Title defenses aren’t easy to come by in the UFC. On Saturday light-heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier got his second in a row when he defeated Anthony Johnson in UFC 210’s pay-per-view main event.
Cormier (19-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC) not only beat Johnson (22-6 MMA, 13-6 UFC) for the second time in his career, but he did it faster than in his first clash with “Rumble” when he picked up a second-round submission victory in the 205-pound headliner at KeyBank Center in Buffalo, N.Y.
Johnson announced his retirement following his loss while Cormier delivered another performance that showed why he’s among the most skilled and dominant fighters the UFC has under contract.
For more on the numbers behind the title fight, as well as the other 12 bouts on the organization’s third pay-per-view card of the year, check below for 55 post-event facts from UFC 210.
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The UFC-Reebok Athlete Outfitting payout for the event totaled $205,000.
Shane Burgos, Charles Rosa, Gregor Gillespie and Charles Oliveira earned $50,000 UFC 210 fight-night bonuses.
Debuting fighters went 1-1 on the card.
UFC 210 drew an announced attendance of 17,110 for a live gate of $2 million.
Betting favorites went 8-5 on the card.
Total fight time for the 13-bout card was 2:18:55.
Cormier improved to 6-1 since he dropped to the UFC light-heavyweight division in February 2014.
Cormier’s four-fight UFC winning streak in light-heavyweight competition is tied with Misha Cirkunov for the second longest active streak in the division behind Jon Jones (13).
Cormier’s two consecutive UFC title defenses are tied for third most among current champions behind Demetrious Johnson (nine) and Joanna Jedrzejczyk (four).
Cormier has out-landed every UFC and Strikeforce opponent he’s faced except Jones.
Cormier has earned four of his six UFC light-heavyweight victories by stoppage.
Johnson announced his retirement from MMA competition following his defeat.
Johnson fell to 6-2 since he returned to the UFC for a second stint in April 2014. Both those losses came to Cormier.
Johnson has suffered all six of his career losses by stoppage.
Johnson’s five UFC losses by rear-naked choke are the most in company history.
Gegard Mousasi (42-6-2 MMA, 9-3 UFC) improved to 7-1 in his past eight UFC appearances.
Mousasi’s five-fight UFC winning streak in middleweight competition is tied for the second longest active streak in the division behind Yoel Romero (eight).
Mousasi has earned 35 of his 42 career victories by stoppage. That includes six of his nine UFC wins.
Mousasi’s four-fight UFC stoppage streak is tied for second longest among active fighters behind Francis Ngannou (five).
Chris Weidman (13-3 MMA, 9-3 UFC) has suffered three consecutive losses after starting his career on a 13-fight winning streak.
Weidman has suffered all three of his career losses by stoppage due to strikes.
Weidman has completed at least one takedown against all 12 of his UFC opponents.
Cynthia Calvillo (5-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) earned her second UFC victory in a 35-day stretch.
Calvillo became the first UFC fighter to earn two victories in 2017.
Calvillo has earned both of her UFC victories by submission.
Pearl Gonzalez (6-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) suffered the first submission loss of her career.
Thiago Alves’ (22-11 MMA, 14-8 UFC) 14 victories in UFC welterweight competition are tied with Josh Koscheck for third most in divisional history behind Georges St-Pierre (19) and Matt Hughes (16).
Alves’ 13 knockdowns landed in UFC welterweight competition are the most in divisional history.
Alves’ 13 knockdowns landed in UFC competition are tied for fourth most in company history behind Anderson Silva (17), Chuck Liddell (14) and Donald Cerrone (14).
Patrick Cote (23-11 MMA, 10-11 UFC) retired from MMA competition following his defeat.
Cote fell to 5-3 since he dropped to the UFC welterweight division in March 2013.
Cote has suffered all 11 of his career losses under the UFC banner.
Will Brooks (18-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC) suffered consecutive losses for the first time in his career.
Brooks suffered the first submission loss of his career.
Charles Oliveira (22-7 MMA, 10-7 UFC), who usually competes at featherweight, earned his first UFC lightweight victory since a third-round submission of Efrain Escudero at UFC Fight Night 22 in September 2010.
Oliveira has earned nine of his 10 UFC victories by submission.
Oliveira’s nine submission victories in UFC competition are tied with Nate Diaz and Demian Maia for second most in company history behind Royce Gracie (10).
Oliveira was awarded the 10th fight-night bonus of his UFC career.
Myles Jury (16-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) improved to 1-1 since he dropped to the UFC featherweight division in December 2015.
Kamaru Usman (10-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC) extended his winning streak to nine fights. He hasn’t suffered a defeat since May 2013.
Usman became the first welterweight since Marcus Davis in 2007 to win his first five UFC appearances.
Usman’s five-fight UFC winning streak in welterweight competition is the second longest active streak in the division behind Maia (six).
Usman has earned four of his five UFC victories by decision.
Usman has completed 20 takedowns in his five UFC appearances
Sean Strickland (18-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) fell to 3-2 since he dropped to the UFC welterweight division in February 2015.
Strickland has suffered both of his career losses by decision.
Burgos (9-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) has earned eight of his nine career victories by stoppage.
Rosa (11-3 MMA, 2-3 UFC) has alternated wins and losses over his five-fight UFC career.
Rosa suffered the first knockout loss of his career.
Rosa has been awarded three “Fight of the Night” bonuses during his five-fight UFC career.
Jan Blachowicz (19-7 MMA, 2-4 UFC) fell to 1-4 in his past five UFC appearances.
Blachowicz has suffered all four of his UFC losses by decision.
Gillespie (9-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) has earned seven of his nine career victories by stoppage.
Gillespie’s 21-second knockout victory marked the sixth fastest KO in UFC lightweight history.
Andrew Holbrook (12-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) has suffered both of his career losses by knockout.
Desmond Green (20-5 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has earned 14 of his 20 career victories by decision.
Josh Emmett (11-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) had his 11-fight winning streak snapped for the first defeat of his career.
Irene Aldana (7-4 MMA, 0-2 UFC) has suffered both her UFC losses by decision.
Magomed Bibulatov’s (14-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) 14-fight MMA winning streak is third longest among active UFC fighters behind Khabib Nurmagomedov (24) and Jimmie Rivera (19).
For complete coverage of UFC 210, 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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