UFC Fight Night 236: A Numerical Breakdown

Jack Hermansson just put a full stop to Joe Pyfer’s momentum. The Swedish fighter showed resilience, bouncing back after an early onslaught from Pyfer. Over the last 15 minutes, Hermansson shifted gears, securing a unanimous decision win at UFC Fight Night 236 in Vegas. Pyfer, riding high on a three-fight win streak from Dana White’s Contender Series, couldn’t maintain his early pace. Hermansson, on the other hand, hasn’t faced back-to-back losses in his 17 fights in the Octagon. Quite the record, huh?

Let’s dive into the numbers from UFC Fight Night 236, shall we? Hermansson landed 121 significant strikes. Pyfer? Only 92. As the fight wore on, “The Joker” just kept upping his game. He outlanded Pyfer significantly in the later rounds. Pyfer did have his moments early on, but couldn’t keep up.

Hermansson’s accuracy was on point, landing 121 out of 235 attempts. That’s a .510 success rate. Pyfer, though, wasn’t far behind with a 36% success rate from 250 attempts. Hermansson also dominated in leg strikes, landing 32 to Pyfer’s 11. And get this – Hermansson has now racked up 999 career significant strikes, overtaking both Marvin Vettori and Robert Whittaker in UFC middleweight history.

Pyfer tried, really tried, to take the fight to the ground. But all six attempts were thwarted. Before this, Pyfer’s longest UFC fight lasted just over 7 minutes. Against Hermansson? He had to push through the full 25 minutes.

Dan Ige stole some spotlight too, with a stunning knockout victory over Andre Fili. That win marked his third in his last four fights. Gregory Rodrigues, meanwhile, is making waves in the middleweight division, boasting the most KO/TKO victories since 2020.

Brad Tavares made his 24th Octagon appearance, tying with Michael Bisping for the most in UFC middleweight history. Michael Johnson, in a different bout, set a personal record with four takedowns in a single fight. And let’s not forget Rodolfo Vieira, who now holds the record for most arm-triangle victories in the UFC.

Carlos Prates made an explosive debut, overcoming a significant strike deficit to knock out Trevin Giles. Marcin Prachnio, in another match, landed 101 significant strikes, his second-highest in nine UFC fights. Devin Clark, despite the loss, tied with Alexander Gustafsson for the 10th most appearances in the light heavyweight division.

Bogdan Guskov made a statement in his UFC debut, knocking out Zac Pagua in the first round. And in the featherweight division, Hyder Amil outclassed Fernie Garcie, showcasing a significant advantage in both significant and total strikes.

Whew, what a night of fights! Each bout, each punch, and each takedown tells a story. And in the world of MMA, those stories are what keep us coming back for more.

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