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.
Yan Xiaonan (vs Karolina Kowalkiewicz)
outstruck opponent 157 to 51 (93-38 significant strikes)
52% significant strike accuracy
5 for 6 takedowns
3 guard passes
Yan put a beating on KK today in Auckland, and the numbers back it up.