The recent UFC on FOX 29 event proved to be one of the most action-packed and entertaining cards of the year so far. Dustin Poirier (23-5-0, 1NC) continued to show arguably the best form of his career in the lightweight main event. He extended his momentum with a fourth round TKO victory over Justin Gaethje (18-2-0). Here are some interesting facts about the recent event:
- UFC on FOX 29 featured 14 bouts. This is the second most on a UFC card since UFC 2 in March 1994.
- The total fight time for this 14-bout card was 2:41:26.
- The UFC-Reebok Athlete Outfitting payout for the event totalled $178 500.
- 11 382 people attended the event which resulted in a $1 085 712.25 income for the UFC
- Four fighters earned a $50 000 fight-night bonus: Dustin Poirier, Justin Gaethje, Alex Oliveira and Adam Wieczorek.
- Debuting fighters won only won fight while losing two.
- One fight had even odds. The “betting favourite” fighters won nine fights and lost four.
- Carlos Junior’s five-fight winning streak in the middleweight devision is the second longest active streak in the division behind current champion Robert Whittaker (seven).
- Carlos Junior has earned eight of his ten career victories by submission.
- Carlos Junior’s five rear-naked-choke wins in UFC competition are tied for third most in divisional history behind Kenny Florian and Demian Maia (seven).
- Tim Boetsch’s five submission losses in UFC competition are tied for second most in UFC history behind Melvin Guillard (six).
- John Moraga’s three-fight UFC winning streak in flyweight competition is tied for the third longest active streak in the division behind Demetrious Johnson (13) and Joseph Benavidez (six).
- John Moraga’s eight victories in UFC flyweight competition are third most in divisional history behind Demetrious Johnson (13) and Joseph Benavidez (10).
- Wilson Reis’ 36 takedowns landed in UFC flyweight competition are second most in divisional history behind Demetrious Johnson (57).
- Brad Tavares’s four-fight UFC winning streak in middleweight competition is tied for the third longest active streak in the division behind Robert Whittaker (seven) and Carlos Junior (five).
- Brad Tavares earned his first knockout victory since 1 January 2011 – a span of 2,660 days (more than seven years) and 14 fights.
- Adam Wieczorek earned the second omoplata win in UFC history. Ben Saunders also accomplished the feat at UFC Fight Night 49 (August 2014).
- Alejandro Perez’s six-fight unbeaten streak in UFC bantamweight competition is the longest active streak in the division.
- Dustin Poirier has now competed in the octagon 20 times, and with that comes a notable position in the company record books.
- Dustin Poirier’s is now tied with UFC champions Demetrious Johnson and Max Holloway for the second most victories (15). Donald Cerrone is the current record holder with 20 victories.
- Dustin Poirier’s 10 stoppage victories in the UFC are tied with Max Holloway for second most in the company behind Donald Cerrone (14).
- Dustin Poirier’s 174 significant strikes landed were third most in a UFC lightweight fight behind Nate Diaz’s 238 at UFC 141 and Tony Ferguson’s 174 at UFC Fight Night 98.
- Justin Gaethje is the only fighter in UFC history to land 100 or more significant strikes in each of his first three UFC fights. He’s landed 341 significant strikes in his two UFC appearances.
- Justin Gaethje has been awarded four fight-night bonuses in three UFC appearances.
For complete coverage of UFC on FOX 29, check out our result and analysis