UFC Fight Night 239 Fight Facts: Tuivasa vs Tybura

Alright, let’s dive into the fascinating world of Fight Facts. It’s where we peel back the layers of the Octagon, revealing the quirky, the odd, and the downright interesting. Think of it as the hidden track of MMA stats, sprinkled with puns and portmanteaus for a bit of fun. Because who doesn’t love a good wordplay, right?

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So, let’s talk numbers. The UFC has thrown down a whopping 7,577 fights across 683 events. That’s a lot of punches, kicks, and submissions, folks.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship, in partnership with ESPN, recently put on a show that exceeded all expectations. It was a night of underdogs and grapplers making statements, with UFC Fight Night 239 standing out as particularly memorable. This event saw technical submissions galore and even tied a record held by the legendary Anderson Silva. Talk about making history!


Now, let’s get into the nitty-gritty. The event wrapped up with six fights ending in submission, tying it for fourth-most in UFC history. It’s pretty rare to see that many fighters tap out on one card, making it a night to remember.

Apex Daze: Among those submissions, two fighters didn’t tap in time and lost consciousness. This puts the event in a unique club within the UFC, showcasing the high stakes and intense competition.

Sleep Now: The “Bam Bam” duo, Tai Tuivasa and Bryan Barberena, both found themselves on the losing end of submissions. It’s not every day you see both “Bam Bams” getting caught like that.

Dom Cruz Called It: Marcin Tybura put Tuivasa to sleep with a slick rear-naked choke. It was a significant win for Tybura, marking his first submission since 2014 and showing he’s still a threat on the ground.

Still Hitting Upsets at This Age: Ovince St. Preux, against all odds, secured his 15th win in the light heavyweight division. Tying with Ryan Bader for third-most victories, OSP is proving age is just a number.

Wisdom-Enhanced Substance: Speaking of OSP, he’s now set a record for most appearances in the light heavyweight division. That’s a testament to his durability and skill over the years.

Oss, OSP: In his latest bout, OSP landed an impressive 143 significant strikes. That’s nearly double his previous best, showing he’s not slowing down anytime soon.

Got You Again: Macy Chiasson faced Pannie Kianzad once more and emerged victorious with the same move as before: a rear-naked choke. It’s like déjà vu, but with more choking.

A Good Streak to End: Kianzad’s loss by submission ended her nine-fight streak of making it to the final bell. It’s a reminder of how unpredictable this sport can be.

Right Over the Jaw: Gerald Meerschaert secured a unique place in UFC history with the first technical submission via face crank. That’s one for the record books, and a painful way to lose a fight.

A Record on the Books Since 2012: By finishing Barberena, Meerschaert tied Anderson Silva’s record for most stoppage victories in the middleweight division. That’s elite company to be in.

How Very Gracie of You: Meerschaert’s knack for submissions has him climbing the all-time list, joining legends like Royce Gracie and Charles Oliveira. He’s making his mark, one tap at a time.

Veteran with a Mustache: “GM3” entered his 20th fight as a UFC middleweight, inching closer to the record for most appearances in the division. It’s a milestone that speaks to his longevity and skill.

The Levy Was Dry: Mike Davis continued his winning streak with a submission victory over Natan Levy. It’s his second submission win, showing he’s versatile and dangerous.

That Move Was Not Taught in the Bible: Jafel Filho’s rear-naked choke victory over Ode Osbourne was a display of his lethal submission skills, with an impressive finish rate to boot.

How Very Murilo Bustamante of You: Jaqueline Amorim’s quick armbar victory was not only impressive but also one of the fastest in the strawweight division. She’s making a name for herself with her submission prowess.

Don’t Sleep on Her Jitz: Amorim’s victory kept her finish rate perfect. She’s a finisher, with most of her wins coming in the first round. That’s a fighter you don’t want to underestimate.

Can’t Choke? Just Kick: Thiago Moises showed his striking skills with a leg kick TKO, a rare finish in the lightweight division. It’s a reminder of the diverse skill set fighters need to succeed.

Never Say Never Again: Coming into UFC Fight Night 239, several fighters had impressive streaks of never being defeated or finished. However, MMA is unpredictable, and records are meant to be broken.

I Break Tradition: Tai Tuivasa’s choice of walkout song was as unique as his fighting style. Opting for “Unwritten” by Natasha Bedingfield, he added a personal touch to his entrance, though the night didn’t end in his favor.

Dun Dun Dun-Dun: Amorim, sticking with the Pride Fighting Championships Theme, continued her winning ways. It’s a nod to the past and a signal of her intent to dominate.

And there you have it, a whirlwind tour through the latest Fight Facts. It’s a world of records, submissions, and the occasional mustache, proving MMA is as unpredictable as it is thrilling.

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