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UFC 213 'Fight Motion': Whole lotta ear-wigglin' goin' on

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Saturday’s UFC 213 card was fairly light on knockouts, but as we see in the latest “Fight Motion” video, plenty of big blows landed.

The super-slow-motion highlights captured the action from the pay-per-view event, which took place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Check out the highlights, which saw more than a few ear wiggles, above.

The highlights include Robert Whittaker’s (19-4 MMA, 10-2 UFC) unanimous-decision victory over Yoel Romero (12-2 MMA, 8-1 UFC) for the interim middleweight belt, as well as Alistair Overeem’s (43-15 MMA, 8-4 UFC) narrow majority-decision win over former heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum (21-7-1 MMA, 9-4 UFC).

We also get a good look at the big body punch that set up Chad Laprise’s (12-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) third-round TKO victory over welterweight Brian Camozzi (7-4 MMA, 0-2 UFC)

For more on UFC 213, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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UFC 213 winner Chad Laprise explains why he called out 'spoon-fed' Mickey Gall

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LAS VEGAS – Immediately after beating Brian Camozzi at Saturday’s UFC 213, Chad Laprise joined the ever-growing list of men who want a stab at Mickey Gall.

Speaking to reporters backstage after the third-round TKO of Camozzi  (7-4 MMA, 0-2 UFC), Laprise (12-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) explained the reasoning behind the callout made in the octagon. Spoiler alert: It sounds a lot like the same one given by all the other fighters who have asked for Gall (4-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) in their own speeches.

“He’s just been spoon-fed,” Laprise said after the FS1-televised welterweight bout at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena. “He was on (the ‘Dana White: Lookin’ for a Fight’) show. I had to work my way here. I went through ‘The Ultimate Fighter,’ I won ‘The Ultimate Fighter.’

“This is my seventh fight in the UFC now. I fought all tough guys. Mickey Gall fought C.M. Punk and a reporter (Mike Jackson) who’d never had a fight in his life. I want to give him a test to fight a real guy. I have no disrespect against him – good on the kid. But come fight me and things will be different.”

Laprise says the issue is not personal – and that Gall not only “seems like a good kid” but also possesses some skills of his own. But, ultimately, he doesn’t foresee a particularly tough night against him.

“Obviously, getting Mickey Gall is a long shot,” Laprise said. “Everybody wants to fight Mickey Gall. He’s one of the easiest guys, who has the biggest name.

“He’s not UFC level. He can beat lower-ranked guys. He’s OK. I’m sure he has decent jiu-jitsu. But he’s not a guy like me-level. He’s not a lot of guys that are in the welterweight division-level. Obviously, I’m not someone who wants to trash talk. I’m just saying, facts are facts.”

Laprise even has a time and location in mind: Sept. 9, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, where UFC 215 is set to take place. And though he’s aware Gall may be a hard get, Ontario’s Laprise trusts he’s getting his home-country fight regardless.

“I am fighting there,” Laprise said. “It’s not confirmed, but I was barking at (UFC matchmaker) Sean Shelby from the side of the cage. I was already getting ready for a fight in Edmonton before I took this fight. That was the fight I was planning on happening.

“I saw that Camozzi’s opponent got hurt, so I right away called Sean. I said, ‘Listen, Sean. I’ll step in and take fight.’ He said sure. So I said, ‘But I’ll fight in Edmonton after.’”

That may end up working out perfectly, since Laprise remembers reading on social media that Gall – who’s been flying under the radar since a UFC on FOX 22 submission win over Sage Northcutt in December – was aiming for an end-of-summer return.

Laprise, who hadn’t fought since a TKO win over Thibault Gouti at last August’s UFC on FOX 21, says he was “chomping at the bit” to return after recovering from injury. He was so ready, in fact, that the short one-month camp for Camozzi ended up not being a problem.

“I’m healthy now,” Laprise said. “And I’ll fight tomorrow if I get another fight again.”

More realistically, however, the plan is to take a week off and get back to the gym to prepare for that UFC 215 spot he’s got his sights on.

To hear from Laprise himself, check out the video above.

