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.
Petr Yan (vs Urijah Faber)
outstruck opponent 62 to 28 (54-18 significant strikes)
50% significant strike accuracy
2 for 2 takedowns
3 for 3 takedowns stuffed
1 guard passes
1 head kick KO
Petr Yan has emerged as a top contender at 135 pounds.