Edson Barboza sets record for Fight of the Night bonuses

The UFC had a slow start to its second event of October, but UFC Fight Night 230 ended with an exciting and highly anticipated fight. The main event featured a thrilling matchup between featherweights Edson Barboza and Sodiq Yusuff. Barboza, despite a rough first round, managed to rally and secure a unanimous decision win over Yusuff. This fight was named the Fight of the Night and showcased the skills of both fighters.

Here are some post-event facts from UFC Fight Night 230:

– The total payout for the UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance was $167,500.
– Debuting fighters had a record of 1-2 at the event.
– Barboza, Yusuff, Jonathan Martinez, and Michel Pereira earned $50,000 fight-night bonuses.
– The UFC sold VIP tickets for the event, but the total number of tickets sold or the gate revenue was not made public.
– Betting favorites had a record of 8-3 on the card.
– Betting favorites in UFC headliners this year have a record of 19-16-1.
– The total fight time for the 11-bout card was 2 hours, 16 minutes, and 15 seconds.

In the main event, Edson Barboza put on an impressive performance. Since moving to the featherweight division in May 2020, Barboza’s record stands at 4-3. He has landed 16 knockdowns in UFC competition, placing him fourth in company history. Barboza landed 164 significant strikes in this fight, a personal record for his UFC career. He also received his ninth Fight of the Night bonus, the most in company history.

Sodiq Yusuff suffered his second UFC loss by decision.

In other notable fights, Jennifer Maia has now suffered all six of her UFC losses by decision. Jonathan Martinez extended his winning streak at bantamweight to five fights, tying Mario Bautista for the second-longest active streak in the division. Martinez also became the second fighter in UFC history to earn multiple leg kick TKO victories. Adrian Yanez suffered back-to-back losses for the first time in his career.

Michel Pereira was successful in his middleweight debut, while Andre Petroski suffered both of his career losses by knockout. Cameron Saaiman had his nine-fight winning streak snapped, Darren Elkins now has the second most victories in UFC featherweight division history, and TJ Brown has suffered eight stoppage losses in his career.

Ravena Oliveira suffered the first decision loss of her career, Terrance McKinney has earned all 15 of his career victories by stoppage and all five of his UFC wins by first-round stoppage. Melissa Dixon def. Irina Alekseeva and Chris Gutierrez def. Heili Alateng both by decision. Emily Ducote has earned both of her UFC victories by decision, and Ashley Yoder has fallen to 1-5 in her last six fights, all of which have been decided by decision.

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