And for complete coverage UFC 213, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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UFC 213 post-event facts: Robert Whittaker is a bonus machine

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After 44 fighters walked to the octagon during the UFC’s sixth annual “International Fight Week” festivities, Robert Whittaker closed the show when he claimed the interim UFC middleweight title in Saturday’s UFC 213 main event.

Whittaker (19-4 MMA, 10-2 UFC) defeated Yoel Romero (12-2 MMA, 8-1 UFC) by unanimous decision in the pay-per-view headliner, which followed prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, closing a weekend with 22 fights across two events.

For more on the numbers to come out of Whittaker’s victory, as well as the rest of the competitors on the card, check below for 45 post-event facts to come out of UFC 213.

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General

The Reebok Athlete Outfitting payout for the event totaled $182,500.

Whittaker, Romero, Chad Laprise and Rob Font earned $50,000 UFC 213 fight-night bonuses.

Debuting fighters went 2-2 on the card.

UFC 213 drew an announced attendance of 12,834 for a live gate of $2.4 million.

Betting favorites went 10-1 on the card.

Total fight time for the 11-bout card was 2:24:45.

Main card

Yoel Romero and Robert Whittaker

Whittaker became the first New Zealand-born fighter in UFC history to win a championship.

Whittaker improved to 7-0 since he moved up to the UFC middleweight division in November 2014.

Whittaker’s seven-fight UFC winning streak in middleweight competition is the longest active streak in the division.

Whittaker’s eight-fight UFC winning streak is tied for the sixth longest active streak in the company behind Jon Jones (13), Demetrious Johnson (12), Georges St-Pierre (12), Max Holloway (11) and Tony Ferguson (nine).

Whittaker’s 74 significant strikes landed marked the most of his UFC career.

Whittaker has earned five of his 10 UFC victories by decision.

Whittaker has earned a fight-night bonuses in six of his past eight UFC appearances.

Romero had his eight-fight winning streak snapped for his first defeat since September 2011.

Romero suffered the first decision loss of his career.

Alistair Overeem and Fabricio Werdum

Alistair Overeem (43-15 MMA, 8-4 UFC earned just the fifth decision victory of his career. Three of those have come during his UFC career.

Fabricio Werdum (21-7-1 MMA, 9-4 UFC) fell to 8-2 since he returned to the UFC for a second stint in February 2012.

Werdum fell to 3-2 in rematch or trilogy bouts during his career.

Werdum has suffered five of his seven career losses by decision.

Curtis Blaydes (7-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) earned the first decision victory of his career.

Daniel Omielanczuk (19-8-1 MMA, 4-5 UFC) suffered his third consecutive loss to extend the longest skid of his career. He hasn’t earned a victory since July 2016.

Omielanczuk has suffered seven of his eight career losses by decision.

Anthony Pettis

Anthony Pettis (20-6 MMA, 7-5 UFC) was successful in his return to the lightweight division after a two-fight stint at featherweight.

Pettis earned his first decision victory since Oct. 8, 2011 – a span of 2,100 days (nearly six years) and 10 fights

Jim Miller (28-10 MMA, 17-9 UFC) fell to 4-6 in his past 10 UFC appearances.

Douglas Silva de Andrade (24-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) fell to 2-2 in his past four fights after starting his career on a 23-fight unbeaten streak.

De Andrade fell to 2-1 since he dropped to the UFC bantamweight division in February 2015.

De Andrade suffered the first submission loss of his career.

Preliminary card

Aleksei Oleinik and Travis Browne

Aleksei Oleinik (52-10-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) has earned all four of his UFC victories by stoppage.

Oleinik has earned 42 of his 52 professional victories by submission.

Travis Browne (18-7-1 MMA, 9-7-1 UFC) suffered his fourth consecutive loss to extend the longest skid of his career. He hasn’t earned a victory since January 2016.

Browne fell to 2-6 overall in his past eight UFC appearances dating back to April 2014.

Browne suffered the first submission loss of his career.

Chad Laprise

Chad Laprise (12-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) was successful in his return to the UFC welterweight division. He earned his first victory in the weight class since April 2014.

Laprise improved to 2-0 in the UFC welterweight division.

