mark-munoz-21.jpgDespite having a main event fall through for the sixth time this year, the UFC managed to deliver a strong show in its return to England as injury replacement Lyoto Machida made quick work of Mark Munoz in Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 30 headliner.

Former light heavyweight champion Machida (20-4 MMA, 12-4 UFC) didn’t let his friendship with Munoz (13-4 MMA, 8-4 UFC) get in the way of sending a violent message to the middleweight division, which came with a perfectly timed head kick.

It was yet another highlight-reel worthy finish for Machida and one that earned him the fourth “Knockout of the Night” bonus of his career, which ties him with Roy Nelson and Vitor Belfort for the second most all-time behind former 185-pound champion Anderson Silva.

As a whole, Saturday’s FOX Sports 2-televised event in Manchester provided a mixed bag of ups and downs, but as always, at least a few intriguing statistical figures came out of the event.

So with the help of FightMetric, take a look at 30 facts to come out of UFC Fight Night 30.

GENERAL

Machida, Luke Barnatt and Nicholas Musoke earned $50,000 UFC Fight Night 30 fight-night bonuses.

UFC Fight Night 30 drew an announced attendance of 10,355 for a live gate of $1.5 million.

Betting favorites went 8-3 on the card.

Total fight time for the 12-bout card was 1:39:32.

In the 13 events the UFC has held in England, fighters from the country are 38-28 with one no-contest against foreign opponents. English fighters went 3-3 at UFC Fight Night 30.

MAIN CARD

ross-pearson-13.jpgMachida became the fifth fighter in UFC history to earn a second knockout stemming from a kick to the head (Belfort, Yves Edwards, Anthony Johnson, Paul Taylor).

Machida’s knockdown of Munoz was the 12th in his UFC career, which is fourth all-time in history behind Melvin Guillard (13), Chuck Liddell (14) and Anderson Silva (17).

Machida’s knockout at 3:10 of Round 1 was the fastest stoppage victory of his UFC career.

Munoz is the fifth fighter in UFC history to record zero strikes landed in a main event fight. The 35-year-old was 0-3 in total strikes.

Munoz has been knocked out in three of his four career defeats.

Guillard (31-12-2 MMA, 12-8 UFC) vs. Ross Pearson (15-6 MMA, 7-3 UFC) was the UFC’s first no-contest since Abel Trujillo vs. Roger Bowling at UFC Fight Night 27.

Guillard vs. Pearson was the 21st fight in UFC history be declared a no-contest.

Guillard and Pearson will have a rematch of their co-main event at a UFC European Tour event on March 8 in London.

Jimi Manuwa (14-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) remained undefeated with all of his career victories coming by knockout. Manuwa’s UFC victories have come via injury stoppage, doctor’s stoppage and retirement.

Ryan Jimmo (18-3 MMA, 2-2 UFC) was knocked out for the first time since Feb. 3, 2007 – a span of 2,457 days (more than 6.5 years) and 20 fights.

Norman Parke (19-2 MMA, 3-0 UFC) is the first winner of “The Ultimate Fighter” reality show to start his UFC career with a 3-0 record since Rony Jason (“TUF: Brazil 1?). Parke has earned all three of his UFC victories by decision.

Alessio Sakara (15-11 MMA, 6-8 UFC) extended his career-worst losing streak to four fights.

Sakara was submitted for the first time since May 27, 2006 – a span of 2,709 days (nearly 7.5 years) and 12 fights.

Phil Harris (22-11 MMA, 1-2 UFC) was knocked out for the first time since Nov. 24, 2007 – a span of 2,163 days (nearly six years) and eight fights.

John Lineker (23-6 MMA, 4-1 UFC) has won three straight UFC fights by knockout.

Lineker’s knockout of Phil Harris at 2:51 of Round 1 was the fastest knockout in UFC flyweight history.

PRELIMINARY CARD

john-lineker-3.jpgAl Iaquinta (7-2-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) earned his second short-notice UFC victory in a 56-day span.

Piotr Hallmann (14-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) suffered a decision loss for the first time in his 16-fight career.

