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UFC on ESPN 30 pre-tournament info: Giga Chikadze appears to be like to be like for rare 7-0 octagon begin

Edson Barboza

Barboza is 2-1 since he dropped to the featherweight division in Also can goal 2020.

Barboza has earned all eight of his UFC stoppage victories by knockout.

Barboza’s seven knockout victories in UFC lightweight competition are tied with Melvin Guillard for second most in divisional historical past within the lend a hand of Dustin Poirier (eight).

Barboza’s 14 knockdowns landed in UFC competition are tied for fourth most in company historical past within the lend a hand of Donald Cerrone (20), Anderson Silva (18) and Jeremy Stephens (18).

Barboza is the ideal fighter in UFC historical past with knockout finishes stemming from a head kick, physique punch, physique kick, leg kicks and flying knee.

Barboza’s 5 knockout victories stemming from kicks and knees in UFC competition are the second most in company historical past within the lend a hand of Cerrone (seven).

Barboza is the ideal fighter in UFC historical past to manufacture two knockout victories stemming from leg kicks. He feeble them to surrender Rafaello Oliveira at UFC 162 and Mike Lullo at UFC 123.

Chikadze’s six-fight UFC winning amble at featherweight is tied for the third longest active amble within the division within the lend a hand of Arnold Allen (eight) and Alexander Volkanovski (seven).

Chikadze has earned nine of his 13 profession victories by stoppage.

Kevin Lee

Kevin Lee (18-6 MMA, 11-6 UFC) returns to competition for the key time since March 14, 2020. The 532-day layoff is the longest of his better than nine-year profession.

Lee returns to the welterweight division for the key time since Also can goal 2019. He’s 0-1 within the burden class all over his profession.

Lee has completed at the least one takedown in 15 of his 17 UFC fights.

Lee’s 96 vital floor strikes landed at UFC Battle Night time 128 are the second most in a single UFC fight within the lend a hand of Neil Magny’s 100 landed at UFC Battle Night time 85.

Daniel Rodriguez (15-2 MMA, 5-1 UFC) has earned 12 of his 15 profession victories by stoppage. That involves three of his UFC wins.

Rodriguez lands 8.29 vital strikes per minute in UFC welterweight competition, the ideal rate in welterweight historical past and second overall in company historical past within the lend a hand of Sean O’Malley (8.37).

Makhmud Muradov

Makhmud Muradov (25-6 MMA, 3-0 UFC) is 19-1 in his past 20 fights relationship lend a hand to March 2015.

Muradov enters the tournament on a 14-fight winning amble. He hasn’t suffered a loss since December 2016.

Gerald Meerschaert (31-14 MMA, 7-6 UFC) has earned 29 of his 31 carer victories by stoppage. That involves all seven of his UFC victories.

Meerschaert’s six submission victories in UFC middleweight competition are most in divisional historical past.

Meerschaert is one of 19 fighters in UFC historical past to manufacture a submission victory by anaconda choke. He completed the feat at UFC Battle Night time 102.

Abdul Razak Alhassan (10-4 MMA, 4-4 UFC) three-fight dropping skid is the longest of his profession. He hasn’t earned a victory since September 2018.

Sam Alvey’s (33-15-1 MMA, 10-10-1 UFC) six-fight winless skid is the longest of his profession. He hasn’t earned a victory since June 2018.

Dustin Jacoby (14-5-1 MMA, 2-2-1 UFC) is 2-0-1 since he returned to the UFC for a second stint in October 2020.

UFC learn analyst and dwell statistics producer Michael Carroll contributed to this narrative. Apply him on Twitter @MJCflipdascript.

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