Brian Camozzi (7-4 MMA, 0-2 UFC) has suffered both of his career stoppage losses by knockout.

Thiago “Marreta” Santos (15-5 MMA, 7-4 UFC) has earned six of his seven UFC victories by knockout.

Santos’ six knockout victories in UFC middleweight competition are tied for fourth most in divisional history behind Anderson Silva (eight), Michael Bisping (seven) and Chris Leben (seven).

Gerald Meerschaert (26-9 MMA, 2-1 UFC) suffered the first knockout loss of his career.

Belal Muhammad

Belal Muhammad (12-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) has earned eight of his 12 career victories by decision.

Jordan Mein (29-12 MMA, 3-4 UFC) fell to 0-2 since he returned from retirement in December.

Trevin Giles (10-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has earned nine of his 10 career victories by stoppage.

James Bochnovic (8-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) had his nine-fight winning streak snapped for his first defeat since his MMA debut in August 2014.

Bochnovic suffered the first knockout loss of his career.

For complete coverage of UFC 213, 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 213 final salaries: Alistair Overeem earns event-high $800,000 disclosed payday

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Co-main-event winner Alistair Overeem earned the largest disclosed payday at Saturday’s UFC 213 event.

MMAjunkie obtained the list of disclosed fight purses from the Nevada State Athletic Commission, which oversaw the event. UFC 213 took place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and aired on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.

In the night’s co-feature, Overeem (43-15 MMA, 8-4 UFC) edged former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum (21-7-1 MMA, 9-4 UFC) via narrow majority decision. Overeem earned a flat payday of $800,000; Werdum earned $275,000 to show and would’ve picked up an additional $125,000 as a win bonus if victorious.

In the main event, Robert Whittaker (19-4 MMA, 10-2 UFC) became the UFC interim middleweight champion with a unanimous-decision victory over Yoel Romero (12-2 MMA, 8-1 UFC). Each fighter earned a flat payday of $350,000.

The total disclosed payout for the event was $2,596,000.

UFC 213’s originally scheduled main event was canceled just hours prior to the event when women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes (14-4 MMA, 7-1 UFC) withdrew from a fight with Valentina Shevchenko (14-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) due to an illness. Nunes would’ve earned $105,000 to show and $105,000 as a win bonus. Shevchenko was slated to earn a flat $100,000.

The full list of UFC 213 paydays included:

Robert Whittaker: $350,000 (no win bonus)
def. Yoel Romero: $350,000

Alistair Overeem: $800,000 (no win bonus)
def. Fabricio Werdum: $275,000

Curtis Blaydes: $38,000 (includes $19,000 win bonus)
def. Daniel Omielanczuk: $30,000

Anthony Pettis: $180,000 (includes $90,000 win bonus)
def. Jim Miller: $71,000

Rob Font: $39,000 (includes $19,500 win bonus)
def. Douglas Silva de Andrade: $18,000

Aleksei Oleinik: $54,000 (includes $27,000 win bonus)
def. Travis Browne: $120,000

Chad Laprise: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus)
def. Brian Camozzi: $10,000

Thiago “Marreta” Santos: $68,000 (includes $34,000 win bonus)
def. Gerald Meerschaert: $14,000

Belal Muhammad: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
def. Jordan Mein: $25,000

Cody Stamann: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Terrion Ware: $10,000

Trevin Giles: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. James Bochnovic: $12,000

Now, the usual disclaimer: The figures do not include deductions for items such as insurance, licenses and taxes. Additionally, the figures do not include money paid by sponsors, including the official UFC Athlete Outfitting sponsorship program pay. They also do not include any other “locker room” or special discretionary bonuses the UFC oftentimes pays. They also do not include pay-per-view cuts that some top-level fighters receive.

For example, as previously reported, UFC officials handed out additional $50,000 UFC 213 fight-night bonuses to Laprise and Font (“Performance of the Night”) and Whittaker and Romero (“Fight of the Night”).

In other words, the above figures are simply base salaries reported to the commission and do not reflect entire compensation packages for the event.

