By the Numbers: UFC Fight Night 129

By Tristen Critchfield May 19, 2018


Dominant wrestlers continue to be kryptonite for Demian Maia.

Kamaru Usman is the latest addition to a list that also includes reigning welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and top contender Colby Covington, as he stymied the Brazilian grappling ace for the better part of five rounds to capture a unanimous verdict in the UFC Fight Night 129 headliner in Santiago, Chile, on Saturday night.

With the win, Usman moves into a new class of contenders, while Maia begins what is likely to be his final UFC contract on a down note. Here is a by-the-numbers look at UFC Fight Night 129, with statistics courtesy of FightMetric.com.

8: Consecutive wins for Usman, the second-longest winning streak in UFC welterweight history. Only longtime champion Georges St. Pierre, with 12 straight victories, owns a longer winning streak at 170 pounds.

6: Decision triumphs among those eight victories for Usman, whose only two finishes occurred against Sergio Moraes at UFC Fight Night 116 and against Hayder Hassan at “The Ultimate Fighter 21” finale.

15: Takedowns successfully defended, in 15 attempts, by Usman. After an opening stanza in which he only attempted one takedown, Maia tried at least three takedowns in each of the final four frames.

49: Failed takedowns, in 49 attempts, by Maia in his last three bouts, decision defeats to Usman, Colby Covington and Tyron Woodley.

97: Total strikes landed by Usman. By comparison, Maia landed just 33 total strikes in the 25-minute affair. Usman outlanded his foe 13 to 10 in round one, 16 to 8 in round two, 16 to 4 in round three, 32 to 4 in round four and 20 to 7 in round five.

154: Combined total strikes by which Maia has been outlanded in defeats to Usman, Covington and Woodley.

3: Consecutive victories for Tatiana Suarez, who tapped out Alexa Grasso with a rear-naked choke in the first-round of their co-main event encounter. That ties her with reigning strawweight champion Rose Namajunas for the longest winning streak in the division. In addition to Grasso, Suarez has also bested Viviane Pereira and Amanda Bobby Cooper inside the Octagon.

8: Career first-round finishes among nine professional victories for Dominick Reyes, including three in the UFC. “The Devastator” added to his list with a first-round technical knockout of Jared Cannonier on Saturday night.

.600: Significant striking accuracy for Andrea Lee in her decision triumph over Veronica Macedo in a women’s flyweight contest. Lee landed 56 of 93 significant strikes in victory, while Macedo went 24 for 73, a 32 percent success rate.

6: Finishes by Vicente Luque since he joined the UFC in 2015, the most of any welterweight in the promotion during that time. That includes his knockout of Chad Laprise at the 4:15 mark of round one in their welterweight bout on Saturday night.

46: Total strikes by which Alexandre Pantoja outlanded Brandon Moreno in a clear-cut decision victory at flyweight. That figure included a 49-to-17 advantage in the opening stanza.

33: Seconds needed by Poliana Botelho to dispatch Syuri Kondo, making it the fastest finish in UFC women’s strawweight history. Maryna Moroz held the previous record for besting Joanne Calderwood with an via armbar at the 1:30 mark of the opening stanza at UFC Fight Night 64. Botelho hurt Kondo with a kick to the liver, then clinched the victory with follow-up punches as her opponent fell defenseless to the canvas.

10: Fighters to earn a TKO victory via slam in UFC history, including Gabriel Benitez, who slammed his way out of a Humberto Bandenay armbar and into a victory just 39 seconds into their featherweight clash on Saturday night.

10: Takedowns landed by Enrique Barzola in a unanimous decision victory over Brandon Davis. That ties him with Nik Lentz for the fourth-most takedowns landed in a 145-pound bout in UFC history. Zabit Magomedsharipov, Gray Maynard and Jim Hettes are tied for No. 1 with 11 takedowns landed in a single featherweight contest.

54: Significant strikes by which Felipe Silva outlanded Claudio Puelles in their lightweight bout before Puelles pulled off an improbable kneebar submission 2:23 into the third round. That represents that largest significant strike differential that a UFC lightweight has overcome to win a fight.

441: Days since a fighter last won via kneebar in the UFC. Iuri Alcantara accomplished the feat by tapping out Luke Sanders with the maneuver at UFC 209 in March 2017.

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