The UFC hosted its second event of the year in Brazil on Saturday with UFC 237, which took place at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro with a main card on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and UFC Fight Pass.
The first women’s title fight of the year saw the belt change hand with Jessica Andrade (20-6 MMA, 11-4 UFC) taking the UFC strawweight championship from Rose Namajunas (8-4 MMA, 6-3 UFC) courtesy of a brutal slam knockout in the second round of the event headliner.
The rare finishing sequence closed out a 12-fight card that saw several notable feats take place. For more on the numbers, check below for 50 post-event facts to come out of UFC 237.
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The UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance payout for the event totaled $250,000.
Debuting fighters went 2-1 on the card.
UFC 237 drew an announced attendance of 15,193. No live gate was revealed for the card.
Betting favorites went 9-3 on the card.
Betting favorites improved to 7-8 in UFC headliners this year.
Total fight time for the 12-bout card was 2:18:06.
Andrade became the fourth strawweight champion in UFC history and first from Brazil.
Andrade improved to 7-1 since she dropped to the UFC strawweight division in June 2016.
Andrade’s 11 UFC victories are the most by any female in company history.
Andrade’s seven victories in UFC strawweight competition are second most in divisional history behind Joanna Jedrzejczyk (nine).
Andrade’s four-fight UFC winning streak in strawweight competition are tied with Tatiana Suarez and Nina Ansaroff for the longest active streak in the division.
Andrade’s four stoppage victories in UFC strawweight competition are for tied with Namajunas for most in divisional history.
Andrade’s three knockout victories in UFC strawweight competition are most in divisional history.
Andrade earned the 11th knockout victory in UFC history stemming from a slam.
Andrade earned the fourth knockout victory in UFC title fight history stemming from a slam. He feat hasn’t happened since UFC 34 in November 2001.
Andrade’s six fight-night bonuses for UFC strawweight bouts are most in divisional history
Namajunas suffered the first knockout loss of her career.
Namajunas’ four fight-night bonuses for UFC strawweight bouts are second most in divisional history behind Andrade (six).
Jared Cannonier (12-4 MMA, 5-4 UFC) improved to 2-0 since he dropped to the UFC middleweight division in November.
Cannonier has earned both of his middleweight victories by stoppage.
Anderson Silva (34-10 MMA, 17-6 UFC) fell to 1-5 (with one no-contest) in his past seven UFC appearances dating back to July 2013.
Silva has suffered all of his UFC stoppage losses by knockout.
Alexander Volkanovski (20-1 MMA, 7-0 UFC) extended his winning streak to 17 consecutive fights. He hasn’t suffered a defeat since May 2013.
Volkanovski’s five-fight UFC winning streak in featherweight competition is tied with Arnold Allen and Zabit Magomedsharipov for the second longest active streak in the division.
Volkanovski has outlanded his seven UFC opponents by a 493-167 margin in total strikes.
Jose Aldo (28-5 MMA, 10-4 UFC) fell to 3-4 in his past seven fights after going undefeated for more than a decade.
Aldo suffered the first decision loss of his career. He’d been stopped in his previous four defeats.
Thiago Alves (23-14 MMA, 15-11 UFC) fell to 2-5 in his past seven fights dating back to May 2015.
Alves has landed 380 leg kicks in UFC competition, the most in company history.
Irene Aldana’s (10-4 MMA, 3-2 UFC) three-fight UFC winning streak in women’s bantamweight competition is tied for the third longest active streak in the division behind Amanda Nunes (seven) and Ketlen Vieira (four).
Bethe Correia (10-4-1 MMA, 4-4-1 UFC) fell to 1-4-1 in her past six UFC appearances dating back to August 2015
Correia suffered the first submission loss of her career.
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (23-9 MMA, 6-6 UFC) fell to 2-4 in his past six fights dating back to July 2014.
Nogueira has suffered all four of his career stoppage losses by knockout.
Kurt Holobaugh (17-7 MMA, 0-5 UFC) fell to 0-3 since he returned to the UFC for a second stint in July 2018.
Sergio Moraes (14-5-1 MMA, 8-4-1 UFC) has suffered both of his career stoppage losses by knockout.
B.J. Penn (16-14-2 MMA, 12-13-2 UFC) suffered his seventh consecutive loss to extend the longest skid of his career. He hasn’t earned a victory since November 2010.
Penn’s seven-fight UFC losing skid is the longest in company history.
Penn’s eight-fight UFC winless skid is the longest in UFC history.
Penn fell to 1-9-1 in his past 11 UFC appearances dating back to April 2010.
Penn has been outlanded 833 to 379 in significant strikes during his past 10 fights.
Penn has suffered nine of his 13 career losses by decision.
Clay Guida (35-18 MMA, 15-12 UFC) improved to 3-1 since he returned to the UFC lightweight division in June 2017.
Guida’s 51 takedowns landed in UFC lightweight competition are tied for second most in divisional history behind Gleison Tibau (84).
Guida has attempted 175 takedowns during his UFC career, the fourth most in company history behind Demian Maia (238), Frankie Edgar (198) and Nik Lentz (192).
Priscila Cachoeira (8-3 MMA, 0-3 UFC) has suffered three consecutive losses after starting her career 8-0.
Cachoeira has suffered two of her three career losses by decision.
Raoni Barcelos (14-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) has earned 10 of his 14 career victories by stoppage. That includes all three of his UFC wins.
Carlos Huachin (10-4-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) suffered the first knockout loss of his career.
Viviane Araujo (7-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has earned all seven of her career victories by stoppage.
Talita Bernardo (6-4 MMA, 1-3 UFC) has suffered both of her stoppage losses by knockout.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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