For complete coverage of UFC 213, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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UFC 213 Athlete Outfitting pay: 2017 payout total passes $3 million

LAS VEGAS – Fighters from Saturday’s UFC 213 event took home UFC Athlete Outfitting pay, a program that launched after the UFC’s deal with Reebok, totaling $182,500.

UFC 213 took place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and the main card aired on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.

Leading the way were the two main event competitors. New UFC interim middleweight champion Robert Whittaker (19-4 MMA, 10-2 UFC) and Yoel Romero (12-2 MMA, 8-1 UFC) each received a minimum title-fight payout of $30,000. Whittaker won the fight by unanimous decision.

The full UFC 213 UFC Athlete Outfitting payouts included:

Robert Whittaker: $30,000
def. Yoel Romero: $30,000

Alistair Overeem: $10,000
def. Fabricio Werdum: $10,000

Curtis Blaydes: $2,500
def. Daniel Omielanczuk: $5,000

Anthony Pettis: $15,000
def. Jim Miller: $20,000

Rob Font: $2,500
def. Douglas Silva de Andrade: $2,500

Aleksei Oleinik: $2,500
def. Travis Browne: $15,000

Chad Laprise: $5,000
def. Brian Camozzi: $2,500

Thiago “Marreta” Santos: $10,000
def. Gerald Meerschaert: $2,500

Belal Muhammad: $2,500
def. Jordan Mein: $5,000

Cody Stamann: $2,500
def. Terrion Ware: $2,500

Trevin Giles: $2,500
def. James Bochnovic: $2,500

Under the UFC Athlete Outfitting program’s payout tiers, which appropriate the money generated by Reebok’s multi-year sponsorship with the UFC, fighters are paid based on their total number of UFC bouts, as well as Zuffa-era WEC fights (January 2007 and later) and Zuffa-era Strikeforce bouts (April 2011 and later). Fighters with 1-5 bouts receive $2,500 per appearance; 6-10 bouts get $5,000; 11-15 bouts earn $10,000; 16-20 bouts pocket $15,000; and 21 bouts and more get $20,000. Additionally, champions earn $40,000 while title challengers get $30,000.

In addition to experience-based pay, UFC fighters will receive in perpetuity royalty payments amounting to 20-30 percent of any UFC merchandise sold that bears their likeness, according to officials.

Full 2017 UFC-Reebok sponsorship payouts:

Year-to-date total: $3,112,500
2016 total: $7,138,000
2015 total: $3,185,000
Program-to-date total: $13,435,500

For complete coverage of UFC 213, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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Fight Tracks: The walkout songs of UFC 213, including CCR, Kanye, Lynyrd Skynyrd

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While it takes intense training, world-class skills and maybe even a bit of luck to register a UFC win, picking the right song to accompany you to the cage is a key talent, as well.

See what the fighters of Saturday’s UFC 213 in Las Vegas, went with as their backing tracks.

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Robert Whittaker def. Yoel Romero via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)

Robert Whittaker: “Can’t Be Touched” by Roy Jones Jr.

Yoel Romero: “Soldado” by Juan Luis Guerra

Alistair Overeem def. Fabricio Werdum via majority decision (28-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Alistair Overeem: “Fearless” by Bold Action

Fabricio Werdum: “Despacito” by Luis Fons feat. Daddy Yankee

Curtis Blaydes def. Daniel Omielanczuk via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Curtis Blaydes: “Mortal Combat Theme Song”

Daniel Omielanczuk: “King Bruce Lee Karate Mistrz” by Franek Kimono

Anthony Pettis def. Jim Miller via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Anthony Pettis: “Showtime” by Jim Jones & Tum Tum

Jim Miller: “Bad Moon Rising” by Creedence Clearwater Revival

Rob Font def. Douglas Silva de Andrade via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 2, 4:36

Rob Font: “Welcome to Jamrock” by Damian Marley

Douglas Silva de Andrade: “Conquistando o Impossavel” by Jamily

Aleksei Oleinik def. Travis Browne via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 3:44

Aleksei Oleinik: “Ballad For The Suppression” by Vladimir Vysotsky

Travis Browne: “I’m Only Human After All” by John “Ragin Cajun” Jones

Chad Laprise def. Brian Camozzi via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 1:27

Chad Laprise: “God’s Song” by Mikey Rukus

N/A

Brian Camozzi: “Here Comes the Hotstepper” by Kamoze

Thiago “Marreta” Santos def. Gerald Meerschaert via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 2:04

Thiago “Marreta” Santos: “Marretta Da CCD Para o Mundo” by MC Isaac Saradinho

N/A

Gerald Meerschaert: “Ante Up” by M.O.P.

