Every card’s Fight Facts section summarizes all the intriguing details and Octagon anomalies, with some humorous puns, allusions, and portmanteaux thrown in for good measure. These in-depth statistical analyses explore the data while giving historical context and illuminating the narratives that underlie the figures.
Midway through the fight card, the newest Ultimate Fighting Championship event, the UFC Apex, witnessed a kneecap, but it still managed to conclude. The replacement main event, which lost its headliner just hours before it was scheduled to start, did the best it could with its technical skill and post-fight excitement. On UFC Fight Night 220, a grappler vs. grappler matchup with a stunning finish and an uncrowned champion’s victorious return set off a bonus trend that we can only hope lasts moving forward.
Do This From Now On: Following the conclusion of the 10 fights, the UFC decided not to pick and select and instead simply distributed $50,000 checks to each competitor who managed to secure a finish. The highest bonus payout for 2023 so far exceeds the regular $200,000, while UFC 282’s 11 bonuses in December 2022 broke the previous record.
The Worst Luck: This event is the second this year to lose its star performer in the middle of the broadcast. When Derrick Lewis became unwell in November, his match against Sergey Spivak was postponed. Prior to his fight with Ryan Spann on this show, Nikita Krylov passed away from food sickness; the bout has already been rescheduled for UFC Fight Night 221.
All in all, a good night: Brendan Allen defeated Andre Muniz with a late rear-naked choke in their three-round main event. With the significant victory, “All In” increased his high finish record to 81%; three of his previous four victories were achieved within the distance.
Most Popular Submission: Since October 2019, Allen has used the rear-naked choke four times. Just seven fighters have struck more RNCs overall than Allen in the Octagon, even if it is just half as many as all-time leader Demian Maia.
Sakai Four: After three hard rounds, Augusto Sakai defeated Don’Tale Mayes by the decision to snap a four-fight losing streak. Before this fight, the Brazilian had won four straight fights to start his UFC career before suffering four straight losses.
Back in the saddle again Again: Tatiana Suarez defeated Montana De La Rosa after more than three and a half years away and one weight class up. With victories in three of her last four appearances, the Californian is currently 9-0 overall as a professional.
All-Canada Melee: Yohan Lainesse was choked out by Mike Malott in the first frame thanks to an arm-triangle choke, maintaining his perfect finish percentage. In Round 1, “Proper Mike” has accomplished all nine of those stoppages.
Bungalows for Days: With just a second left in the opening round, Trevor Peek destroyed Erick Gonzalez in his UFC debut. Six of the eight knockouts for the Alabama native came in the first five minutes of fights, giving him a 100% knockout rate as a pro.
Or just Davicius: Gabriella Fernandes and Jasmine Jasudavicius battled it out over three rounds at flyweight, with the Canadian coming out on top. Jasudavicius has competed in six fights in the past, winning or losing.
The Monkey King’s first strike victory came from Jordan Leavitt in “Monkey See, Monkey TKO.” At the halfway mark of Round 1, Leavitt defeated Victor Martinez with elbows and knees while previously celebrating a knockdown due to a slam.
Statistics Shock: By a hair’s breadth, Ode Osbourne defeated Charles Johnson in a vote that was divided. “The Jamaican Sensation” currently has five knockout victories, four additional triumphs via submission, and three victories by decision. Two stoppage losses of each kind as well as one more by decision stand in opposition to his record.
Biter No Biting: Nurullo Aliev was the first fighter from Tajikistan to enter the Octagon during the opening bout of the evening. Aliev defeated Rafael Alves by unanimous decision, improving his record to 9-0 despite losing a point for biting.
Never Say Never Again: Muniz (27 bouts), Lainesse (10 fights), Mayes (14 fights), and Martinez (never knocked out) has never lost by submission prior to UFC Fight Night 220. (17 fights).
With Losing Yourself, 75% Isn’t Terrible: Muniz has exited to Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” four times thus far in his UFC career. He failed this time, tapping out for the first time in his professional career.
Malott is the first fighter to have ever chosen a Sum 41 song for his entrance in the history of the UFC walkout music. He chose “Fat Lip” once more, and he won by stoppage.
When Leavitt chose “Grind With Me” prior to his fight with Martinez, no fighter in UFC history had ever chosen a song by Pretty Ricky. Leavitt surprised everyone by winning the first match of his career by strikes.
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