Dustin Poirier and Anthony Pettis put on a fight to remember in Virginia.
After two thrilling rounds, Poirier became just the second man to finish “Showtime” when Pettis’ was forced to tap after suffering a rib injury inside his opponent’s body triangle 2:08 into the third round of the UFC Fight Night 120 headliner on Saturday. The wins and finishes continue to accumulate for Poirier, who remains an interesting contender at 155 pounds.
Here is a by-the-numbers look at UFC Fight Night 120, with statistics courtesy of FightMetric.com.
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9: Finishes in UFC competition for Poirier following his win over Pettis. That ties him with Max Holloway and Tony Ferguson for second-most in the promotion since 2011. Donald Cerrone is No. 1 during that time with 13 finishes.
14: UFC victories since 2011 for Poirier, tying him with Holloway for third most in the organization during that time. Only Cerrone (19) and Demetrious Johnson (15) have won more.
5: Takedowns landed in six attempts for Poirier, who was able to get Pettis on the canvas at least once in each frame. “The Diamond” went 3 for 3 on takedowns in round two.
4: Submissions attempted by Pettis. There were numerous grappling transitions during the main event, but “Showtime” was unable to trap Poirier in any maneuver, in large part due to the blood streaming from multiple cuts on his face.
25: Total strikes by which Poirier outlanded Pettis. Poirier also held a 53-to-34 advantage in significant strikes landed.
14: UFC welterweight wins for Matt Brown, who knocked out Diego Sanchez in the opening stanza at UFC Fight Night 120. That ties him with Thiago Alves and Josh Koscheck for the third most in the history of the division. Only Georges St. Pierre (19) and Matt Hughes (16) have more.
12: Finishes for Brown in the Octagon. That ties him with Matt Hughes for the most in the history of the UFC welterweight division.
3: KO/TKO defeats for Diego Sanchez since July 2016. Prior to that, “The Nightmare” had never been officially stopped by strikes in 34 professional bouts. His only other KO/TKO defeat was the result of a doctor stoppage vs. B.J. Penn at UFC 107.
15: UFC heavyweight triumphs for Andrei Arlovski, the second most in the history of the division behind only Frank Mir (16). The former champion halted a five-fight losing streak with a unanimous decision victory over Junior Albini.
92: Significant strikes landed by Arlovski, the most he has landed in 24 UFC appearances. “The Pit Bull” outlanded Albini by 44 significant strikes in the three-round affair.
10: Bantamweight triumphs in UFC competition for Raphael Assuncao following his third-round knockout of Matthew Lopez on Saturday. That ties him with Urijah Faber for the second most in the history of the division. Champ T.J. Dillashaw is No. 1 with 11 victories.
2,506: Days since Clay Guida’s Octagon finish, a second-round submission of Takanori Gomi at UFC 125 on Jan. 1, 2011. Guida defeated Joe Lauzon via technical knockout 1:07 into the opening round of their lightweight bout, the fastest finish of “The Carpenter’s” career.
50: Combined UFC appearances for Guida and Lauzon. Guida’s Octagon debut occurred on Oct. 14, 2006, while Lauzon’s came on Sept. 23, 2006.
2: Significant strikes by which Marlon Moraes outlanded John Dodson in a closely contested bantamweight bout. Moraes outlanded his foe 17 to 8 in round two, while Dodson held a 16-to-9 advantage in round three. Both fighters landed 19 significant strikes in round one. Moraes ultimately emerged with a split-decision triumph.
53: Significant ground strikes by which Tatiana Suarez outlanded Viviane Pereira in their 115-pound encounter. Suarez landed four takedowns and held a 144-to-69 edge in total strikes landed in a lopsided unanimous decision triumph.
13: Guard passes executed by Suarez, who dominated Pereira with her wrestling and grappling.
250: Combined significant strikes landed by Nina Ansaroff (143) and Angela Hill (107) in their strawweight clash. Ansaroff outlanded her foe 41 to 37 in round one, 52 to 37 in round two and 50 to 33 in round three en route to a unanimous decision triumph.
77: Significant strikes, of the 78 landed by Sean Strickland, that were to the head in his unanimous decision triumph over Court McGee. Strickland relied on his jab throughout the welterweight contest. McGee, meanwhile, landed 19 significant strikes to the head.
28: Significant leg strikes for McGee. Strickland did not land a single leg kick. McGee also had a 15-to-1 edge in significant strikes to the body.
0: Takedowns landed in 11 attempts for McGee.