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The UFC made its return to New Jersey on Saturday with UFC on ESPN 5, which took place at Prudential Center in Newark. The card aired on ESPN.
Colby Covington (15-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC) seemingly locked up his shot at the undisputed welterweight title in the main event when outworked ex-champ Robbie Lawler (28-14 MMA, 13-8 UFC) to a unanimous decision for his seventh consecutive win.
Although Covington’s performance capped off the card, there was plenty of notable action before, as well. For more on the numbers, check below for 55 post-event facts to come out of UFC on ESPN 5.
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The UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance payout for the event totaled $ 154,000.
Debuting fighters went 1-2 at the event.
UFC on ESPN 5 drew an announced attendance of 10,427 for a live gate of $ 687,778.
Betting favorites went 7-5 on the card.
Betting favorites improved to 11-13 (one fight had even odds) in UFC headliners this year.
Total fight time for the 12-bout card was 2:00:27.
Covington’s seven-fight UFC winning streak in welterweight competition is tied with Santiago Ponzinibbio and Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos for the third longest active streak in the division behind Kamaru Usman (10) and Leon Edwards (eight).
Covington attempted 533 total strikes to set a new single-fight UFC record.
Covington attempted 510 significant strikes to set a new single-fight UFC record.
Covington has landed 58 takedowns combined in his 11 UFC appearances.
Covington’s 58 takedowns landed in UFC welterweight competition are most among active fighters in the weight class.
Lawler’s three-fight losing skid is the longest of his career. He hasn’t earned a victory since July 2017.
Lawler fell to 9-5 since he returned to the UFC for a second stint in February 2013.
Lawler has suffered three of his five losses since making his UFC return by decision.
Jim Miller’s (31-13 MMA, 20-12 UFC) total fight time of 5:06:47 in UFC lightweight competition is most in divisional history.
Miller’s 20 victories in UFC competition are tied with Georges St-Pierre and Michael Bisping for third most in company history behind Donald Cerrone (23) and Demian Maia (21).
Miller’s 19 victories in UFC lightweight competition are the most in divisional history.
Miller’s 12 stoppage victories in UFC lightweight competition are tied with Joe Lauzon for most in divisional history.
Miller’s eight submission victories in UFC lightweight competition are most in divisional history.
Miller’s 41 submission attempts in UFC competition are the most in company history.
Clay Guida (35-19 MMA, 15-13 UFC) fell to 3-2 since he returned to the UFC lightweight division in June 2017.
Guida has suffered 12 of his 19 career losses by stoppage. That includes eight of his 13 UFC defeats.
Haqparast (11-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) has earned nine of his 11 career victories by stoppage.
Joaquim Silva (11-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) suffered the first knockout loss of his career.
Gerald Meerschaert (29-11 MMA, 5-3 UFC) has earned 27 of his 29 carer victories by stoppage. That includes all five of his UFC wins.
Meerschaert’s five stoppage victories since 2014 in UFC middleweight competition are tied with Jack Hermansson and Thiago Santos for most in the division.
Trevin Giles (11-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) has suffered consecutive losses after starting his career 11-0.
Giles fell to 1-2 since he dropped to the UFC middleweight division in December 2017.
Giles has suffered both of his career losses by submission.
Dong Hyun Ma (16-10-3 MMA, 3-4 UFC) fell to 3-3 since he dropped to the UFC lightweight division in June 2016.
Ma has suffered all four of his UFC losses by knockout.
Darko Stosic (13-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC) fell to 1-2 since he dropped to the light heavyweight division in July 2018. He went 12-1 at heavyweight.
Stosic has suffered both of his UFC losses by decision.
Mickey Gall (6-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) earned the first decision victory of his career.
Salim Touahri’s (10-4 MMA, 0-3 UFC) three-fight losing skid is the longest of his career. He hasn’t earned a victory since October 2016.
Touahri has suffered all three of his UFC losses by decision.
Shevchenko (8-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) earned the first submission victory of her career.
Pudilova’s (8-5 MMA, 2-4 UFC) three-fight losing skid is the longest of her career. She hasn’t earned a victory since February 2018.
Pudilova fell to 0-2 since she dropped to the UFC women’s flyweight division in February 2019.
Pudilova suffered the first submission loss of her career.
Schnell (13-4 MMA, 4-2 UFC) was successful in his return to the flyweight division.
Schnell’s three-fight UFC winning streak in flyweight competition is tied with Joseph Benavidez for the second longest active streak in the division behind Henry Cejudo (four).
Schnell’s victory at 1:23 of Round 1 marked the second fastest submission in UFC flyweight history.
Schnell earned the first triangle choke submission in UFC flyweight history.
Jordan Espinosa (14-6 MMA, 1-1 UFC) has suffered all three of his career stoppage losses by submission.
Lauren Murphy (11-4 MMA, 3-4 UFC) has alternated wins and losses over her past seven fights.
Murphy improved to 2-1 since she dropped to the UFC flyweight division in December 2017.
Murphy earned the fifth knockout stemming from a knee in UFC women’s competition.
Mara Romero Borella (12-6 MMA, 2-2 UFC) has suffered four of her six career losses by knockout.
Claudio Silva (14-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC) extended his winning streak to 14 consecutive fights. He hasn’t suffered a defeat since his MMA debut in November 2007.
Silva’s three-fight UFC submission streak is tied with Manny Bermudez and Nathaniel Wood for the longest streak among active fighters on the roster.
Cole Williams (11-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) had his 10-fight winning streak snapped for his first defeat since April 2009.
Williams has suffered both of his career losses by submission.
Miranda Granger (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) earned the first decision victory of her career.
Hannah Goldy (5-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) has suffered consecutive losses after starting her career 5-0.
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