Belal Muhammad def. Jordan Mein via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Belal Muhammad: “We Ready” by Archie Ebersole

Jordan Mein: “Body Like a Back Road” by Sam Hunt

Cody Stamann def. Terrion Ware via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Cody Stamann: “Simple Man” by Lynyrd Skynyrd

Terrion Ware: “Amazing” by Kanye West

Trevin Giles def. James Bochnovic via knockout (punches) – Round 2, 2:54

Trevin Giles: “Wait a Minute” by Phresher

James Bochnovic: “Spirit in the Sky” by Norman Greenbaum

For complete coverage of UFC 213, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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UFC 213: New interim champ Robert Whittaker now has 6 bonuses in 8-fight streak

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LAS VEGAS – Robert Whittaker, Yoel Romero, Chad Laprise and Rob Font each earned $50,000 fight-night bonuses at Saturday’s UFC 213 event.

Laprise and Font earned “Performance of the Night” awards, and Whittaker and Romero took home “Fight of the Night” honors.

UFC officials announced the winners following the event, which MMAjunkie attended.

Whittaker (19-4 MMA, 10-2 UFC) lost the first two rounds against Romero (12-2 MMA, 8-1 UFC) on the judges’ scorecards, but he rallied when it mattered. The Australia-based New Zealander won Rounds 3, 4 and 5 to take a unanimous decision with a trio of 48-47 scores in the main event. The win for Whittaker came in spite of a knee injury in the first round, but it gave him the interim middleweight title.

Laprise (12-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) had to rally a little bit, but after landing to the body against Brian Camozzi (7-4 MMA, 0-2 UFC), the Canadian took advantage and got a big TKO finish in the third round.

Font (14-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) was on his game in his bantamweight fight against Douglas Silva de Andrade (24-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC). Their fight moved to the pay-per-view opener in the wake of the loss of the original headliner, and Font made sure he looked good for a big audience with a second-round guillotine choke finish of the Brazilian.

UFC 213 took place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card aired on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.

For more on UFC 213, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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UFC 213 results: Chad Laprise pours on punishment for TKO of Brian Camozzi in Round 3

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Brian Camozzi was in pain, and he couldn’t hide it. And Chad Laprise immediately knew what to do.

A fight that might’ve been even heading into the third round came to a surprising end when Laprise landed a significant body shot that caused Camozzi to wince. That was the sign Laprise needed to pour on the punishment, which he did until earning a TKO victory.

The welterweight bout was part of the preliminary card of today’s UFC 213 event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. It aired on FS1 following additional prelims on UFC Fight Pass and ahead of and a main card on pay-per-view.

Camozzi (7-4 MMA, 0-2 UFC) spent the first 2 minutes of Round 1 stalking Laprise (12-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) and coming forward, despite the fact that Laprise continuously found openings to land some big shots. Rather than abandon the game plan, though, Camozzi appeared motivated to put on even more pressure, which was just fine with Laprise as he continued to pick him apart with an array of strikes. In the final minute, Laprise caught a body kick from Camozzi and dropped him to the mat, where the round ended with Laprise in top control.

Camozzi continued his pressure strategy in Round 2, with Laprise bouncing around and circling along the outside of the octagon. Camozzi’s answer to the punishment he took in the first round was more volume with his strikes, which seemed to make Laprise uncomfortable. Though nothing significant happened, the second round looked like an improvement for Camozzi to set up a pivotal final round.

Just when it looked like the tide was starting to turn in Round 3, Laprise landed a hard body shot that caused Camozzi to cringe. He was in pain, and Laprice sensed it. So he poured it on with punches until Camozzi balled up and could no longer defend himself, forcing the referee to stop the fight at the 1:27 mark of the final round.

