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12 Number of combined wins (12) for Dave Herman and Ron Waterman since Herman began his professional MMA career on December 31, 2006. The heavyweight Waterman has accounted for two of these, and through his over nine year career has compiled a solid 15-5-2 mark. Herman, on the other hand has been quite busy over the last 18 months, racking up 10 victories against no losses. He also doesn't mind finishing in style. Nine of his ten wins came in round one and he has seven (T)KO's and three submissions.


938 Percentage (93.8) of Rafael Feijao and Wayne Cole's victories to come via stoppage. The big men aren't too fond of decisions and one shouldn't be expected on Saturday. Cole is 11-6 with ten (T)KO or submission wins. He's also been (T)KO'd four times. The Brazilian Feijao is 5-1 with four (T)KO's and one submission. His only loss came by way of a DQ when with only 0:18 remaining in the bout, he used an illegal kick on Marcio Cruz at IFL Las Vegas.


8 Number of losses (8) for Murilo "Ninja" Rua coming into Saturday's bout against Tony Bonello. Rua is no stranger to tough competition as those losses have come against the likes of Quinton Jackson, Paulo Filho, Ricardo Arona, Dan Henderson, and a host of other tough fighters. He'll have his hands full once again against the Aussie Bonello, who is 16-0-1. The win total is one more than Rua's, and Bonello has won 14 by submission.


33 Number of days (33) between Nick Diaz's last fight and his scrap with Muhsin Corbbrey this Saturday. In his last time out Diaz TKO'd Katsue Inoue at DREAM 3 in 6:45. Now he'll try to do the same against Muhsin Corbbrey who last fought back in October when he forced Bobby McMaster to tap with one second left in round one. Coming into the fight Corbbrey is 8-2 while Diaz is 16-7. Diaz is known for putting on good fights and Corbbrey isn't too far behind him, so this one looks to be exciting.


2 In his last (2) fights Karl James Noons has demonstrated the lethality of his knees. First, he KO'd James Edson Berto with a knee, then timed his knee strikes nicely against Nick Diaz to help slice him up eventually leading to a stoppage and the Elite XC belt. Now the 6-2 Noons will put his lightweight title on the line against a 34-13-1 Yves Edwards who is riding a three fight win streak. In his last bout he too used his knee effectively when he delivered a jumping/flying knee to Berto to end the bout at 4:56 of round one.

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