Demetrious Johnson continues to maintain a stranglehold on the flyweight throne.
“Mighty Mouse” toyed and frustrated Wilson Reis before submitting him with an armbar 4:49 into the third round of their headlining bout at UFC on Fox 24 in Kansas City, Mo., on Saturday night. With the victory, Johnson tied Anderson Silva for the most consecutive title defenses in promotion history with 10 (online betting).
While challenges outside his division may eventually await, Johnson seems content to accumulate records and milestones in the flyweight division, a task for which he is well suited. Here is a by-the-numbers look at UFC on Fox 24, with statistics courtesy of FightMetric.com.
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12: Consecutive UFC victories for Johnson, tying him with Georges St. Pierre for the third-longest winning streak in promotion history. Only Jon Jones (13) and Silva (16) have longer winning streaks.
135: Total strikes landed by Johnson. Reis, meanwhile, landed just 18. “Mighty Mouse” also held a 108-to-16 advantage in significant strikes landed in the title bout.
1,663: Total strikes landed by Demetrious Johnson in his UFC career. On Saturday, the AMC Pankration product surpassed Chris Lytle (1,533) and Nick Diaz (1,616) to move into eighth place all time behind B.J. Penn (1,743).
.090: Significant striking accuracy for the consistently confounded Reis, who landed just 16 of his 168 attempts. Johnson, meanwhile, landed 108 of 186 attempts, a 58 percent success rate.
4: Strawweight triumphs for Rose Namajunas following her second-round submission of Michelle Waterson in the evening’s co-main event. That ties her with Paige VanZant and Tecia Torres for the second-most in the history of the young division. Reigning 115-pound queen Joanna Jedrzejczyk is No. 1 with seven wins.
3: Finishes at 115 pounds for Namajunas, tying her with VanZant for most in division history. In addition to Waterson, “Thug” Rose has also stopped VanZant and Angela Hill in UFC competition. All three finishes have come via rear-naked choke.
33: Significant ground strikes landed by Namajunas. By comparison, Waterson landed just one.
6: Consecutive UFC middleweight victories for Robert Whittaker, the second-longest active streak in the division behind only Yoel Romero. Whittaker announced himself as a serious contender at 185 pounds with a second-round stoppage of former Strikeforce champion Ronaldo Souza.
46: Significant strikes by which Whittaker outlanded “Jacare” in the bout. Whittaker’s 55-to-9 advantage included a 47-to-6 margin in significant strikes to the head.
10: Decision losses in UFC competition for Jeremy Stephens, the most in the history of the Las Vegas-based promotion. “Lil Heathen” dropped his 10th verdict to Renato Carneiro in a featured featherweight tilt on Saturday. Roy Nelson, who fell to Alexander Volkov, is No. 2 all-time with nine decision defeats.
122: Significant strikes landed by Volkov in a unanimous decision win over Nelson at heavyweight. “Drago” outlanded his opponent 29 to 9 in round one, 45 to 11 in round two and 48 to 12 in round three. By comparison, “Big Country” landed 32 significant strikes.
1: Takedown landed in eight attempts for Nelson.
3-7: Record for Nelson in his last 10 bouts in the Octagon. All of Nelson’s recent triumphs have come against foes who are either retired (Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira) or no longer in the UFC (Jared Rosholt, Antonio Silva).
2: Knockdowns landed by Tom Duquesnoy in his Octagon debut, a second-round technical knockout of Patrick Williams in a bantamweight tilt.
.730: Significant striking accuracy for Duquesnoy. The former British Association of Mixed Martial Arts champion landed 36 of 49 significant strikes. Williams landed 37 of 73 strikes, a 50 percent clip.
75: Significant strikes landed by both Rashid Magomedov and Bobby Green in their lightweight scrap. Green outlanded his foe 26-17 in round one, while Magomedov held a 26-to-24 edge in round two and a 32-to-25 advantage in round three en route to a split-decision triumph.
12: Takedowns landed in 14 attempts by Tim Elliott a decision victory over Louis Smolka at flyweight. That figure is the second most ever in a UFC flyweight belt. Demetrious Johnson landed 14 takedowns against Kyoji Horiguchi at UFC 186 in a fight that nearly went the full five rounds to take the top spot.
86: Total strikes by which Aljamain Sterling outlanded Augusto Mendes to halt a two-fight skid in a unanimous decision triumph. “Funk Master” also held an 83-to-30 edge in significant strikes landed in the bantamweight contest.
46: Significant strikes to the body landed by Sterling. By comparison, Mendes landed seven.
159: Total strikes landed by Devin Clark in a unanimous decision triumph over Jake Collier at light heavyweight. That total including a whopping 80-to-8 total strike edge in the third stanza.
10-1: Record for Anthony Smith in mixed martial arts bouts since 2011, including his third-round knockout of Andrew Sanchez on Saturday. Prior to his current tear, “Lionheart” was coming off a three-fight skid that occurred during individual bouts in Strikeforce, the UFC and Victory Fighting Championship.
46: Total strikes by which Smith was outlanded in his come-from-behind victory over Sanchez. Smith was also taken down four times in the contest.
3: Fights at UFC on Fox 24 that had finishes stemming from kicks (Namajunas, Whittaker, Smith). That ties it with UFC 193 and UFC on Fox 10 for most such finishes in promotion history.
56: Significant head strikes landed by Keitlen Vieira in her decision triumph over Ashlee Evans-Smith in their bantamweight bout. By comparison, Evans-Smith landed 20 significant head strikes.
31: Significant leg strikes landed by Evans-Smith. Vieira landed just four.