UFC 217 will go down within the historical past books as one of the memorable struggle playing cards in UFC historical past. Underdogs reigned supreme as three new champions have been topped and a exceptional 9 of 11 fights ended inside the gap.
With memorable motion from starting to finish, the actual fact all three title bouts modified fingers would be the cornerstone of UFC 217, which came about Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York with a pay-per-view major card following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pbad.
In the principle occasion, Georges St-Pierre (26-2 MMA, 20-2 UFC) returned from a four-year hiatus to take the middleweight title from Michael Bisping (30-Eight MMA, 20-Eight UFC). T.J. Dillashaw (15-Three MMA, 11-Three UFC) knocked out former teammate and rival Cody Garbrandt(11-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) to take again the bantamweight title within the co-headliner, and in probably the most sudden end result of all, Rose Namajunas (7-Three MMA, 5-2 UFC) dethroned Joanna Jedrzejczyk (14-1 MMA, Eight-1 UFC) of strawweight gold with a fast knockout.
The largest UFC occasion of the yr lived as much as the hype, and it confirmed on paper. Check under for 50 post-event information and footnotes to come back out of UFC 217.
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UFC 217 grew to become the primary occasion in UFC historical past to have three new champions topped.
The UFC-Reebok Athlete Outfitting payout for the occasion totaled $315,000.
St-Pierre, Dillashaw and Namajunas earned $50,000 UFC 217 fight-night bonuses. Ovince Saint Preux and Ricardo Ramos obtained $25,000 bonuses.
UFC 217 drew an introduced attendance of 18,201 for a dwell gate of $6.2 million.
Betting favorites went 5-6 on the cardboard.
Total struggle time for the 11-bout card was 1:46:17.
St-Pierre grew to become the fourth fighter in UFC historical past to win titles in two weight courses. Randy Couture, B.J. Penn and Conor McGregor have additionally completed the feat.
St-Pierre grew to become the second fighter in UFC historical past to have three separate title reigns. Couture additionally completed the feat.
St-Pierre’s 13 victories in UFC championship fights are probably the most in firm historical past.
St-Pierre’s 20 victories in UFC competitors are tied with Bisping for many in firm historical past.
St-Pierre’s 13-fight UFC successful streak is tied with champ Demetrious Johnson for longest amongst energetic fighters within the firm. He hasn’t suffered a defeat since April 2007.
St-Pierre’s 13-fight UFC successful streak is tied with Johnson and Jon Jones for second longest in firm historical past behind Anderson Silva (16).
St-Pierre was profitable in his UFC middleweight debut.
St-Pierre earned his first submission victory since Dec. 29, 2007 – a span of three,598 days (almost 10 years) and 11 fights.
St-Pierre’s 87 takedowns landed in UFC competitors are most in firm historical past.
Bisping had his five-fight successful streak snapped for his first defeat since November 2014.
Bisping has suffered his previous two losses by submission after going his complete profession with out being submitted.
Dillashaw’s 11 victories in UFC bantamweight competitors are probably the most in divisional historical past.
Dillashaw’s 11 victories in UFC/WEC bantamweight competitors are tied with Urijah Faber for second most in divisional historical past behind Dominick Cruz (12).
Dillashaw’s seven stoppage victories in UFC bantamweight competitors are probably the most in divisional historical past.
Dillashaw’s six knockout victories in UFC bantamweight competitors are most in divisional historical past.
Dillashaw’s seven knockdowns landed in UFC bantamweight competitors are second most in divisional historical past behind Garbrandt (eight).
Dillashaw’s seven fight-night bonuses for UFC bantamweight bouts are probably the most in divisional historical past.
Garbrandt grew to become the primary UFC bantamweight champion to lose the title earlier than making a profitable protection.
Garbrandt had his 11-fight successful streak snapped for the primary defeat of his profession.
Garbrandt’s eight knockdowns landed in UFC bantamweight competitors are probably the most in divisional historical past.
Namajunas grew to become the third UFC strawweight champion.
Namajunas’ 5 victories in UFC strawweight competitors are tied with Tecia Torres for second most in divisional historical past behind Jedrzejczyk (eight).
Namajunas’ 4 stoppage victories in UFC strawweight competitors are probably the most in divisional historical past.
Namajunas earned the primary knockout victory of her profession.
Jedrzejczyk had her 14-fight successful streak snapped for the primary defeat of her skilled profession.
Stephen Thompson’s (14-2-1 MMA, 9-2-1 UFC) 9 knockdowns landed in UFC welterweight competitors are tied for third most in divisional historical past behind Thiago Alves (13) and Jake Ellenberger (11).
Jorge Masvidal (32-13 MMA, 9-6 UFC) fell to Four-Four since he returned to the welterweight division in July 2015.
Masvidal has suffered 10 of his 13 profession losses by choice. That consists of all 5 of his UFC defeats.
Paulo Costa (11-Zero MMA, Three-Zero UFC) has earned all 11 of his profession victories by stoppage.
Costa has earned 10 of his 11 profession victories by knockout. That consists of all three of his UFC wins.
Johny Hendricks (18-Eight MMA, 13-Eight UFC) fell to 1-2 since he moved as much as the UFC middleweight division in February.
Hendricks fell to 1-5 in his previous six fights.
Hendricks has suffered all three of his profession stoppage losses by knockout.
Joseph Duffy (16-Three MMA, Four-2 UFC) suffered the primary knockout lack of his profession.
Walt Harris (10-7 MMA, Three-6 UFC) suffered his second UFC loss in a 28-day stretch.
Harris fell to Three-Three since he returned to the UFC for a second stint in April 2016.
Ovince Saint Preux
Ovince Saint Preux (22-10 MMA, 10-5 UFC) earned his second UFC victory in a 42-day stretch.
Saint Preux’s three-fight UFC successful streak in light-heavyweight competitors is tied with Mauricio Rua and Volkan Oezdemir for the longest energetic streak within the division.
Saint Preux has earned 17 of his 22 profession victories by stoppage. That consists of eight of his 10 UFC wins.
Saint Preux’s eight stoppage victories since 2013 in UFC competitors are most within the light-heavyweight division and tied with Derrick Lewis and Max Holloway for second most within the firm behind Donald Cerrone (9).
Saint Preux’s eight stoppage victories in UFC light-heavyweight competitors are third most in divisional historical past behind Jones (9) and Chuck Liddell (9).
Corey Anderson (9-Three MMA, 6-Three UFC) has suffered all three of his profession stoppage losses by knockout.
Mickey Gall (Four-1 MMA, Three-1 UFC) had his four-fight successful streak snapped for the primary defeat of his profession.
Curtis Blaydes (Eight-1 MMA, Three-1 UFC) has earned seven of his eight profession victories by stoppage, all by knockout.
Aleksei Oleinik (52-11-1 MMA, Four-2 UFC) suffered his first knockout loss since July 22, 2011 – a span of two,297 days (greater than six years) and 15 fights.
Ramos (11-1 MMA, 2-Zero UFC) has earned 9 of his 11 profession victories by stoppage.
Ramos grew to become the second fighter in UFC historical past to earn a knockout victory stemming from a spinning again elbow. Dong Hyun Kim additionally completed the feat The Ultimate Fighter China Finale.
Aiemann Zahabi (7-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) had his seven-fight successful streak snapped for the primary defeat of her profession.
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FightMetric badysis badyst and dwell statistics producer Michael Carroll contributed to this story. Follow him on Twitter @MJCflipdascript.