Article

By the Numbers: UFC 65 vs. UFC 165

UFC 65 took place on November 18th, 2006 in Sacramento, California with two title fights, while UFC 165 is September 21st, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with two title fights. To see how different things are 100 numbered UFCs later, we took a then-and-now look at the events.
UFC 65 was headlined by Matt Hughes (c) vs. Georges St-Pierre for the welterweight title. The co-main was Tim Sylvia (c) vs. Jeff Monson for the heavyweight title.

UFC 165 is headlined by Jon Jones (c) vs. Alexander Gustafsson for the light heavyweight title. The co-main event is Renan Barao (c) vs. Eddie Wineland.

The UFC 65 hype video can be seen here (try it on PC if your mobile device won't play). The UFC 165 one is here.

Title challenger Georges St-Pierre entered the Octagon at UFC 65 with a record of 12-1.
Title challenger Alexander Gustafsson the Octagon Saturday with a record of 15-1.

Title challenger Georges St-Pierre had previously fought for the UFC welterweight championship (against none other than Matt Hughes), but lost.
Title challenger Eddie Wineland previously held the WEC bantamweight championship.

Tim Sylvia was making his second heavyweight title defense at UFC 65; Renan Barao looks for his second defense of the interim-bantamweight belt at UFC 165.

Six UFC 65 stars are still in the UFC as fighters: Nick Diaz, Gleison Tibau, Alessio Sakara, Frank Mir, Brandon Vera and Georges St-Pierre. Matt Hughes remains with the UFC as Vice President of Athletic Development and Government Relations for the UFC.

UFC 65 featured former pro boxer Alessio Sakara from Italy.
UFC 165 features former pro boxer Costa Phillippou from Cyprus.

Four fighters will make their debuts at UFC 165: Nandor Guelmino, Daniel Omielanczuk, Jesse Ronson and Wilson Reis.

Three fighters entered UFC 65 with undefeated records: Jake O'Brien, Josh Schockman and Brandon Vera.
UFC 165 also features three perfect fighters: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Myles Jury and Dustin Kimura.
UFC 165 headliner Jon Jones has since defeated both O'Brien and Vera inside the Octagon.

Seven fighters made their UFC debuts at UFC 65: Josh Schockman, Hector Ramirez, Antoni Hardonk, Gleison Tibau, Sherman Pendergarst, Dokonjonosuke Mishima, Drew McFedries,

Champion Tim Sylvia stood 6'8 with an 80" reach.
Champion Jon Jones stands 6'4" with a reach of 84.5".

The big-guy nickname matchup at UFC 65 boiled down to the The Maine-iac vs. The Snowman.
UFC 165's is Bones vs. The Mauler.

UFC 65 featured illustrious former kickboxer Antoni Hardonk; UFC 165 features illustrious former kickboxers Stephen Thompson and John Makdessi.

UFC 165 will the 14th event (and Jones' third title defense) held in Canada. When UFC 65 took place, the company had yet to hold an event in Canada at all.

Georges St-Pierre won the welterweight championship at UFC 65 (watch on UFC.tv). As of UFC 165, he is still the UFC's 170-pound titleholder.

UFC 65's main card featured five fights, with four prelim bouts that were only able to be seen in-venue or later on DVD.
UFC 165's main card features five fights, with four prelim bouts that will be broadcast on television (FOX Sports 1 in the US) and four more that can be viewed online.

The youngest fighter at UFC 65 was Jake O'Brien, 22. The oldest was Sherman Pendergarst, 39.
The youngest fighter at UFC 165 will be Dustin Kimura, 24. The oldest is Nandor Guelmino, 37.

At UFC 65, Georges St-Pierre was the youngest of the four title contenders at 25 years old.
At UFC 165, Jon Jones, Renan Barao and Alexander Gustafsson are all 26 years old.

The oldest of the contenders at UFC 65: Jeff Monson at 35.
The oldest of the contenders at UFC 165: Eddie Wineland at 29.

At UFC 65, Twitter was 4 months old with users sending 20,000 tweets a day.
At UFC 165, Twitter generates around 400 million tweets per day.  

At UFC 65, YouTube was just celebrating its  one-year anniversary.
At UFC 165, Octagon enthusiasts can watch the first four preliminary fights on YouTube and even order the Pay-Per-View there.

18 fighters from three weight classes (heavy, light-heavy, welter) were represented at UFC 65.
26 fighters from six weight classes (heavy, light-heavy, middle, welter, light, bantam) will fight at UFC 165.

UFC 65’s resident terrifying, bald, tattooed, muscleman: future Strikeforce fighter Jeff “Snowman” Monson.
UFC 165’s resident terrifying, bald, tattooed, muscleman: former UFC fighter Nandor “The Hun” Guelmino.

UFC 65 results were 6 KO/TKOs, 2 decisions, 1 submission with one successful title defense by Sylvia and one new champion crowned, Georges St-Pierre.
UFC 165 results will unfold Saturday night...

Media

Recent
Lightweight Daron Cruickshank talks about ghosts, life as a cheerleader and his struggles with most sports. The Detroit Superstar faces No. 14 Jorge Masvidal at Fight Night: Lawler vs. Brown.
22/07/2014
Welterweight title contender "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler battled it out with UFC vet Bobby Voelker, and ended up earning his 18 knockout of his career. Tune in to UFC Fight Night San Jose to watch Lawler take on Matt Brown.
21/07/2014
Before the UFC touches down July 26th in San Jose for a thrilling night of fights Road to the Octagon brings you inside the lives and training camps of the six elite fighters. At stake for welterweights Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown is a shot at UFC gold.
19/07/2014
Before featherweights Clay Guida and Dennis Bermudez go toe-to-toe Saturday in San Jose, take an in-depth look at their training camps in this episode of Road to the Octagon.
19/07/2014