leads 2-0
Pedro Rizzo vs. Tra Telligman (UFC 43 & 20) - Pedro Rizzo leads 2-0
Sam Stout vs. Spencer Fisher (UFC 58 & FIGHT NIGHT 10) - Tied 1-1
 
Most Cumulative Time Fighting in a UFC ring

1. Randy Couture: 264 minutes in 21 matches.
2. Tito Ortiz: 256 minutes in 22 matches.
3. B.J. Penn: 208 minutes in 16 matches.
4. Matt Hughes: 199 minutes in 21 matches.
5. Chuck Liddell: 199 minutes in 22 matches.
6. Georges St. Pierre: 178 minutes in 15 matches.
7. Sean Sherk: 171 minutes in 11 matches.
8. Pedro Rizzo: 167 minutes in 14 matches.
9. Jon Fitch: 163 minutes in 12 matches.
10. Chris Lytle: 163 minutes in 15 matches.
11. Diego Sanchez: 157 minutes in 13 matches.
12. Rich Franklin: 155 minutes in 16 matches.
13. Matt Serra: 150 minutes in 12 matches.
14. Hermes Franca: 149 minutes in 11 matches.
15. Karo Parisyan: 149 minutes in 12 matches.
16. Ken Shamrock: 146 minutes in 15 matches.
17. Josh Koscheck: 141 minutes in 16 matches.
18. Forrest Griffin: 141 minutes in 12 matches.
19. Tim Sylvia: 137 minutes in 13 matches.
20. Spencer Fisher: 133 minutes in 12 matches.

RANDOM FACT: This year Lyoto Machida passes the Oleg Taktarov mark of 108 minutes. They both have fought longer than Mark Coleman's UFC times (106 minutes).

Most fights in a UFC ring

Tito Ortiz: 22 matches (14-7-1) - drew with Rashad @ UFC 73
Chuck Liddell: 22 matches (16-6)
Randy Couture: 21 matches (14-7)
Matt Hughes: 21 matches (16-5)
David Abbott: 18 matches (8-10)
Evan Tanner: 17 matches (11-6)
Rich Franklin: 16 matches (12-4)
Josh Koscheck: 16 matches (12-4)
B.J. Penn: 16 matches (11-4-1)
Ken Shamrock: 15 matches (7-6-2) - drew with Royce @ UFC 5 and Oleg @ UFC 7
Georges St. Pierre: 15 matches (13-2)
Frank Mir: 15 matches (11-4)
Chris Lytle: 15 matches (6-9)
Royce Gracie: 14 matches (11-2-1) - drew with Ken Shamrock @ UFC 5
Pedro Rizzo: 14 matches (9-5)
Andrei Arlovski: 14 matches (10-4)
Tim Sylvia: 13 matches (9-4)
Kenny Florian: 13 matches (10-3)
Jeremy Horn: 13 matches (6-7)
Diego Sanchez: 13 matches (10-3)
Dan Severn: 13 matches (9-4)
Chris Leben: 13 matches (8-5)
Vitor Belfort: 12 matches (8-4)
Thiago Alves: 12 matches (9-3)
Spencer Fisher: 12 matches (8-4)
Matt Serra: 12 matches (6-6)
Matt Lindland: 12 matches (9-3)
Marcus Davis: 12 matches (8-4)
Karo Parisyan: 12 matches (9-3)
Jon Fitch: 12 matches (11-1)
Joe Stevenson: 12 matches (8-4)
Forrest Griffin: 12 matches (8-4)

Most Wins / Losses

Chuck Liddell: 16 wins and 6 losses
Matt Hughes: 16 wins and 5 losses
Tito Ortiz: 14 wins and 7 losses and 1 draw
Randy Couture: 14 wins and 7 losses
Georges St. Pierre: 13 wins and 2 losses
Rich Franklin: 12 wins and 4 losses
Josh Koscheck: 12 wins and 4 losses
Evan Tanner: 11 wins and 6 losses
B.J. Penn: 11 wins and 4 losses and 1 draw
Frank Mir: 11 wins and 4 losses
Royce Gracie: 11 wins and 2 losses and 1 draw
Jon Fitch: 11 wins and 1 loss
Andrei Arlovski: 10 wins and 4 losses
Kenny Florian: 10 wins and 3 losses
Diego Sanchez: 10 wins and 3 losses
Anderson Silva: 10 wins and 0 losses

