UFC 295 post-event facts: Alex Pereira joins exclusive two-title club in record time

The UFC’s penultimate numbered event of the year, UFC 295 from Madison Square Garden in New York, proved to be arguably the best of the bunch.

Two new champions were crowned to close out a lineup that saw eight stoppages in 13 fights. In the main event, Alex Pereira (9-2 MMA, 6-1 UFC) picked up the vacant light heavyweight title with a second-round knockout of Jiri Prochazka (29-4-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC), while Tom Aspinall (14-3 MMA, 7-1 UFC) claimed the interim heavyweight strap in the co-main event with a 69-second knockout of Sergei Pavlovich (17-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC).

For more on the numbers behind the card, check below for MMA Junkie’s post-event facts from UFC 295.

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The UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance payout for the event totaled $272,500.

Pereira, Aspinall, Jessica Andrade, Benoit Saint-Denis, Diego Lopes, Nazim Sadykhov, Viacheslav Borshchev earned $50,000 UFC 295 fight-night bonuses.

Debuting fighters went 0-1 on the card.

UFC 295 drew an announced attendance of 19,039 for a live gate of $12,432,563.

Betting favorites went 10-2 on the card. One fight ended in a draw.

Betting favorites improved to 22-16-1 in UFC headliners this year.

Total fight time for the 13-bout card was 1:45:12.

Alex Pereira def. Jiri Prochazka

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Pereira became the ninth fighter in history to win titles in two weight classes. Randy Couture, B.J. Penn, Conor McGregor, Georges St-Pierre, Daniel Cormier, Henry Cejudo, Amanda Nunes and Jon Jones accomplished the feat.

Pereira’s 11 MMA fights to become a two-division champion are the fewest in company history.

Pereira’s seven UFC fights to become a two-division champion are the fewest in company history.

Pereira improved to 2-0 since he moved up to the light heavyweight division in July 2023.

Pereira has earned seven of his nine career victories by stoppage. He’s finished all of those wins by knockout.

Prochazka has suffered all four of his career losses by stoppage.

Tom Aspinall def. Sergei Pavlovich

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Aspinall has earned all 14 of his career victories by stoppage.

Aspinall’s average fight time of 2:10 in UFC competition is the shortest in company history.

Pavlovich has suffered both of his career losses by knockout.

Jessica Andrade def. Mackenzie Dern

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Andrade (25-12 MMA, 16-10 UFC) improved to 2-2 since she returned to the UFC strawweight division in April 2022.

Andrade’s 16 UFC victories are tied with Amanda Nunes for the most by any female in company history.

Andrade’s nine stoppage victories in UFC women’s competition are second-most in company history behind Nunes (10).

Andrade’s six stoppage victories in UFC strawweight competition are most in divisional history.

Andrade’s four knockout victories in UFC strawweight competition are most in divisional history.

Andrade’s five knockdowns landed in UFC strawweight competition are tied with Amanda Lemos for most in divisional history.

**Andrade became the first female in UFC history to land four knockdowns in a single fight.

Mackenzie Dern (13-4 MMA, 8-4 UFC) suffered the first stoppage loss of her career with a knockout defeat.

Benoit Saint-Denis def. Matt Frevola

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Saint-Denis’ (13-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) five-fight UFC winning streak at lightweight is the second-longest active streak in the division behind Islam Makhachev (12).

Saint-Denis has earned all 13 of his career victories by stoppage.

Saint-Denis’ five-fight UFC stoppage steak is tied with Shavkat Rakhmonov for longest among active fighters in the company.

Matt Frevola (11-4-1 MMA, 5-4-1 UFC) has suffered all three of his career stoppage losses by first-round knockout.

Diego Lopes def. Pat Sabatini

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Lopes (22-6 MMA, 2-1 UFC) has earned 20 of his 22 career victories by stoppage. That includes both of his UFC wins.

Pat Sabatini (18-5 MMA, 5-2 UFC) has suffered all three of his career stoppage losses by knockout.

Steve Erceg def. Alessandro Costa

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Steve Erceg (11-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) has earned both of his UFC victories by decision.

Alessandro Costa (13-4 MMA, 1-2 UFC) has suffered two of his four career losses by decision.

Loopy Godinez def. Tabatha Ricci

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Loopy Godinez (12-3 MMA, 7-3 UFC) became the first female in history to win four UFC fights in a calendar year.

Godinez’s six-fight UFC winning streak at strawweight is tied with Tatiana Suarez for the longest active streak in the division.

Godinez has earned nine of her 12 career victories by decision.

Mateusz Rebecki def. Roosevelt Roberts

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Mateusz Rebecki (19-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) extended his winning streak to 16 fights. He hasn’t suffered a defeat since September 2014.

Rebecki has earned 16 of his 19 career victories by stoppage.

Roosevelt Roberts’ (12-4 MMA, 4-4 UFC) four-fight UFC winless skid is the longest of his career. He hasn’t earned a victory since May 2020.

Roberts has suffered three of his four career losses by stoppage.

Jared Gordon def. Mark Madsen

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Jared Gordon (20-6 MMA, 8-5 UFC) improved to 5-5 with one no contest in UFC lightweight competition.

Gordon has earned both of his UFC stoppage victories by knockout.

Gordon earned his first opening-round stoppage victory since July 2016.

Mark Madsen (12-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) has suffered consecutive losses after starting his career 12-0.

Madsen suffered the first stoppage loss of his career with a knockout defeat.

John Castaneda def. Kyung Ho Kang

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Kyung Ho Kang (19-10 MMA, 8-4 UFC) fell to 6-3 since he returned to competition from a nearly 3.5-year layoff in January 2018.

Kang has suffered all four of his UFC losses by decision.

Joshua Van def. Kevin Borjas

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Joshua Van (9-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) has earned both of his UFC victories by decision.

Kevin Borjas (9-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) suffered the first decision loss of his career.

Jamall Emmers def. Dennis Buzukja

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Jamall Emmers (20-7 MMA, 3-3 UFC) has alternated wins and losses over his past seven fights.

Dennis Buzukja (11-4 MMA, 0-2 UFC) suffered the first stoppage loss of his career with a TKO defeat.

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC 295.

UFC research analyst and live statistics producer Michael Carroll contributed to this story. Follow him on Twitter @MJCflipdascript.

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