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UFC Fight Night 35 Prelims: Behind the Records Part 2

Next Wednesday UFC Fight Night 35 will be airing on Fox Sports 1, with the main event between Luke Rockhold and Costas Philippou. Prior to that there will be 11 more fights with fighters ranging from the Top 15 of the UFC to several making their debuts under the bright lights of the UFC. This is the breakdown of the fighters and their records on the prelims.

In each record break down you will see a fighters overall record, the record of their last 5 bouts and the record they obtained fighting in the UFC or other major organization. In addition there is the winning percentage, finishing percentage and the number of (T)KO's and submissions in their records. Their stance, height and reach are all listed as well. On the far right are the significant striking accuracy, striking defense, takedown accuracy and take down defense percentages provided by Fight Metric from their websites.

Below the fights stats you will see the opponents records broken down. On the left you see the opponents overall record as of now, including each time they have faced off if they have rematched. On the right it displays the opponents record prior to the contest that took place. Any notes are meant to display a loss, title win, title loss, no contest, ect.

At the very bottom it displays the added up records if wins, losses, and draws and the average record. Below that there is a breakdown of the major promotions numbers since their UFC debut. It's all very cut and dry and if you have any questions about what you're seeing please feel free to ask about it in the comments.

Forth Fight: Fox Sports 1 Prelim
Middleweight Bout: Brian Houston vs. Trevor Smith

FIGHTER Wins Loss Draw WIN % OF FIGHTS FINISH % OF FIGHTS (T)KO SUB UFC STRIKING ACC: 0%
BRIAN HOUSTON 4 1 0 80.00% 75.00% 3 0 UFC STRIKING DEF: 50%
LAST FIVE FIGHTS 4 1 0 ORTHODOX HEIGHT: 6'2" REACH 78 UFC TAKEDOWN ACC: N/A
UFC RECORD 0 1 0 LAST FIGHT: 11/06/13 AGE 32 UFC TAKEDOWN DEF: N/A
FIGHTER RECORD OVERALL Wins Loss Draw NOTES FIGHTER RECORD TOF Wins Loss Draw NOTES
JOSH HEATH 0 1 0
JOSH HEATH 0 0 0
ANTHONY HIRD 0 3 0
ANTHONY HIRD 0 0 0
TODD MEREDITH 4 3 0
TODD MEREDITH 3 1 0
JETT JONES 1 2 0
JETT JONES 0 1 0
DEREK BRUNSON 11 2 0 UFC DEBUT (LOSS) DEREK BRUNSON 10 2 0 UFC DEBUT (LOSS)
TOTALS: 16 11 0 59.00% TOTALS: 13 4 0 76.00%
AVERAGE: 3.2 2.2 0
AVERAGE: 2.6 0.8 0
UFC TOTALS: 11 2 0 85.00% UFC TOTALS: 10 2 0 83.00%
UFC AVERAGE: 11 2 0
UFC AVERAGE: 10 2 0

GYM: American Top Team
Base: Wrestling/Kickboxing
Credentials/Accolades: 2011 "National" Thai-Boxing Cruiserweight Champion, 2011 National Golden Gloves Bronze Medalist, All State Georgia Wrestling (High School)

Mr. Houston was clipped with a head kick by Derek Brunson in his UFC debut back in November at UFC Fight For The Troops III before succumbing to a rear naked choke less than a minute into round 1. Mr. Houston ran into a decent fighter for the first time in his professional career and lost. It was no doubt a learning experience. I say that based on his opponents outside the UFC having only a 36% win rate with his opponents owning a 5-9 record total. He will own a 3 inch reach advantage for this fight.

