Stats for Suckas

Stats for Suckas: Mark Munoz vs. Gegard Mousasi


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 the main event of the upcoming UFC Fight Night 41: Mark Munoz vs. Gegard Mousasi.


Mark Munoz

Gegard Mousasi

Age 36 28
Camp Reign MMA Red Devil International
Record 13-4 34-4-2
Stance Orthodox Orthodox
Reach 71.0″ 76.0″
Win Percentage 6 (T)KO (46%)
1 Submission (8%)
6 Decisions (46%)
18 (T)KOs (53%)
11 Submissions (32%)
5 Decisions (15%)
Loss Percentage 3 (T)KO (75%)
1 Decision (25%)
2 Submissions (50%)
2 Decisions (50%)
Last (T)KO Victory Nov. 5th, 2011, over Chris Leben July 16th, 2011, over Hiroshi Izumi
Last Submission Victory Jan. 2nd, 2010, over Ryan Jenson Jan. 12th, 2013, over Mike Kyle
Last Decision Victory July 6th, 2013, over Tim Boetsch Apr. 6th, 2013, over Ilir Latifi
Last (T)KO Loss Oct. 26th, 2013, to Lyoto Machida N/A
Last Submission Loss N/A Aug. 26th, 2006, to Akihiro Gono
Last Decision Loss Aug. 1st, 2010, to Yushin Okami Feb. 15th, 2014, to Lyoto Machida
Submission Victories by Method Punches 1x (100%) RNC 5x (45%)
Armbar 3x (27%)
Triangle 2x (18%)
Guillotine 1x (9%)
Punches 1x (9%)
Submission Losses by method N/A Armbar 2x (100%)
Most Takedowns Allowed in a Fight 5, on Nov. 20th, 2010, against Aaron Simpson 11, on Apr. 17th, 2010, against Muhammed Lawal
Fewest Significant Strikes in a Victory 4 0
Decision Victories in the UFC 4 1
Significant Strikes Landed Per Minute 3.35 3.5
Striking Accuracy 51% 49%
Significant Strikes Absorbed Per Minute 2.14 1.08
Striking Defense 58% 72%
Average Takedown Attempts per 15 Min. 2.57 1.55
Takedown Accuracy 26% 58%
Takedown Defense Percentage 58% 51%
Average Submission per 15 Min. 0.6 1.4
Average Submission Completion Rate 0.00% 40.10%
Most Significant Strikes Landed in a Fight 76, against Aaron Simpson, Nov. 20th, 2010 80, against Ilir Latifi, Apr. 6th, 2013
Total Fight Time 2 hrs, 22 min 4 hrs, 27 min, 11 sec

If you want to gauge how this fight will go, look at how both men faired against their common last opponent, Lyoto Machida. Both Gegard Mousasi and Mark Munoz took cautious approaches against “The Dragon,” but only one of them escaped the first round conscious. As much as his wrestling is hyped, Munoz has not shown an ability to translate it over to MMA as well as we would have hoped – save for his bout with Tim Boetsch. Mousasi’s takedown defense – while still not stellar – has improved enough that he should be able to keep the fight standing and pick apart Munoz from distance en route to a decision victory.

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Justin Pierrot is's resident musicologist and TUF aficionado. When not looking after his family or writing his weekly pieces, he's making music as Stormland or building Gundam models.

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