David Abbott: 10 losses and 8 wins.
Chris Lytle: 9 losses and 6 wins.
Tito Ortiz: 7 losses and 14 wins.
Randy Couture: 7 losses and 14 wins.
Jeremy Horn: 7 losses and 6 wins.
Chuck Liddell: 6 losses and 16 wins.
Evan Tanner: 6 losses and 11 wins.
Ken Shamrock: 6 losses and 7 wins.
Matt Serra: 6 losses and 6 wins.
Josh Neer: 6 losses and 4 wins.
Phil Baroni: 6 losses and 3 wins.
Elvis Sinosic: 6 losses and 1 win.

STREAKS

Anderson Silva - 10 wins in a row
BEGIN: UFC - ULTIMATE FIGHT NIGHT 5 (6/28/06)
LAST WIN: (ongoing) UFC 101 (8/8/2009)

Jon Fitch - 8 wins in a row
BEGIN: ultimate fight night 2 (10/3/05)
LAST WIN: UFC 82 (3/1/08)
(lost at UFC 87)

Lyoto Machida - 8 wins in a row
BEGIN: UFC 67 (2/3/07)
LAST WIN: (ongoing) UFC 104 (10/24/09)

Royce Gracie - 8 wins in a row
BEGIN: UFC 1 (11/12/93)
LAST WIN: UFC 3 (9/9/94)
(threw in the towel at UFC 3 finals - went on to win three more matches at UFC 4 and then fight to a draw at UFC 5)

Chuck Liddell - 7 wins in a row
BEGIN: UFC 22 (9/24/99)
LAST WIN: UFC 40 (11/22/02)
(lost at UFC 43)

Chuck Liddell - 7 wins in a row
BEGIN: UFC 47 (4/2/04)
LAST WIN: UFC 66 (12/30/06)
(lost at UFC 71)

Pat Miletich - 7 wins in a row
BEGIN: UFC 16 (3/13/98)
LAST WIN: UFC 29 (12/16/00)
(lost at UFC 31)

Randy Couture - 7 wins in a row
BEGIN: UFC 13 (5/30/97)
LAST WIN: UFC 34 (11/2/01)
(lost at UFC 36)

Rich Franklin - 7 wins in a row
BEGIN: UFC 42 (4/25/03)
LAST WIN: UFC 58 (3/4/06)
(lost at UFC 64)

Thiago Alves - 7 wins in a row
BEGIN: UFC - THE FINAL CHAPTER (10/10/06)
LAST WIN: UFC 90 (10/25/08)
(lost at UFC 100)

Newly on the list:
Georges St. Pierre: won 6 in a row.
BEGIN: UFC 74 (8/25/07)
LAST WIN: UFC 100 (7/11/09)

Gray Maynard: won 6 in a row.
BEGIN: UFC - FIGHT NIGHT 11 (9/19/07)
LAST WIN: UFC Fight Night 19 (9/16/09)
Gray actually went to a no contest with Robert Emerson at UFC - ULTIMATE FIGHTER 5 FINALE so you could say his undefeated streak is at 7.


Same as before:
Andrei Arlovski: won 6 in a row.
Diego Sanchez: won 6 in a row.
Don Frye: won 6 in a row.
Jens Pulver: won 6 in a row.
Kenny Florian: won 6 in a row.
Marcus Davis: won 6 in a row.
Mark Coleman: won 6 in a row.
Matt Hughes: won 6 in a row.
Matt Hughes: won 6 in a row.
Roger Huerta: won 6 in a row.
Tito Ortiz: won 6 in a row.
Yves Edwards: won 6 in a row.
Elvis Sinosic: lost 6 in a row.

Most fights in 2009:
Stefan Struve, Gleison Tibau and Brock Larson with four.
Stefan & Gleison were 3-1 and Brock went 2-2.

Tomasz Drwal, Terry Etim, Lyoto Machida, Cain Velasquez, Jon Fitch, John Howard, John Hathaway, Dennis Siver and Dan Hardy all were 3-0 this year.

