To commemorate Mighty Mouse record breaking 11th title defence I thought id take a looks at some of the other UFC records that are on the verge of being surpassed.
Current Record Holder: Michael Bisping with 27 bouts.
Contenders To Succeed Him: Jeremy Stephens/Jim Miller/Diego Sanchez with 26 bouts. The only one with a fight currently booked is Jim Miller so he will if only for a week share the record with Bisping.
Jeremy Stephens would be my bet to be the one to beat the record though.
Current Record Holder: Anderson Silva/Vitor Belfort with 14 finishes each.
Contenders To Succeed Him: Donald Cerrone on 13. A finish for Cerrone in Gdansk in two weeks time would mean he would equal the record for most finishes ever.
Current Record Holder: Royce Gracie with 10 submissions.
Contenders To Succeed Him: Nate Diaz/Charles Oliveira/Demian all on 9. All these guys just need one more submission win to tie Royce for most ever. While all three of them will likely beat the record Maia again would be the favourite to do so.
He is the best grappler of the bunch and the only one with a fight booked.
Current Record Holder: Vitor Belfort with 12 knockouts.
Contenders To Succeed Him: Anthony Johnson with 11 knockouts. This is one that might have stayed safe if Johnson did recently hint at returning from retirement. It would be hard to picture him not getting a couple more knockouts if he returns.
Current Record Holder: Anderson Silva 18 knockdowns.
Contenders To Succeed Him: Donald Cerrone 14 knockdowns. Its not a stretch to say that Donald lands at least five more knockdown shots in his career.
Current Record Holder: Michael Bisping with 20 wins.
Contenders To Succeed Him: Demian Maia/Donald Cerrone/George St-Pierre all three guys are already on 19 wins and Cerrone is headlining the very next card while Maia is featured on the one after that.
Both Cerrone & Maia are the favourites in those fights.
Most Takedowns (All Together)
Current Record Holder: George St-Pierre 87 takedowns.
Contenders To Succeed Him: Frankie Edgar 67 takedowns Demetrious Johnson 65 takedowns. Frankie and Mighty Mouse have plenty of chances to beat this record. Especially when you think Johnson has landed 14 takedowns in one fight before.
Most Decision Bouts
Current Record Holder: Diego Sanchez with 18.
Contenders To Succeed Him: Jeremy Stephens with 16. Frankie Edgar with 15. This one is not as sure for Stephens since his power tends to create finishes so another three decision bout aren't guaranteed. Edgar is more likely since the bulk of his career wins are decisions.
Most Unanimous Decision Wins
Current Record Holder: George St-Pierre with 10.
Contenders To Succeed Him: Frankie Edgar with 9. Edgar has never been known for his crazy power or speed but his grinding style lends itself well to decision wins, so I would guess that he picks up a few more of them before he calls it a day.
Most Significant Strikes Landed
Current Record Holder: Michael Bisping 1533 significant strikes landed
Contenders To Succeed Him: Frankie Edgar 1378 significant strikes landed. A difference of just 155 strikes between them you have to think Frankie will have another 3 or 4 fights to make up the difference.
Edited by Jolldan, 09 October 2017 - 06:58 AM.