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Conor McGregor’s first trip to the octagon since his October 2018 loss to UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov takes place at tonight’s UFC 246 fight card. The former two-division champion faces ex-lightweight title challenger Donald Cerrone in the main event of UFC 246.
Here is a look at some of the more impressive facts, stats and numbers from Cerrone’s MMA career ahead of Saturday’s fight card.
UFC 246 takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, January 18. The pay-per-view card streams on ESPN+, following prelims on ESPN and early prelims on UFC Fight Pass and ESPN+.
Cerrone’s career record is 36-13-0-1.
Cerrone’s UFC record is 23-10.
Cerrone has ten UFC wins by knockout, six UFC victories via submission and seven UFC decision wins.
Cerrone’s average UFC fight time is 9:33.
Cerrone’s knockdown average is 0.95 per 15 minutes.
Cerrone’s striking accuracy is 47.3 percent.
Cerrone lands 4.87 significant strikes per minute.
Cerrone’s striking defense is 52 percent.
Cerrone absorbs 4.87 significant strikes per minute.
Cerrone’s takedown accuracy is 32.4 percent.
Cerrone averages 1.05 takedowns per 15 minutes.
Cerrone’s takedown defense is 89.2 percent.
Cerrone averages 0.52 submissions per 15 minutes.
UFC 246 marks the ninth UFC main event fight for Cerrone.
When Cerrone steps into the octagon at UFC 246, he will hold the record for most UFC fights with 34.
Cerrone has the most wins in UFC history with 23.
Cerrone has the most finishes in UFC history with 16.
Cerrone has the most post-fight bonuses in UFC history with 18.
Cerrone has landed 1,535 significant strikes, fourth most in UFC history.
Cerrone has scored a UFC record 20 career knockdowns.
Cerrone has earned seven knockouts in the UFC via kicks, the most in UFC history.
Cerrone has successfully defended 90 percent of his lightweight opponents’ takedown attempts, second most in UFC history.
Cerrone has 15 career first-round finishes.
Cerrone is 6-4 as a UFC welterweight.