Vettori vs. Costa makes history
UFC Fight Night 196 took place at UFC Apex in Las Vegas on Saturday, and it was only the fifth time the promotion has featured a 14-fight card.
The final fight was the most important of all. Marvin Vettori (18-5-1 MMA, 8-3-1 UFC) defeated Paulo Costa (13-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) by unanimous decision in his light heavyweight headliner. It was a fight that will go down in the record books for the amount of volume produced by both sides, but in the end only one man raised his hand.
For more on the numbers behind the headliner, as well as the rest of the map, check out the 45 post-event facts from UFC Fight Night 196 below.
The UFC promotional guidelines compliance payment for the event totaled $ 157,500.
Beginner fighters went 0-4 during the event.
Vettori, Alex Caceres, Gregory Rodrigues and Junyong Park have won $ 50,000 in UFC Fight Night 196 fight night bonuses.
The UFC sold VIP tickets to fans for UFC Fight Night 196, but the promotion did not publicize the total number of tickets sold or the gate.
The betting favorites went to 10-3 on the map. A fight even had chances
The betting favorites moved to 23-12 with a no contest in the UFC headliners this year.
The total fight time for the 14 fight card was 2:51:35.
Vettori has won six of his eight UFC victories by decision.
Vettori landed 190 important strikes, a single-fight record for a UFC light heavyweight fight.
Vettori and Costa combined for 353 important strikes landed, the fourth for a single fight in UFC history behind Max Holloway vs. Calvin Kattar (578), Holloway vs. Brian Ortega (400) and Holloway vs. Dustin Poirier (359) .
Costa suffered back-to-back losses after starting his career 13-0.
Costa suffered the first decision loss of his career.
Grant Dawson (17-1-1 MMA, 5-0-1 UFC) is 1-0-1 since moving to the UFC lightweight division in March 2020.
Jessica-Rose Clark (10-6 MMA, 4-2 UFC) has grown to 2-1 since moving to the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Division in November 2019.
Clark has improved to 6-5 (with a no contest) in his last 12 fights.
Clark has won three of his four UFC victories by decision.
Joselyne Edwards (10-4 MMA, 1-2 UFC) suffered both of her UFC losses by decision.
Caceres (19-12 MMA, 14-10 UFC) featherweight five-game winning streak is tied for the division’s fourth longest active streak behind Alexander Volkanovski (eight), Arnold Allen (eight) and Giga Chikadze (seven) .
Caceres has improved to 9-4 since returning to the UFC featherweight division in January 2015.
Seungwoo Choi (10-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC) has suffered three of his four career losses by stoppage.
Francisco Trinaldo (27-8 MMA, 17-7 UFC) has improved to 1-1 since moving to the UFC welterweight division in June 2021.
Trinaldo have won 10 of their last 14 decision wins.
Dwight Grant (11-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC) has suffered three of his four career decision losses.
Nicolae Negumereanu (11-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) has won 10 of his 11 career wins by stoppage.
Ike Villanueva (17-13 MMA, 1-4 UFC) has suffered 12 of his 13 career losses by stoppage.
Villanueva suffered all four of their UFC losses by knockout.
Rodrigues (11-3 MMA, 2-0 UFC) has won nine of his 11 career wins by stoppage.
Park (13-5 MMA, 3-2 UFC) suffered the first knockout loss of his career.
David Onama (8-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) saw his eight-game winning streak interrupted for the first loss of his career.
Laureano Staropoli (9-5 MMA, 2-4 UFC) losing skid in four fights is the longest of his career. He hasn’t won a victory since May 2019.
Staropoli has fallen to 0-2 since moving to the UFC middleweight division in June 2021.
Staropoli suffered its four losses in the UFC by decision.
Jai Herbert (11-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC) has won 10 of his 11 career wins by stoppage.
Khama Worthy’s losing skid (16-9 MMA, 2-3 UFC) is the longest of his career. He hasn’t won a victory since June 2020.
Worthy suffered his nine career losses per stoppage.
Worthy has suffered eight of his nine career knockout losses.
Jeff Molina (10-2 MMA, 2-0 UFC) has won eight of his 10 career wins by stoppage.
Daniel Da Silva (11-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) suffered both of his career defeats by knockout.
Randa Markos (11-11-1 MMA, 7-11-1 UFC) snapped his losing four-fight slip for his first win since October 2019.
Markos’ seven wins in the UFC strawweight competition are tied for sixth in division history behind Joanna Jedrzejczyk (10), Carla Esparza (nine), Tecia Torres (nine), Rose Namajunas ( eight) and Angela Hill (eight).
Markos has won six of his seven UFC wins by decision.
Livinha Souza (14-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC) has suffered three of her four career losses by decision.
Jonathan Martinez (14-4 MMA, 5-3 UFC) has three of his five UFC wins by decision.
Zviad Lazishvili (8-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) saw his eight-game winning streak interrupted for the first loss of his career.