UFC 208: By the Numbers

By Tristen Critchfield Feb 12, 2017

Germaine de Randamie is now officially in the Ultimate Fighting Championship history books.

The Dutch kickboxing specialist became the promotion’s inaugural women’s featherweight champion in a unanimous decision victory over Holly Holm in the UFC 208 headliner at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Saturday night. In a sometimes ugly, sometimes controversial affair, “The Iron Lady” was able to hang on against a game Holm as the world’s No. 1 featherweight, Cristiane Justino, looked on from her cageside seat.

For now, de Randamie will get some time to bask in the glow of her championship victory. Here is a by-the-numbers look at UFC 208, with statistics courtesy of FightMetric.com (online betting).

80: Significant strikes landed by Germaine de Randamie in the 25-minute contest. Holm, meanwhile, landed 77. De Randamie outlanded her foe 19 to 13 in round two, 16 to 12 in round four and 17 to 16 in round five. Holm outlanded de Randamie 18 to 12 in round one and 18 to 16 in round three.

144 Total strikes landed by de Randamie. Holm, meanwhile, landed 122.

28: Significant head strikes landed by de Randamie. Holm landed 18.

34: Significant body strikes landed by de Randamie. By comparison, Holm landed 21.

38: Significant leg strikes for Holm; de Randamie landed 18.

31: Significant clinch strikes for de Randamie; Holm finished with 16.

0: Takedowns landed, in nine attempts, by Holm. The Jackson-Wink MMA representative had attempted a grand total of two takedowns combined in her previous five Octagon appearances.

14: Middleweight victories for Anderson Silva, second most in UFC history behind current 185-pound champion Michael Bisping. “The Spider” took a unanimous decision triumph over Derek Brunson in the UFC 208 co-main event on Saturday night.

19: Unofficial media scorecards, of the 23 tracked by MMADecisions.com, that scored the contest for Brunson. Eight of those scoring the middleweight contest had Brunson winning all three rounds.

64: Total strikes by which Brunson outlanded Silva. The North Carolina native held clear advantages in round one (43 to 9) and three (60 to 28), while Silva held a slight 17-to-15 advantage in the second frame.

2: Takedowns landed in 10 attempts by Brunson.

10: Finishes in UFC/Strikeforce competition for Ronaldo Souza following his first-round submission of Tim Boetsch in their middleweight encounter. Only Luke Rockhold (12) and Anderson Silva (11) have more finishes at middleweight in the combined history of those two promotions.

7: Submission wins in UFC/Strikeforce competition for “Jacare,” tying him with Luke Rockhold for most among middleweights with bouts in those two organizations.

3: Losses via kimura for Boetsch, who has tapped to the maneuver against Souza, Phil Davis and Luke Rockhold. Nobody else in UFC history has submitted to the kimura twice.

9: Light heavyweight wins for Glover Teixeira since 2012, tying him with Ryan Bader for most in the division during that time. Teixeira earned a clear-cut unanimous decision over Jared Cannonier on Saturday night.

113: Total strikes landed by Teixeira, who controlled much of the action on the ground. By comparison, Cannonier landed 40 total strikes.

12: UFC wins since 2011 for Dustin Poirier, who garnered a majority decision over Jim Miller in a featured lightweight tilt. That total is tied for the fourth most in the promotion during that time behind only Donald Cerrone (19), Max Holloway (13) and Demetrious Johnson (11).

97: Significant strikes landed by Poirier, the most of his 17-bout UFC tenure. The American Top Team product’s previous best of 77 occurred at both UFC 125 and UFC 131. Miller, meanwhile, landed 71 significant strikes.

39: Career submission attempts by Miller, most of any fighter in UFC history. Chris Lytle is second with 31. The New Jersey native attempted three submissions — all in the final stanza — against Poirier.

135: Total strikes landed by Belal Muhammad in a three-round verdict over Randy Brown at welterweight. Brown, meanwhile, landed just 65 total strikes.

6: Takedowns landed, in nine attempts, by Wilson Reis in a preliminary flyweight triumph over Yuta Sasaki. Reis has landed 31 more takedowns than his opponents in his six UFC victories. In his two defeats, Reis was outlanded by three total takedowns.

3: Consecutive flyweight triumphs for Reis, tying him with Kyoji Horiguchi and Serio Pettis for the third-longest active winning streak in the division. Reigning champ Demetrious Johnson is No. 1 with 11 straight wins, while Joseph Benavidez is second with six.

0: Takedowns landed by Nik Lentz in a unanimous decision loss to Islam Makhachev, just the fourth time “The Carny” has failed to land a single takedown in his 18-bout UFC career. Makhachev, meanwhile, landed all five of his takedown attempts in victory.

30: Significant ground strikes landed by Makhachev. By comparison, Lentz landed just two.

1-6: Career UFC record for Phillipe Nover following a split-decision defeat to Rick Glenn in a preliminary featherweight clash. Nover’s first three Octagon setbacks came from 2008 to 2010 during his initial UFC tenure, while the Brooklyn native went 1-3 in the promotion during a second stint beginning in 2015.


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