UFC on ESPN 46: Kara-France vs. Albazi Fight Facts

Fight Facts is a breakdown of all the interesting information and Octagon oddities on every card, with some puns, references and portmanteaus to keep things fun. These deep stat dives delve into the numbers, providing historical context and telling the stories behind those numbers. The Ultimate Fighting Championship began its run of potentially four months of consecutive Saturday coverage in the UFC Apex, starting with a show that had its moments. A few names stood out, and several vets showed they still have plenty left in the tank. UFC on ESPN 46 featured a record win for a mulleted veteran, a new takedown leader at 125 pounds and a rough look for an OG known as “The Pit Bull.”

Sour Note and Turned a Corner

After five rounds of action, Amir Albazi snagged a controversial split decision over Kai Kara-France. It marked just the third time in his career that he had ever prevailed on the scorecards, lowering his finish rate to 82% in the process. On the other hand, Alex Caceres defeated Daniel Pineda to earn his 11th victory as a UFC featherweight. This ties him with Ricardo Lamas for the fourth-most in the division’s history. They trail Cub Swanson (13), Darren Elkins (16) and Max Holloway (19).

Finish or Bust and Hall of Very Good

“Bruce Leeroy” needed all three rounds to overcome Pineda. Across Pineda’s 36-fight career spanning over 16 years, every time he has gone to the judges, he has lost. In less than 30 seconds, Jim Miller blasted Jesse Butler to score his 25th victory as a UFC fighter. He extends his own record by getting his hand raised once again. The stoppage came at the 23-second mark, good for the fastest finish the 54-fight career of “A-10.” The longtime vet had never notched a stoppage faster than 58 seconds before.

Fight Matt Brown Next and Old Man Strength Blossoming

The appearance for Miller was his 42nd on the roster, which puts more distance between the rest of the active pack while keeping up with fellow UFC on ESPN 46 competitor Andrei Arlovski (40). Securing the knockout, Miller claimed his 17th win inside the distance since joining the organization back in 2008. The only man with more is Charles Oliveira, who celebrates 19 including one over Miller.

Enough for a New Haircut and Miller’s Book

Over the years, Miller has racked up 14 post-fight bonuses. This ties him with Anderson Silva for the fifth-most in promotional history. Donald Cerrone and Oliveira both share the lead with the most, at 18 apiece. At lightweight alone, Miller also maintains the following records: most fights (39), most wins (22), most stoppages (15), second-most submissions (nine) and third-most bonuses (13). His total fight time at 155 pounds over six hours and 19 minutes is also the highest in the category by nearly an hour.

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