The UFC’s return to Oklahoma City, Okla., provided plenty of fight time, with eight of the 13 fights on Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 112 lineup at Chesapeake Energy Arena going to a decision.
Kevin Lee (16-2 MMA, 9-2 UFC) didn’t need the scorecards to win the lightweight main event against Michael Chiesa (14-3 MMA, 7-3 UFC), but he could have used better officiating; his first-round submission win was overshadowed by a premature stoppage from referee Mario Yamasaki.
Nevertheless, “The Motown Phenom” got another notable win, helping advance his status in the UFC lightweight division. For more on the numbers to come out of Sunday’s event, check out 50 post-event facts from UFC Fight Night 112.
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The UFC-Reebok Athlete Outfitting payout for the event totaled $182,500.
Debuting fighters went 2-1 at the event.
Lee, Tim Boetsch, Dominick Reyes and Jeremy Kimball earned $50,000 UFC Fight Night 112 fight-night bonuses.
UFC Fight Night 112 drew an announced attendance of 7,605 for a live gate of $549,302.
Betting favorites went 9-4 on the card.
Total fight time for the 13-bout card was 2:21:37.
Michael Chiesa and Kevin Lee
Lee’s five-fight UFC winning streak in lightweight competition is tied with Al Iaquinta for the third longest active streak in the division behind Tony Ferguson (nine) and Khabib Nurmagomedov (seven).
Lee’s nine UFC victories since 2012 in lightweight competition are most in the division.
Lee has earned eight of his nine career stoppage victories by submission.
Lee’s three-fight submission streak in UFC competition is the longest among active fighters.
Lee has earned his past four victories by stoppage.
Lee has completed at least one takedown against 10 of his 11 UFC opponents.
Lee’s 25 takedowns since 2014 in UFC lightweight competition are most in the division.
Chiesa has suffered all three of his career losses by stoppage.
Chiesa failed to complete a takedown for the first time in his career.
Tim Boetsch (21-11 MMA, 12-10 UFC) improved to 3-1 since he returned to the UFC middleweight division in July 2016.
Boetsch has earned his past four UFC victories by stoppage.
Johny Hendricks (18-7 MMA, 13-7 UFC) fell to 1-1 since he moved up to the UFC middleweight division in February.
Hendricks fell to 1-4 in his past five fights.
Hendricks has suffered both of his career stoppage losses by knockout.
Felice Herrig’s (13-6 MMA, 4-1 UFC) four victories in UFC strawweight competition are tied for second most in divisional history behind champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk (eight).
Herrig’s three-fight UFC winning streak in strawweight competition is the second longest active streak in the division behind Jedrzejczyk (eight).
Herrig has earned eight of her 13 career victories by decision.
Justine Kish (6-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) had her six-fight winning streak snapped for the first defeat of her career.
Reyes (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has earned six of his seven career victories by first-round stoppage.
Reyes’ 29-second victory marked the second fastest stoppage by any debuting light heavyweight in UFC history behind Ryan Jimmo’s seven-second win at UFC 149.
Joachim Christensen (14-6 MMA, 1-3 UFC) suffered the first knockout loss of his career.
Tim Means (27-8-1 MMA, 9-5 UFC) improved to 7-3 (with one no-contest) since he returned to the UFC for a second stint in May 2014.
Dennis Siver (23-11 MMA, 12-8 UFC) returned to competition after a more than two-year layoff and earned his first victory since October 2014.
Siver improved to 4-3 (with one no-contest) since he dropped to the UFC featherweight division in April 2012.
Siver has earned his past six UFC victories by decision. He hasn’t earned a stoppage victory since November 2010.
B.J. Penn (16-12-2 MMA, 12-11-2 UFC) suffered his fifth consecutive loss to extend the longest skid of his career. He hasn’t earned a victory since November 2010.
Penn fell to 1-7-1 in his past nine UFC appearances dating back to April 2010.
Penn fell to 0-3 since he dropped to the UFC featherweight division in July 2014.
Penn has been outlanded 747 to 312 in significant strikes during his past nine UFC fights.
Penn has suffered eight of his 12 career losses by decision.
Clay Guida (33-17 MMA, 13-11 UFC) was successful in his return to the UFC lightweight division. He earned his first victory in the weight class since June 2011.
Guida’s 63 takedowns landed in UFC competition are fifth most in company history behind Georges St-Pierre (87), Gleison Tibau (84), Frankie Edgar (67) and Demetrious Johnson (65).
Guida has attempted 172 takedowns during his UFC career, third most in company history behind Demian Maia (189) and Edgar (189).
Erik Koch (14-5 MMA, 4-4 UFC) fell to 2-4 in his past six UFC appearances.
Koch fell to 2-2 since returning to the UFC lightweight division in February 2014.
Carla Esparza (12-4 MMA, 3-2 UFC) improved to 2-1 since losing the UFC strawweight title to Joanna Jedrzejczyk in March 2015.
Esparza has completed at least one takedown against all five of her UFC opponents.
Esparza has completed 16 takedowns in her three UFC victories.
Maryna Moroz (8-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) has suffered both of her career losses by decision.
Devin Powell (8-3 MMA, 0-2 UFC) has suffered all three of his career losses by decision.
Michel Quinones (8-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) had his five-fight winning streak snapped for his first defeat since November 2012.
Quinones suffered the first knockout loss of his career.
Johnny Case (22-5 MMA, 4-2 UFC) suffered consecutive losses for the first time in nearly 10 years.
Case suffered the first decision loss of his career.
Kimball (15-6 MMA, 1-1 UFC) has earned 12 of his 15 career victories by stoppage.
Josh Stansbury (8-4 MMA, 1-2 UFC) suffered the first knockout loss of his career.
For complete coverage of UFC Fight Night 112, 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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