The UFC’s biggest event of 2020 so far went own on Saturday with UFC 251, which took place at Flash Forum at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi and aired on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN.
Three championship fights were featured on the card, but the main event occupied most of the attention with Kamaru Usman (17-1 MMA, 12-0 UFC) successfully defending his welterweight title for the second time in a unanimous decision over Jorge Masvidal (35-14 MMA, 12-7 UFC).
Usman put himself further in the record books with the win, but he wasn’t the only one to make history on the night. For more on the numbers, check below for 50 post-event facts to come out of UFC 251.
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The UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance payout for the event totaled $305,500.
Debuting fighters went 1-3 on the card.
UFC 251 drew an announced attendance of zero for a live gate of $0.
Betting favorites went 11-1 on the card. One fight had even odds.
Betting favorites improved to 11-6 in UFC headliners this year.
Total fight time for the 13-bout card was 3:07:27, a new single-event record in UFC history.
Usman extended his winning streak to 16 fights. He hasn’t suffered a defeat since May 2013.
Usman became the third fighter in UFC history to start 12-0 with the promotion. Anderson Silva and Khabib Nurmagomedov also accomplished the feat.
Usman’s 12-fight UFC winning streak is tied with Nurmagomedov for the longest active streak in the company.
Usman is the only welterweight in history to start his UFC career with 12 consecutive victories.
Usman’s 12-fight UFC winning streak at welterweight is the longest active streak in the division.
Usman’s 12-fight UFC winning streak at welterweight is tied with Georges St-Pierre for longest in divisional history.
Usman has earned nine of his 12 UFC victories by decision.
Masvidal fell to 7-5 since he returned to the welterweight division in July 2015.
Masvidal has suffered 11 of his 14 career losses by decision. That includes all six of his UFC defeats.
Alexander Volkanovski (22-1 MMA, 9-0 UFC) extended his winning streak to 19 consecutive fights. He hasn’t suffered a defeat since May 2013.
Volkanovski’s seven-fight UFC winning streak at featherweight is tied with Arnold Allen for the longest active streak in the division.
Volkanovski has earned six of his nine UFC victories by decision.
Max Holloway (21-6 MMA, 17-6 UFC) has suffered five of his six career losses by decision.
Holloway has landed 100 or more significant strikes in 11 separate UFC fights, the most in company history. No other fighter has more than seven such performances.
Holloway’s 2,182 total strikes landed in UFC competition are most in company history.
Holloway became the second fighter in UFC history to complete 23 octagon appearances without suffering a knockdown. B.J. Penn also accomplished the feat.
Petr Yan’s (15-1 MMA, 7-0 UFC) became the third Russian-born champion in UFC history. Nurmagomedov and Andrei Arlovski also accomplished the feat.
Yan’s seven-fight UFC winning streak at bantamweight is the longest active streak in the division.
Jose Aldo’s (28-7 MMA, 10-6 UFC) four-fight losing skid is the longest of his career. He hasn’t earned a victory since February 2019.
Aldo fell to 0-2 since he dropped to the bantamweight division in December.
Aldo fell to 3-6 in his past nine fights after going undefeated for more than a decade.
Aldo has suffered five of his seven career losses by stoppage.
Aldo has suffered all four of his UFC stoppage losses by knockout.
Namajunas’ (9-4 MMA, 7-3 UFC) seven victories in UFC strawweight competition are tied for second most in divisional history behind Joanna Jedrzejczyk (10).
Namajunas’ five fight-night bonuses for UFC strawweight bouts are second most in divisional history behind Andrade (seven).
Andrade (20-8 MMA, 11-6 UFC) fell to 7-3 since she dropped to the UFC strawweight division in June.
Andrade’s seven fight-night bonuses for UFC strawweight bouts are most in divisional history.
Amanda Ribas (10-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) has earned seven of her 10 career victories by stoppage.
Paige VanZant (8-5 MMA, 5-4 UFC) fell to 1-2 since she moved up to the UFC women’s flyweight division in January 2018.
VanZant has suffered all three of her career stoppage losses by submission.
Prochazka (27-3-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) improved to 20-1-1 in his past 22 fights dating back to June 2013.
Prochazka has earned 26 of his 27 career victories by stoppage.
Volkan Oezdemir (17-5 MMA, 5-4 UFC) fell to 2-4 in his past six fights dating back to January 2018.
Oezdemir has suffered four of his five career losses by stoppage.
Makwan Amirkhani (16-4 MMA, 6-2 UFC) became the third fighter in UFC history to earn multiple submission victories by anaconda choke. Phil Davis and Charles Oliveira also accomplished the feat.
Danny Henry (12-4 MMA, 2-2 UFC) fell to 1-2 since he dropped to the UFC featherweight division in March 2018.
Henry has suffered both of his career stoppage losses by submission.
Leonardo Santos (18-3-1 MMA, 7-0-1 UFC) extended his unbeaten streak to 13 fights. He hasn’t suffered a defeat since May 2009.
Santos’ eight-fight unbeaten streak in UFC lightweight competition is the second longest active streak in the division behind Nurmagomedov (11).
Roman Bogatov (10-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) had his 10-fight winning streak snapped for the first defeat of his career.
Maxim Grishin (30-8-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) suffered his first decision loss since Dec. 11, 2009 – a span of 3,865 days (nearly 11 years) and 32 fights.
Karol Rosa (13-3 MMA, 2-0 UFC) has earned both of her UFC victories by decision.
Vanessa Melo’s (10-8 MMA, 0-3 UFC) three-fight losing skid is the longest of her career. She hasn’t earned a victory since January 2019.
Melo has suffered seven of her eight career losses by decision. That includes all three of her UFC defeats.