Fight Facts: UFC Fight Night 170

By: Jay Pettry
Mar 16, 2020

Fight Facts is a breakdown of all the interesting information and Octagon oddities on every card, with some puns, references and portmanteaus to keep things fun. These deep stat dives delve into the numbers, providing historical context and telling the stories behind those numbers.

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship on Saturday in Brasilia, Brazil, staged what could be its last card for the foreseeable future. UFC Fight Night 170 featured a record number of judges’ decisions to start an event, a headliner who extended or matched a litany of impressive records and the man who is the self-crowned King of Brazil.

AT LEAST IT ENDED STRONG: The first nine fights on the card all went the distance. This ties the record set by UFC on ESPN 4 in 2019.

A DISCOURAGING STREAK: Prior to this card, the only other time besides UFC on ESPN 4 in which nine consecutive fights went the full 15 minutes came at UFC Fight Night 134 in 2018.

IT’S TIME FOR THEM TO REMATCH: Oliveira picked up his 16th finish inside the Octagon, tying Donald Cerrone for the most in UFC history.

A DO BRONX TALE: In his last seven bouts, “Do Bronx” has stopped all seven of his opponents inside the distance. The only fighter in modern UFC history with more is Anderson Silva (eight). Oliveira tied Chuck Liddell with seven. Royce Gracie holds the all-time UFC record with 11 consecutive finishes.

WHERE NO GRACIE HAS GONE BEFORE: By forcing Lee to tap, Oliveira earned his 14th submission under the UFC banner. He further extended his lead for the most in organizational history. The next closest fighter is Demian Maia (11).

THE CHARLIETINE: The successful guillotine choke was Oliveira’s fifth as a UFC fighter, extending his record for the most in promotional history.

A TRUE PERFORMER: With his stoppage victory, Oliveira earned his 10th “Performance of the Night” bonus. He extends his lead for the most of any fighter to ever grace the Octagon.

RUMBLE IN DO BRONX: Oliveira has now taken home 16 post-fight bonuses as a UFC fighter. The only man with more is Cerrone. In getting his 16th, Oliveira broke a tie with Joe Lauzon and Nate Diaz.

HE IS A BONUS MACHINE: During his seven-fight winning streak, Oliveira has picked up six post-fight bonus checks. Each of those wins has resulted in $50,000 POTN checks.

THAT’S A PUNCH I HAVEN’T FELT IN A LONG TIME: Although it was not the first time Maia had been stopped with strikes, the only other time he had been knocked out prior to Gilbert Burns flattening him in the co-main event came in August 2009 against Nate Marquardt. At that time, 18 of the other 23 fighters on this card, including his opponent, had yet to make their professional debuts.

REAR-NAKED RENATO: Renato Carneiro executed a rear-naked choke on Damir Hadzovic in 44 seconds to earn the first stoppage of the show. Among Carneiro’s 14 career wins, seven have come by decision while the remaining seven have all come by rear-naked choke.

THREE WHOLE ROUNDS?: Coming into their bout, Nikita Krylov and Johnny Walker had gone the distance once each in their combined 54-fight careers. When “The Miner” took home the decision, it marked the first time he had ever won a fight by judges’ verdict after 27 victories.

ORDEM E VITORIA: In taking a decision over John Makdessi, Francisco Trinaldo earned his 13th UFC victory in his home country of Brazil. In victory, “Massaranduba” has nearly doubled his lead compared to the next closest fighters. Both Iuri Alcantara and Vitor Belfort have prevailed seven times in their home country of Brazil.

THE ONE TRUE KING OF THE FEDERATIVE REPUBLIC OF BRAZIL: In the 37 trips to Brazil for the Las Vegas-based promotion over the years, Trinaldo has competed on 16 of those cards. Across UFC history, only Alcantara (11) has taken more than 10 fights in Brazil.

RANDOM RANDA: Throughout her entire 14-fight UFC career, Randa Markos has never won or lost consecutive bouts. That includes her decision loss to Amanda Ribas. Although she alternated wins and losses for each of her first nine, a draw to Marina Rodriguez broke up that streak.

AN ORGANIC DRAW: Enrique Barzola and Rani Yahya fought to a majority draw after Yahya won the first two rounds and Barzola took a 10-8 on two scorecards in the third. It is the third draw in UFC bantamweight history but the first scored as such without a point being deducted.

MOROZ WITH A MOTOR: Maryna Moroz captured a unanimous decision over Mayra Bueno Silva. Each of her last seven fights have gone the distance. “The Iron Lady” started her career at 6-0 with six finishes within two rounds and made her promotional debut by submitting Joanne Calderwood. She has gone the full 15 minutes in every fight since.

WMMA BELONGS IN THE UFC: The battle between Moroz and Silva earned the two women “Fight of the Night” honors, as they followed in the footsteps of the award-winning scrap between Weili Zhang and Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 248. This is the second time in UFC history in which back-to-back events saw FOTN tilts between women. The first occurred at UFC 237 and UFC Fight Night 152 in May 2019.

BARBIE’S DREAM DECISION: To open the card, Bea Malecki took a unanimous verdict over Veronica Macedo and remained undefeated at 4-0. It marked the first time “Bad News Barbie” had ever gone the distance as a professional, with no previous fight going more than two rounds.

NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN: Coming into UFC Fight Night 170, Hadzovic had never been submitted (18 fights), Silva had never been defeated (six fights) and Walker had never dropped a bout on the scorecards (21 fights).

FIGHT FOR THE RIGHT TO WALKOUT: Oliveira changed his walkout song for the first recorded time in 16 entrances from “O Hino” by Fernandinho to “Ta Escrito” by Xande De Pilares and won. Earlier on in the night, Jussier Formiga walked out to “O Hino” and lost.

A DIFFERENT ‘BUCHECHA’: For the 10th recorded time in his career, Burns made his walk to the cage accompanied by “Medley” by Buchecha. He has won eight of those bouts. Advertisement

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