Feb 22, 2014; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Alexis Davis (red gloves) celebrates her win against Jessica Eye (blue gloves) during their UFC bantamweight bout at Mandalay Bay. Davis won by split decision. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

UFC 170: Scorecards and Statistics

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The last 2 UFC cards featured a UFC record 10 decisions, at first it seemed as if we would be heading down that path once again on UFC 170—with 5 of the 6 prelims going to a decision, but that quickly became halted with 4 finishes on the main portion of the fight card. The main and co-main event lasted a total of 2:25 with Ronda Rousey scoring a TKO victory over Sara McMann with a liver shot, and Daniel Cormier putting away 10-to-1 underdog Patrick Cummins (also by TKO) with a combination of punches.

The prelims did feature two split decisions, but neither of them really considered controversial. Otherwise, the whole card (the first UFC card in Las Vegas post-Keith Kizer) was pretty tamed in terms of judging, and controversy. So I’ll decide to change it up, and show the statistics from the entire main card.

Statistics are few and far between on the two main fights, but we’ll take a look at them anyway.

Ronda Rousey def. Sara McMann via TKO (knee to the body) — Round 1 (1:06)

Sara McMann started off letting her hands fly and connected with several significant punches to the face of the champion. Up until the liver shot in the clinch by Rousey, the challenger had the upper hand in the opening minute. Rousey out-strikes McMann 14-13 in significant strikes, with the most significant of course being the knee to the liver.

Fighter KD Sig. Str. Sig. Str. % Total Str. TD TD % Sub. Att. Pass Rev.
FIGHTS TOTALS
Rousey 1 14 of 23 61% 21 of 30 0 of 0 0% 0 0 0
McMann 0 13 of 20 65% 14 of 21 0 of 0 0% 0 0 0
ROUND 1
Rousey 1 14 of 23 61% 21 of 30 0 of 0 0% 0 0 0
McMann 0 13 of 20 65% 14 of 21 0 of 0 0% 0 0 0

Daniel Cormier def. Patrick Cummins via TKO (punches) — Round 1 (1:19)

A 12-to-1 favourite, Daniel Cormier did just what a 12-to-1 favourite should do against the massive underdog, and that is put his opponent away early and impressively. Patrick Cummins landed eight strikes in the entire 1:19, which we later found out DC was pissed about saying in the post-fight interview with Joe Rogan: “”It had to happen this way. It could not have gone the distance. I’m mad he even hit me twice.”

Fighter KD Sig. Str. Sig. Str. % Total Str. TD TD % Sub. Att. Pass Rev.
FIGHTS TOTALS
Cormier 1 18 of 37 49% 20 of 39 0 of 0 0% 0 0 0
Cummins 0 8 of 22 36% 8 of 22 0 of 3 0% 0 0 0
ROUND 1
Cormier 1 18 of 37 49% 20 of 39 0 of 0 0% 0 0 0
Cummins 0 8 of 22 36% 8 of 22 0 of 3 0% 0 0 0

 

Rory MacDonald def. Demian Maia via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

A dominant first round put on by grappling ace Demian Maia saw him take Rory down early and just stay on top for the majority of the round, leading to Rory being out struck 27-6 in sig strikes. However, Ares was able to stop the takedown and do some real damage with his arsenal of strikes, out striking Maia 69 to 24 in the next 2 rounds.

Fighter KD Sig. Str. Sig. Str. % Total Str. TD TD % Sub. Att. Pass Rev.
FIGHTS TOTALS
MacDonald 0 75 of 213 35% 77 of 215 0 of 0 0% 0 0 0
Maia 0 51 of 120 43% 81 of 152 2 of 22 9% 0 1 0
ROUND 1
MacDonald 0 6 of 22 27% 8 of 24 0 of 0 0% 0 0 0
Maia 0 27 of 38 71% 52 of 64 1 of 4 25% 0 1 0
ROUND 2
MacDonald 0 40 of 108 37% 40 of 108 0 of 0 0% 0 0 0
Maia 0 13 of 36 36% 13 of 36 0 of 7 0% 0 0 0
ROUND 3
MacDonald 0 29 of 83 35% 29 of 83 0 of 0 0% 0 0 0
Maia 0 11 of 46 24% 16 of 52 1 of 11 9% 0 0

 

Mike Pyle def. TJ Waldburger via TKO (elbows) — Round 3 (4:03)

Pyle improved significantly as the fight went on, as evidenced by the statistics. Despite being out-struck by Waldburger by a small margin, Pyle was able to land 2 takedowns each in the first two rounds, which ultimately may have made the difference if this fight were to have gone to a decision. But Pyle did not allow it, he stepped it into another gear in the 3rd, hurting Waldburger with a plethora of strikes that including a spinning elbow. Out striking Waldburger 37-12, and eventually landed far more than the necessary amount of elbows when TJ was on the ground already seeming to be out.

