The Statistical Star of UFC 235: Kamaru Usman

The Statistical Star of UFC 235: Kamaru Usman

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The Statistical Star of UFC 235: Kamaru Usman

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Mar 2, 2019; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Kamaru Usman (blue gloves) defeats Tyron Woodley (red gloves) during UFC 235 at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

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.

 

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Kamaru Usman (vs Tyron Woodley)

Key Stats: 

outstruck opponent 336 to 60 (141-34 significant strikes)
72% significant strike accuracy
2 takedowns
7 guard passes

The Nigerian Nightmare was just that – a nightmare – last night for the (now former) champ.

 

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