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He didn’t score any style points, but Ciryl Gane nonetheless made some progress in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s heavyweight division.
Gane won a relatively uneventful five-round verdict against Jairzinho Rozenstruik in the UFC Fight Night 186 headliner at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas on Saturday night, keeping his undefeated record intact in his first headlining affair. In a fight where action was at a premium, Gane controlled the range with his jab and kicks, as he was rarely threatened by his heavy-handed opponent.
Here is a by-the-numbers look at UFC Fight Night 186, with statistics courtesy of UFCStats.com.
5: Consecutive victories for Gane, the longest active winning streak in the UFC’s heavyweight division. In addition to Rozenstriuk, “Bon Gamin” has bested the likes of Junior dos Santos, Tanner Boser, Don’Tale Mayes and Raphael Pessoa in the Octagon. Derrick Lewis, Francis Ngannou and Marcin Tybura are tied for second with four consecutive wins apiece.
102: Significant strikes landed by Gane. By comparison, Rozenstruik landed just 42. Gane outlanded his foe 10 to 8 in Round 1, 23 to 6 in Round 2, 29 to 13 in Round 3, 29 to 10 in Round 4 and 11 to 5 in Round 5.
.570: Significant striking accuracy for Gane, who landed 102 of 176 attempts. Rozenstruik was far less effective, landing 42 of 104 attempts for a 40 percent success rate.
2: Takedowns landed in 14 attempts by Gane. Though he struggled to get his opponent to the canvas, the Paris-based heavyweight was still able to control the vast majority of the fight.
6: Consecutive victories for Magomed Ankalaev, the longest active winning streak in the light heavyweight division and tying him for the fourth-longest in the history of the 205-pound weight class. The only fighters with longer winner streaks at light heavyweight are Jon Jones (13), Lyoto Machida (eight) and Chuck Liddell (seven). Ankalaev took a unanimous verdict over Nikita Krylov in Saturday’s co-main event.
3: Consecutive bouts in which Nikita Krylov has gone to a third round in UFC competition. In his first 11 Octagon appearances, Krylov saw the third frame only once. “The Miner” is 1-2 in those contests.
2: Draws in UFC women’s flyweight history after Montana De La Rosa and Mayra Bueno Silva battled to a majority draw at UFC Fight Night 186. The other: DeAnna Bennett vs. Melinda Fabian at “The Ultimate Fighter 26” finale.
9: UFC bantamweight victories for Pedro Munhoz, fifth most in the history of the division behind T.J. Dillashaw (12), Raphael Assuncao (11), Urijah Faber (11) and Aljamain Sterling (10). Munhoz earned a unanimous decision triumph in a rematch against Jimmie Rivera on Saturday night.
1,939: Days since the first meeting between Munhoz and Rivera at UFC Fight Night 77, which Rivera won via split decision on Nov. 7, 2015.
94: Significant strikes landed by Munhoz. By comparison, Rivera landed 65. Munhoz landed at a 48 percent success rate, while Rivera connected on just 33 percent of his significant strikes.
40: Significant leg strikes landed by Munhoz. Rivera, meanwhile, landed 13.
12: Takedowns successfully defended in 13 attempts by Alex Caceres against Kevin Croom in a featured featherweight tilt. Caceres outlanded his foe 26 to 12 in significant strikes and 49 to 19 in total strikes in a three-round verdict.
8:50: Total control time for Alexis Davis in a three-round verdict against Sabina Mazo at bantamweight. Davis outlanded her foe by a 128-to-71 count in total strikes and was successful on all three of her takedown attempts in the bout.
62: Significant strikes by which Ronnie Lawrence outlanded Vince Cachero en route to a technical knockout victory 2:38 into the third round of their preliminary bantamweight bout.
50: Significant ground strikes, including 48 in the third frame, by Lawrence. Cachero did not land a single signifcant strike on the canvas.
8: Takedowns landed in nine attempts by Lawrence, who grounded his foe a whopping five times in the second stanza alone.
66: Significant strikes — including a pair of Round 1 knockdowns — landed by Maxim Grishin in a narrow unanimous decision loss to Dustin Jacoby at light heavyweight. Grishin outlanded his opponent 21 to 13 in Round 1 and 27 to 26 in Round 3, while both combatants landed 18 significant strikes in Round 2. Nonetheless, Jacoby swept the scorecards by a trio of 29-28 counts.
8: Fights to go the distance on Saturday’s nine-bout offering. The card began with 14 bouts before various withdrawals and cancellations reduced the final number.
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