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 Jose Aldo)
outstruck opponent 258 to 83 (194-83 significant strikes)
194 significant strikes landed are new UFC/WEC bantamweight record
62% significant strike accuracy
1 for 2 takedowns
1 guard pass
The new champ has the numbers to back it up.