Fight Facts: UFC Fight Night 192

By: Jay Pettry
Sep 20, 2021

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Fight Facts is a breakdown of all of 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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TOTAL NUMBER OF UFC FIGHTS: 6,286
TOTAL NUMBER OF UFC EVENTS: 577

The Ultimate Fighting Championship began a 10-week rotation with a Fight Night card jam packed with those looking to climb the ladder. The knockdown-frenzied event started strong and ended stronger, with several remarkable stoppages before the night was over. UFC Fight Night 192 featured a former title challenger showing he has another run in him, a spectacular comeback knockout and a new record for the most armbar losses in organizational history.

Ending the Evening with Bangs: Each of the six main card bouts saw at least one knockdown take place. UFC 217 in 2017 is the last time the final six fights of the night all featured knockdowns, when Georges St. Pierre, both T.J. Dillashaw and Cody Garbrandt, Rose Namajunas, Stephen Thompson, Paulo Costa and James Vick all dropped their adversaries.

Knock Down, Drag Out Night: When the dust settled, a whopping 15 knockdowns occurred across UFC Fight Night 192. This tied the record for the most in one night in UFC history.

No Torch Passing: Anthony Smith throttled Ryan Spann in the main event in under four minutes with a rear-naked choke. “Lionheart” celebrates an incredible career finish rate of 94%, with his last 10 wins all coming by stoppage.

No One Knows the VFC 23 Result: At least 19 of Smith’s career wins have come in the first round, following his first-round choke of Spann. He now holds as many victories in the opening frame as Spann has earned in total triumphs.

Ten Stop Team: Smith has amassed 10 finishes in his UFC tenure as both a middleweight and light heavyweight. He is now among 17 fighters in organizational history that have racked up at least 10 stoppage wins across two or more weight categories.

Who Wouldn’t Want to See That Again? Ahead of his battle with Christos Giagos, Arman Tsarukyan closed as a huge -800 favorite, tied for the second-highest favorite for the UFC in 2021. He ties former opponent Islam Makhachev, who served as an 8-to-1 favorite against Thiago Moises.

Double-A Performance: Staging a comeback to knock Antonio Arroyo out, Joaquin Buckley has now notched his last five wins by knockout. “New Mansa” elevated his career knockout rate to 77% with the triumph.

Putting the Buck in Buckley: Each of the three UFC wins for Buckley have been accompanied by “Performance of the Night” honors. On the other hand, the two men that have knocked him out in Kevin Holland and Alessio Di Chirico each pocketed $50k checks for doing so as well.

You Can Win, Rock: Winning a decision over Pannie Kianzad, Raquel Pennington now finds herself on her first win streak since before challenging Amanda Nunes for the belt. Every win for “Rocky” over the last six years has come on the scorecards.

Banzai Builder: Win or lose, each of Kianzad’s last seven bouts, and 10 of her last 11, have gone the distance. All but two appearances for “Banzai” have gone beyond the first round.

Seventh Heavyen: Zhu Rong came in two pounds heavy against short-notice opponent Brandon Jenkins and won a decision. The last seven fighters to miss weight ahead of their UFC bouts have all prevailed.

Bantam Banger: Over the course of 15 minutes, Montel Jackson dropped J.P. Buys four times en route to a clear-cut decision. The four knockdowns set a UFC bantamweight record for the most in a single bout.

Can’t Buys a Knockout: While he landed four knockdowns of Buys, Jackson was unable to finish the fight. The record for the most knockdowns in a bout is five, held by Forrest Petz over Sammy Morgan and Jeremy Stephens over Gilbert Melendez. Neither Petz nor Stephens was able to get the stoppage, either.

Jacked Up: Jackson became the eighth fighter in promotional history to knock a foe down four times in a fight. He joins Israel Adesanya, Brad Blackburn, Josh Emmett, Nate Marquardt, Petz, Khalil Rountree and Stephens as the only men to ever score at least four in a single match.

South African Special: For the first time in his 13-fight career, Buys went the distance. Although he had reached the fourth round in a title fight, the South African had never before left it in the hands of the judges.

Guyanese Grace: Blasting Impa Kasanganay in the first round, Carlston Harris recorded his second win in the UFC since debuting in May. Each of the last five victories for the Guyana native have ended within the first two rounds.

Heilet Go: Due to repeated fence grabs, Heili Alateng lost a point in the third round and his encounter with Gustavo Lopez was scored a draw by all three judges. Their unanimous draw is the fourth in UFC history, and just the second since 2010.

Instant Armbar, Just Add Water: With Hannah Goldy tapping Emily Whitmire with a first-round armbar, each of the last 15 armbars inside the Octagon have taken place in the first round, dating back to UFC 251 in 2020.

Achilles Elbow: Succumbing to the third armbar as a UFC fighter, Whitmire has now suffered more armbar defeats than any fighter in organizational history.

Spitfired: Whitmire appeared as the card opener for the fourth time in her six-bout UFC career. As a result, “Spitfire” has now participated in the most curtain-jerking matches in company history.

Never Say Never Again: Coming into UFC Fight Night 192, Mandy Bohm had never been defeated (eight fights), Gravely (27 fights) and Arroyo (13 fights) had never been knocked out and Devin Clark (17 fights) and Sarah Alpar (14 fights) had never lost consecutive bouts.

I Live for the Funk: Notorious B.I.G. is one of the most frequently used walkout artists in UFC history. Despite this, Lopez is the first fighter to use “Machine Gun Funk” as his entrance music. Lopez fought to a draw with Alateng.

X Gon’ Gold It to Ya: Goldy made her walk to the cage accompanied by “X Gon’ Give It To Ya” by DMX and tapped Whitmire. Throughout UFC history, fighters that walk out to this track post a high win percentage of 81.8% not including a no contest along the way.

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