The UFC made a profitable return to Brazil on Saturday with UFC 224, which passed off at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro with a fundamental card on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and UFC Fight Pass.
The 13-fight card featured a record-tying number of stoppages and was capped off by a one-sided title protection from girls’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes (16-Four MMA, 9-1 UFC), who dominated her pal Raquel Pennington (9-6 MMA, 6-Three UFC) en path to a fifth-round TKO victory.
Nunes’ victory continued to boost her profile within the divisional record books, however she wasn’t the one fighter on the cardboard to make some historical past. For extra, test beneath for 35 post-even info to come back out of UFC 224.
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UFC 224’s featured 11 stoppages, which tied UFC Fight Night 55 for essentially the most on a single UFC card.
The UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance payout for the occasion totaled $239,500.
UFC 224 drew an announced attendance of 10,696. No reside gate was introduced for the cardboard.
Betting favorites went 9-Four on the cardboard.
Total combat time for the 13-bout card was 1:55:21.
Nunes’ three consecutive UFC title defenses are tied for second most amongst present champions behind flyweight titleholder Demetrious Johnson (11).
Nunes’ 9 victories in UFC competitors are tied with Jessica Andrade for essentially the most for any feminine in firm historical past.
Nunes’ 9 victories in UFC girls’s bantamweight competitors are essentially the most in divisional historical past.
Nunes’ seven-fight UFC successful streak in girls’s bantamweight competitors is the longest energetic streak within the division.
Nunes has earned 14 of her 16 profession victories by stoppage. That consists of seven of her 9 UFC wins.
Nunes’ seven stoppage victories in UFC girls’s bantamweight competitors are most in divisional historical past.
Nunes’ 5 knockout victories in UFC girls’s bantamweight competitors are essentially the most in divisional historical past.
Nunes’ victory on the 2:36 mark of Round 5 marked the second newest stoppage in a girls’s UFC title combat – behind solely Miesha Tate’s win on the Three:30 mark of Round 5 vs. Holly Holm at UFC 196.
Pennington suffered the primary knockout loss of her profession.
Gastelum (15-Three MMA, 10-Three UFC) improved to Three-1 (with one no-contest) since he moved as much as the UFC middleweight division in December 2016. He’s 5-1 (with one no-contest) within the group at 185 kilos.
Gastelum has landed eight knockdowns in his previous seven fights.
Souza (25-6 MMA, Eight-Three UFC) has alternated wins and losses over his previous 4 fights.
Mackenzie Dern (7-Zero MMA, 2-Zero UFC) has earned all of her profession stoppage victories by submission.
Amanda Cooper (Three-Four MMA, 2-Three UFC) has suffered all 4 of her profession losses by submission.
Cooper’s three submission losses in UFC competitors are essentially the most of any feminine fighter in firm historical past.
John Lineker (31-Eight MMA, 12-Three UFC) improved to 6-1 since he moved as much as the UFC bantamweight division in September 2015.
Lineker improved to 12-2 in his previous 14 UFC appearances.
Lineker has landed 12 knockdowns in UFC competitors, however he’s by no means been knocked down.
Lineker’s 12 knockdowns landed in UFC competitors are essentially the most in firm historical past for a fighter at bantamweight and lighter.
Brian Kelleher (19-9 MMA, Three-2 UFC) suffered the primary knockout loss of his profession.
Machida (24-Eight MMA, 16-Eight UFC) improved to 5-Four since he dropped to the UFC middleweight division in October 2013.
Machida’s 14 knockdowns landed in UFC competitors are tied with Chuck Liddell for fourth most in firm historical past behind Anderson Silva (18), Jeremy Stephens (18) and Donald Cerrone (17).
Machida grew to become the primary fighter in UFC historical past to earn two knockout victories stemming from a entrance kick to the top. He additionally beat Randy Couture with the method at UFC 129.
Machida earned his 10th profession victory towards a fighter who as soon as held a UFC, Bellator, Strikeforce or PRIDE title.
Vitor Belfort (26-14 MMA, 15-10 UFC) fell to 2-Four (with one no-contest) in his previous seven fights.
Belfort has suffered 9 of his 14 profession losses by stoppage.
Belfort grew to become the primary fighter in UFC historical past to undergo two knockout losses stemming from a entrance kick to the top.
Belfort has suffered losses solely to fighters who’ve received a event or held an undisputed title within the UFC, PRIDE or Strikeforce.
Cezar Ferreira (13-6 MMA, 9-Four UFC) improved to 5-1 since he returned to the UFC middleweight division in April 2016.
Karl Roberson (6-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) had his six-fight successful streak snapped for the primary defeat of his profession.
Oleinik (56-11-1 MMA, 5-2 UFC) has earned 52 of his 56 profession victories by stoppage. That consists of all 5 of his UFC wins.
Oleinik has earned his previous 15 victories by stoppage. He has earned 10 of these victories within the first spherical.
Oleinik’s 4 submission victories in UFC heavyweight competitors are tied for third most in divisional historical past behind Frank Mir (eight) and Stefan Struve (5).
Oleinik earned the second Ezekiel-choke victory in UFC historical past. He was the primary to win with the method – at UFC Fight Night 103.
Junior Albini (14-Four MMA, 1-2 UFC) has suffered consecutive losses for the primary time in his profession.
Albini has suffered all of his profession stoppage losses by submission.
Davi Ramos (Eight-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) has earned seven of his eight profession victories by stoppage. That consists of each of his UFC wins.
Nick Hein (14-Three MMA, Four-2 UFC) suffered the primary submission loss of his profession.
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos’ (19-5 MMA, 5-1 UFC) five-fight UFC successful streak in welterweight competitors is tied for the third longest energetic streak within the division behind Kamaru Usman (seven) and Santiago Ponzinibbio (six).
Zaleski dos Santos has earned 15 of his 19 profession victories by stoppage.
Sean Strickland (19-Three MMA, 6-Three UFC) fell to Four-Three since he moved to the UFC welterweight division in February 2015.
Strickland suffered the primary knockout loss of his profession.
Warlley Alves (12-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) has earned eight of his 12 profession victories by stoppage.
Sultan Aliev (14-Three MMA, 1-2 UFC) has suffered each of his UFC losses by knockout.
Jack Hermansson (17-Four MMA, Four-2 UFC) has earned all three of his UFC stoppage victories by knockout.
Thales Leites (27-9 MMA, 12-Eight UFC) fell to 7-5 since he returned to the UFC in August 2013.
Leites fell to 2-5 in his previous seven UFC appearances relationship again to July 2015.
Leites suffered the primary knockout loss of his profession.
Alberto Mina (13-1 MMA, Three-1 UFC) had his 13-fight successful streak snapped for the primary defeat of his profession.
Ramazan Emeev (17-Three MMA, 2-Zero UFC) was profitable in his UFC welterweight debut.
Emeev improved to 14-1 in his previous 15 fights. He hasn’t suffered a loss since September 2014.
Emeev has earned each of his UFC victories by determination.
James Bochnovic (Eight-Three MMA, Zero-2 UFC) has suffered all three of his profession losses by stoppage.