The UFC’s second trip to Paris was another significant event for French MMA with UFC Fight Night 226 going down Saturday at Accor Arena.
Multiple French fighters on the card thrived, but none more than former interim UFC heavyweight champion Ciryl Gane (12-2 MMA, 9-2 UFC, who thrived in the main event with a second-round TKO of Serghei Spivac (16-4 MMA, 7-4 UFC) to rebound from his loss against Jon Jones earlier this year.
For more on the numbers behind the headliner, as well as the rest of the card, check below for MMA Junkie’s post-event facts from UFC Fight Night 226.
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The UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance payout for the event totaled $128,500.
Debuting fighters went 3-4 at the event.
Gane, Morgan Charriere, Benoit Saint-Denis and Thiago Moises earned $50,000 UFC Fight Night 226 fight-night bonuses.
UFC Fight Night 226 had an announced attendance of 15,610 for a live gate of $4,000,000.
Betting favorites went 10-1 on the card.
Betting favorites improved to 19-12 in UFC headliners this year.
Total fight time for the 11-bout card was 1:57:40.
Ciryl Gane def. Serghei Spivac
Gane has earned nine of his 12 career victories by stoppage.
Gane’s +98 significant strike differential (109-to-11) is the second-largest in UFC heavyweight history, behind only Tim Sylvia’s +112 vs. Cabbage Correira.
Spivac has suffered all three of his career stoppage losses by knockout.
Manon Fiorot def. Rose Namajunas
Manon Fiorot’s (11-1 MMA, 6-0 UFC) six-fight UFC winning streak at women’s flyweight is tied with Erin Blanchfield for the longest active streak in the division.
Rose Namajunas (11-6 MMA, 9-5 UFC) suffered consecutive losses for the first time in her UFC career.
Namajunas was unsuccessful in her women’s flyweight debut.
Namajunas has suffered four of her six career losses by decision.
Benoit Saint-Denis def. Thiago Moises
Saint-Denis (12-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) four-fight UFC winning streak at lightweight is tied for the second-longest active streak in the division behind Islam Makhachev (11).
Saint-Denis’ four-fight UFC stoppage steak is fourth-longest among active fighters in the company behind Sergei Pavlovich (six), Jailton Almeida (five) and Shavkat Rakhmonov (five).
Saint-Denis has earned all 12 of his career victories by stoppage.
Volkan Oezdemir def. Bogdan Guskov
Volkan Oezdemir (19-7 MMA, 7-6 UFC) has earned 14 of his 19 career victories by stoppage.
Oezdemir earned his first submission victory since Apr. 7, 2012 – a span of 4,165 days and 23 fights.
Bogdan Guskov (14-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) has suffered two of his three career losses by stoppage.
Guskov suffered the first submission loss of his career.
William Gomis def. Yanis Ghemmouri
Yanis Ghemmouri (12-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) has suffered both of his career losses by stoppage.
Ghemmouri suffered the first knockout loss of his career.
Taylor Lapilus def. Caolan Loughran
Taylor Lapilus (19-3 MMA, 4-1 UFC) was successful in his return to the UFC for a second stint. He earned his first victory with the promotion since September 2016.
Lapilus has earned three of his four UFC victories by decision.
Caolan Loughran (8-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) has his eight-fight winning streak snapped for the first of his career.
Ange Loosa def. Rhys McKee
Ange Loosa (10-3 MMA, 2-1 UFC) has earned both of his UFC victories by decision.
Rhys McKee (13-5-1 MMA, 0-3 UFC) was unsuccessful in his return to the UFC for a second stint.
Nora Cornolle def. Joselyne Edwards
Nora Cornolle (7-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) earned the first decision victory of her career.
Joselyne Edwards (13-5 MMA, 4-3 UFC) has suffered all three of her UFC losses by decision.
Farid Basharat def. Kleydson Rodrigues
Farid Basharat (11-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) has earned seven of his 11 career victories by stoppage.
Kleydson Rodrigues (8-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC) suffered the first stoppage loss of his career with his submission defeat.
Jacqueline Cavalcanti def. Zarah Fairn
Zarah Fairn’s (6-6 MMA, 0-4 UFC) four-fight listing skid is the longest of her career. She hasn’t earned a victory since December 2017.
Fairn has suffered four of her six career losses by decision.
For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC Fight Night 226.