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.
Nate Diaz (vs Anthony Pettis)
outstruck opponent 205 to 86 (114-69 significant strikes)
56% significant strike %
4 guard passes
Nate made a triumphant octagon return last night, and put up some impressive numbers.