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.
Magomed Ankalaev (vs Dalcha Lungiambula)
outstruck opponent 91 to 13 (44-6 significant strikes)
1 for 3 takedowns
1 guard pass
Ankalaev showed last night why he’s such a promising prospect.