UFC on ABC 4 pre-event facts: Matt Brown can tie Derrick Lewis’ all-time KO record
The UFC returns to Charlotte, N.C., for the first time in more than five years Saturday with UFC on ABC 4, which takes place at Spectrum Center with a main card that airs on ABC following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+.
A matchup of ranked heavyweights is featured in the main event. Jairzinho Rozenstruik (13-4 MMA, 7-4 UFC) will look to add another spectacular knockout to his highlight reel when he takes on the surging Jailton Almeida (18-2 MMA, 4-0 UFC), who has never had a decision victory during his career.
The card is also littered with a number of other octagon notables, and for more on the numbers, check below for MMA Junkie’s pre-event facts about UFC on ABC 4.
Rozenstruik has earned 12 of his 13 career victories by stoppage.
Rozenstruik is the only fighter in UFC history to earn three knockout victories of 30 seconds or less.
Rozenstruik’s nine-second knockout at UFC on ESPN+ 12 is the second-fastest in UFC heavyweight history behind Todd Duffee’s seven-second finish at UFC 102.
Rozenstruik’s knockout of Alistair Overeem at the 4:56 mark of Round 5 at UFC on ESPN 7 marked the third latest stoppage in UFC history behind Demetrious Johnson’s win (4:59 of Round 5) at UFC 186 and Yair Rodriguez’s victory (4:59 of Round 5) at UFC Fight Night 139.
Almeida is 2-0 since he moved up to the UFC heavyweight division in May 2022.
Almeida has earned all 18 of his career victories by stoppage.
Almeida’s four-fight UFC stoppage streak is the second-longest among active fighters in the company behind Sergei Pavlovich (six).
Anthony Smith (36-17 MMA, 11-7 UFC) is 7-4 since he moved up to the UFC light-heavyweight division in June 2018.
Smith is 11-6 since he returned to the UFC for a second stint in February 2016.
Smith has earned 33 of his 35 career victories by stoppage. That includes 11 of his 12 UFC wins.
Smith’s seven stoppage victories in UFC light heavyweight competition since 2018 are most in the division.
Johnny Walker (20-7 MMA, 6-4 UFC) has earned 19 of his 20 career victories by stoppage. He’s finished all six of his UFC wins by first-round knockout.
Walker is one of 10 fighters in UFC history to earn a knockout stemming from a spinning back fist. He accomplished the feat at UFC on ESPN+ 2.
Walker is one of two fighters in UFC history to win a light heavyweight bout by knockout stemming from a flying knee. James Irvin also accomplished the feat.
Walker is one of five fighters in modern UFC history to win a light heavyweight bout by knockout in 15 seconds or less. He accomplished the feat at UFC on ESPN+ 2.
Daniel Rodriguez vs. Ian Garry
Daniel Rodriguez (17-3 MMA, 7-2 UFC) lands 7.72 significant strikes per minute in UFC welterweight competition, the highest rate in divisional history.
Ian Garry’s (11-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) four-fight UFC winning streak at welterweight is tied for the third-longest active streak in the division behind Michel Pereira (five) and Shavkat Rakhmonov (five).
Tim Means vs. Alex Morono
Tim Means (32-14-1 MMA, 14-11 UFC) is 12-9 (with one no contest) since he returned to the UFC for a second stint in May 2014.
Matt Brown vs. Court McGee
Matt Brown (23-19 MMA, 16-13 UFC) competes in his 30th UFC welterweight bout, the most appearances in divisional history.
Brown’s 16 victories in UFC welterweight competition are tied with Matt Hughes for third-most in divisional history behind Neil Magny (20) and Georges St-Pierre (19).
Brown’s 14 stoppage victories in UFC competition are tied for third-most in company history behind Charles Oliveira (19), Donald Cerrone (16) and Jim Miller (16).
Brown’s 14 stoppage victories in UFC welterweight competition are the most in divisional history.
Brown’s 12 knockout victories in UFC competition are second-most in company history behind Derrick Lewis (13).
Brown’s 12 knockout victories in welterweight competition are the most in divisional history.
Brown’s 10 knockdowns landed in UFC welterweight competition are tied for third-most in divisional history behind Thiago Alves (13) and Jake Ellenberger (11).
Brown’s 24 submission attempts in UFC welterweight competition are second most in divisional history behind Chris Lytle (31).
Brown’s eight stoppage losses in UFC competition are tied for third most in company history behind Andrei Arlovski (10) and Tim Boetsch (nine).
Court McGee (21-11 MMA, 10-10 UFC) is 7-8 since he dropped to the welterweight division in February 2013.
Karl Williams vs. Chase Sherman
Chase Sherman (14-11 MMA, 4-10 UFC) is 2-5 since he returned to the UFC for a second stint in May 2020.
Cody Stamann vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade
Cody Stamann (21-5-1 MMA, 7-4-1 UFC) has earned six of his seven UFC victories by decision.
Carlos Ulberg vs. Ihor Potieria
Carlos Ulberg’s (6-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) three-fight UFC winning streak at light heavyweight is tied for the second-longest active streak in the division behind Jamahal Hill (four).
Ulberg has earned four of his six career victories by stoppage.
Ji Yeon Kim vs. Mandy Bohm
Ji Yeon Kim
Ji Yeon Kim’s (9-6-2 MMA, 3-6 UFC) four-fight losing skid is the longest of her career. She hasn’t earned a victory since October 2019.
Bryan Battle vs. Gabe Green
Bryan Battle (8-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) is 1-1 since he dropped to the UFC welterweight division in August 2022.
For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC on ABC 4.
UFC research analyst and live statistics producer Michael Carroll contributed to this story. Follow him on Twitter @MJCflipdascript.