The Strikeforce Record Book: Career Leaders & Final Stats

Posted 2:07 PM
Now that Strikeforce's last event is over, here's a look at some of the numbers from the organization's history:

605: The total number of professional MMA fights contested in Strikeforce history; 35 of them were women's fights.

34.7%: The percentage of Strikeforce fights that went to decision. The decision percentage in modern UFC history is 39.2%.

3:22:14: Total fight time for Gilbert Melendez, the man with the most fight time in Strikeforce history. Melendez averaged 16:51 per fight, also the longest in Strikeforce history.

0:09: The shortest fight in Strikeforce history, a KO/TKO by Dustin West. The fastest submission was a rear-naked choke in 20 seconds by Dennis Hallman.

13: Strikeforce fights for Josh Thomson, the most of any fighter. Gilbert Melendez led all fighters with 11 wins.

10: Knockdowns landed by Cung Le, the most among all Strikeforce fighters. Le also led all fighters with seven wins by KO/TKO.

66.7%: Takedown accuracy for Jorge Masvidal, the best among fighters with at least 20 attempts. Pat Healy led all fighters with 28 total takedowns landed.

57.1%: Significant striking accuracy for Ovince St. Preux, the best among fighters with at least 350 attempts. The UFC record is 67.8% by Anderson Silva.

11: Record for most submission attempts by a fighter in a single fight, by Daniel Puder against Richard Dalton. The UFC record is 10, by Cole Miller against Leonard Garcia. Neither fight ended by submission.

55: Record for most leg kicks landed in a fight, by Tarec Saffiedine in the Strikeforce finale. Saffiedine also led all Strikeforce fighters with an 85.4% takedown defense percentage.

274: Record for most significant strikes landed by both fighters in a fight, by Sarah Kaufman and Alexis Davis. The UFC record is 334 by Nate Diaz and Donald Cerrone.

-128 & -43: Significant strike differentials at the time of stoppage for Scott Smith in his fights against Nick Diaz and Cung Le. The 128 strike differential by a losing Smith was the biggest blowout in Strikeforce history. The 43 strike differential by a winning Smith was the biggest comeback in Strikeforce history.

And finally, from the bizarre coincidence file:

9.02 - Significant strikes landed per minute (SLpM) by Nick Diaz, tops among fighters with at least five Strikeforce fights, and also 209 backwards. Diaz's current SLpM in UFC fights is 4.20. Seriously, it is.

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