UFC on ESPN 22 took place on Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, and it was an oddly historic event.
Robert Whittaker (23-5 MMA, 14-3 UFC) beat Kelvin Gastelum (16-7 MMA, 11-7 UFC) by unanimous decision in the main event, further pushing him further toward a 185-pound title fight.
Check below for 25 post-event facts to come out of UFC on ESPN 22.
UFC on ESPN 22 became the first event in company history with four consecutive split decision results.
The UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance payout for the event totaled $142,500.
Debuting fighters went 0-2 at the event.
Whittaker, Gastelum, Gerald Meerschaert and Tony Gravely earned $50,000 UFC on ESPN 22 fight-night bonuses.
UFC on ESPN 22 drew an announced attendance of zero for a live gate of $0.
Betting favorites went 6-4 on the card.
Betting favorites improved to 7-5 with one no contest in UFC headliners this year.
Total fight time for the 10-bout card was 2:14:36.
Robert Whittaker def. Kelvin Gastelum
Whittaker improved to 11-1 since he moved up to the UFC middleweight division in November 2014.
Whittaker has earned nine of his 14 UFC victories by decision.
Whittaker’s eight fight-night bonuses for UFC middleweight bouts are tied with Yoel Romero for second most in divisional history behind Anderson Silva (11).
Gastelum fell to 5-5 (with one no contest) since he returned to the UFC middleweight division in December 2016.
Gastelum has suffered five of his seven career losses by decision.
Andrei Arlovski vs. Chase Sherman
Andrei Arlovski (31-20 MMA, 20-14 UFC) improved to 10-10 (with one no contest) since he returned to the UFC for a second stint in June 2014.
Arlovski’s 20 victories in UFC heavyweight competition are most in divisional history.
Arlovski’s total fight time of 5:24:51 in UFC heavyweight competition is the most in divisional history.
Arlovski’s nine decision victories in UFC heavyweight competition are most in divisional history.
Chase Sherman (13-7 MMA, 3-6 UFC) fell to 1-1 since he returned to the UFC for a second stint in May 2020.
Sherman has suffered all three of his decision losses under the UFC banner.
Jacob Malkoun def. Abdul Razak Alhassan
Abdul Razak Alhassan (10-4 MMA, 4-4 UFC) three-fight losing skid is the longest of his career. He hasn’t earned a victory since September 2018.
Alhassan was unsuccessful in his middleweight debut.
Alhassan has suffered three of his four career losses by decision.
Tracy Cortez def. Justine Kish
Tracy Cortez (9-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) was successful in his UFC women’s flyweight debut.
Cortez has earned all three of her UFC victories by decision.
Justine Kish (7-4 MMA, 3-4 UFC) fell to 1-3 since she moved up to the UFC flyweight division in January 2018.
Kish has suffered three of her four career losses by decision.
Alexandr Romanov def. Juan Espino
Alexandr Romanov (14-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) earned the first decision victory of his career.
Juan Espino (10-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) suffered the first decision loss of his career.
Jessica Penne def. Loopy Godinez
Jessica Penne (13-5 MMA, 2-3 UFC) snapped her three-fight skid for her first victory since December 2014.
Penne has earned both of her UFC victories by decision.
Loopy Godinez (5-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) had her five-fight winning streak snapped for the first defeat of her career.
Gerald Meerschaert def. Bartosz Fabinski
Meerschaert (31-14 MMA, 7-6 UFC) has earned 29 of his 31 carer victories by stoppage. That includes all seven of his UFC victories.
Meerschaert’s six submission victories in UFC middleweight competition are most in divisional history.
Bartosz Fabinski (15-5 MMA, 3-3 UFC) fell to 2-3 since he returned to competition after a nearly three-year layoff.
Fabinski has suffered all three of his UFC losses by submission.
Tony Gravely def. Anthony Birchak
Anthony Birchak (16-8 MMA, 2-4 UFC) fell to 0-2 since he returned to the UFC for a second stint in November 2020.
Birchak has suffered all four of his UFC losses by stoppage.
UFC research analyst and live statistics producer Michael Carroll contributed to this story. Follow him on Twitter @MJCflipdascript.