FightMetric Report for UFC 107: Penn vs. Sanchez, B.J. Penn Is Good at Fighting

via www.cdn.sherdog.com


Remember nine hours ago when I told you that B.J. Penn is scary good?  Yeah, I was right.  But hot damn, I didn't offer the superlatives that Penn deserves.

FightMetric released their report for last night's main event.  Even with the universally acknowledged dominating performance from Penn, the data is quite shocking.

Get this: Sanchez landed all of eight strikes throughout the duration of the fight.  Eight.  Penn landed more than eight jabs to the head in each round.  Let that sink in for a second.  Sanchez threw 108 strikes during the fight.  That's a success rate of 7%.

Meanwhile, B.J. landed 150 of 214 strikes for a land rate of 70%.  Gross.

In the grappling department, Sanchez attempted 27 takedowns*, completing zero. 

In the words of Shirley Evans, "He dominated your will, Rashad."

SBN coverage of UFC 107: Penn vs. Sanchez

* - If I'm not mistaken, FightMetric scores each individual pull or yank as a takedown attempt.  Meaning, if Sanchez grabs a hold of a single leg and yanks him away from the fence three times while maintaining control of said leg, he gets credit for three takedown attempts.

[UPDATED] From FightMetric's blog:

Question: When was the last time that BJ Penn got taken down while fighting at 155 pounds?

Answer: You have to go back more than six years to Penn's fight against Takanori Gomi. Lightweight opponents are 0 for their last 39 takedown attempts against BJ.

Wow.

107_medium

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Bloody Elbow

You must be a member of Bloody Elbow to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bloody Elbow. You should read them.

Join Bloody Elbow

You must be a member of Bloody Elbow to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bloody Elbow. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker