Lewis never fails to entertain.
Nearly stopped by kicks to the body in the opening frame of his
headlining encounter with Travis
UFC Fight Night 105 “Lewis vs. Browne,” Lewis rallied to score
a technical knockout victory 3:12 into the second frame in Halifax,
Nova Scotia, Canada, on Sunday night.
While the “Black Beast” might not yet be ready for a heavyweight
title shot, his rise through the division is hard to overlook
(online sportsbooks). Here is a by-the-numbers
look at UFC Fight Night 105, with statistics courtesy of
8: KO/TKO victories in UFC competition for Lewis, tying him with
Mitrione and Roy Nelson
for third most among heavyweights in promotion history. Only
Arlovski (9) and Cain
Velasquez (10) have more KO/TKO victories.
6: Consecutive triumphs for Lewis following his second-round
technical knockout victory over Browne. That is the longest active
streak in the heavyweight division. Rising star Francis
Ngannou is No. 2 with five straight victories.
18: Significant strikes landed by Browne in round one, including 10
to the body and eight to the legs. Lewis, meanwhile, landed just
four. “Hapa” appeared to have his opponent reeling with a series of
kicks to the body, but “The Black Beast” somehow managed to survive
32: Significant strike advantage for Lewis in the decisive second
stanza. The Houston native floored Browne and landed 17 significant
strikes on the mat to close out his victory over Browne.
708: Days since Johny
Hendricks’ last UFC victory. The former welterweight champion
returned to the win column for the first time since March 2015 with
a unanimous decision triumph over Hector
Lombard at middleweight in Sunday’s co-main event.
0: Takedowns landed — and attempted — by Hendricks, a former NCAA
national champion wrestler at Oklahoma State University. Hendricks’
61 career takedowns are tied for fifth most all-time in UFC
history. Lombard, meanwhile, landed two of nine takedown attempts
51: Significant strikes landed by Hendricks. Lombard, meanwhile,
53: Significant strikes at distance landed by Octagon debutante
Tucker in his unanimous decision triumph over Sam Sicilia.
By comparison, Sicilia landed just nine significant strikes at
.110: Significant striking accuracy for Sicilia, who landed just 10
of 87 significant strikes in the featherweight scrap. Tucker,
meanwhile, landed 55 of 163 significant strikes, a 33 percent
3: Consecutive triumphs for Sara McMann,
the third-longest active winning streak in the women’s bantamweight
division behind Amanda
Nunes (five) and Raquel
Pennington (four). McMann submitted Gina Mazany
with an arm-triangle choke in the opening stanza of their bout on
1:14: Time of McMann’s victory over Mazany, the second fastest
submission victory in UFC women’s bantamweight history. Ronda
Rousey owns the No. 1 spot with a 14-second tapout of Cat Zingano
at UFC 184.
4: Consecutive victories for Santiago
Ponzinibbio following his unanimous decision triumph over
Taleb. That is tied for the second-longest active winning
streak in the UFC’s welterweight division behind only Demian Maia
18: Unofficial media scorecards, of the 22 tracked by
MMADecisions.com, that scored the strawweight clash between
Markos and Carla
Esparza in favor of Esparza. However, two of the three cageside
judges saw it for Markos, giving the Canadian a split-decision
28: Total strikes by which Reginaldo
Vieira outlanded Aiemann
Zahabi in their bantamweight bout. Despite outlanding his foe
in each round and landing the only two takedowns of the fight,
Vieira lost a unanimous decision.
19: Career submission triumphs among 25 professional victories for
Meerschaert, who tapped out Ryan Janes
with an armbar 1:34 into the opening round of their middleweight
bout. The Wisconsin native has won his last four via submission,
including two in the Octagon.