UFC on ESPN 8 post-event facts: Angela Hill sets dubious record in close loss

The UFC’s third event in an eight-day stretch went down on Saturday with UFC on ESPN 8, which took place at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla., and aired on ESPN.

In the main event, Alistair Overeem (46-18 MMA, 11-7 UFC) rallied from an early deficit to stop Walt Harris (13-8 MMA, 6-7 UFC) by second-round TKO to advance his position in the heavyweight division.

For more on the numbers behind the card, check below for 40 post-event facts to come out of UFC on ESPN 8.

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General

The UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance payout for the event totaled $184,500.

Debuting fighters went 1-1 at the event.

Song Yadong, Marlon Vera, Miguel Baeza and Cortney Casey earned $50,000 UFC on ESPN 8 fight-night bonuses.

UFC on ESPN 8 drew an announced attendance of zero for a live gate of $0.

Betting favorites went 7-3 on the card. One fight had even odds.

Betting favorites fell to 5-6 in UFC headliners this year.

Total fight time for the 11-bout card was 1:54:38.

Main card

Alistair Overeem def. Walt Harris

Overeem became the 11th heavyweight in UFC history to earn 11 heavyweight victories.

Overeem has earned 41 of his 46 career victories by stoppage. That includes eight of his 11 UFC wins.

Harris fell to 6-5 (with one no contest) since he returned to the UFC for a second stint in April 2016.

Claudia Gadelha’s (18-4 MMA, 7-4 UFC) seven victories in UFC strawweight competition are tied for second most in divisional history behind Joanna Jedrzejczyk (10).

Gadelha has earned six of her seven UFC victories by decision.

Angela Hill (12-8 MMA, 6-8 UFC) fell to 6-6 since she returned to the UFC for a second stint in February 2017.

Hill’s three knockout victories in UFC strawweight competition are with Rose Namajunas for most in divisional history.

Hill has suffered six of her eight career losses by decision.

Hill’s eight losses in UFC competition are most for any female in company history.

Dan Ige’s (14-2 MMA, 6-1 UFC) six-fight UFC winning streak in featherweight competition is tied with Alexander Volkanovski and Zabit Magomedsharipov for the second longest active streak behind Arnold Allen (seven).

Edson Barboza (20-9 MMA, 14-9 UFC) was unsuccessful in his featherweight debut.

Barboza fell to 1-5 in his past six fights dating back to December 2017.

Krzysztof Jotko (22-4 MMA, 9-4 UFC) has earned eight of his nine UFC victories by decision.

Eryk Anders (13-5 MMA, 5-5 UFC) fell to 3-5 in his past eight fights after starting his career on a 10-fight winning streak.

Anders has suffered four of his five career losses by decision.

Vera (15-6-1 MMA, 9-5 UFC) has suffered all six of his career losses by decision.

Preliminary card

Miguel Baeza def. Matt Brown

Baeza (9-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) has earned seven of his nine career victories by stoppage. He’s finished all of those wins by knockout.

Matt Brown (22-17 MMA, 15-11 UFC) fell to 3-6 in his past nine bouts after going on a seven-fight UFC winning streak from 2012-2014.

Brown’s eight stoppage losses in UFC competition are tied for second most in company history behind Tim Boetsch (nine).

Anthony Hernandez (9-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) suffered the first knockout loss of his career.

Giga Chikadze (10-2 MMA, 3-0 UFC) has earned all three of his UFC victories by decision.

Darren Elkins’ (24-9 MMA, 14-8 UFC) four-fight losing skid is the longest of his career. He hasn’t earned a victory since January 2018.

Elkins fell to 13-7 since he dropped to the UFC featherweight division in June 2011.

Elkins’ total fight time of 4:24:04 in UFC featherweight competition is second most in divisional history behind Max Holloway (4:32:00).

Elkins’ 41 takedowns landed in UFC featherweight competition are second most in divisional history behind Dennis Bermudez (46).

Cortney Casey

Casey (9-7 MMA, 5-6 UFC) was successful in her women’s flyweight debut.

Casey has earned seven of her nine career victories by stoppage. That includes three of her five UFC wins.

Mara Romero Borella’s (12-8 MMA, 2-4 UFC) three-fight losing skid is tied for the longest of her career. She hasn’t earned a victory since February 2019.

Borella fell to 1-4 in his past five UFC appearances dating back to January 2018.

Borella suffered her first submission loss since Apr. 12, 2014 – a span of 2,226 days (more than six years) and 20 fights.

Borella has completed at least one takedown against all six of her UFC opponents.

Rodrigo Nascimento (8-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has earned all eight of his career victories by stoppage.

Don’Tale Mayes (6-4 MMA, 0-2 UFC) has suffered all four of his career losses by stoppage.

Mayes has suffered both of his UFC losses by submission.

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

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