Fighter KD Sig. Str. Sig. Str. % Total Str. TD TD % Sub. Att. Pass Rev.
FIGHTS TOTALS
Pyle 0 56 of 101 55% 88 of 134 4 of 4 100% 1 5 0
Waldburger 0 38 of 89 43% 49 of 102 0 of 4 0% 1 0 0
ROUND 1
Pyle 0 11 of 22 50% 23 of 34 2 of 2 100% 0 1 0
Waldburger 0 13 of 22 59% 21 of 30 0 of 2 0% 0 0 0
ROUND 2
Pyle 0 8 of 26 31% 20 of 39 2 of 2 100% 0 2 0
Waldburger 0 13 of 35 37% 14 of 37 0 of 0 0% 1 0 0
ROUND 3
Pyle 0 37 of 53 70% 45 of 61 0 of 0 0% 1 2 0
Waldburger 0 12 of 32 38% 14 of 35 0 of 2 0% 0 0 0

 

Stephen Thompson def. Robert Whittaker via TKO (punches) — Round 1 (3:43)

I would say this fight was the best Wonderboy has looked in his UFC career thus far. Showcasing his unpredictability and unorthodox, but technical and accurate striking, Thompson was able to double up on Whittaker’s strikes landed (39-18) before putting him away with a beautiful left-right combination in the first round.

Fighter KD Sig. Str. Sig. Str. % Total Str. TD TD % Sub. Att. Pass Rev.
FIGHTS TOTALS
Thompson 1 38 of 80 48% 39 of 81 0 of 0 0% 0 0 0
Whittaker 0 19 of 66 29% 19 of 66 0 of 0 0% 0 0 0
ROUND 1
Thompson 1 38 of 80 48% 39 of 81 0 of 0 0% 0 0 0
Whittaker 0 19 of 66 29% 19 of 66 0 of 0 0% 0 0 0

 

On to the close decisions:

Alexis Davis def. Jessica Eye via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

In a matchup of two potential title contenders, the outcome was a bit controversial—with many seeming to be split on who should have gotten the decision. Although the stats show differently, Eye seeming had the 1st round won despite Davis landing a late takedown. With Davis out striking Eye 16-13, most of the strikes coming from inside the clinch, where Eye’s were from strikes in boxing range. The 2nd round was unanimously won by Davis. The 3rd, statistically shows that Davis out strikes Eye by a slight 31-27 margin.

The judges scorecards show that all 3 of the judges (Junichiro Kamijo, Chris Lee, and Marcos Rosales) had a different scoring for the fight. Kamijo scored rounds 1 & 2 for Davis, Lee scored rounds 1&3 for Eye, and Rosales scored rounds 2&3 for Davis. With 2 of judges rewarding Eye with the 1st round, and 2 judges rewarding Davis with the 3rd, all 3 agreed upon a unanimous 2nd for Davis.

The media submitted scores seem to be a 50/50 split on the winner of the fight, 7 scoring 29-28 Davis, 7 scoring 29-28 Eye, and 2 scoring 30-27 for Davis.

While fan scoring, sees 43% scoring the fight 29-28 for Eye, 38.5% 29-28 Davis.

Fighter KD Sig. Str. Sig. Str. % Total Str. TD TD % Sub. Att. Pass Rev.
FIGHTS TOTALS
Davis 0 53 of 113 47% 112 of 175 2 of 3 67% 0 2 0
Eye 0 47 of 111 42% 69 of 135 0 of 0 0% 0 0 0
ROUND 1
Davis 0 16 of 35 46% 36 of 56 1 of 1 100% 0 1 0
Eye 0 13 of 33 39% 27 of 49 0 of 0 0% 0 0 0
ROUND 2
Davis 0 6 of 14 43% 44 of 54 1 of 1 100% 0 1 0
Eye 0 7 of 9 78% 15 of 17 0 of 0 0% 0 0 0
ROUND 3
Davis 0 31 of 64 48% 32 of 65 0 of 1 0% 0 0 0
Eye 0 27 of 69 39% 27 of 69 0 of 0 0% 0 0 0

 

Ernest Chavez def. Yosdenis Cedeno via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)

No statistics for this bout.

The weird scoring in this fight comes from the 30-27 scorecard for Chavez coming from judge Junichiro Kamijo. Weird because it seemed clearly that Cedeno had won the first round with his striking and ability to keep the fight on the feet until Chavez landed a takedown in the final minute.

Media scoring also disagrees with the 30-27 score–but not the win for Chavez, with 12 of 15 scoring it 29-28 Chavez.

Notes:

Maia’s 22 takedown attempts are a new single-fight UFC welterweight record.

Raphael Assuncao landed a total of 100 significant strikes (most on the card).

Rafaello Oliveira landed just 1 significant strike before suffering the TKO to Koch.

The full event results can be seen here.

All statistics courtesy of FightMetric

All scorecards courtesy of MMADecisions

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