UFC 88: Breakthrough – CompuStrike Stats

Most of us know by now the fight results for UFC 88:  Breakdown, but let’s take a look inside the numbers with our content partner CompuStrike.

CompuStrike Results for Evans vs Liddell held in Atlanta on 09/06/2008:

Winner: Rashad Evans by KO rd. 2

Inside the Numbers: Liddell won a fairly uneventful first round, landing 10 of 36 total strikes to 10 of 27 for Evans, who kept the Ice Man on his toes in pursuit.  Between rounds, Evans’ coaches confirmed their gameplan seemed to be working by frustrating Liddell and causing him to chase Evans.   Capitalizing upon the Iceman’s hot pursuit and lowered left hand, Evans threw a huge over hand right that connected on his opponent’s chin, turned his lights out and laid the former light heavyweight champion face down in the Octagon.

Some have criticized Liddell saying he has become one-dimensional and the fact that he attempted just three leg strikes and zero takedowns does land some credence to that argument.

Final Stats

Evans
Liddell
18/51
Total Strikes Landed/Thrown
18/57
35%
Percentage
32%
14/47
Total Arm Strikes Landed/Thrown
17/54
30%
Percentage
31%
14
Power Strikes Landed
17
0
Clinch Strikes Landed
0
4/4
Total Leg Strikes Landed/Thrown
1/3
100%
Percentage
33%
4
Kicks Landed
1
0
Knees Landed
0
0/0
Ground Strikes Landed/Thrown
0/0
0%
Percentage
0%
0
Takedowns
0
0
Submission Attempts
0
0
Reversals
0
0
Dominant Positions

Glossary
Total Strikes = Total Arm Strikes + Total Leg Strikes + Ground Strikes
Total Arm Strikes Landed = Power Strikes Landed + Clinch Strikes Landed
Total Leg Strikes Landed = Kicks Landed + Knees Landed

Round 1

Evans
Liddell
10/27
Total Strikes Landed/Thrown
10/36
37%
Percentage
28%
6/23
Total Arm Strikes Landed/Thrown
10/34
26%
Percentage
29%
6
Power Strikes Landed
10
0
Clinch Strikes Landed
0
4/4
Total Leg Strikes Landed/Thrown
0/2
100%
Percentage
0%
4
Kicks Landed
0
0
Knees Landed
0
0/0
Ground Strikes Landed/Thrown
0/0
0%
Percentage
0%
0
Takedowns
0
0
Submission Attempts
0
0
Reversals
0
0
Dominant Positions
0

Round 2

Evans
Liddell
8/24
Total Strikes Landed/Thrown
8/21
33%
Percentage
38%
8/24
Total Arm Strikes Landed/Thrown
7/20
33%
Percentage
35%
8
Power Strikes Landed
7
0
Clinch Strikes Landed
0
0/0
Total Leg Strikes Landed/Thrown
1/1
0%
Percentage
100%
0
Kicks Landed
1
0
Knees Landed
0
0/0
Ground Strikes Landed/Thrown
0/0
0%
Percentage
0%
0
Takedowns
0
0
Submission Attempts
0
0
Reversals
0
0
Dominant Positions
0


Rich Franklin W 3 (TKO) Matt Hamill
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Inside the Numbers: Franklin’s leg strikes were the difference in the fight. He landed 11 of 15 in round one (including 10 kicks) and 18 of 25 in round two (16 of which were kicks). A body kick floored Hamill, who scored just one takedown all night, in round three.

Dan Henderson W 3 (Unan) Rousimar Palhares
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Inside the Numbers: Henderson’s superior striking (30 of 82 power strikes landed) prevented the jiu-jitsu expert Palhares, from taking the fight effectively to the ground. Henderson out-worked Palhares in all three rounds.

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