“There were no surprises out there tonight,” Laprise said. “I knew he’d be tough, but I also expected to finish him. I had a little trouble gauging his distance in the beginning, but I was able to figure him out and get the job done. Now I want another fight. I’m ready for Edmonton and I want Mickey Gall. I will smash him. He’s never fought anyone like me.”

Up-to-the-minute UFC 213 results include:

For complete coverage UFC 213, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

(MMAjunkie’s John Morgan and Steven Marroco contributed to this report on site in Las Vegas.)

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UFC 213 pre-event facts: Yoel Romero brings special stats into interim title fight

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The UFC’s sixth annual “International Fight Week” festivities conclude on Saturday with UFC 213, which takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas with a pay-per-view main card following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.

Amanda Nunes (14-4 MMA, 7-1 UFC) gets the headlining spot for the second consecutive year, with the reigning UFC women’s bantamweight champion set to put her title on the line in a rematch against Valentina Shevchenko (14-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC).

The loaded lineup also features an interim UFC middleweight title affair, with the streaking Yoel Romero (12-1 MMA, 8-0 UFC) set to face fellow red-hot contender Robert Whittaker (18-4 MMA, 9-2 UFC).

For more on the numbers behind UFC 213, check out 75 pre-event facts below.

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Main event

Amanda Nunes

Nunes competes in her ninth UFC women’s bantamweight bout, tied with Miesha Tate for most appearances in divisional history.

Nunes’ five-fight UFC winning streak in women’s bantamweight competition is the longest active streak in the division.

Nunes’ seven victories in UFC women’s bantamweight competition are the most in divisional history.

Nunes’ six stoppage victories in UFC women’s bantamweight competition are tied with Ronda Rousey for most in divisional history.

Nunes’ six first-round finishes in UFC/Strikeforce women’s bantamweight competition are second most in combined divisional history behind Rousey (seven).

Nunes’ four knockout victories in UFC women’s bantamweight competition are the most in divisional history.

Nunes has earned six of her seven UFC victories by first-round stoppage.

Nunes has earned 13 of her 14 career victories by stoppage.

Valentina Shevchenko

Shevchenko can become the first Kyrgyzstan-born UFC champion.

Shevchenko’s two-fight winning streak in UFC women’s bantamweight competition is tied for the fourth longest active streak in the division behind Nunes (five), Raquel Pennington (four) and Sara McMann (three).

Shevchenko has earned 10 of her 14 career victories by stoppage.

Shevchenko has completed at least one takedown against all four of her UFC opponents.

Shevchenko’s lone UFC defeat came against Nunes at UFC 196.

Co-main event

Yoel Romero

Romero, 40, is the oldest of the 24 of fighters scheduled to compete at the event.

Romero’s eight-fight UFC winning streak in middleweight competition is the longest active streak in the division.

Romero’s eight-fight UFC winning streak tied for the fifth longest active streak among fighters in the company behind Jon Jones (13), Demetrious Johnson (12), Max Holloway (11) and Tony Ferguson (nine).

Romero is one of eight fighters in UFC history to earn eight consecutive octagon victories to start a career with the organization.

Romero has earned 10 of his 12 career victories by knockout. That includes six of his eight UFC wins.

Romero’s six knockout victories in UFC middleweight competition are tied for the fourth most in divisional history behind Anderson Silva (eight), Michael Bisping (seven) and Chris Leben (seven).

Romero’s six knockout victories since 2013 in UFC competition are third most among active fighters in the company behind Derrick Lewis (eight) and Conor McGregor (seven).

Romero’s five third-round stoppage victories in UFC competition are tied with Randy Couture for most in company history.

Romero is one of three fighters in UFC history to earn back-to-back victories by third-round knockout. He’s accomplished the feat twice in his career.

Romero is one of two fighters in UFC history to earn two knockout victories stemming from a flying knee. Diego Sanchez also accomplished the feat.

Romero is one of three fighters in UFC history to earn a knockout victory stemming from elbow strikes to the body. He accomplished the feat at UFC Fight Night 35.

Robert Whittaker

Whittaker is 6-0 since he moved up to the UFC middleweight division in November 2014.

