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UFC Fight Night 117 post-event facts: How Saint Preux-Okami fight was a rarity in history


The UFC’s return to Japan was Friday with UFC Fight Night 117, which took place at Saitama Super Arena and aired on FXX.

Ovince Saint Preux (21-10 MMA, 9-5 UFC) capped off the card with a historic submission in the light heavyweight main event, submitting Yushin Okami (34-11 MMA, 13-6 UFC) with just the fifth Von Flue choke in UFC history.

Saint Preux was one of multiple fighters who earned a big win at an event with some worthwhile footnotes. For more on the numbers behind the last of four UFC events in September, check below for 50 post-event facts about UFC Fight Night 117.

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General

The UFC-Reebok Athlete Outfitting payout for the event totaled $107,500.

Debuting fighters went 1-2.

Saint Preux, Gokhan Saki, Jessica Andrade, Claudia Gadelha earned $50,000 UFC Fight Night 117 fight-night bonuses.

UFC Fight Night 117 drew an announced attendance of 8,571, the lowest of the promotion’s five events at Saitama Super Arena. No live gate was announce for the event.

Betting favorites went 6-3 on the card. One fight had even odds.

Total fight time for the 10-bout card was 1:42:35.

Main card

Saint Preux vs. Okami was just the second fight in UFC history to feature zero combined significant strike attempts. Ilir Latifi vs. Cyrille Diabate at UFC on FUEL TV 6 was the other.

Saint Preux competed in his fifth UFC main event. He’s 1-3 in previous headliners.

Saint Preux has earned 16 of his 21 career victories by stoppage. That includes seven of his nine UFC wins.

Saint Preux’s seven stoppage victories since 2013 in UFC competition are tied for fourth most in the company behind Donald Cerrone (nine), Max Holloway (eight) and Derrick Lewis (eight).

Saint Preux’s nine victories since 2013 in UFC light heavyweight competition are the most in the division.

Saint Preux earned his third Von Flue choke submission in UFC competition, the most in UFC history.

Saint Preux has earned three of the five Von Flue choke submissions in UFC history. Jason Von Flue and Jordan Rinaldi also accomplished the feat.

Okami was unsuccessful in his return to the UFC. He hasn’t earned a first victory with the promotion since March 2013.

Okami was unsuccessful in his UFC light-heavyweight debut.

Okami fell to 5-3 since his initial UFC release in late 2013.

Okami fell to 0-1 since he returned to the UFC for a second stint in September 2017.

Okami suffered the first submission loss of his career.

Andrade’s (17-6 MMA, 8-4 UFC) eight UFC victories ties for the most by any female in promotional history.

Andrade improved to 4-1 since she dropped to the UFC strawweight division in June 2016.

Andrade landed 242 total strikes, the most in a UFC strawweight fight.

Andrade has earned five of her eight UFC victories by decision.

Gadelha (15-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) has suffered all three of her career losses by decision.

Gadelha failed to complete a takedown for the first time in her UFC career.

“Maestro” Dong Hyun Kim (15-8-3 MMA, 2-2 UFC) improved to 2-1 since he dropped to the UFC lightweight division in June.

Kim has earned 12 of his 15 career victories by stoppage.

Takanori Gomi (35-14 MMA, 4-9 UFC) suffered his fifth consecutive loss to extend the longest skid of his career. He’s suffered all five losses by first-round stoppage in a total fight time of 9:09.

Gomi fell to 1-6 in his past seven fights overall and hasn’t earned a victory since April 2014.

Saki (1-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) was successful in his return to MMA competition after more than 13 years.

Saki earned the first victory of his MMA career.

Henrique da Silva (12-4 MMA, 2-4 UFC) suffered his fourth consecutive loss to extend the longest skid of his career. He hasn’t earned a victory since October 2016.

Da Silva has suffered three of his four career losses by stoppage.

Teruto Ishihara (10-4-2 MMA, 3-2-1 UFC) earned his first decision victory since his MMA debut on April 3, 2011 – a span of 2,364 days (more than six years) and 15 fights.

Ishihara’s six knockdowns landed in UFC featherweight competition are tied for third most in divisional history behind Jeremy Stephens (nine) and Max Holloway (eight).

Rolando Dy (8-6-1 MMA, 0-2 UFC) has suffered four of his six career losses by decision.

Jussier Formiga (20-5 MMA, 6-4 UFC) six victories in UFC flyweight competition re tied for third most in divisional history behind Demetrious Johnson (12) and Joseph Benavidez (10).

Formiga’s two submission victories in UFC flyweight competition are tied for third most in divisional history behind Johnson (three) and John Moraga (three).

Formiga has earned all of his career stoppage victories by submission.

Formiga has earned both of his UFC stoppage victories by submission.

Ulka Sasaki (20-5-2 MMA, 3-4 UFC) fell to 2-2 since he dropped to the UFC flyweight division in May 2016.

Sasaki has suffered three of his four UFC losses by stoppage.

Preliminary card

Keita Nakamura (33-8-2 MMA, 3-5 UFC) earned his first decision victory since May 18, 2012 – a span of 1,953 days (more than five years) and 13 fights.

Syuri Kondo (6-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has earned five of her six career victories by decision.

Chan-Mi Jeon (5-2 MMA, 0-2 UFC) has suffered consecutive losses after starting her career on a five-fight winning streak.

Jeon has suffered both of her career losses by decision.

Luke Juneau (12-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC) suffered the first decision loss of his career.

Hyun Gyu Lim’s (13-7-1 MMA, 3-4 UFC) three-fight losing skid is the longest of his career. He hasn’t earned a victory since September 2014.

For complete coverage of UFC Fight Night 117, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

FightMetric research analyst and live statistics producer Michael Carroll contributed to this story. Follow him on Twitter @MJCflipdascript.

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