Holly Holm shocked the world.
In an upset that rivals Matt Serra’s shocker over Georges St. Pierre at UFC 69, Holm dispatched Ronda Rousey via second-round knockout to capture the bantamweight title at UFC 193 in Melbourne on Saturday night. “The Preacher’s Daughter” was in control throughout a contest that ranks as her most dominant UFC victory in three Octagon appearances.
Perhaps the most telling statistic to capture what transpired Down Under is not quantifiable, as it is impossible to truly measure the number of jaws that dropped when Holm ended Rousey’s reign with a high kick and follow-up punches 59 seconds into round two. Nonetheless, there are further facts and figures to examine on such a historical night. Here is a by-the-numbers look at UFC 193, with statistics courtesy of FightMetric.com.
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38: Significant strikes landed by Holm, the most of any Rousey foe over the course of an 11-bout UFC and Strikeforce tenure. The previous high came when Miesha Tate landed 24 significant strikes in a third-round submission loss to “Rowdy” at UFC 168.
40: Combined significant strikes landed by Rousey’s nine other foes, excluding the Tate clash at UFC 168. That’s just two more than Holm landed at UFC 193.
.710: Significant striking accuracy for Holm, who landed 38 of 53 attempts. Rousey, meanwhile, was far less accurate, landing 17 of her 65 significant strikes for a 26 percent clip.
29: Significant strikes to the head landed by Holm. By comparison, Rousey landed 13.
4: Significant strikes in the clinch landed by both Holm and Rousey.
1: Takedown landed, in one attempt by Holm. The Jackson-Wink MMA product joins Tate as the only fighters to land a takedown against Rousey in UFC/Strikeforce competition.
0: Takedowns landed and submissions attempted for Rousey, who lost for the first time in 13 professional appearances.
7: Career mixed martial arts victories via knockout or technical knockout in 10 pro bouts for Holm, who went the distance in dispatching Marion Reneau and Raquel Pennington in her first two Octagon outings.
9: Knockout victories in 38 professional boxing bouts for Holm.
1: Fighter to win titles in both the UFC and professional boxing. Holm became the first person to accomplish the feat with her shocking upset of Rousey.
220: Significant strikes landed by Joanna Jedrzejczyk in her unanimous decision triumph over Valerie Letourneau, the most ever in a championship fight. That figure is also the second-most ever in any UFC fight behind the 238 Nate Diaz landed in a three-round bout vs. Donald Cerrone at UFC 141.
117: Significant strikes by which Jedrzejczyk outlanded Letourneau. The Polish champion outlanded her foe 19 to 11 in round one, 44 to 25 in round two, 47 to 21 in round three, 53 to 21 in round four and 57 to 25 in round five.
70: Leg kicks landed by Jedrzejczyk, the most in UFC history. The previous record was 68, set by Carlos Condit against Nick Diaz at UFC 143.
1: Takedown landed, in five attempts by Letourneau. Only one opponent, Claudia Gadleha, has landed more than one takedown against Jedrzejczyk in UFC competition. The Brazilian landed seven takedowns in a split decision defeat at
179: Difference in total significant strikes landed between Mark Hunt’s and Antonio Silva’s first meeting (200) and their rematch (21) on Saturday night. Hunt and Silva went five hard-fought rounds at UFC Fight Night in Australia in nearly two years ago, while their rematch ended 3:41 into the first round.
1-3: Record for Silva since his memorable draw with Hunt in December 2013. The Brazilian failed a post-fight drug test following the bout and has been unable to use testosterone replacement since that contest.
39: Significant strikes by which Jake Matthews outlanded Akbarh Arreola in the second round of their lightweight encounter. Matthews turned the tables on his foe after a harrowing first frame in which he was knocked down by a head kick.
5: UFC events with two finishes stemming from body strikes, including UFC 193, which saw both Kyle Noke and James Moontasri accomplish the feat. The other events were: “The Ultimate Fighter 14” finale, UFC on Fox 7, UFC Fight Night “Cerrone vs. Miller,” and UFC Fight Night “Rockhold vs. Philippou.”
7: Career KO/TKO defeats for Anthony Perosh, who fell to Gian Villante via first-round knockout on Saturday night in a light heavyweight tilt. Four of those losses have come in the UFC within the last five years.
9: Takedowns landed, in 12 attempts, by Danny Martinez in his unanimous decision triumph over Richie Vaculik at flyweight. That represents a Zuffa-best for “The Gremlin,” who landed six takedowns total in his first four UFC/WEC appearances.
22: Significant strikes to the legs landed by Richard Walsh in his victory over Steve Kennedy, who landed four. Walsh held a 93-to-38 advantage in significant strikes landed overall.
3: Fighters in UFC history to earn a finish stemming from a spinning back kick to the body after James Moontasri utilized the maneuver to put away short-notice foe Anton Zafir at the 4:36 mark of round one. Dennis Siver (UFC 105) and David Loiseau (UFC 53) are the other two fighters to dispatch foes with spinning back kicks to the body in UFC competition.
2:36: Time of Ben Nguyen’s rear-naked choke submission of Ryan Benoit in the evening’s opening bout. It is the fourth fastest submission in UFC flyweight history.
2: Flyweights with two first-round finishes in UFC competition. Nguyen, who also dispatched Alptekin Ozkilic within a round in May, joins former title challenger Joseph Benavidez as the only flyweights to accomplish the feat.