FIGHTER Wins Loss Draw WIN % OF FIGHTS FINISH % OF FIGHTS (T)KO SUB UFC STRIKING ACC: 73%
TREVOR SMITH 10 4 0 71.00% 100.00% 1 9 UFC STRIKING DEF: 34%
LAST FIVE FIGHTS 2 3 0 ORTHODOX HEIGHT: 6'3" REACH 75 UFC TAKEDOWN ACC: 25%
UFC/STRIKEFORCE RECORD 2 3 0 LAST FIGHT: 07/27/13 AGE 33 UFC TAKEDOWN DEF: 50%
FIGHTER RECORD OVERALL Wins Loss Draw NOTES FIGHTER RECORD TOF Wins Loss Draw NOTES
BRIAN MARTIN 0 1 0
BRIAN MARTIN 0 0 0
TIM PERALES 0 4 0
TIM PERALES 0 3 0
JESUS RODRIGUEZ 2 4 0
JESUS RODRIGUEZ 1 0 0
MATT KOVACS 9 11 0
MATT KOVACS 5 3 0
DEVIN COLE 20 10 1 (LOSS) DEVIN COLE 17 7 1 (LOSS)
PETE WERVE 7 8 0
PETE WERVE 7 7 0
WES SWOFFORD 9 4 0
WES SWOFFORD 3 0 0
JARED TORGESON 15 10 0
JARED TORGESON 8 6 0
KEITH BERRY 15 12 0 STRIKEFORCE DEBUT KEITH BERRY 10 6 0 STRIKEFORCE DEBUT
TJ COOK 12 5 0
TJ COOK 12 3 0
GIAN VILLANTE 11 4 0 (LOSS) GIAN VILLANTE 8 3 0 (LOSS)
ALEXANDRE MORENO 12 3 0
ALEXANDRE MORENO 12 2 0
TIM KENNEDY 17 4 0 (LOSS) TIM KENNEDY 14 4 0 (LOSS)
ED HERMAN 21 10 0 1NC UFC DEBUT (LOSS) ED HERMAN 20 9 0 1NC UFC DEBUT (LOSS)
TOTALS: 150 90 1 62.00% TOTALS: 117 53 1 68.00%
AVERAGE: 10.71 6.42 0.07
AVERAGE: 8.35 3.78 0.07
UFC/STRIKEFORCE TOTALS: 76 35 0 68.00% UFC/STRIKEFORCE TOTALS: 64 25 0 72.00%
UFC/STRIKEFORCE AVERAGE: 15.2 7 0
UFC/STRIKEFORCE AVERAGE: 12.8 5 0


GYM:
Ring Demon Jiu-Jitsu
Base: Wrestling/BJJ
Credentials/Accolades: NJCAA Wrestling All American (2002) NCAA Big 12 Conf. 4th Place (2004)

Mr. Smith has fought some decent names in Tim Kennedy and Ed Herman, but the amount of losses on Hermans and Keith Berry's records harm his percentages making his opponent quality appear lower than it really is. Smith is on a two fight losing streak and is 1-3 in his last 4. He should have the grappling advantage over Houston. In addition to solid wrestling conditionals Smith has 9 submissions in 10 career wins.

Fifth Fight: Fox Sports 1 Prelim
Lightweight Bout: Elias Silverio vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg

FIGHTER Wins Loss Draw WIN % OF FIGHTS FINISH % OF FIGHTS (T)KO SUB UFC STRIKING ACC: 58%
ELIAS SILVERIO 9 0 0 100.00% 33.00% 3 0 UFC STRIKING DEF: 61%
LAST FIVE FIGHTS 5 0 0 ORTHODOX HEIGHT: 5'9" REACH 73 UFC TAKEDOWN ACC: 50%
UFC RECORD 1 0 0 LAST FIGHT: 09/04/13 AGE 27 UFC TAKEDOWN DEF: 94%
FIGHTER RECORD OVERALL Wins Loss Draw NOTES FIGHTER RECORD TOF Wins Loss Draw NOTES
BRUNO TAVARES 2 1 1
BRUNO TAVARES 0 0 0
DIEGO HENRIQUE 5 1 0
DIEGO HENRIQUE 2 0 0
GILMAR DUTRA LIMA 23 11 1
GILMAR DUTRA LIMA 21 6 0
GIOVANNI ALMEIDA 4 2 0 1NC GIOVANNI ALMEIDA 4 1 0 1NC
DOUGLAS BERTAZINI 7 5 0
DOUGLAS BERTAZINI 5 4 0
JULIO RAFAEL RODRIGUES 7 4 0
JULIO RAFAEL RODRIGUES 5 1 0
PAT DEFRANCO 4 2 0
PAT DEFRANCO 2 1 0
JUNIOR ORGULHO 7 2 0
JUNIOR ORGULHO 5 1 0
JOAO ZEFERINO 13 6 0 UFC DEBUT JOAO ZEFERINO 13 5 0 UFC DEBUT
TOTALS: 72 34 2 67.00% TOTALS: 57 19 0 75.00%
AVERAGE: 8 3.77 0.22
AVERAGE: 6.33 2.11 0
UFC TOTALS: 13 6 0 68.00% UFC TOTALS: 13 5 0 72.00%
UFC AVERAGE: 13 6 0
UFC AVERAGE: 13 5 0


GYM: Barbosinha Team
Base: Muay Thai/Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Credentials/Accolades: Jungle Fight Welterweight Champion

Silverio is dropping from 170 pounds to 155 pounds for this fight after defeating Joao Zeferino in his UFC debut in September. He is an aggressive Muay Thai style striker who showed decent takedown defense in his last fight, stopping all but one of Zeferinos 16 takedown attempts. Seems to lack pure KO power with only 3 stoppage wins. Has fought somewhat decent competition throughout his career as the numbers show.

