UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs Allen stats review — ‘Blessed’ breaks 3k significant strikes landed

Max Holloway is the only UFC fighter to land more than 3,000 career significant strikes.

By: Trent Reinsmith | 2 months ago
UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs Allen stats review — ‘Blessed’ breaks 3k significant strikes landed
UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs Allen at T-Mobile Center Copyright: Matt Davies

The next UFC fighter to land 2,000 total significant strikes will be the second UFC fighter to accomplish that feat. And even when they hit that mark, that fighter will still trail Max Holloway by more than 1,000 significant strikes landed.

Entering Saturday’s UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Allen fight card in Kansas City, ‘Blessed’ was the only fighter with more than 2,000 sig. strikes landed in the history of the Octagon. When the stats from his unanimous decision win over Allen were tallied, Holloway became the first fighter with the promotion to land over 3,000 sig. strikes in a career.

The 31-year-old—who remains outside the top 10 in career UFC fights, with 27—has put a massive gap between himself and the next two active fighters listed in that statistical category, Angela Hill and Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Those two women are currently tied at 1,754. After racking up his lastest victory, Holloway’s total sig. strikes landed number is now 3,122. The Hawaiian is also the only UFC fighter with more than 3,000 total strikes landed, currently sitting at 3,366.

In the evening’s co-main event, Edson Barboza did his part to break another UFC record. With Barboza’s knockout win over Billy Quarantillo via a knee to the head at distance, Saturday’s UFC Fight Night card became the first in UFC history to have two fights end via step knee. Brandon Royval was the first fighter on the Kansas City card to score it, via a knee to the head of Matheus Nicolau in the first round of their prelim fight. Barboza and Royval earned “Performance of the Night” bonuses for their stoppage wins.

Below, we’ll take a deep dive into the stats from Saturday’s Fight Night event. The main card, which took place at T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, MO, was broadcast on ESPN following prelims on ESPN+.

Fights and results

  • Total Fights: 14
  • Unanimous Decisions: 6
  • Split Decision: 1
  • KOs/TKOs: 5
  • Submissions: 2

Fights by Weight Division

  • Light Heavyweight: 3
  • Lightweight: 2
  • Featherweight: 3
  • Bantamweight: 2
  • Women’s bantamweight: 1
  • Flyweight: 1
  • Women’s strawweight: 2

Fight stats

  • Total Knockdowns Landed: 10
  • Total Submission Attempts: 3
  • Total Reversals: 3
  • Total Significant Strikes Attempted: 3,105
  • Total Significant Strikes Landed: 1,460
  • Total Significant Head Strikes Attempted: 2,357
  • Total Significant Head Strikes Landed: 934
  • Total Significant Body Strikes Attempted: 347
  • Total Significant Body Strikes Landed: 216
  • Total Significant Leg Strikes Attempted: 401
  • Total Significant Leg Strikes Landed: 310
  • Total Significant Distance Strikes Attempted: 2,765
  • Total Significant Distance Strikes Landed: 1,223
  • Total Significant Clinch Strikes Attempted: 99
  • Total Significant Clinch Strikes Landed: 78
  • Total Significant Ground Strikes Attempted: 241
  • Total Significant Ground Strikes Landed: 159
  • Total Strikes Attempted: 3,498
  • Total Strikes Landed: 1,811
  • Total Takedowns Attempted: 48
  • Total Takedowns Landed: 16

Noteworthy statistical fights from UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Allen

  • Shortest Three-Round Fight: Ion Cutelaba TKO of Tanner Boser at 2:05 of Rd. 1 via punches to head on ground.
  • Latest Finish in a Three-Round Fight: Zak Cummings TKO of Ed Herman at 4:13 of Rd. 3 via punches to head at distance.
  • Most Takedowns Landed: Two fighters with three takedowns apiece: Denise Gomes with three takedowns on three attempts vs. Bruna Brasil and Aaron Phillips with three takedown on five attempts vs. Gaston Bolanos.
  • Most Submission Attempts: Three fighters with one submission attempt: Bill Algeo vs. TJ Brown, Gillian Robertson vs. Piera Rodriguez, and Aaron Phillips vs. Gaston Bolanos.
  • Most Knockdowns Landed: Zak Cummings with three knockdowns of Ed Herman.
  • Most Significant Strikes Landed in a Three-Round Fight: Rafa Garcia landed 141 significant strikes on 287 attempts vs. Clay Guida.

UFC records set or tied at UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs Allen

  • Max Holloway becomes the first UFC fighter to land more than 3,000 significant strike with a total of 3,122
  • UFC Fight Night Holloway vs. Allen was the first UFC event to feature two knockouts by knee strikes from distance: Edson Barboza and Brandon Royval.

Stats via UFC Stats

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Trent Reinsmith
Trent Reinsmith

Trent Reinsmith is a freelance writer based out of Baltimore, MD. He has been covering sports for more than 15 years, with a focus on MMA for most of that time. Trent focuses on the day-to-day business of MMA — both inside and outside the cage — for Bloody Elbow.

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