Strikeforce finale by the numbers

January, 13, 2013
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By Andrew R. Davis
ESPN Stats & Information Group
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Most wins in Strikeforce welterweight division
With his victory over Nate Marquardt for the Strikeforce welterweight title, Tarec Saffiedine won his sixth fight in the organization, tying him with former champion Nick Diaz for second in wins all time in the promotion's 170-pound division.

Tyron Woodley: 8
Tarec Saffiedine: 6
Nick Diaz: 6
Three others tied: 3

Most wins in Strikeforce history
Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix winner Daniel Cormier defeated Dion Staring at the final event for the organization, finishing his Strikeforce career with eight wins, tied for fourth.

Gilbert Melendez: 11
Josh Thomson: 10
Luke Rockhold: 9
Daniel Cormier: 8
Tyron Woodley: 8

Strikeforce champs in UFC debuts
The five Strikeforce champions who are signed or expected to sign with the UFC are heavyweight champion Cormier, middleweight champion Rockhold, welterweight champion Saffiedine, lightweight champion Melendez and women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. They have a lot to live up to as former Strikeforce champions are 4-0 in their UFC debuts.

Alistair Overeem KO1 Brock Lesnar (UFC 141)
Dan Henderson W5 Mauricio Rua (UFC 139)
Nick Diaz W3 BJ Penn (UFC 137)
Jake Shields W3 Martin Kampmann (UFC 121)

Pride/WEC champs in UFC debuts
In comparison, the incumbent Pride and WEC champions were 0-4 when taking on a UFC fighter in their debut fight:

WEC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis L3 Clay Guida (TUF 13 finale)
Pride light heavyweight champion Dan Henderson L5 Quinton Jackson (UFC 75)
Pride middleweight champion Dan Henderson L2 Anderson Silva (UFC 82)
Pride lightweight champion Takanori Gomi L3 Kenny Florian (UFC Fight Night 21)

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