Whittaker’s six-fight UFC winning streak in middleweight competition is the second longest active streak in the division behind Romero (eight).

Whittaker has earned all four of his UFC middleweight stoppage victories by knockout.

Whittaker lands 5.94 significant strikes per minute in UFC middleweight competition, the highest rate in divisional history.

Remaining main card

Curtis Blaydes (7-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) has earned all seven of his career victories by stoppage.

Daniel Omielanczuk (19-7-1 MMA, 4-4 UFC) lands 62.9 percent of his significant strike attempts in UFC heavyweight competition, the second highest rate in divisional history behind Alistair Overeem (74.5 percent).

Alistair Overeem

Alistair Overeem (42-15 MMA, 7-4 UFC) has earned 38 of his 42 career victories by stoppage. Of his 21 career knockout wins, 12 stemmed from either a kick or knee strike.

Overeem lands 74.5 percent of his significant strike attempts in UFC competition, the highest rate in company history.

Overeem absorbs just 2.09 significant strikes per minute in UFC heavyweight competition, the third best rate among active fighters in the weight class behind Francis Ngannou (1.53) and Lewis (1.58).

Overeem has been on the losing end of the third and fourth largest statistical comeback finishes in UFC heavyweight history. He out-landed Antonio Silva by 30 significant strikes before being knocked out at UFC 156 and out-landed Travis Browne by 27 significant strikes before his demise at UFC Fight Night 26.

Overeem’s 10 knockout losses in MMA competition are the most of any active member on the UFC roster.

Fabricio Werdum

Fabricio Werdum (21-6-1 MMA, 9-3 UFC) competes in the fifth rematch or trilogy bout of his career. He is 3-1 in previous bouts.

Werdum is 7-1 since he returned to the UFC for a second stint in February 2012.

Werdum is 13-3 since 2003 in fights in which he lands at least one takedown.

Werdum’s only defeats in the past 10 years are to fighters who once held the UFC, PRIDE or Strikeforce heavyweight belts.

Jim Miller

Jim Miller (28-9 MMA, 17-8 UFC) competes in his 27th UFC bout, tied with Bisping, Frank Mir and Tito Ortiz for most appearances in company history.

Miller competes in his 26th UFC lightweight bout, tied with Gleison Tibau for most in divisional history.

Miller’s 16 victories in UFC lightweight competition are tied with Tibau for most in divisional history.

Miller’s 17 victories in UFC competition are tied for sixth most in company history behind Bisping (20), Georges St-Pierre (19), Donald Cerrone (19), Demian Maia (19) and Matt Hughes (18).

Miller’s nine stoppage victories in UFC lightweight competition are tied for second most in divisional history behind Joe Lauzon (12).

Miller’s six submission victories in UFC lightweight competition are tied for third most in divisional history behind Lauzon (seven) and Nate Diaz (seven).

Miller’s 39 submission attempts in UFC competition are the most in company history.

Anthony Pettis

Anthony Pettis (19-6 MMA, 6-5 UFC) returns to the UFC lightweight division after a two-fight stint at featherweight where he went 1-1.

Pettis is 1-4 in his past five UFC appearances.

Pettis has earned 16 of his 19 career victories by stoppage. That includes five of his six UFC wins.

Pettis is the only fighter in UFC history to win consecutive UFC lightweight title fights by submission.

Pettis’ three knockout victories in UFC/WEC competition stemming from a kick to the head or body are tied for fourth most in combined promotional history behind Cerrone (five), Vitor Belfort (four) and Edson Barboza (four).

Preliminary card

Travis Browne

Travis Browne (18-6-1 MMA, 9-6-1 UFC) enters the event on a three-fight losing skid, the longest of his career. He hasn’t earned a victory since January 2016.

Browne is 2-5 overall in his past seven UFC appearances dating back to April 2014.

Browne has earned 16 of his 18 career victories by stoppage. That includes eight of his nine UFC wins.

Browne’s six first-round knockout victories in UFC heavyweight competition are tied with Roy Nelson for third most in divisional history behind Andrei Arlovski (seven) and Cain Velasquez (seven).

