Fight Facts: UFC Fight Night 182

By Jay Pettry Nov 17, 2020

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Editor's note: The article has been updated at 11:45 a.m. on Nov. 20 to correct a data tabulation error that inadvertently omitted a few names.

Fight Facts is a breakdown of all of the interesting information and Octagon oddities on every card, with some puns, references and portmanteaus to keep things fun. These deep stat dives delve into the numbers, providing historical context and telling the stories behind those numbers.

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship barely made it to fight night with a nine-fight offering at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Losing multiple fights throughout the week, UFC Fight Night 182 trotted out several young prospects to mixed results. This decision-heavy event still featured a few unusual distinctions for these bouts that went the distance, along with a few records for the headliner victor and a historic back-to-back pair of knockouts for one striker.

Listen to Felder’s Post-Fight Speech: Although three fighters missed weight ahead of UFC Fight Night 182 – Abdul Razak Alhassan, Eryk Anders and Louis Smolka – only one of those bouts made it to fight night. Both Anders and Smolka withdrew the day of the card due to complications resulting from their weight cuts.

Happy Headliner: Taking a five-round decision over Paul Felder, Rafael dos Anjos extended his lead for the most 25-minute non-title fights in UFC history. With no belt on the line, dos Anjos has still fought five full rounds on five separate occasions. Demian Maia, Junior dos Santos, Michael Bisping and Robbie Lawler have each done this three times.

Cardio dos Anjos: Dos Anjos has now competed for 25 full minutes on seven separate occasions as a UFC athlete. Just four fighters have done this more times than dos Anjos: Georges St. Pierre, Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Jon Jones (eight each), and Frankie Edgar (10).

Welcome to 30: Dos Anjos is the seventh fighter in promotional history to compete at least 30 times inside the Octagon. He is the second Brazilian to do so, joining Maia. Donald Cerrone stands above the rest with 36 UFC appearances to date.

Pacing Himself: Regarded as a dangerous finisher for stoppages over the likes of Benson Henderson and Cerrone, dos Anjos now sports an even stoppage rate of .500 after his five-round win. Eight of the Brazilian’s last 10 fights have gone the distance.

Not Even the Worst NSAC Call That Night: Although all three Sherdog scorers awarded dos Anjos 50-45 scorecards, one judge gave Felder a 48-47 score to force a split decision. Felder has now dropped four split decisions in the UFC, tying Jorge Masvidal for the most in promotional history.

Split Like His Forehead: Six bouts throughout Felder’s UFC tenure have gone to a split decision, tying Alex Caceres, Clay Guida, Kelvin Gastelum and Rashad Evans for the second-most split decisions reached in their UFC careers. Only Gleison Tibau (seven) has seen more.

Fighting Oxen Does That to You: Kalinn Williams needed exactly 30 seconds to knock Alhassan unconscious. In both of his UFC bouts, “Khaos the Oxfighter” has notched knockouts in 30 seconds or less. He joins B.J. Penn, Mike Swick, Johny Hendricks, Anthony Johnson, Jairzinho Rozenstruik and Francis Ngannou as the only fighters in UFC history with two knockouts that quickly.

Pure Khaos: Of those aforementioned fighters, Williams is second to do it in his first two fights, as Swick accomplished this first in 2005. Williams' February stoppage of Alex Morono took 27 seconds to accomplish.

Monkeying Around For 15 Minutes: Yoder rebounded off consecutive losses to take a decision verdict over Miranda Granger. Throughout her career, “The Spider Monkey” holds half her wins by armbar and the other half on the scorecards. On the losing end, no fighter has managed to finish Yoder.

Need Every Last Second: Although four of Yoder’s first five wins came by armbar, she has gone the distance in each of her UFC fights, win or lose. The decision was Yoder’s eighth in a row, and she is the third woman in company history to leave it in the hands of the judges on eight consecutive fights (Katlyn Chookagian, Liz Carmouche).

Tarzan Swinging from Branch to Branch: Sean Strickland won for the second time in two weeks when he knocked out Brendan Allen in the second round. “Tarzan” previously competed at UFC Fight Night 181 to take a spirited decision over Jack Marshman. The only fighters with quicker turnarounds between two UFC wins in the modern era are Chas Skelly (13 days) and Khamzat Chimaev (10 days). Of note, Chris Leben also needed exactly 14 days to beat Aaron Simpson and Yoshihiro Akiyama.

Ye Olde Tip of the Cap: When Cory McKenna locked horns with Kay Hansen, the two engaged in the youngest women’s match in UFC history, and McKenna captured a contentious decision. Both women 21 years of age, the bout is among the youngest in promotional history altogether. Fellow UFC fighter and bantamweight Marion Reneau is older than both McKenna and Hansen put together.

Bet the Over on Markos: Losing a decision to Kanako Murata, Randa Markos has now gone the distance in 13 UFC bouts. Reaching the judges this time, she broke a tie held with former for Angela Hill for the most full-length bouts in UFC women’s divisional history.

A Strawweight Institution: Markos’ bout was her 16th as a strawweight, tying her with Hill for the most bouts initially scheduled at 115 pounds – although two ended up as catchweights when Markos or her opponent missed weight.

Try Going Blue: The defeat for Markos was her ninth inside the Octagon, tying her with Hill for the most losses for any female fighter in UFC history.

Never Say Never Again: Coming into UFC Fight Night 182, Alhassan had never been finished (12 fights), Allen had never been knocked out (18 fights) and Granger had never lost on the scorecards (eight fights).

He Can Do A Mean Cobain Though: Both Hansen and Rhys McKee selected tracks that included Post Malone, with Hansen using “Wolves” by Big Sean featuring Post Malone, while McKee picked “Over Now.” Both dropped decisions.

Go Full Bowie Next Time: For the second time, Felder used a mashup for music that started with “Space Oddity” by David Bowie. He previously selected this tune alongside “Born in the U.S.A.” by Bruce Springsteen, and also dropped a five-round decision. Felder’s second song this time was “Legendary” by Welshly Arms.

Carrying the Sakuraba Torch: Murata made her UFC debut by walking out to “Speed (TK Remix)” by Tetsuya Komuro. This song is famous as the entrance music for the legendary Kazushi Sakuraba, and Murata won. This is not the first time this song has been used, as Nick Hein selected it in Japan at UFC Fight Night 75 in 2015 and also emerged victorious by unanimous decision.

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