Max Holloway landed 445 important UFC strikes on ABC 1, a single fight record. The previous record was 290. His 744 major strike attempts were also a new record in a single fight.
Holloway landed 447 total strikes at UFC on ABC 1, the record for a single fight. The previous record was 361. His 746 total strike attempts were also a single fight record.
Calvin Kattar became the third fighter in UFC history to score 42 points in a five-round UFC bout on ABC 1. Gil Castillo and David Loiseau also earned the dubious honor.
Cory Sandhagen’s 28-second knockout at UFC Fight Night 184 marked the second fastest flying knee in history behind Jorge Masvidal’s five-second win at UFC 239.
Alistair Overeem suffered his 13th knockout loss in the UFC / WEC / PRIDE / Strikeforce competition at UFC Fight Night 184, the largest in combined organization history.
Usman became the third fighter in UFC history to start 13-0 with the promotion when he won at UFC 258. Anderson Silva and Khabib Nurmagomedov also accomplished the feat.
Kennedy Nzechukwu was knocked out despite a -64 deficit in major hitting UFC 259, the biggest statistical comeback for a light heavyweight fight and the third overall in UFC history.
Leon Edwards v Belal Muhammad at UFC Fight Night 187 was the second main event in UFC history to end in a draw due to a fouled fighter behind unable to continue.
Grant Dawson’s KO at 4:59 in Round 3 at UFC on ESPN 21 tied the record for second last stoppage in a three-round UFC fight. Ricky Simon holds the record (5:00, Round 3) at UFC Fight Night 128.
Alonzo Menifield became the fourth fighter to earn a submission victory by Von Flue starter in his UFC 260 win. Jason Von Flue, Ovince Saint Preux and Jordan Rinaldi also accomplished the feat.
Marvin Vettori notched 11 UFC eliminations on ABC 2, the one-fight record for a middleweight fight.
Gerald Meerschaert set a new record for most submission wins in UFC middleweight history with his sixth at UFC on ESPN 22. He was previously tied with four others at five.
Andre Arlovski became the first heavyweight in history to achieve 20 wins with his UFC win over ESPN 22.
Jeff Molina landed 189 important strikes at UFC 261 to set a new flyweight record in one fight.
Usman became the second fighter in history to start 14-0 with the promotion when he won at UFC 261. A. Silva also accomplished the feat.
Felipe Colares claimed a UFC decision victory over ESPN 23 despite a significant strike differential of -40, the biggest deficit in featherweight history for the one-decision winner.
Jiri Prochazka won the third knockout in UFC rotating elbow history on ESPN 23. Ricardo Ramos and Dong Hyun Kim also accomplished the feat.
Oliveira set a new record for most stoppage wins in company history with her 17th at UFC 262.
Terrance McKinney recorded the fastest start in company history with a seven-second knockout at UFC 263.
Marcin Prachnio won the third kick in light heavyweight history at UFC Fight Night 190. Jan Blachowicz and Rich Franklin also accomplished the feat.
Dustin Poirier set the record for most knockouts in lightweight history with his eighth at UFC 264.
Jeremy Stephens suffered his 18th UFC loss on ESPN 26, extending his record for most in company history.
Vicente Luque claimed exclusive possession of D’Arce’s record for most strangling submission wins with his fourth at UFC 265.
Wellington Turman became the first fighter to be deducted 2 points in a three-round fight and win a UFC decision on ESPN 30.
Abdul Razak Alhassan got the fastest header in company history with his 17-second UFC win over ESPN 30.
Matthew Semelsberger became the second fighter in history to win multiple knockouts of 20 seconds or less with his win at UFC 266. Anthony Johnson also accomplished the feat.
Alexander Volkanovski became the fifth in history to start 10-0 with the promotion with his victory at UFC 266. A. Silva, Usman, Nurmagomedov and Royce Gracie also accomplished the feat.
Vettori landed 190 important strikes at UFC Fight Night 196, a single fight record for a light heavyweight fight.
Yan and Sandhagen combined for 318 important strikes landed at UFC 267, a new bantamweight record in one fight.
Chris Barnett became the first heavyweight to win a spinning knockout at UFC 268.
Shane Burgos and Billy Quarantillo combined for 357 important strikes landed at UFC 268, the one-fight record for a three-round fight.
Usman became the second fighter in history to start 15-0 with the promotion when he won at UFC 268. A. Silva also accomplished the feat.
Holloway became the first fighter in history to land 3,000 or more strikes in the Octagon in a career when he won UFC Fight Night 197.
Holloway landed 200 or more meaningful strikes for the third time at UFC Fight Night 197, the most such performances in history.
Holloway is the only fighter in history to complete 25 appearances in the Octagon without suffering a knockdown. He accomplished the feat with his fight at UFC Fight Night 197.
Sean Soriano became the third fighter to start 0-5 in the Octagon with his loss at UFC Fight Night 198. John Alessio and Naoyuki Kotani are the others.
Claudio Puelles became the first fighter to achieve multiple knee-brace submission victories with his UFC victory over ESPN 31.
Jose Aldo’s -63 major strikes resulted in a deficit (86 to 149) in the UFC on ESPN 31 is the second-largest margin in history for a fighter who won by decision. Robbie Lawler holds the record with a decisive victory over Carlos Condit at UFC 195 (92 v 176).
Oliveira added to her record for most saves in UFC history with her 18th at UFC 269.
Oliveira received her 18th fight night bonus at UFC 269, tied with Donald Cerrone for most in history.
Justin Tafa became the first heavyweight to go underweight at UFC Fight Night 199, going over the divisional limit by one pound.
Jordan Leavitt won the third submission in history from an inverted triangle with his UFC Fight Night 199 victory. Cole Miller and Olivier Aubin-Mercier also accomplished the feat.
Lewis took sole possession of the record for most knockouts in history with his 13th at UFC Fight Night 199.
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