Stats for Suckas: Demetrious Johnson vs. John Moraga

by • July 22, 2013 • Featured, Stats for SuckasComments (1)


Let’s be honest: Every now and then it’s fun to get down into the nitty-gritty statistics and see if we can’t perform some MMAth. It helps us analyze future fights and make predictions based on previous history. Fans of all sports do it, so why can’t we? It can help us look for potential trends in a fighter as well. So, with thanks to Sherdog and for the raw data, let’s examine one of the main card bouts of the upcoming UFC on FOX 8: Demetrious Johnson vs. John Moraga.


Demetrious Johnson



John Moraga

26 Age 29
AMC Pankration Camp MMA Lab
17-2-1 Record 13-1
Orthodox Stance Orthodox
66″ Reach 67″
3 (T)KO (18%) Win Percentage 2 (T)KO (15%)
6 Submissions (35%) 6 Submissions (46%)
8 Decisions (47%) 5 Decisions (38%)
2 Decisions (100%) Loss Percentage 1 Decision (100%)
Feb. 10th, 2010, over Last (T)KO Victory Aug. 4th, 2012, over
Jesse Brock Ulysses Gomes
Nov. 11th, 2010, over Last Submission Victory Dec. 29th, 2012, over
Damacio Page Chris Cariaso
Jan. 26th, 2013, over Last Decision Victory July 7th, 2012, over
John Dodson Jose Carbajal
N/A Last (T)KO Loss N/A
N/A Last Submission Loss N/A
Oct. 1st, 2011, to Last Decision Loss Dec. 11th, 2010, to
Dominick Cruz John Dodson
RNC x3 (50%) Submission Victories Guillotine x3 (50%)
Armbar x1 (16.7%) by Method Armbar x2 (33.3%)
Kimura x1 (16.7%) Triangle x1 (16.7%)
Guillotine x1 (16.7%)
N/A Submission Losses N/A
by Method
7 Current Decision Streak 0
3 years, 4 months Apr. Time since last finish 7 months
6 Decision Victories 0
in the UFC
3.39 Significant Strikes 4.01
Landed Per Minute
50% Striking Accuracy 44%
1.97 Significant Strikes 3.68
Absorbed Per Minute
66% Striking Defense 67%
3.21 Average Takedown 2.01
Attempts per 15 Min.
49% Takedown Accuracy 100%
61% Takedown Defense 86%
0.08 Average Submission 1
Attempts Per 15 Min.
100% Average Submission 76%
Completion Rate
127, against John Most Significant Strikes 34, against Ulysses
Dodson, Jan. 26th, 2013 Landed in a Fight Gomes, Aug. 4th, 2012
4 hrs, 11 min, 55 sec Total Cage Time 1 hr, 58 min, 7 seconds

Moraga’s stats, unfortunately, are a little skewed in that FightMetric only has two of his bouts on record. That said, he has shown savvy with the guillotine choke, and that right there gives him a weapon to use against a strong wrestler like Johnson. Still, when all is said and done, I expect Demetrious Johnson to talk out of Seattle with his UFC Flyweight Title around his waist.

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