Xavier Foupa-Pokam, Wilson Gouveia, Thales Leites, Denis Stojnic, Steve Cantwell, Chris Wilson, Stephan Bonnar, Edgar Garcia, Roli Delgado, Robert Emerson, Antoni Hardonk, Justin Buchholz, Keith Jardine, Kevin Burns, Matt Grice, Mac Danzig all were winless this year at 0-2.

With both Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell fighting in a UFC this ring, they have both competed in UFC events in 12 different years. Similarly, Randy Couture and Matt Hughes have been in UFC events in 11 different years. Next longest was Matt Serra's 2009 fight enabling him to join Evan Tanner, Andrei Arlovski (who both didn't fight in 2009 UFC) as 9-year UFC veterans.

For span of time, it's Mark Coleman who fought (and won) at UFC 10 in July 1996 and UFC 100 in July 2009.

Vitor Belfort, Randy Couture, Tito Ortiz, Mark Coleman all fought in UFC in 1997 as well as 2009.

Jeremy Horn, Dan Henderson, Vitor Belfort, Mark Coleman, Chuck Liddell and Wanderlei Silva all fought in UFC in 1998 as well as 2009.

Jeremy Horn, Tito Ortiz, Chuck Liddell, Mark Coleman, Wanderlei Silva and Matt Hughes all fought in UFC in 1999 as well as 2009.

249 different men competed in UFC in 2009. Most common first name? Matt (Matt Hughes, Matt Serra, Matt Arroyo, Matt Horwich, Matt Mitrione, Matt Hamill, Matt Wiman, Matt Brown, Matt Grice, Matt Veach, Matt Riddle).

Most decisions (both for/against): Chris Lytle and Karo Parisyan with 9. Jon Fitch, Matt Serra and Tito Ortiz with 8. Chuck Liddell, Diego Sanchez, Sean Sherk, Stephan Bonnar and Tyson Griffin with 7.

Most KOs/TKOs (both for/against): Chuck Liddell with 15, Randy Couture with 12, Rich Franklin with 11, Tito Ortiz & Evan Tanner & Andrei Arlovski with 10.

Pete Spratt has a record of 7 fights that ended in a submission with no KO/TKO endings. Rich Clementi has 6 submission ends, 4 decisions and no KO/TKOs. Chuck Liddell hasn't any matches that ended in submission (15 KO/TKOs and 7 decisions). Michael Bisping hasn't had any matches that ended in submission (7 KO/TKOs and 3 decisions) and Matt Hamill hasn't had any matches that ended in submission (6 KO/TKOS and 2 decisions).

Amir Sadollah, Andre Roberts, Denis Kang, Felix Mitchell, Matt Arroyo, Per Eklund, Roli Delgado, Yoji Anjo and Yuki Kondo all have the magic 1-1-1 (a fight that ended in decision, submission and KO/TKO). Unfortunately for Yoji Anjo and Felix Mitchell - all three went against their favor!
 
Most fights in one Calendar year

1993: 3 fights = 2 people (Royce Gracie, Gerard Gordeau)
1994: 9 fights = 1 person (Royce Gracie)
1995: 9 fights = 1 person, (Oleg Taktarov)
1996: 10 fights = 1 person (Don Frye) - this is an amazing statistic.
1997: 5 fights = 1 person (Vitor Belfort)
1998: 3 fights = 1 person (Pat Miletich)
1999: 3 fights = 7 people
2000: 3 fights = 3 people (Jens Pulver, Fabiano Iha, Ian Freeman)
2001: 3 fights = 7 people
2002: 3 fights = 8 people
2003: 3 fights = 4 people (David Abbott, Pedro Rizzo, Matt Lindland, Yves Edwards)
2004: 3 fights = 3 people (Matt Hughes, Georges St. Pierre, Renato Verissimo)
2005: 4 fights = 1 person (Nate Quarry)
2006: 5 fights = 1 person (Chris Leben)
2007: 5 fights = 1 person (Roger Huerta)
2008: 4 fights = 4 people (Josh Koscheck, Jason MacDonald, Wilson Gouveia, Drew McFedries)

