UFC Stats Tracker 2023: Davey Grant joins select group of UFC fighters with rare submission

On Saturday, Davey Grant joined a short list of fighters to score an inverted triangle submission under the UFC banner. Before Grant won his UFC Vegas 71 bout against Raphael Assuncao via this technique, only three other UFC competitors had scored submissions this way: Jordan Leavitt, Olivier Aubin-Mercier and Cole Miller.

Miller was the first UFC fighter to submit an opponent via inverted triangle, stopping Dan Lauzon at UFC 108 in January 2010. The next inverted triangle submission on a UFC card came in October 2014, when Aubin-Mercier stopped Jake Lindsay at UFC Fight Night 54 Leavitt ended a seven-plus year inverted triangle submission drought on UFC fight cards in December 2021 when he submitted Matt Sayles at UFC Vegas 45.

Miller, Aubin-Mercier and Grant received fight bonus awards for their rare submission victories.

UFC Vegas 71 also featured a new promotional record. In the evening’s main event, Merab Dvalishvili set a new UFC record with 49 takedown attempts. Dvalishvili defeated former UFC bantamweight champion Petr Yan by unanimous decision. The win moved Dvalishvili to No. 1 in the official UFC bantamweight rankings.

UFC Vegas 71 was streamed on ESPN+.

Below, we look at all the important UFC stats for 2023.

Total matches: 98

Title matches: 6

Unanimous decisions: 32

Separate decisions: 7

Majority decisions: 2

Majority ties: 2

KOs/TKOs: 25

Submissions: 30

Types of finishes


  • Rear bare choke: 15
  • Guillotine Choke After Drop to Guard: 2
  • Arm Triangle from Half Guard: 2
  • Triangular choke from below guard: 2
  • Guillotine choke on the ground: 1
  • Guillotine Choke from Bottom Guard: 1
  • Knee on the ground: 1
  • Triangle arm from base: 1
  • Arm triangle on the ground: 1
  • Armbar from side control: 1
  • Triangle Armbar from Bottom Guard: 1
  • Guillotine Choke from Half Guard: 1
  • Inverted triangle from bottom control: 1

Knockouts and technical knockouts

  • Punch to the head at a distance: 6
  • Punches to the head from a distance: 3
  • Elbows to the head from mount: 2
  • Doctor’s interruption: 2
  • Punches to the head in the Clinch: 2
  • Punches to the head on the ground: 2
  • Flying from knee to head: 1
  • Kick to Body at a distance: 1
  • Distance Knees to Body: 1
  • Knees to Head in Clinch: 1
  • Punches to the head from a rear controller: 1
  • Punches to the head by the guard: 1
  • Punches to the body at a distance: 1
  • Punches to the head from the corner break: 1

Matches by Weight Division

  • Heavy weight: 9
  • Light Heavy: 11
  • Average weight: 9
  • Free weight: 10
  • Light: 15
  • Wing weight: 9
  • Women’s Featherweight: 1
  • Last weight: 13
  • Catch weight: 2
  • Women’s Bandambaro: 2
  • Flight weight: 8
  • Women’s Flyweight: 7
  • Women’s strawweight: 2

Total UFC Stats in 2023

  • Total knockdowns landed: 31
  • Total submission attempts: 71
  • Total turnovers: 33
  • Total Significant Attempts: 16,764
  • Total Major Hits: 11,903
  • Total attempted significant headers: 12,642
  • Total significant head hits: 4,986
  • Total attempted significant body blows: 2,524
  • Total significant body hits: 1,909
  • Total significant attempts on legs: 1,598
  • Total significant leg hits: 1,324
  • Total Major Strike Distance Attempts: 14,572
  • Total significant distance landings: 6,542
  • Total Major Clinch Attempts: 1,370
  • Total Significant Clinch Strikes Landed: 1,028
  • Total attempted ground hits: 822
  • Total significant ground hits: 640
  • Total strike attempts: 21,071
  • Total hits: 11,903
  • Total removal attempts: 641
  • Total occupations: 227

Memorable match stats in 2023

Shortest five-round match: Jon Jones submits Cyril Gane at 2:04 of Round 1 via guillotine choke at UFC 285.

Shortest three-round match: Rinya Nakamura KOs Toshiomi Kazama at 0:33 of Round 1 via punch to the head at UFC Vegas 68.

Last finish in a three-lap race: Davey Grant submits Raphael Assuncao via inverted triangle from underside control at 4:43 of Round 3 at UFC Vegas 71.

Most Takedowns Made: Loik Radzhabov had 11 takedowns in 21 attempts against Esteban Ribovics at UFC 285 and Merab Dvalishvili had 11 takedowns in 49 attempts against Petr Yan (five round fight) at UFC Vegas 71.

Most submission attempts: HyunSung Park three submission attempts against SeungGuk Choi, Jimmy Crute three submission attempts against Alonzo Menifield, Clayton Carpenter with three submission attempts against Juancamilo Ronderos and Joe Solecki with three submission attempts against Carl Deaton.

Most knockdowns landed: Rinya Nakamura scores two knockdowns on Toshiomi Kazama, Alonzo Menifield scores two knockdowns on Jimmy Crute and Trevor Peek scores two knockdowns on Erick Gonzalez.

The most significant blows landed in a three-round fight: Jessica Andrade lands 231 of 369 major strike attempts in unanimous decision win over Lauren Murphy.

Holidays: Serghei Spivac prevents Derrick Lewis from landing any strikes or takedowns during their fight in the UFC Vegas 68 main event.

New UFC records in 2023

Jon Jones became the eighth double champion in UFC history.

Jon Jones broke his own UFC record with 15 title fights.

Shavkat Rakhmonov became the first UFC welterweight to open his promotion streak with five consecutive finishes.

Jamahal Hill lands 232 significant strikes in a UFC lightweight bout for a new UFC LHW single fight record. Hill defeated Glover Teixeira by unanimous decision to win the UFC lightweight title.

Jessica Andrade lands 231 significant strikes in a UFC women’s flyweight bout for a new UFC women’s flyweight record. Andrade defeated Lauren Murphy by unanimous decision.

Jessica Andrade tied Amanda Nunes for the most wins in women’s UFC history with her 15th win in the promotion.

Jim Miller competed in his 41st UFC fight. Andrei Arlovski is second to Miller with 39 UFC fights.

With his one submission attempt against Alexander Hernandez, Jim Miller has the most submission attempts in UFC history with 47. Charles Oliveira is second with 40 submission attempts.

Jim Miller has 38 fights in the UFC lightweight division. Three other fighters: Clay Guida, Gleison Tibau and Joe Lauzon are tied for second with 27 each.

Jim Miller has a UFC lightweight fight time of 6:18:59. Clay Guida is second with 5:10:50.

Jim Miller has 44 submission attempts in UFC lightweight bouts. Joe Lauzon is second with 29.

Erin Blanchfield has a 55.4 percent control time percentage in UFC flyweight fights. Taila Santos is second with 46.3%.

Erin Blanchfield has a career-high 48.6 percent landing percentage in UFC flyweight bouts. Gillian Robertson is second with 41.9%.

Erin Blanchfield is averaging 1.57 submissions per 15 minutes of UFC women’s flyweight competition. Taila Santos is second with 1.5.

Mayra Bueno Silva secured the first knee submission in UFC women’s bantamweight history.

Statistics via UFC Stats

Leave a Comment