The UFC’s latest trip to Australia took place Saturday with UFC Fight Night 121, which went down at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney and aired on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
The heavyweight headliner saw Fabricio Werdum (23-7-1 MMA, 11-4 UFC) defeat Marcin Tybura (16-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) by unanimous decision, concluding a 13-fight card that featured 10 fights decided by the scorecards.
It was a lengthy night of fights, but nevertheless the UFC’s 11th event “Down Under” produced some notable results. For more on the numbers to come out of Saturday’s lineup, check below for 45 post-event facts about UFC Fight Night 121.
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The UFC-Reebok Athlete Outfitting payout for the event totaled $122,500.
Debuting fighters went 4-1 at the event.
UFC Fight Night 121 drew an announced attendance of 10,021. No live gate was revealed for the event.
Betting favorites went 10-3 on the card.
Total fight time for the 13-bout card was 3:04:18, the longest in the UFC’s 418-event history.
UFC Fight Night 121 featured 10 decisions, tied for the most on a single card in UFC history.
Werdum earned his second UFC victory in a 42-day stretch.
Werdum improved to 9-2 since he returned to the UFC for a second stint in February 2012.
Tybura has suffered both of his UFC losses by decision.
Jessica-Rose Clark (8-4 MMA, 1-0 UFC) improved to 3-3 (with one no-contest) in her past seven fights.
Bec Rawlings’ (7-7 MMA, 2-4 UFC) three-fight losing skid is the longest of her career. She hasn’t earned a victory since March 2016.
Rawlings was unsuccessful in her UFC women’s flyweight debut.
Rawlings has suffered five of her seven career losses by decision.
Belal Muhammad (13-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) has earned nine of his 13 career victories by decision. That includes three of his four UFC wins.
Tim Means (27-9-1 MMA, 9-6 UFC) fell to 7-4 (with one no-contest) since he returned to the UFC for a second stint in May 2014.
Means has suffered four of his six UFC losses by decision.
Jake Matthews (11-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC) was successful in his return to the UFC welterweight division.
Bojan Velickovic (15-5-1 MMA, 2-3-1 UFC) fell to 1-3-1 since he dropped to the UFC welterweight division in July 2016.
Velickovic has suffered all six of his career losses by decision.
Elias Theodorou (14-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) has earned four of his six UFC victories by decision.
Theodorou failed to complete a takedown in a winning performance for the first time in his UFC career.
Daniel Kelly (13-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC) suffered consecutive losses for the first time in his career.
Kelly suffered the first decision loss of his career.
Alex Volkanovski (16-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) extended his winning streak to 13 consecutive fights. He hasn’t suffered a defeat since May 2013.
Shane Young (11-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC) has suffered all four of his career losses by decision.
Ryan Benoit (10-5 MMA, 3-3 UFC) has alternated wins and losses over his past nine fights.
Benoit has earned eight of his 10 career victories by stoppage.
Benoit earned just the second knockout victory stemming from a head kick in UFC flyweight history. Louis Smolka also accomplished the feat.
Ashkan Mokhtarian (13-3 MMA, 0-2 UFC) suffered the first knockout loss of his career.
Lentz (28-8-2 MMA, 12-5-1 UFC) improved to 3-1 since he returned to the UFC lightweight division in December 2015.
Lentz earned his first submission victory since March 26, 2011 – a span of 2,429 days (more than six years) and 13 fights.
Lentz’s 18 guillotine choke submission attempts in UFC competition are the most in company history.
Will Brooks (18-4 MMA, 1-3 UFC) suffered his third consecutive loss to extend the longest skid of his career. He hasn’t earned a victory since July 2016.
Brooks has suffered all four of his career losses by stoppage.
Tuivasa (6-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has earned all six of his career victories by stoppage.
Tuivasa has earned all of his career victories by knockout.
Tuivasa earned just the second knockout victory stemming from a flying knee in UFC heavyweight history. Werdum also accomplished the feat.
Rashad Coulter (8-3 MMA, 0-2 UFC) suffered consecutive losses for the first time in his career.
Coulter has suffered all three of his career losses by stoppage.
Camacho (21-5 MMA, 1-1 UFC) was successful in his UFC lightweight debut.
Nadia Kassem (5-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) earned the first decision victory of her career.
Alex Chambers (5-4 MMA, 1-3 UFC) suffered the first decision loss of her career.
Jenel Lausa (7-4 MMA, 1-2 UFC) has suffered both of his UFC losses by decision.
Adam Wieczorek (9-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) extended his winning streak to eight fights. He hasn’t suffered a defeat since November 2011.
Wieczorek earned the first decision victory of his career.
Anthony Hamilton’s (15-9 MMA, 3-7 UFC) four-fight losing skid is the longest of his career. He hasn’t earned a victory since July 2016.view original article >>