35 pre-fight FACTS about UFC on FOX 7: 'Henderson vs. Melendez' this Saturday

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An article loaded with great facts about Saturday's UFC on FOX 7: 'Henderson vs. Melendez' event in San Jose, California.

There are 35 facts in the full article, but here are the ones that are best/most interesting, in my opinion of course.

2. Gilbert Melendez is the fifth fighter in modern UFC history to challenge for a title in his or her debut with the organization. The previous challengers (Gil Castillo at UFC 33, Hayoto Sakurai at UFC 36, Frank Trigg at UFC 45 and Liz Carmouche at UFC 157) are winless (0-4).

9. Darren Elkins can take sole possession of the record for most Featherweight wins of any fighter in UFC history at six. He can also set the record for longest 145-pound win-streak in UFC history at six. The 28-year-old is undefeated (5-0) in the UFC featherweight division and 6-1 overall under the UFC banner.

13. Francis Carmont can tie Chris Weidman and Constantinos Philippou for the second longest active Middleweightwin-streak in the UFC behind champion Anderson Silva (11 wins).

18. Frank Mir and Nate Diaz are tied with Kenny Florian for the most submission victories in modern UFC history at eight. A submission win for either would give them sole possession of the record.

SOURCE: http://www.mmamania.com/2013/4/16/4227584/ufc-fox-7-preview-35-facts-henderson-vs-melendez-lightweight-championship-san-jose-mma


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