UFC Fight Night 229: Dawson vs. Green Fight Facts

“Fight Facts” provides a comprehensive analysis of interesting information and facts about the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), with various references, puns, and portmanteaus to keep things enjoyable. The data and statistics explored in these sections provide historical context and narratives behind those figures. Up until now, UFC has hosted a total of 7,369 fights and 666 events. The organization recently revived its activities with three consecutive weeks of fight cards, commencing in its home base at the UFC Apex. However, due to certain unfortunate circumstances, the event was reduced to ten fights, the minimum since March, and fewer than half concluded by stoppage. UFC Fight Night 229 featured the new lightweight knockout king, a surprise submission from a striker, and excellent results from older fighters.

In its 30 years of operation, the UFC organized its 666th event at UFC Fight Night 229, the highest by any significant MMA organization. In these series of events, 37-year-old Bobby Green recorded stoppages over Tony Ferguson and Grant Dawson in his last two competitions. These records marked the first instance in nearly a decade where Green executed consecutive finishes. Despite being an enormous +475 betting underdog, Green stunned Dawson. His triumph at +475 odds equals Sean Strickland’s recent victory over Israel Adesanya, making it the third-largest upset in the UFC this year, with Alexa Grasso and Elves Brener commanding the first and second places in the list.

Dawson now possesses precisely two losses, and both have resulted from knockouts, happening in less than 35 seconds from the opening bell. Joseph Pyfer “strangled” Abdul Razak Alhassan in the second round with an arm-triangle choke. As a result, Pyfer achieved stoppages in 11 of his 12 professional triumphs. Moreover, Drew Dober blasted Ricky Glenn in just over half a round, acquiring his ninth knockout victory as a UFC fighter, thus setting a new record in the lightweight division, surpassing Dustin Poirier. Dober’s ten stoppage victories as a 155-pounder tie him with Donald Cerrone and Tony Ferguson for the fourth-highest in the division’s history, with Jim Miller’s 15 leading the pack.

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