UFC 214 is the most significant event of the 2017 UFC schedule so far. The card is stacked with three title fights and a number of marquee stars.
From the light-heavyweight grudge match between champion Daniel Cormier (19-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC) and Jon Jones (22-1 MMA, 16-1 UFC) to the welterweight co-headliner between champ Tyron Woodley (17-3-1 MMA, 7-2-1 UFC) and Demian Maia (25-6 MMA, 19-6 UFC), as well as the crowning of a new women’s featherweight queen, UFC 214 has something for everyone.
Check below for 65 pre-fight facts about UFC 214’s main card, which airs Saturday on pay-per-view from Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.
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Cormier is one of five fighters in UFC history to win a belt while coming off a loss. He accomplished the feat against Anthony Johnson at UFC 187.
Cormier is 6-1 since he dropped to the UFC light-heavyweight division in February 2014.
Cormier is 8-1 in his career against fighters who once held or challenged for a UFC title.
Cormier’s four-fight UFC winning streak in light-heavyweight competition is the second longest active streak in the division behind Jones (13).
Cormier’s two consecutive UFC title defenses are tied for third most among current champions behind Demetrious Johnson (10) and Joanna Jedrzejczyk (five).
Cormier has out-landed every UFC and Strikeforce opponent he’s faced except Jones.
Cormier has earned four of his six UFC light-heavyweight victories by stoppage.
Cormier and Alexander Gustafsson combined for 260 significant strikes at UFC 192, a single-fight record for a UFC light-heavyweight bout.
Cormier’s 140 significant strikes landed against Gustafsson are second most in a UFC light-heavyweight bout behind Cyrille Diabate’s 146 at UFC on VERSUS 3.
Cormier is 7-0 in his career when he lands at least two takedowns in a fight.
Cormier’s submission of Dan Henderson at the 3:53 mark of Round 3 at UFC 173 is the third-latest submission in a three-round UFC light-heavyweight fight. Forrest Griffin holds the record with his finish of Mauricio Rua at the 4:45 mark of Round 3 at UFC 76.
Jones returns to competition for the first time since April 2016. He has just one appearance in the past 938 days, a decision win over Ovince Saint Preux at UFC 197.
Jones owns or is on the verge of owning several light-heavyweight and overall UFC records, all of which can be viewed on his complete UFC career stat sheet.
Other title fights
Woodley enters the event on a five-fight unbeaten streak. He hasn’t suffered a defeat since June 2014.
Woodley’s two consecutive UFC title defenses are tied for third most among current champions behind Johnson (10) and Jedrzejczyk (five).
Woodley has earned two of his past three UFC victories by decision after starting his UFC career with knockouts in his first four wins.
Woodley defends 68 percent of all opponent significant strike attempts in UFC welterweight competition, the second highest rate among active fighters in the weight class behind Nordine Taleb (68.2 percent).
Woodley has defended 95.2 percent of all opponent takedown attempts in UFC welterweight competition, the highest rate in divisional history and second highest overall in UFC history behind Renan Barao (100 percent).
Maia, 39, is the oldest of the 24 fighters scheduled to compete at the event.
Maia, 39, is the oldest to compete in a UFC welterweight title fight.
Maia’s 19 victories in UFC competition are tied with Georges St-Pierre and Donald Cerrone for second most in UFC history behind Michael Bisping (20).
Maia’s 19 victories in UFC competition are the most of any Brazilian fighter in company history.
Maia improved to 10-2 since he dropped to the UFC welterweight division in July 2012.
Maia’s seven-fight UFC winning streak in welterweight competition is the longest active streak in the division.
Maia is 19-2 in UFC bouts in which he completes at least one takedown. He’s completed at least one takedown against 21 of his 25 UFC opponents.
Maia completed just two of 22 takedown attempts in his unanimous-decision loss to Rory MacDonald at UFC 170. Those 22 takedown attempts were the most in a single UFC welterweight bout.
Maia’s nine submission victories in UFC competition are tied with Nate Diaz and Charles Oliveira for second most in company history behind Royce Gracie (10).
Maia’s six submission victories via rear-naked choke in UFC competition are second most in company history behind Kenny Florian (seven).
Cristiane Justino (17-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) enters the event on an 18-fight unbeaten streak (17-0 with one no-contest). She hasn’t suffered a defeat since her MMA debut in May 2005.
