The UFC made its fifth stop in Virginia with Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 120 event, which took place at Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, and aired on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
In the main event, Dustin Poirier (22-5 MMA, 14-4 UFC) continued to be one of the UFC’s biggest producers of stoppage wins when he defeated former UFC and WEC champ Anthony Pettis (20-7 MMA, 7-6 UFC) by third-round TKO to add another signature win to his resume at 155 pounds.
Poirier’s victory concluded a 13-fight card that had several notable results. For more, check below for 55 post-event facts to come out of UFC Fight Night 120.
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The UFC-Reebok Athlete Outfitting payout for the event totaled $245,000.
UFC Fight Night 120 drew an announced attendance of 8,442 for a live gate of $642,070.
Betting favorites went 8-4 on the card. One fight had even odds.
Total fight time for the 13-bout card was 2:32:30.
Poirier improved to 6-1 (with one no-contest) since he returned to the UFC lightweight division in April 2015.
Poirier has earned nine of his 14 UFC victories by stoppage.
Poirier’s 14 victories since 2011 in UFC competition are tied with Max Holloway for third most in the company behind Donald Cerrone (19) and champ Demetrious Johnson (15).
Poirier’s nine stoppage victories since 2011 in UFC competition are tied with Holloway and Tony Ferguson for second most in the company behind Cerrone (13).
Pettis has alternated wins and losses over his past five fights.
Pettis fell to 1-1 since he returned to the UFC lightweight division in July.
Pettis fell to 2-5 in his past seven UFC appearances.
Pettis has suffered both of his career stoppage losses by knockout.
Brown’s (21-16 MMA, 14-10 UFC) 14 victories in UFC welterweight competition are tied for third most in divisional history behind Georges St-Pierre (19) and Matt Hughes (16).
Brown’s 12 stoppage victories in UFC welterweight competition are the most in divisional history.
Brown’s 10 knockout victories in welterweight competition are the most in divisional history.
Diego Sanchez (27-11 MMA, 16-11 UFC) is now 0-1 since returning to the UFC welterweight division. He’s 9-5 overall at the weight under the UFC banner.
Sanchez fell to 3-6 in his past nine UFC appearances.
Sanchez has suffered all four of his career stoppage losses by knockout.
Andrei Arlovski (26-15 MMA, 15-9 UFC) snapped a five-fight losing skid and earned his first victory since September 2015.
Arlovski improved to 5-5 since he returned to the UFC for a second stint in June 2014.
Arlovski’s 15 victories in UFC heavyweight competition are second most in divisional history behind Frank Mir (16).
Junior Albini (14-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) had his 10-fight winning streak snapped for his first defeat since August 2012.
Albini suffered the first decision loss of his career.
Cezar Ferreira (12-6 MMA, 8-4 UFC) improved to 4-1 since he returned to the UFC middleweight division in April 2016.
Ferreira has earned six of his eight UFC victories by decision.
Nate Marquardt (35-19-2 MMA, 14-11 UFC) fell to 3-6 since he returned to the UFC middleweight division in June 2014. He’s 3-9 in his past 12 bouts overall.
Marquardt fell to 3-9 in his past 12 bouts.
Marquardt’s 12 knockdowns landed in UFC middleweight competition are second most in divisional history behind Anderson Silva (13).
Marquardt’s 19 career losses are the most of any active member of the UFC roster.
Assuncao (26-5 MMA, 10-2 UFC) improved to 10-1 since he dropped to the UFC bantamweight division in August 2011.
Assuncao’s 10 victories in UFC bantamweight competition are tied with Urijah Faber for second most in divisional history behind T.J. Dillashaw (11).
Assuncao earned his first knockout victory since July 11, 2012 – a span of 1,949 days (more than five years) and nine fights.
Matthew Lopez (10-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) suffered the first knockout loss of his career.
Clay Guida (34-17 MMA, 14-11 UFC) improved to 2-0 since he returned to the UFC lightweight division in June.
Guida earned his first knockout victory since April 2, 2008 – a span of 3,510 days (more than nine years) and 19 fights.
Joe Lauzon (27-14 MMA, 14-11 UFC) has suffered eight of his 14 career losses by stoppage.
John Dodson (19-9 MMA, 8-4 UFC) fell to 2-2 since he returned to the UFC bantamweight division in April 2016. He’s 3-2 in the weight class overall.
Dodson has suffered all nine of his career losses by decision.
Tatiana Suarez (5-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) returned from a more than one-year layoff for her first victory since July 2016.
Viviane Pereira (13-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) had her 13-fight winning streak snapped for the first defeat of her career.
Sage Northcutt (9-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) earned the second decision victory of his career. Both those wins have come in his past two fights.
Michel Quinones (8-3 MMA, 0-2 UFC) has suffered two of his three career losses by decision.
Nina Ansaroff (8-5 MMA, 2-2 UFC) earned just the second decision victory of her career and first since Sept. 11, 2010 – a span of 2,618 days (more than seven years) and 12 fights.
Angela Hill (7-4 MMA, 2-4 UFC) fell to 1-2 since she returned to the UFC for a second stint in February. She’s 5-2 since her initial release from the company in late 2015.
Hill has suffered three of her four career losses by decision.
Sean Strickland (19-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) improved to 4-2 since he dropped to the UFC welterweight division in February 2015.
Strickland has earned four of his six UFC victories by decision.
Court McGee (18-7 MMA, 7-6 UFC) fell to 2-3 since he returned from a nearly two-year layoff in December 2015.
McGee fell to 4-4 since he dropped to the welterweight division in February 2013.
McGee has suffered six of his seven career losses by decision.
Jake Collier (11-3 MMA, 3-3 UFC) has alternated wins and losses over his six-fight UFC career.
Marcel Fortuna (9-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC) has suffered all three of his career losses by decision.
Karl Roberson (6-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has earned five of his six career victories by stoppage.
Darren Stewart (7-2 MMA, 0-2 UFC) suffered the first stoppage loss of his career.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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