The UFC made its return to Canada on Saturday with UFC on ESPN+ 16, which took place at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, with a 12-fight card that streamed entirely on ESPN+.
Justin Gaethje (21-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) continued his emergence as a top lightweight contender in the main event when he scored a first-round TKO of Donald Cerrone (36-13 MMA, 23-10 UFC) to extend his winning streak to three fights.
“The Highlight” made some history with his win, but he wasn’t the only one to put his name in the record books. For more, check below for 35 post-event facts to come out of UFC on ESPN+ 16.
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The UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance payout for the event totaled $151,000.
Debuting fighters went 3-0 at the event.
UFC on ESPN+ 16 drew an announced attendance of 15,114 for a live gate of $1,334,931.56.
Betting favorites went 6-5 on the card. One fight ended in a no-contest.
Betting favorites improved to 14-15 (one fight had even odds) in UFC headliners this year.
Total fight time for the 12-bout card was 2:02:41.
Gaethje has earned 19 of his 21 career victories by stoppage.
Gaethje has earned all four of his UFC victories by knockout.
Gaethje is the only fighter in UFC history to win at least one fight-night bonus in each of his first six octagon appearances.
Gaethje has been awarded seven fight-night bonuses in six UFC appearances.
Gaethje’s seven UFC fight-night bonuses since 2017 are most of any fighter in the company.
Cerrone fell to 2-2 since he returned to the UFC lightweight division in January 2019.
Glover Teixeira’s (30-7 MMA, 13-5 UFC) 13 victories in UFC light heavyweight competition are tied for third most in divisional history behind Jon Jones (19) and Ryan Bader (15).
Nikita Krylov (25-7 MMA, 7-5 UFC) fell to 1-2 since he returned to the UFC for a second stint in September 2018.
Krylov fell to 9-5 since he dropped to the light heavyweight division in March 2014.
Krylov suffered the first decision loss of his career.
Connelly (14-6 MMA, 1-0 UFC) earned the first decision victory of his career.
Antonio Carlos Junior (10-4 MMA, 7-4 UFC) fell to 6-3 (with one no contest) since he dropped to the UFC middleweight division in June 2015.
Carlos Junior has suffered three of his four career losses by decision.
Misha Cirkunov (15-5 MMA, 6-3 UFC) has earned 13 of his 15 career victories by stoppage. That includes all six of his UFC wins.
Cirkunov’s five submission victories in UFC light-heavyweight competition are tied with Jon Jones and Teixeira for most in divisional history.
Cirkunov earned the second Peruvian necktie submission in UFC history. C.B. Rollaway also accomplished the feat.
Jim Crute (10-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) had his 10-fight winning streak snapped for the first defeat of his career.
Augusto Sakai (14-1-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) has earned 11 of his 14 career victories by stoppage. That includes all three of his UFC wins.
Sakai’s three-fight UFC winning streak in heavyweight competition is tied with Francis Ngannou and Maurice Greene for the longest active streak in the division.
Marcin Tybura (17-6 MMA, 4-5 UFC) fell to 1-4 in his past five fights dating back to June 2017.
Tybura has suffered all four of his career stoppage losses by knockout.
Cole Smith (7-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) had his seven-fight winning streak snapped for the first defeat of his career.
Brad Katona (8-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) has suffered consecutive losses after starting his career on an eight-fight winning streak.
Katona has suffered both of his career losses by decision.
Chas Skelly (18-4 MMA, 7-4 UFC) earned his first decision victory since Sept. 5, 2014 – a span of 1,835 days (more than five years) and eight fights.
Jordan Griffin (17-7 MMA, 0-2 UFC) has suffered both of his UFC losses by decision.
Louis Smolka (16-6 MMA, 7-6 UFC) improved to 2-1 since he returned to the UFC for a second stint in November 2018. He’s 5-1 since his initial release from the organization.
Smolka improved to 2-1 since he moved up to the UFC bantamweight division in November 2018.
Smolka has earned 14 of his 16 career victories by stoppage. That includes five of his seven UFC wins.
Ryan MacDonald (10-2 MMA, 0-2 UFC) has suffered consecutive losses after starting his career 10-0.
MacDonald suffered the first knockout loss of his career.
Kyle Prepolec (12-7 MMA, 0-2 UFC) has suffered both of his UFC losses by decision.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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