FIGHTER Wins Loss Draw WIN % OF FIGHTS FINISH % OF FIGHTS (T)KO SUB UFC STRIKING ACC: 44%
ISSAC VALLIE-FLAGG 14 3 1 78.00% 57.00% 5 3 UFC STRIKING DEF: 52%
LAST FIVE FIGHTS 5 0 0 ORTHODOX HEIGHT: 5'8" REACH 70 UFC TAKEDOWN ACC: N/A
UFC/STRIKEFORCE RECORD 3 0 0 LAST FIGHT: 02/02/13 AGE 35 UFC TAKEDOWN DEF: 70%
FIGHTER RECORD OVERALL Wins Loss Draw NOTES FIGHTER RECORD TOF Wins Loss Draw NOTES
BEN SCHILSLER 1 1 0 (LOSS) BEN SCHILSLER 0 1 0 (LOSS)
DANNY WREN 8 4 0
DANNY WREN 0 0 0
ERIC REGAN 14 22 0
ERIC REGAN 0 1 0
PATRICKS REEVES 17 23 0 (LOSS) PATRICKS REEVES 2 5 0 (LOSS)
ASHTON CASTRO 1 9 0
ASHTON CASTRO 0 6 0
RUDY BEARS 14 13 0 (LOSS) RUDY BEARS 0 0 0 (LOSS)
ABEL VARGAS 3 3 0 1NC ABEL VARGAS 2 1 0 1NC
BRAD NORDQUIST 9 22 0 1NC BRAD NORDQUIST 2 7 0 1NC
ADRIAN GUTIERREZ 4 1 0
ADRIAN GUTIERREZ 2 0 0
ANSELMO MARTINEZ 7 5 0
ANSELMO MARTINEZ 2 0 0
MIKE BARRERAS 5 6 0
MIKE BARRERAS 4 4 0
ROBERT SIMMONS 2 2 0
ROBERT SIMMONS 2 1 0
KEN JACKSON 11 11 1 (DRAW) KEN JACKSON 7 4 0 (DRAW)
ALEJANDRO VILLALOBOS 13 3 0
ALEJANDRO VILLALOBOS 10 2 0
DANNY RODRIGUEZ 5 12 0
DANNY RODRIGUEZ 4 10 0
BRIAN MELANCON 7 3 0 STRIKEFORCE DEBUT BRIAN MELANCON 5 1 0 STRIKEFORCE DEBUT
GESIAS CAVALCANTE 18 7 1 2NC GESIAS CAVALCANTE 16 4 1 2NC
YVES EDWARDS 42 21 1 UFC DEBUT YVES EDWARDS 42 18 1 UFC DEBUT
TOTALS: 181 168 3 51.00% TOTALS: 100 65 2 60.00%
AVERAGE: 10.05 9.33 0.16
AVERAGE: 5.55 3.61 0.11
UFC/STRIKEFORCE TOTALS: 67 31 2 67.00% UFC/STRIKEFORCE TOTALS: 63 23 2 72.00%
UFC/STRIKEFORCE AVERAGE: 22.33 10.33 0.66
UFC/STRIKEFORCE AVERAGE: 21 7.66 0.66


GYM: Jackson's Mixed Martial Arts
Base: Brazilian Jui Jitsu/Kickboxing
Credentials/Accolades: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Purple Belt

Greg Jackson Fighter originally from Michigan. Has not lost since 2007 fighting decent enough competition. This will be his third fight at lightweight. Very aggressive standup. First fight since February 2013 and at the age of 35 may be closing his athletic prime. The biggest thing to take away from his opponents records is the amount of experience they've had with averages of 22-10/ 21-8. Something Silverio lacks with only 9 pro fights.

Sixth Fight: Fox Sports 1 Prelim
Lightweight Bout: Justin Edwards vs. Ramsey Nijem

