The second of five UFC events on “Fight Island” went down Saturday with UFC on ESPN 16, which took place at Flash Forum at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, and aired on ESPN/streamed on ESPN+.
The main event saw former UFC champ Holly Holm (14-5 MMA, 7-5 UFC) deliver one of the finest performances of her career, dominating Irene Aldana (12-6 MMA, 5-4 UFC) to a lopsided unanimous decision to put her on a two-fight winning streak.
For more on the numbers behind the main event, as well as the rest of the card, check below for 30 post-event facts to come out of UFC on ESPN 16.
Holm’s six victories in UFC women’s bantamweight competition are tied for third most in divisional history behind Amanda Nunes (11) and Raquel Pennington (eight).
Holm’s 164 significant strikes landed set a single-fight record for her UFC career.
Holm’s five takedowns landed set a single-fight record for her UFC career.
Holm has earned five of her seven UFC victories by decision.
Aldana has suffered all four of her UFC losses by decision.
Yorgan De Castro (6-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) has suffered consecutive losses after starting his career 6-0.
De Castro has suffered both of his career losses by decision.
De Randamie (10-4 MMA, 7-2 UFC) improved to 3-1 since she returned to the UFC women’s bantamweight division in September 2017.
De Randamie’s six victories in UFC women’s bantamweight competition are tied with Holm, Ronda Rousey and Sara McMann for third most in divisional history behind Nunes (11) and Pennington (eight).
De Randamie’s four stoppage victories in UFC women’s bantamweight competition are tied for third most in divisional history behind Nunes (eight) and Rousey (six).
De Randamie earned the first submission victory of her career.
Julianna Pena (9-4 MMA, 5-2 UFC) has suffered both of her UFC losses by submission.
Phillips (8-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) has earned six of his eight career victories by stoppage.
Cameron Else (7-5 MMA, 0-1 UFC) has suffered four of his five career losses by stoppage.
Todorovic (10-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has earned nine of his 10 career victories by stoppage.
Dequan Townsend’s (21-12 MMA, 0-4 UFC) four-fight losing skid is the longest of his career. He hasn’t earned a victory since March 2019.
Townsend suffered just his second stoppage loss in 12 career defeats.
Carlos Condit (31-13 MMA, 8-9 UFC) snapped his five-fight losing skid for his first victory since May 2015.
Condit improved to 3-8 in his past 11 fights dating back to November 2012.
Condit earned just the third decision of his 31 career victories.
Court McGee (19-10 MMA, 8-9 UFC) fell to 5-7 since he dropped to the welterweight division in February 2013.
McGee fell to 1-5 in his past six fights dating back to January 2017.
McGee has suffered nine of his 10 career losses by decision.
Loma Lookboonmee (5-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) has earned four of her five career victories by decision. That includes both of her UFC wins.
Casey Kenney (15-2-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) has earned three of his four UFC victories by decision.
Vendramini (9-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) has earned all nine of his career victories by stoppage.
Jessin Ayari’s (16-6 MMA, 1-3 UFC) three-fight losing skid is the longest of his career. He hasn’t earned a victory since September 2016.
Ayari fell to 0-2 since he dropped to the lightweight division in October 2018.
Ayari suffered his first knockout loss since Feb. 16, 2013 – a span of 2,789 days (nearly eight years) and 10 fights.