Justino has earned 15 of her 17 career victories by knockout. That includes both of her UFC wins. She’s stopped her past 12 opponents with strikes.
Justino has out-landed her two UFC opponents, 110 to 16, in significant strikes.
Tonya Evinger (19-5 MMA, 0-0 UFC) becomes the fifth female fighter in UFC history to compete in a title fight in a UFC debut. Only six male fighters have done it in all of UFC history.
Evinger makes her UFC debut on an 11-fight unbeaten streak. She hasn’t suffered a defeat since July 2011.
Remaining main card
Robbie Lawler (27-11 MMA, 12-5 UFC) returns to competition for the first time since he lost the welterweight title to Woodley at UFC 201 in July 2016.
Lawler became the first fighter in UFC history to force a belt to change hands by split decision when he defeated Johny Hendricks at UFC 181 in December 2014.
Lawler is one of two fighters in UFC history to win two title fights by split decision. Benson Henderson has also accomplished the feat.
Lawler is 8-2 since he returned to the UFC for a second stint in February 2013.
Lawler’s six knockout victories in UFC welterweight competition are tied for fourth most in divisional history behind Matt Brown (nine), Thiago Alves (eight) and Matt Hughes (seven).
Lawler’s nine knockdowns landed in UFC welterweight competition are third most in divisional history behind Alves (11) and Jake Ellenberger (11).
Lawler has absorbed 687 significant strikes in UFC competition since Jan. 1, 2013, the most of any fighter in the company since that date.
Lawler’s 539 significant strikes absorbed in UFC title fights are the most history.
Lawler’s significant strike disadvantage of -82 against Carlos Condit at UFC 195 marked the largest disparity in UFC history for a fighter that won a decision.
Lawler and Hendricks attempted 728 significant strikes at UFC 171, the second most in a single UFC bout behind Cole Miller and Nam Phan, who attempted 788 significant strikes at UFC on FOX 4.
Lawler completes 80 percent of his takedown attempts in UFC competition, the highest accuracy rate in company history.
Cerrone (32-8 MMA, 19-5 UFC) makes his 35th UFC/WEC appearance, the most in the combined history of the two organizations.
Cerrone’s 35 appearances in UFC/WEC/PRIDE/Strikeforce competition are tied with Mirko Filipovic for third most in combined organizational history behind Wanderlei Silva (40) and Dan Henderson (40).
Cerrone’s 19 victories in UFC competition are tied with Maia and St-Pierre for second most in company history behind Bisping (20).
Cerrone’s 25 victories in UFC/WEC/PRIDE/Strikeforce competition are tied with Henderson for the second most in combined organizational history behind W. Silva (27).
Cerrone is 4-1 since he moved up to the UFC welterweight division in February 2015.
Cerrone has earned all four of his UFC welterweight victories by stoppage.
Cerrone’s 13 stoppage victories in UFC competition are tied for third most in company history behind Vitor Belfort (14) and Anderson Silva (14).
Cerrone’s 17 stoppage victories in UFC/WEC competition are the most in combined organizational history.
Cerrone’s 17 stoppage victories in UFC/WEC/PRIDE/Strikeforce competition are tied for third most in combined organizational history behind Filipovic (21) and W. Silva (20).
Cerrone’s six knockout victories stemming from a head kick in UFC competition are the most in company history. No one else has more than four.
Cerrone’s 14 knockdowns landed in UFC competition are tied with Chuck Liddell for second most in company history behind A. Silva (18).
Cerrone’s 18 fight-night bonuses in UFC/WEC bouts are the most in combined organizational history.
Cerrone’s 13 fight-night bonuses in UFC bouts are tied with A. Silva for third most in company history behind Nate Diaz (15) and Joe Lauzon (15).
Jimi Manuwa (17-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) has earned all but one of his career victories by stoppage. He’s finished 11 of those wins in Round 1.
Manuwa has earned five of his six UFC victories by stoppage.
Manuwa is the only fighter in UFC history to earn two consecutive victories by stoppage at the 5:00 mark of a round.
Manuwa is the only fighter in UFC history with three victories due to an opponent’s injury.
Volkan Oezdemir (14-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) became the first Swiss-born fighter to earn a UFC victory when he defeated Saint Preux at UFC Fight Night 104.
Oezdemir has earned 10 of his 11 career stoppage victories by knockout.
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FightMetric research analyst and live statistics producer Michael Carroll contributed to this story. Follow him on Twitter @MJCflipdascript.