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Jorge Masvidal, it has been too long.
“Gamebred” returned to the Octagon in emphatic fashion on Saturday, knocking out Darren Till with an overhand left in the UFC Fight Night 147 headliner at The O2 Arena in London. In victory, Masvidal snapped a two-bout skid and re-established himself as a force to be reckoned with in the welterweight division.
Here is a by-the-numbers look at UFC Fight Night 147, with statistics courtesy of UFCStats.com.
497: Days since Masvidal’s last Octagon appearance, a decision loss to Stephen Thompson at UFC 217 on Nov. 4, 2017.
35: Significant strikes landed by Masvidal. By comparison, Till landed 21. “Gambred” outlanded his foe 19 to 13 in round one and 16 to 8 in round two.
2: Knockdowns landed in the main event. Till floored Masvidal in an initial exchange, while “Gamebred” floored his foe with an overhand left in the second to get the finish.
7: Consecutive victories for Leon Edwards, tying him with Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos and Santiago Ponzinibbio for the second-longest active winning streak in the UFC’s welterweight division. “Rocky” garnered a split verdict against Gunnar Nelson in the UFC London co-main event.
23: Significant strikes landed by Edwards in the second round, when he dropped Nelson with a counter elbow. Nelson landed three significant strikes in the frame.
14: Significant strikes landed by Edwards (8) and Nelson (6) in rounds one and three combined.
5: Consecutive UFC wins for Dominick Reyes after a narrow split-decision victory against former title challenger Volkan Oezdemir. That is the longest active winning streak in the promotion’s light heavyweight division.
16: Significant body strikes landed by Reyes. By comparison, Oezdemir landed four. Reyes held a 44-to-35 advantage in significant strikes overall.
3: Consecutive submission victories for Nathaniel Wood, tying him with four others for the second-longest active submission streak in the UFC. Charles Oliveira is currently No. 1 with four straight tapout wins. Wood submitted Jose Quinonez with a rear-naked choke 2:46 into the second round of their bantamweight clash.
13: Straight professional triumphs for Claudio Henrique da Silva following his third-round submission of Danny Roberts in a featured welterweight scrap. That streak includes four UFC triumphs for the 36-year-old Brazilian.
4: Submission attempts by da Silva in the bout. That gives him six submission attempts in four UFC appearances.
11: Unofficial media scorecards, of the 15 tracked by MMADecisions.com, that scored the middleweight bout between Jack Marshman and John Phillips in favor of Phillips. However, cageside judges Mark Collett and Andy Roberts submitted 29-28 scorecards for Marshman, giving “The Hammer” a split-decision triumph.
.200: Significant striking accuracy for Marshman, who landed 31 of 149 attempts. Phillips wasn’t much better, landing 32 of 95 significant strikes for a 33 percent success rate.
5: Consecutive victories for Arnold Allen, tying him with Zabit Magomedsharipov for the second longest active winning streak in the featherweight division behind only reigning champion Max Holloway (12). Allen took a unanimous decision over Jordan Rinaldi in a preliminary bout on Saturday.
63: Significant strikes landed by Marc Diakiese in a decision triumph over Joe Duffy. “Bonecrusher” distributed his attacks nicely, landing 19 significant strikes to the head, 22 to the body and 22 to the legs.
119: Total strikes by which Saparbeg Safarov (139) outlanded short-notice foe Nicolae Negumereanu (20) in their light heavyweight tilt. Safarov also outlanded his foe 70 to 11 in significant strikes, including a 50-to-0 edge on the ground. Negumereanu was a replacement for Gokhan Saki in the bout.
107: Significant strikes landed by Molly McCann in a unanimous decision win over Priscila Cachoeira at 125 pounds. McCann outlanded her foe 26 to 19 in round one, 43 to 35 in round two and 38 to 21 in round three.
202: Significant strikes absorbed by Cachoeira in her first two UFC appearances losses to McCann and Valentina Shevchenko.