UFC 214 post-event facts: Jon Jones' resume makes it tough to argue against GOAT status

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Jon Jones put on one of the best performances of his career Saturday when he returned from a 15-month layoff to reclaim the light heavyweight title from Daniel Cormier in the UFC 214 headliner.

Jones (23-1 MMA, 17-1 UFC) defeated rival Cormier (19-2 MMA, 8-2 UFC) for the second time in the pay-per-view main event at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. (prelims aired on FXX and UFC Fight Pass). But this time he did it in a more decisive manner, finishing the fight by third-round knockout.

“Bones’” resume already was extraordinary coming into the fight, and it’s even better after it. For more on the numbers behind his win, as well as the 11 other fights that took place at the UFC’s seventh card in Anaheim, check out 60 post-event facts to come out of UFC 214.

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General

The Reebok Athlete Outfitting payout for the event totaled $327,500.

Jones, Volkan Oezdemir, Brian Ortega and Renato Moicano earned $50,000 UFC 214 fight-night bonuses.

Debuting fighters went 2-1 on the card.

UFC 214 drew an announced attendance of 16,610 for a live gate of $2,448,870.

Betting favorites went 7-5 on the card.

Total fight time for the 12-bout card was 2:26:16.

Main card

Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier

Jones’ 17 victories in UFC light-heavyweight competition are the most in divisional history.

Jones’ 14-fight UFC winning streak is the longest among active fighters in the company.

Jones 14-fight UFC winning streak is the second longest in company history behind Anderson Silva (16).

Jones’ 14-fight UFC winning streak in light-heavyweight competition is the longest active streak in the weight class and longest in divisional history.

Jones’ 11 victories in UFC championship fights are tied with Silva and Demetrious Johnson for second most in company history behind Georges St-Pierre (12).

Jones’ six stoppage victories in UFC title fights are tied for third most in company history behind Silva (nine) and Matt Hughes (nine).

Jones’ 10 stoppage victories in UFC light-heavyweight competition are the most in divisional history.

Jones’ 1,368 total strikes landed in UFC light-heavyweight competition are most in divisional history.

Jones’ 1,116 significant strikes landed in UFC light-heavyweight competition are the most in divisional history.

Jones’ eight fight-night bonuses for UFC light-heavyweight bouts are most in divisional history.

Jones’ total fight time of 4:13:13 in UFC light-heavyweight competition is most in divisional history.

Cormier has suffered both of his career losses by Jones.

Cormier fell to 6-2 since he dropped to the UFC light heavyweight division in February 2014.

Cormier suffered the first stoppage loss of his career.

Tyron Woodley and Demian Maia

Tyron Woodley (18-3-1 MMA, 8-2-1 UFC) extended his unbeaten streak to six consecutive fights. He hasn’t suffered a defeat since June 2014.

Woodley’s three consecutive UFC title defenses are tied for third most among current champions behind Johnson (10) and Joanna Jedrzejczyk (five).

Woodley’s fight consisted of just 85 combined significant strikes landed, the fewest in UFC history for a title fight that went all five rounds.

Demian Maia (25-7 MMA, 19-7 UFC) fell to 10-3 since he dropped to the UFC welterweight division in July 2012.

Maia fell to 0-2 in UFC championship fights.

Maia was unsuccessful on all 21 of his takedown attempts, the second worst title-fight output in UFC history behind Diego Sanchez’s 0-for-27 against B.J. Penn at UFC 107.

Maia has suffered six of his seven UFC losses by decision.

Cristiane Justino and Tonya Evinger

Cristiane Justino (18-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) became the second UFC women’s featherweight champion.

Justino extended her unbeaten streak (18-0 with one no-contest) to 19 fights. She hasn’t suffered a defeat since her MMA debut in May 2005.

Justino has earned 16 of her 18 career victories by knockout.

Justino has earned all three of her UFC victories by knockout.