Browne is one of two fighters UFC history to earn two knockout victories stemming from standing elbow strikes. Alan Jouban has also accomplished the feat.

Browne defends 83.3 percent of all opponent takedown attempts in UFC heavyweight competition, the highest rate in divisional history.

Browne’s seven fight-night bonuses for UFC heavyweight bouts are tied with Mark Hunt for second most in divisional history behind Stipe Miocic (eight).

Aleksei Oleinik (51-10-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) has earned 41 of his 51 career victories by submission. He’s finished 36 of those wins in Round 1.

Oleinik has earned his past 13 victories by stoppage. He’s finished nine of those wins in Round 1.

Oleinik is the only fighter in UFC history to earn an Ezekiel choke submission victory. He accomplished the feat at UFC Fight Night 103.

Chad Laprise (11-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) returns to the UFC welterweight division for the first time since April 2014.

Thiago “Marreta” Santos

Thiago “Marreta” Santos (14-5 MMA, 6-4 UFC) has earned five of his six UFC victories by knockout.

Santos’ average fight time of 5:16 in UFC middleweight competition is second shortest among active fighters in the weight class behind Belfort (5:02).

Santos is one of four fighters in UFC history to earn two sub-minute knockout victories in middleweight competition.

Santos is one of six fighters in UFC history to earned three or more stoppages stemming from a kick.

Gerald Meerschaert (26-8 MMA, 2-0 UFC) has earned 24 of his 26 carer victories by stoppage.

Meerschaert has earned both of his UFC victories by first-round submission.

Meerschaert is one of 10 fighters in UFC history to earn a submission victory by anaconda choke. He accomplished the feat at UFC Fight Night 102.

Rob Font (13-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) has earned all three of his UFC victories by knockout.

Douglas Silva de Andrade (24-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) is 2-0 since he dropped to the UFC bantamweight division in February 2015.

De Andrade has earned 19 of his 24 career victories by knockout.

De Andrade is one of four fighters in UFC history to earn a knockout victory stemming from a spinning backfist. He accomplished the feat at UFC Fight Night 98.

Trevin Giles (9-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC), 24, is the youngest of the 24 fighters scheduled to compete at the event.

James Bochnovic (8-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has had all nine of his career fights end in a first-round stoppage. His longest bout to date lasted 3:39.

For more on UFC 213, 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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Lineup, broadcast plans for UFC 213 set, Jim Miller vs. Anthony Pettis kicks off pay-per-view

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The broadcast plans for the crown jewel of this year’s International Fight Week have been set, and the night’s pay-per-view card is looking pretty solid.

“UFC 213: Nunes vs. Shevchenko” takes place July 8 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The night’s main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.

In addition to a pair of title fights with women’s bantamweight title holder Amanda Nunes (14-4 MMA, 7-1 UFC) rematching Valentina Shevchenko (14-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) and Yoel Romero (12-1 MMA, 8-0 UFC) facing Robert Whittaker (18-4 MMA, 9-2 UFC) for an interim middleweight title, the evening’s pay-per-view portion also features former welterweight champion Robbie Lawler (27-11 MMA, 12-5 UFC) facing Donald Cerrone (32-7 MMA, 19-4 UFC), former heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum (21-6-1 MMA, 9-3 UFC) meeting Alistair Overeem (42-15 MMA, 7-4 UFC) and former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis (19-6 MMA, 6-5 UFC) against Jim Miller (28-9 MMA, 17-8 UFC).

The evening’s four-fight FS1 prelim card includes a featured heavyweight matchup of Travis Browne (18-6-1 MMA, 9-6-1 UFC) vs. Aleksei Olenik (51-10-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC), while the night kicks off with a pair of matchups on UFC Fight Pass.

Check out the UFC’s extended preview of the card in the video above.

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)

  • Champ Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko – for women’s bantamweight title
  • Yoel Romero vs. Robert Whittaker – for interim middleweight title
  • Donald Cerrone vs. Robbie Lawler
  • Alistair Overeem vs. Fabricio Werdum
  • Jim Miller vs. Anthony Pettis

PRELIMINARY CARD (FS1, 8 p.m. ET)

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 7 p.m. ET)

For more on UFC 213, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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