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TUF 24 Finale post-fight facts: Champ Demetrious Johnson closes in on Anderson Silva's record
UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson again displayed why he’s MMA’s top pound-for-pound fighter when he defeated “The Ultimate Fighter 24” winner Tim Elliott in Saturday’s The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale headliner.
Johnson (25-2-1 MMA, 13-1-1 UFC) made his ninth consecutive title defense when he topped Elliott (13-7-1 MMA, 2-5 UFC) via surprisingly competitive unanimous decision.
“Mighty Mouse” further etched his name in the record books with the victory and put a bow on a 12-fight card that saw eight contests go to the judges’ scorecards.
For more on the numbers behind the UFC’s latest fight card, which aired on FS1 from The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, check below for 45 post-fight facts about The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale.
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The UFC-Reebok Athlete Outfitting payout for the event totaled $185,000.
Debuting fighters went 1-1.
Jared Cannonier, Ion Cutelaba, Sara McMannand Anthony Smithearned $50,000 TUF 24 Finale fight-night bonuses.
The TUF 24 Finale drew an announced attendance of 2,044 for a live gate of $188,602. Both numbers are the lowest of any UFC event in 2016.
Betting favorites went 10-2 on the card.
Total fight time for the 12-bout card was 2:34:11.
Tim Elliott and Demetrious Johnson
Johnson’s nine consecutive UFC title defenses are most among current titleholders.
Johnson’s nine consecutive title defenses are tied with Georges St-Pierre for the second longest defense streak in UFC history behind Anderson Silva (10).
Johnson’s 10 victories in UFC title fights are tied with Jon Jones for third most in company history behind St-Pierre (12) and Silva (11).
Johnson’s 11-fight UFC winning streak in flyweight competition is the longest active streak in the weight class. It’s also the second-longest winning streak among active UFC fighters behind Jones (13).
Johnson’s current winning streak is tied with Royce Gracie for the fourth longest in UFC history behind Silva (16), Jones (13) and St-Pierre (12).
Johnson’s 11 victories in UFC flyweight competition are the most in divisional history.
Johnson’s 48 takedowns landed in UFC flyweight competition are most in divisional history.
Johnson’s 64 takedowns landed overall in UFC competition are fourth most in company history behind St-Pierre (87), Gleison Tibau (84) and Frankie Edgar (66).
Elliott was unsuccessful in his return to the UFC.
Elliott suffered his fourth consecutive loss in UFC competition. He hasn’t earned a victory with the organization since August 2013.
Elliott has suffered four of his five UFC losses by decision.
Joseph Benavidez’s (25-4 MMA, 12-2 UFC) six-fight UFC winning streak in flyweight competition is second longest active streak in the division behind Johnson (11).
Benavidez’s 10 victories in UFC flyweight competition are second most in divisional history behind Johnson (11).
Henry Cejudo and Joseph Benavidez
Henry Cejudo (10-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) suffered back-to-back losses after starting his career on a 10-fight winning steak.
Cejudo suffered the first decision loss of his career.
Jorge Masvidal (31-11 MMA, 8-4 UFC) improved to 3-2 since he returned to the welterweight division in July 2015.
Jake Ellenberger (31-12 MMA, 10-8 UFC) fell to 2-6 in his past eight UFC appearances.
Ellenberger has suffered four of his past five losses by stoppage.
Jared Cannonier (9-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) was successful in his UFC light-heavyweight debut.
Ion Cutelaba (12-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC) suffered the first decision loss of his career.
Sara McMann (10-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) earned consecutive victories for the first time in her UFC career.
McMann earned her first submission victory since Aug. 27, 2011 – a span of 1,925 days (more than five years) and eight fights.
Alexis Davis (17-7 MMA, 4-2 UFC) suffered the first submission loss of her career.
Brandon Moreno (13-3 MMA, 2-0 UFC) earned his 10th consecutive victory. He hasn’t suffered a defeat since July 2012.
Moreno earned his second UFC victory in a 63-day span.
Ryan Hall (6-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) has earned both of his UFC victories by decision.
Gray Maynard (12-6-1 MMA, 10-6-1 UFC) fell to 1-1 since he dropped to the UFC featherweight division in July.
Maynard fell to 2-6-1 in his past nine octagon appearances.
Maynard has suffered his past two losses by decision after going his entire career without dropping a fight on the scorecards.
Rob Font (13-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) has earned all three of his UFC victories by knockout.
Matt Schnell (9-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) suffered the first knockout loss of his career.
”Maestro” Dong Hyun Kim (14-8-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC) improved to 1-1 since he dropped to the UFC lightweight division in June.
Kim earned his first decision victory since March 11, 2007 – a span of 3,555 days (nearly 10 years) and 22 fights.
Brendan O’Reilly (6-3 MMA, 1-3 UFC) suffered back-to-back losses for the first time in his career.
Jamie Moyle and Kailin Curran
Kailin Curran (4-4 MMA, 1-4 UFC) has suffered four losses in her past five fights after starting her career with four consecutive wins.
Curran suffered the first decision loss of her career.
Anthony Smith (26-12 MMA, 2-2 UFC) is 2-1 since he returned to the UFC for a second stint in February.
Smith has earned 23 of his 26 career victories by stoppage.
Elvis Mutapcic (15-5-1 MMA, 0-2-1 UFC) suffered the first knockout loss of his career.
Josh Stansbury (8-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) had his eight-fight winning streak snapped for his first pro defeat since November 2009.
Stansbury suffered the first decision loss of his career.