Justino has outlanded her three UFC opponents 184-48 in significant strikes.

Tonya Evinger (19-6 MMA, 0-1 UFC) had her 11-fight unbeaten streak snapped for her first defeat sine July 2011.

Evinger suffered the first knockout loss of her career.

Robbie Lawler, right, and Donald Cerrone

Robbie Lawler (28-11 MMA, 13-5 UFC) improved to 9-2 since he returned to the UFC for a second stint in February 2013.

Donald Cerrone (32-9 MMA, 19-6 UFC) fell to 4-2 since he moved up to the UFC welterweight division in February 2015.

Cerrone suffered consecutive losses for the first time in his career.

Oezdemir’s (15-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) three-fight UFC winning streak in light-heavyweight competition is tied for the second longest active streak in the division behind Jones (14).

Oezdemir has earned 12 of his 15 career victories by stoppage.

Jimi Manuwa (17-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC) has suffered all three of his career losses by knockout.

Preliminary card

Ricardo Lamas and Jason Knight

Ricardo Lamas (18-5 MMA, 9-3 UFC) improved to 9-3 since he dropped to the UFC featherweight division in June 2011.

Lamas’ six stoppage victories in UFC featherweight competition are tied for second most in divisional history behind champ Max Holloway (eight).

Jason Knight (20-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC) suffered the first knockout loss of his career.

Renan Barao and Aljamain Sterling

Renan Barao (34-5 MMA, 9-4 UFC) fell to 2-4 in his past six fights after going on a 33-fight unbeaten streak that lasted more than nine years.

Barao was taken down for the first time in his UFC career. He stopped 33 consecutive takedowns prior to the fight.

Ortega’s (12-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) four-fight UFC winning streak in featherweight competition is tied for the fourth longest active streak in the division behind Holloway (10), McGregor (seven) and Darren Elkins (five).

Ortega has earned all four of his UFC victories by stoppage.

Ortega’s four-fight stoppage streak in UFC featherweight bouts is the second longest active streak in the division behind McGregor (five).

Ortega is the only fighter UFC history to earn four consecutive third-round stoppage victories, breaking his own record of three.

Renato Carneiro (11-1-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) had his 12-fight unbeaten streak snapped for the first defeat of his professional career.

Calvin Kattar and Andre Fili

Calvin Kattar (17-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) extended his winning streak to nine fights. He hasn’t suffered a defeat since February 2010.

Andre Fili (16-5 MMA, 4-4 UFC) has alternated wins and losses over his eight-fight UFC career.

Fili suffered the first decision loss of his career.

Aleksandra Albu (3-0 MA, 2-0 UFC) earned the first decision victory of her career.

Kailin Curran’s (4-5 MMA, 1-5 UFC) five UFC losses are tied with Jessica Eye for most of any female in company history.

Curran suffered her third consecutive loss to extend the longest skid of her career.

Curran fell to 1-5 in her past six bouts.

Eric Shelton (10-4 MMA, 0-2 UFC) has suffered all four of his career losses by decision.

Josh Burkman (28-16 MMA, 6-11 UFC) fell to 1-6 (with one no-contest) since he returned to the UFC for a second stint in January 2015.

Burkman’s 11 UFC losses are tied for second most in company history behind Jeremy Stephens (13).

For complete coverage of UFC 214, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

FightMetric research analyst and live statistics producer Michael Carroll contributed to this story. Follow him on Twitter @MJCflipdascript.

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UFC 214 prelims pre-event facts: Renan Barao's takedown defense is absolutely flawless

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UFC 214 is hands down the most stacked event of the year – so much so that the preliminary card for Saturday’s event, which takes place at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., is worthy of its own pre-event facts showcase.

A pair of featherweight contenders get a prominent role on the preliminary card, which FXX and UFC Fight Pass carry, when former title challenger Ricardo Lamas (17-5 MMA, 8-3 UFC) takes on Jason Knight (20-2 MMA 4-1 UFC) in a potential “Fight of the Night” affair.