Jessica Andrade (10-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) earned the first 10-8 round in a women’s UFC bout that went to a decision. Andrade was awarded one 10-8 round by two of the three judges in her decision win over Rosi Sexton (13-4 MMA, 0-2 UFC).

Andrade landed 206 significant strikes (215 total strikes) against Sexton, a single fight women’s bantamweight record.

Andrade and Sexton combined for 294 significant strikes landed, breaking the previous divisional record of 152 set by Jessica Eye and Sarah Kaufman at earlier this month at UFC 166.

Cole Miller (20-8 MMA, 9-6 UFC) won a fight by decision for the first time since Sept. 19, 2007 – a span of 2,229 days (more than six years) and 14 fights.

Jimy Hettes’ (11-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) 18 completed takedowns in his UFC career are the most in featherweight history.

Robert Whiteford (10-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) was submitted for the first time in his 12-fight career.

Brad Scott (9-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) earned the first standing submission victory in the UFC since Urijah Faber defeated Ivan Menjivar at UFC 157 in February.

For complete coverage of UFC Fight Night 30, stay tuned to the UFC Events section of the site.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Video: Watch UFC 205's post-event press conference on MMAjunkie

  • 28 days ago
  • 12 views

NEW YORK – UFC 205 takes place today at Madison Square Garden in New York. As usual, you can watch a live video stream of the post-fight news conference here on MMAjunkie.Filed under: News, UFC, Vide read news >>

UFC 205 post-fight facts: Conor McGregor makes more history (are you surprised?)

  • 27 days ago
  • 30 views

Some of the most stacked fight cards in UFC history have failed to live up to the hype. That wasn’t the case for UFC 205. Check out all the post-event facts from Saturday’s record-breaking card.Filed read news >>

UFC Fight Night 99 pre-fight facts: Ross Pearson first to reach 5 fights in 2016

  • 24 days ago
  • 8 views

For the first time since November 2014 the UFC will host two events in one day, and the first half of Saturday’s doubleheader will see UFC Fight Night 99 take place at SSE Arena in Belfast, Northern read news >>

UFC Fight Night 100 pre-fight facts: Sure, it's not quite UFC 100

  • 23 days ago
  • 6 views

For the first time since November 2014, the UFC hosts two events in one day, and the second half of Saturday’s doubleheader sees UFC Fight Night 100 take place at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo.Fi read news >>

UFC Fight Night 99 post-fight facts: Gegard Mousasi first to record 4 wins in 2016

  • 20 days ago
  • 12 views

The first half of the UFC’s Saturday doubleheader went down in Belfast, Northern Ireland, with the entire card streaming on UFC Fight Pass from SSE Arena.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC Fight Night 100 post-fight facts: Ryan Bader inches closer to Jon Jones' record

  • 20 days ago
  • 12 views

The second half of Saturday’s UFC doubleheader unfolded in Brazil when UFC Fight Night 100 took place at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo. Check out all of the post-event facts from the FS1-televise read news >>

UFC Fight Night 101 pre-fight facts: Derek Brunson can make history with another first-round KO

  • 17 days ago
  • 7 views

The UFC’s seven-week stretch of live events continues on Saturday when UFC Fight Night 101 takes place at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia, with an FS1-televised fight card that follows early read news >>

Video: Watch UFC Fight Night 101's post-event press conference on MMAjunkie

  • 14 days ago
  • 28 views

MELBOURNE, Australia – UFC Fight Night 101 takes place today at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. As usual, you can watch a live video stream of the post-fight news conference here o read news >>

UFC Fight Night 101 post-fight facts: Event ties all-time record for most decisions

  • 13 days ago
  • 6 views

Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 101 main event ended in memorable fashion when Robert Whittaker halted the momentum of Derek Brunson and continued his own. It was one of the few finishes on the card.Filed read news >>

TUF 24 Finale pre-fight facts: Gray Maynard looks to snap record-setting decision run

  • 9 days ago
  • 8 views

The final month of the UFC’s loaded 2016 calendar kicks off with The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale. Take a look at the key numbers behind the card.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>