Holly Holm got back to what made her famous in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
After two underwhelming rounds, the former bantamweight queen brought her UFC Fight Night 111 “Holm vs. Correia” headlining matchup with Bethe Correia to an emphatic end, melting the Brazilian with a head kick and one follow-up uppercut 1:09 into the third stanza in Singapore on Saturday. It was Holm’s first Octagon triumph since her landmark knockout of Ronda Rousey at UFC 193 -- a victory that was also triggered by a ringing head kick. Here is a by-the-numbers look at UFC Fight Night 111, with statistics courtesy of FightMetric.com.
2: Knockout victories stemming from head kicks in UFC competition for Holm, making her the first woman in promotion history to earn two such triumphs.
32: Combined significant strikes landed by Holm and Correia in the bout’s first 10 minutes. The Jackson-Wink MMA staple outlanded Correia 7 to 5 in round one and 12 to 8 in round two.
6: Significant strikes landed by Holm in the decisive third stanza.
.230: Significant striking accuracy for Correia, who landed just 15 of her 65 attempts in a tentative performance. Holm, meanwhile, landed 25 of 53 significant strikes, a 47 percent success rate.
581: Days since Holm captured the women’s 135-pound title with a second-round knockout of Rousey in Melbourne. Following that victory, “The Preacher’s Daughter” dropped successive bouts to Miesha Tate, Valentina Shevchenko and Germaine de Randamie.
86: Total strikes by which Marcin Tybura outlanded Andre Arlovski in their co-headlining heavyweight bout. That included a whopping 93-to-12 advantage in round one, when the Polish fighter had his opponent mounted for the majority of the frame.
5: Consecutive losses for Arlovski, who has fallen to Tybura, Francis Ngannou, Josh Barnett, Alistair Overeem and Stipe Miocic during his current slide. It is the second such losing streak of the Belarusian’s career: Arlovski dropped four straight bouts from January 2009 to February 2011.
4: Consecutive triumphs for Colby Covington following a dominant three-round verdict over Dong Hyun Kim in a featured welterweight affair. That ties Covington with Santiago Ponzinibbio for the third-longest active winning streak in the division. Only Demian Maia (seven) and Kamaru Usman (five) have longer winning streaks at 170 pounds.
8: Takedowns landed in 15 attempts landed by Covington. In a suffocating performance, the American Top Team product took Kim down three times apiece in rounds one and three and twice in round two. Covington entered the bout with a takedown average of 6.8 per 15 minutes, the highest rate in promotion history.
31: Takedowns landed by Covington during his four-fight winning streak. Kim landed two takedowns against “Chaos” on Saturday, the first time in eight UFC contests that Covington has been taken down.
37: Significant body strikes landed by Rafael dos Anjos in a unanimous decision triumph over Tarec Saffiedine. By comparison, Saffiedine landed 14 significant strikes to the body. Dos Anjos, the former UFC lightweight champion, was making his 170-pound debut in the Octagon.
0-4: Record for former Pride Fighting Championships star Takanori Gomi in his last four outings. “The Fireball Kid” has been finished inside of a round in each of those defeats, falling to Myles Jury, Joe Lauzon, Jim Miller, and now, Jon Tuck.
9: Significant strikes landed by Gomi in those four losses. In his last victory, a three-round verdict over Isaac Vallie-Flagg in 2014, the Japanese star landed 130 significant strikes.
10: KO/TKO triumphs among 10 professional victories for Walt Harris following a first-round stoppage of Cyril Asker in a preliminary heavyweight tilt. Harris, who finished the contest with punches and elbows on the mat, has won three of his last four Octagon appearances.
28: Total strike advantage for Justin Scoggins in the second round before he was submitted by a rear-naked choke from Yuta Sasaki at the 3:19 mark. The former Shooto Pacific Rim champion swept into mount, took his adversary’s back and eventually secured the fight-ending maneuver in a surprising turn of events.
59: Significant strikes by which Jingliang Li outlanded Frank Camacho in their welterweight bout. That included a 25-to-0 advantage in leg kicks and a 15-to-3 edge in body shots as Li captured a unanimous verdict.
5: Submission attempts from Naoki Inoue in a unanimous decision triumph over Carls John De Thomas at flyweight. Four of those attempts occurred during the second stanza, when Inoue spent most of the frame either in mount or attached to his opponent’s back.
151: Total strikes landed by Inoue. By comparison, Thomas landed just 53. Inoue outlanded his foe 40 to 15 in round one, 62 to 17 in round two and 49 to 21 in round three.