Check below for 25 pre-fight facts about the UFC 214 preliminary card.

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Featured FXX prelim

Ricardo Lamas

Lamas is 8-3 since he dropped to the UFC featherweight division in June 2011.

Lamas’ five stoppage victories in UFC featherweight competition are tied for fourth most in divisional history behind champ Max Holloway (eight), Conor McGregor (seven) and Charles Oliveira (six).

Lamas’ three submission victories in UFC featherweight competition are tied for third most in divisional history behind Oliveira (six) and Chas Skelly (four)

Lamas is 8-1 in UFC/WEC competition when he completes at least one takedown.

Jason Knight

Knight’s four-fight UFC winning streak in featherweight competition is tied for the third longest active streak in the division behind Holloway (10), McGregor (seven) and Darren Elkins (five).

Knight is 13-1 in his past 14 fights dating back to July 2012.

Knight has earned 16 of his 20 career victories by stoppage.

Knight attempts 2.8 submissions per 15 minutes in UFC featherweight competition, the highest rate in divisional history.

Other FXX prelims

Aljamain Sterling

Aljamain Sterling (13-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) absorbs just 1.34 significant strikes per minute in UFC bantamweight competition, the second-best rate in divisional history behind Chico Camus (1.31).

Renan Barao (34-4 MMA, 9-3 UFC) is 2-3 in his past five fights after going on a 33-fight unbeaten streak that lasted more than nine years.

Barao’s seven stoppage victories in UFC/WEC bantamweight competition are tied with Urijah Faber and Eddie Wineland for most in combined divisional history.

Barao is one of two fighters in UFC history to earn a knockout stemming from a spinning back kick to the head. He accomplished the feat against Wineland at UFC 165.

Renan Barao

Barao is one of seven fighters in UFC history to register two arm-triangle victories.

Barao has defended 100 percent of all opponent takedown attempts in UFC competition, the highest rate in company history. He’s successfully stopped 33 consecutive takedown attempts, a UFC record.

Brian Ortega (11-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) has earned all three of his UFC victories by stoppage.

Ortega’s three-fight stoppage streak in UFC featherweight bouts is the second longest active streak in the division behind McGregor (five).

Ortega is the only fighter UFC history to earn three consecutive third-round stoppage victories.

Andre Fili

Andre Fili (16-4 MMA, 4-3 UFC) has alternated wins and losses over his seven-fight UFC career. He won his most recent bout at UFC Fight Night 96.

Fili completes 46.2 percent of his takedown attempts in UFC featherweight competition, the second highest rate among active fighters in the weight class behind Mirsad Bektic (53.6 percent).

Calvin Kattar (16-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) makes his UFC debut on a nine-fight winning streak. He hasn’t suffered a defeat since February 2010.

UFC Fight Pass prelims

Kailin Curran

Kailin Curran (4-4 MMA, 1-4 UFC) has suffered four losses in her past five fights after starting her career with four consecutive wins.

Aleksandra Albu (2-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) returns to competition for the first time since April 2015. She’s had just two pro bouts since her debut in June 2013.

Jarred Brooks (12-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC), 24, is the youngest of the 24 fighters scheduled to compete at the event.

Josh Burkman (28-15 MMA, 6-10 UFC) is 1-5 with one no-contest since he returned to the UFC for a second stint in January 2015.

Josh Burkman

Burkman is 1-2 since he dropped to the UFC lightweight division in February 2016.

Burkman is one of eight fighters in UFC history to earn a knockout stemming from a slam. He accomplished the feat against Sam Morgan at The Ultimate Fighter 2 Finale.

Burkman’s 21-second knockout of Morgan at the TUF 2 Finale is the fastest slam knockout in UFC history.

For more on UFC 214, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

FightMetric research analyst and live statistics producer Michael Carroll contributed to this story. Follow him on Twitter @MJCflipdascript.

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