UFC 207: By the Numbers

By Tristen Critchfield Dec 31, 2016

If UFC 207 turns out to be Ronda Rousey’s swan song, Amanda Nunes made sure it was a most unceremonious farewell.

The reigning bantamweight queen routed the returning Rousey in Saturday’s main event at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, winning via technical knockout just 48 seconds after the bout began. Once Nunes connected with the first clean blow, Rousey looked just as shell-shocked as she did against Holly Holm at UFC 193, and the Olympic judoka never had a chance to recover.

While it could be the end of an era for women’s MMA in the UFC, it appears that Nunes’ reign is just getting started. Here is a by-the-numbers look at UFC 207, with statistics courtesy of FightMetric.com.

48: Seconds needed by Nunes to dispatch Rousey, the third fastest KO/TKO in UFC women’s bantamweight history. The fastest two such victories belonged to Rousey: vs. Bethe Correia at UFC 190 (34 seconds) and vs. Alexis Davis at UFC 175 (16 seconds).

7: Victories for Nunes moving her out of a tie with Rousey and into sole possession of the most wins in UFC women’s bantamweight history.

27: Significant strikes landed by Nunes in the 48-second bout. By comparison, Rousey landed just seven. Twenty-three of the significant strikes landed by Nunes were to the head.

4: Undisputed bantamweight champions in UFC history after Cody Garbrandt solved the Dominick Cruz puzzle in the evening’s co-main event in a unanimous decision triumph. “No Love” joins Cruz, T.J. Dillashaw and Renan Barao as the only men to hold the 135-pound belt.

20: Significant strikes by which Cruz outlanded Garbrandt. “The Dominator” outlanded his foe 20 to 12 in round one, 19 to 16 in round two, 20 to 17 in round three, 17 to 15 in round four and 12 to 8 in round five. Cruz also outlanded Garbrandt by 24 total strikes.

2: Knockdowns landed by Garbrandt in round four.

58: Significant head strikes landed by Cruz; Garbrandt landed 47.

21: Significant leg strikes landed by Cruz. Garbrandt, meanwhile, landed 10.

10: UFC bantamweight triumphs for T.J. Dillashaw, tying him for No. 3 in promotion history behind Dominick Cruz (12) and Urijah Faber (11). Dillashaw earned a dominant decision triumph over fellow 135-pound contender John Lineker at UFC 207.

177: Total strikes landed by Dillashaw in victory. By comparison, Lineker landed just 51.

5: Takedowns landed in six attempts for Dillashaw, a career best in UFC competition for the ex-bantamweight king.

13: Welterweight victories in UFC competition for Dong Hyun Kim, who earned a split-verdict over Tarec Saffiedine in a main card matchup. That ties him for fourth-most in promotion history at 170 pounds behind only Josh Koscheck (14), Matt Hughes (16) and Georges St. Pierre (19).

16: Unofficial media scorecards, of the 20 tracked by MMADecisions.com, that scored the contest for Saffiedine. Two others had it in favor of Kim, while two more scored it a draw.

16: Significant strikes by which Saffiedine outlanded Kim. The Belgian fighter outlanded his foe 22 to 11 in round one, 17 to 16 in round two and 13 to 10 in round three.

12: Guard passes executed by Ray Borg in a three-round verdict over Louis Smolka at flyweight. “The Tazmexican Devil” also landed four takedowns and controlled the majority of the scrambles on the canvas en route to his fourth UFC triumph.

12: UFC triumphs since 2013 for Neil Magny after he outpointed ex-welterweight champ Johny Hendricks on Saturday night. That figure is second in the promotion during that time behind only Donald Cerrone, who has garnered 13 victories in the Octagon since 2013.

1-4: Record for Hendricks in the Octagon since winning the vacant welterweight crown with a unanimous decision over Robbie Lawler at UFC 171. His only victory during that time came against Matt Brown at UFC 185.

6: Takedowns landed in seven attempts by Hendricks, who offered little in the way of offense outside of his wrestling. Case in point: “Bigg Rigg” landed just 18 significant strikes throughout the 15-minute contest. Hendricks landed just eight significant strikes on the ground.

44: Total strikes by which Magny outlanded Hendricks. He also held a 50-to-18 advantage in significant strikes.

61: Takedowns landed by Hendricks in UFC competition. The former Oklahoma State University wrestling standout surpassed Demian Maia (56), Jon Fitch (58) and Nik Lentz (59) on Saturday to move into a tie for fifth-place with Clay Guida (61) for No. 5 in promotion history.

6: KO/TKO defeats in the UFC for Mike Pyle following his first-round knockout loss to Alex Garcia in a preliminary welterweight affair. Only Gabriel Gonzaga (eight), Frank Mir (eight), Randy Couture (seven) and Antonio Silva (seven) have more such defeats.

4: Consecutive submission losses in UFC competition for Brandon Thatch after falling to Niko Price via arm-triangle choke 4:30 into the opening round of their welterweight clash. Only five fighters — Melvin Guillard, Tank Abbott, Jeremy Horn, Ryan Jensen, Matt Brown— in promotion history have more submission defeats than Thatch.

1: Fighter in UFC history to lose by arm-triangle choke twice. Thatch has fallen to Price and Siyar Bahadurzada via that maneuver in the Octagon.


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