Mixed martial arts may not have reached its statistical revolution stage like other sports (and perhaps it never will given its primordial nature), but there is still plenty of good data out there. So, following each UFC event, The MMA Manifesto will parse the numbers provided by FightMetric and target which pugilist enjoyed the best statistical night.
Aljamain Sterling (vs Jimmie Rivera)
outstruck opponent 129 to 36 (101-24 significant strikes)
57% significant strike accuracy
28% opponent’s significant strike accuracy
Funk Master put on another impressive performance in the octagon last night.