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Marlon
Vera
made the most of his main event moment.

The Ecuadorian known as “Chito” weathered a volume-based attack
from Rob
Font
with heavy artillery, hurting his opponent badly in each
of the last four rounds for a unanimous decision triumph in the
UFC
on ESPN 35
headliner at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas on Saturday
night. Vera has won three straight fights in UFC competition and
sends Font to the first two-bout skid of his professional MMA
career.

Here is a by-the-numbers look at UFC on ESPN 35, with statistics
courtesy of UFCStats.com.

271: Significant strikes landed by Font in defeat, the third most
ever in a UFC fight. Ex-featherweight champ Max
Holloway
owns the top two spots, landing 445 against Calvin
Kattar
at UFC on ABC 1 and 290 against Brian
Ortega
at UFC 231. Font outlanded Vera 57 to 26 in Round 1, 51
to 27 in Round 2, 71 to 37 in Round 3, 42 to 36 in Round 4 and 50
to 33 in Round 5.

112: Significant strikes by which Font outlanded Vera (271 to 159).
That deficit is the largest for a fighter who won by decision in
UFC history. Robbie
Lawler
, who was outlanded by 84 significant strikes in a
welterweight championship victory over Carlos
Condit
, previously owned the record.

3: Knockdowns landed by Vera, making him just the ninth
bantamweight in UFC history to land that many in a single fight.
Vera floored Font in Rounds 2, 3 and 4 and also hurt his opponent
badly in the final stanza, though he wasn’t credited with a
knockdown.

42: Significant leg strikes for Vera, one of the few areas where he
got the better of Font, who landed 24. Vera also held a 22-to-0
edge in significant ground strikes landed.

11: Bantamweight wins for Vera, tying him with Urijah Faber
and Raphael
Assuncao
for third most in UFC history behind only T.J.
Dillashaw
(13) and Aljamain
Sterling
(12).

23: Career UFC victories for Andrei
Arlovski
, tying him with Donald
Cerrone
and Jim Miller
for the most in promotion history. Arlovski defeated Jake
Collier
via split-decision in Saturday’s co-main event, his
fifth victory in his last six Octagon appearances.

14: Unofficial media scorecards, of the 14 tracked by
MMADecisions.com
, that scored the bout in favor of Collier.
Judges Douglas Crosby and Sal D’Amato saw things differently, as
both submitted a 29-28 tally for Arlovski.

2,198: Days since Andre Fili’s
last KO/TKO defeat, a head-kick knockout loss at the hands of
Yair
Rodriguez
at UFC 197 on April 23, 2016. The Team Alpha Male
product went 11 bouts before succumbing to Joanderson
Brito
via TKO in 41 seconds at UFC on ESPN 35.

7: Takedowns landed in 17 attempts for Grant
Dawson
in third-round submission victory over Jared
Gordon
at lightweight. Despite being outlanded by a 77-to-54
count in significant strikes, Dawson managed to ground his foe in
each frame while enjoying 7:11 of control time before forcing
Gordon to tap to a rear-naked choke at the 4:11 mark of Round
3.

24: UFC appearances for Darren
Elkins
, most in featherweight history. On Saturday, “The
Damage” surpassed Max
Holloway
for the top spot in a unanimous decision victory over
Tristan
Connelly
.

6: Fighters in UFC history who have at least 1,000 significant
strikes, 50 takedowns and 10 submission attempts over the course of
their tenures. Elkins joined an group that includes the likes of
Georges St.
Pierre
, Frankie
Edgar
, Demetrious
Johnson
, Rafael dos
Anjos
and Nik Lentz.
Elkins landed 75 significant strikes, secured five of 10 takedown
attempts and attempted one submission against Connelly on
Saturday.

7:52: Total control time for Elkins. Connelly, meanwhile, logged
just 58 seconds of control time in defeat.

129: Total strikes landed by Krzyzstof
Jotko
in a unanimous decision triumph against Gerald
Meerschaert
at middleweight. By comparison, Meerschaert landed
46 total strikes. The Pole also held a 65-to-37 advantage in
significant strikes and connected at a 52 percent accuracy rate
compared to 40 percent for his opponent.

5: Consecutive victories for Alexander
Romanov
, tying him with Tai Tuivasa
and Tom
Aspinall
for the second-longest active winning streak in the
UFC’s heavyweight division behind only reigning champ Francis
Ngannou
(six). Romanov submitted Chase
Sherman
with a keylock 2:11 into the opening round of their
preliminary clash.

16-0: Professional record for Romanov, a mark that includes 15
triumphs inside the distance along with one technical decision
win.

3: Takedowns landed by Romanov in just 2:11 of Octagon time. The
Moldovan heavyweight has landed at least two takedowns in all five
of his UFC appearances.

7: Days between UFC events featuring kneebar submissions. One week
after Claudio
Puelles
dispatched Clay Guida
with a kneebar at UFC Fight Night 205, Francisco
Figueiredo
used the maneuver to finish Daniel
Lacerda
78 seconds into their preliminary flyweight contest at
UFC on ESPN 35. That’s the shortest break between kneebars in
promotion history. Previously, the 28 days between >Carlos
Eduardo Rocha
’s submission of Kris McCray
at UFC 122 and Jim Miller’s
tapout of Charles
Oliveira
at UFC 124 was the quickest turnaround between
kneebars.

20: Significant strikes by which Gabriel
Green
outlanded Yohan
Lainesse
during the decisive second round of their welterweight
bout. Green ended the contest with a barrage of standing-to-ground
strikes at the 4:02 mark after being dropped early in the period.
In Round 1, Lainesse outlanded his opponent by 13 significant
strikes.

108: Combined significant strikes landed by Natan Levy
(46) and Mike
Breeden
(62) in the third round of their lightweight clash. In
the first two rounds, Levy and Breeden combined for 88 significant
strikes. Levy emerged from the entertaining scrap with a unanimous
decision triumph.

9: Takedowns landed in 16 attempts by Levy, who enjoyed just 3:39
of control time for his work. Breeden, meanwhile, landed three of
four takedowns for 1:56 of control time.


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