Chris Weidman caught Anderson Silva and put him away. | Donald Miralle/Zuffa LLC/UFC/Getty Images
It was a night mixed martial arts fans won’t soon forget. Anderson Silva, winner of 17 straight fights, with 10 consecutive title defenses in the Octagon to his credit, finally looked mortal, and it was Chris Weidman, a hungry young challenger from New York, who accomplished the feat. The Brazilian champion taunted Weidman early and often at UFC 162, but his disregard for the Serra-Longo Fight Team product’s skills cost him dearly in the second round.
It was there that Weidman caught Silva with a left hook and follow-up strikes on the ground 1:18 into the frame to become the UFC’s sixth middleweight king. While Silva has been promised an immediate rematch if he so desires, it is currently unclear if “The Spider” is interested in pursuing championship gold once again. Before speculation about the futures of Silva and Weidman reaches a fever pitch, let us take one more look back. Here is a by-the-numbers look at UFC 162, with statistics courtesy of FightMetric.com.
2,458: Duration, in days, of Silva’s middleweight title reign, which began with a first-round knockout of Rich Franklin at UFC 64. During that time, the Brazilian defended the 185-pound strap against Nate Marquardt, Franklin, Dan Henderson, Patrick Cote, Thales Leites, Demian Maia, Chael Sonnen, Vitor Belfort, Yushin Okami and Sonnen again.
2,724: Days since Silva’s last defeat, a disqualification loss to Yushin Okami due to an illegal kick at Rumble on the Rock 8.
3,109: Days since Silva’s last non-disqualification loss. Ryo Chonan submitted “The Spider” with a flying scissor heel hook at Pride “Shockwave 2004” on Dec. 31, 2004.
5: Significant strikes landed by Weidman in the second round, when he finished a clowning Silva 1:18 into the period.
26: Total strikes landed by Weidman overall. The Serra-Longo Fight Team member outlanded Silva 21 to 15 in the opening frame, when he also landed the bout’s only takedown. In the second period, both men landed five strikes apiece.
10: Title defenses for Silva, still the most in promotion history.
4:31:09: Total fight time for Frankie Edgar, No. 5 in the UFC behind B.J. Penn, Georges St. Pierre, Tito Ortiz and Randy Couture. Edgar defeated Charles Oliveira via unanimous decision in the evening’s featherweight co-headliner.
908: Career significant strikes landed by Edgar, No. 4 in UFC history. The New Jersey native landed 82 significant strikes on Saturday night to move past Rich Franklin and B.J. Penn on the list.
46: Takedowns landed by Edgar in his 15-bout UFC career, tying him with Randy Couture for No. 8 on the promotion’s all-time list. “The Answer” went 2-for-5 on takedowns against Oliveira.
1,309: Days since Edgar last competed in a non-title bout, a second-round submission of Matt Veach at “The Ultimate Fighter 10” finale.
5: Takedowns, landed in 10 attempts by Mark Munoz in his unanimous decision victory over Tim Boetsch. Munoz’s career takedown rate in the UFC is 27 percent.
69: Significant strikes, in 102 attempts, landed by Munoz. “The Filipino Wrecking Machine” landed 132 of 171 total strikes in a brutal ground-and-pound assault. Boetsch, meanwhile, landed 23 of 41 significant strikes and 50 of 69 total strikes in the middleweight clash.
.590: Significant striking accuracy by Cub Swanson during the third round of his technical knockout victory over Dennis Siver. Swanson landed 23 of 39 significant strikes during the decisive frame. Siver, meanwhile, landed just four of 33 significant strikes, a 12 percent clip.
.322: Significant striking accuracy for Swanson in the first two rounds, when he landed 20 of 62 attempts.
1,780: Total strikes landed by Chris Leben in his UFC career. “The Crippler” landed 127 total strikes in a split-decision loss to Andrew Craig on Saturday night, passing B.J. Penn to move into third place on the UFC’s all-time list for total strikes landed.
34: Significant strikes by which Craig outlanded Leben. The Texan took over the bout in rounds two and three, outlanding “The Crippler” 49 to 17 in the final 10 minutes. Craig also defended all seven of Leben’s takedown attempts.
10: Wins by knockout, technical knockout or submission for Gabriel Gonzaga. Only Frank Mir -- with 11 such triumphs -- has more among UFC heavyweights.
3: Career victories via leg-kick TKO for Edson Barboza, who battered the leg of Rafaello Oliveira to earn a second-round stoppage in their lightweight bout. Barboza also used leg kicks to defeat Mike Lullo (UFC 123) and Marcelo Giudici (Ring of Combat 30).
30: Significant strikes by which Barboza outlanded Oliveira. 23 of the 49 significant strikes landed by Barboza were leg kicks.
7: Knockouts that have occurred at the 4:59 mark of round one in the UFC after Brian Melancon’s stoppage of Seth Baczynski. Although Yves Lavigne didn’t appear to halt the bout until after the first round’s conclusion, the official time of Melancon’s victory was 4:59.