Longest Time in UFC between Debut & Latest Fight

Mark Coleman: 4,747 days … Debut: UFC 10 (1996), Last Fight: UFC 100 (2009): 11 fights in 8 events.
Ken Shamrock: 4,715 days … Debut: UFC 1 (1993), Last Fight: UFC - The Final Chapter (2006): 15 fights in 13 events.
Royce Gracie: 4,579 days … Debut: UFC 1 (1993), Last Fight: UFC 60 (2006): 14 fights in 6 events.
Randy Couture: 4,187 days … Debut: UFC 13 (1997), Last Fight: UFC 91 (2008): 19 fights in 18 events.
Dan Henderson: 4,075 days … Debut: UFC 17 (1998), Last Fight: UFC 100 (2009): 7 fights in 6 events.
Tito Ortiz: 4,012 days … Debut: UFC 13 (1997), Last Fight: UFC 84 (2008): 21 fights in 20 events.
Chuck Liddell: 3,991 days … Debut: UFC 17 (1998), Last Fight: UFC 97 (2009): 22 fights in 22 events.
Jeremy Horn: 3,900 days … Debut: UFC 17 (1998), Last Fight: UFC 93 (2009): 13 fights in 13 events.
Wanderlei Silva: 3,893 days … Debut: UFC brazil - ultimate brazil (1998), Last Fight: UFC 99 (2009): 7 fights in 7 events.
Kimo Leopoldo: 3,571 days … Debut: UFC 3 (1994), Last Fight: UFC 48 (2004): 6 fights in 6 events.
Matt Hughes: 3,529 days … Debut: UFC 22 (1999), Last Fight: UFC 98 (2009): 21 fights in 21 events.
Evan Tanner: 3,452 days … Debut: UFC 18 (1999), Last Fight: UFC - Ultimate Fighter 7 FINALE (2008): 17 fights in 17 events.
Chris Lytle: 3,137 days … Debut: UFC 28 (2000), Last Fight: UFC - Ultimate Fighter 9 FINALE (2009): 15 fights in 15 events.
Tra Telligman: 3,116 days … Debut: UFC 12 (1997), Last Fight: UFC 54 (2005): 5 fights in 5 events.
David Abbott: 3,052 days … Debut: UFC 6 (1995), Last Fight: UFC 45 (2003): 18 fights in 12 events.

So, Matt Hughes fought at an event every 168 days while active in UFC. Chuck Liddell fought every 181 days. Tito Ortiz, Evan Tanner and Chris Lytle all fought almost every 200 days (201, 203, 209 respectively). Ken Shamrock ranked #9 out of the 15 fighters at once a year (363 days). On the far end of the scale, you have Tra Telligman fighting an average every 623 days, Dan Henderson at 679 days fighting an average of every 679 days and Royce Gracie clocking in at 763 days due to his return to lose to Hughes at UFC 60.

Obviously, since UFC runs much more frequently now than in the early days, the number is distorted. (One could look at number of events that between fights since many months passed between early UFC events.)

Coleman taking a decade off between UFC 18 (1/8/99) and UFC 93 (1/17/09) is the longest pause at 101 events. That's followed by Caol Uno (82 events), Dan Henderson (76 events), Wanderlei Silva (73 events) and Ricardo Almeida & Royce Gracie (both at 66 events). Of those fighters, only Almeida was victorious in his return fight (submitting Rob Yundt
in R1 1:08 via Guillotine Choke at UFC 81).

How many events between debut & last fight?

Mark Coleman: 123 events = UFC 10 (start) to UFC 100 (finish)
Dan Henderson: 114 events = UFC 17 (start) to UFC 100 (finish)
Wanderlei Silva: 111 events = UFC brazil - ultimate brazil (start) to UFC 99 (finish)
Chuck Liddell: 110 events = UFC 17 (start) to UFC 97 (finish)
Matt Hughes: 105 events = UFC 22 (start) to UFC 98 (finish)
Randy Couture: 105 events = UFC 13 (start) to UFC 91 (finish)
Jeremy Horn: 104 events = UFC 17 (start) to UFC 93 (finish)
Chris Lytle: 101 events = UFC 28 (start) to UFC - Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale (finish)
B.J. Penn: 100 events = UFC 31 (start) to UFC 101 (finish)
Ricardo Almeida: 100 events = UFC 31 (start) to UFC 101 (finish)
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