FIGHTER Wins Loss Draw WIN % OF FIGHTS FINISH % OF FIGHTS (T)KO SUB UFC STRIKING ACC: 58%
JUSTIN EDWARDS 8 3 0 73.00% 88.00% 1 6 UFC STRIKING DEF: 61%
LAST FIVE FIGHTS 2 3 0 ORTHODOX HEIGHT: 5'10" REACH 70 UFC TAKEDOWN ACC: 50%
UFC RECORD 2 3 0 LAST FIGHT: 08/28/13 AGE 30 UFC TAKEDOWN DEF: 94%
FIGHTER RECORD OVERALL Wins Loss Draw NOTES FIGHTER RECORD TOF Wins Loss Draw NOTES
JOSH RAFFERTY 9 8 0
JOSH RAFFERTY 9 6 0
JOHN TROYER 14 11 0 1NC JOHN TROYER 8 3 0
DAVARIUS SCAIFE 1 2 0
DAVARIUS SCAIFE 0 0 0
DANIEL STITTGEN 7 4 0
DANIEL STITTGEN 4 0 0
TONY PARKER 8 8 0
TONY PARKER 1 0 0
MARCUS AJIAN 8 14 1
MARCUS AJIAN 8 11 1
CLAY HARVISON 10 5 0 UFC DEBUT (LOSS) CLAY HARVISON 8 2 0 UFC DEBUT (LOSS)
JORGE LOPEZ 11 3 0
JORGE LOPEZ 11 1 0
JOHN MAGUIRE 19 6 0 (LOSS) JOHN MAGUIRE 16 3 0 (LOSS)
JOSH NEER 34 13 1
JOSH NEER 33 11 1
BRANDON THATCH 11 1 0 (LOSS) BRANDON THATCH 9 1 0 (LOSS)
TOTALS: 132 75 2 63.00% TOTALS: 107 38 2 73.00%
AVERAGE: 12 6.81 0.18
AVERAGE: 9.72 3.45 0.18
UFC TOTALS: 85 28 1 75.00% UFC TOTALS: 77 18 1 80.00%
UFC AVERAGE: 17 5.6 0.2
UFC AVERAGE: 15.4 3.6 0.2


GYM: Jorge Gurgel MMA
Base: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu/Kickboxing
Credentials/Accolades: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Brown Belt, Submission of the Night (vs. Josh Neer, 2012)

Edwards is dropping down to 155 pounds for the first time since losing to Brandon Thatch in August. Strong finisher with 88% finish rate including 6 submissions. Level of competition has varied from veterans to prospects during time with UFC facing fairly high level competition. May need a win to stay employed with the UFC.

FIGHTER Wins Loss Draw WIN % OF FIGHTS FINISH % OF FIGHTS (T)KO SUB UFC STRIKING ACC: 44%
RAMSEY NIJEM 7 4 0 64.00% 57.00% 2 2 UFC STRIKING DEF: 65%
LAST FIVE FIGHTS 2 3 0 ORTHODOX HEIGHT: 5'11" REACH 75 UFC TAKEDOWN ACC: 53%
UFC RECORD 3 3 0 LAST FIGHT: 08/17/13 AGE 25 UFC TAKEDOWN DEF: 20%
FIGHTER RECORD OVERALL Wins Loss Draw NOTES FIGHTER RECORD TOF Wins Loss Draw NOTES
RYAN MILLER 0 1 0
RYAN MILLER 0 0 0
GORDAN BELL 8 2 0 (LOSS) GORDAN BELL 2 0 0 (LOSS)
LOGAN HANCOCK 6 4 0
LOGAN HANCOCK 3 2 0
ERIC URESK 7 5 0
ERIC URESK 4 4 0
SCOTT CASEY 13 4 0
SCOTT CASEY 9 1 0
TONY FERGUSON 14 3 0 UFC DEBUT (LOSS) TONY FERGUSON 10 2 0 UFC DEBUT (LOSS)
DANIEL DOWNES 8 3 0
DANIEL DOWNES 8 2 0
CJ KEITH 8 2 0
CJ KEITH 8 0 0
JOE PROCTOR 8 2 0
JOE PROCTOR 8 1 0
MYLES JURY 13 0 0 (LOSS) MYLES JURY 11 0 0 (LOSS)
JAMES VICK 5 0 0 (LOSS) JAMES VICK 4 0 0 (LOSS)
TOTALS: 90 26 0 78.00% TOTALS: 67 12 0 85.00%
AVERAGE: 8.18 2.36 0
AVERAGE: 6.09 1.09 0
UFC TOTALS: 56 10 0 85.00% UFC TOTALS: 49 5 0 91.00%
UFC AVERAGE: 9.33 1.66 0
UFC AVERAGE: 8.16 0.83 0


GYM: Pit Elevated
Base: Wrestling
Credentials/Accolades: TUF 13 Finalist

What should stand out for Nijem is the level of competition he's faced since joining the UFC in 2011. His opponents have an impressive 91% win rate at the time of the contest. They haven't been very experienced, but neither has he. Nijem is one of only a few fighters I've seen thus far that none of his prior opponents have below a .500 record. He has however been somewhat easy to takedown with stopping just 20% of attempts.

I will put up breakdowns of the next three fights on Sunday. Have a good weekend and stay safe.

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