UFC on FOX 30 post-event facts: Dustin Poirier among greatest KO artists in lightweight history

The UFC made its return to Calgary, Alberta, Canada, after more than six years on Saturday with UFC on FOX 30. The event took place at Scotiabank Saddledome and aired on FOX following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

In the main event, Dustin Poirier (24-5 MMA, 16-4 UFC) further added to his status as one of the best lightweights in the game when he took out former UFC and Bellator champ Eddie Alvarez (29-6 MMA, 4-3 UFC) via second-round TKO victory in a rematch of a controversial no-contest from UFC 211 in May 2017.

The thrilling headliner closed out a card that saw six fights end inside the distance. For more on the numbers from UFC on FOX 30, check below for 50 post-event facts.

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General

Scotiabank Saddledome

Scotiabank Saddledome

The UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance payout for the event totaled $197,500.

Poirier, Jose Aldo, John Makdessi and Ross Pearson earned $50,000 UFC on FOX 30 fight-night bonuses.

UFC on FOX 30 drew an announced attendance of 10,603 for a live gate of $1,302,050.57.

Betting favorites went 9-3 on the card. One fight had even odds.

Betting favorites improved to 13-10 in UFC headliners this year.

Total fight time for the 13-bout card was 2:13:13.

Main card

Poirier improved to 8-1 (with one no-contest) since he returned to the UFC lightweight division in April 2015.

Poirier has earned all five of his stoppage victories since returning to the lightweight division by knockout.

Poirier’s 16 victories since 2011 in UFC competition are second most in the company behind Donald Cerrone (20).

Poirier’s 11 stoppage victories since 2011 in UFC competition are second most in the company behind Cerrone (14).

Poirier’s six knockout victories in UFC lightweight competition are tied for second most in divisional history behind Melvin Guillard (seven).

Alvarez fell to 1-2 (with one no-contest) in his past four fights.

Alvarez has suffered five of his six career losses by stoppage.

Alvarez has suffered both of his UFC stoppage loses by knockout.

Aldo’s (27-4 MMA, 9-3 UFC) 17 UFC/WEC featherweight victories are the most in combined divisional history.

Aldo’s 10 stoppage victories in UFC/WEC featherweight competition are the most in combined divisional history.

Aldo has earned 15 of his 17 career stoppage victories by knockout.

Jeremy Stephens (28-15 MMA, 15-14 UFC) fell to 8-6 since he dropped to the UFC featherweight division in May 2013.

Stephens’ 14 losses in UFC competition are the most in company history.

Stephens suffered just the second knockout loss of his career and first since Dec. 8, 2012 – a span of 2,058 days (more than five years) and 14 fights.

Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s (15-2 MMA, 9-2 UFC) nine victories in UFC competition are tied with Jessica Andrade and champ Amanda Nunes for the most of any female in company history.

Jedrzejczyk’s nine victories in UFC strawweight competition are the most in divisional history.

Jedrzejczyk has earned 10 of her 15 career victories by decision. That includes seven of her nine UFC wins.

Jedrzejczyk has out-landed her opponents 1,183-481 in significant strikes over her past eight UFC appearances

Tecia Torres (10-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC) suffered consecutive losses for the first time in her career.

Torres has suffered all three of her career losses by decision.

Olivier Aubin-Mercier (11-3 MMA, 7-3 UFC) has suffered all three of his career losses by decision.

Aubin-Mercier has completed at least one takedown against all eight of the UFC opponents he’s attempted one against.

Preliminary card

Jordan Mein (31-12 MMA, 5-4 UFC) improved to 2-2 since he returned from retirement in December 2016.

Alex Morono (14-5 MMA, 3-2 UFC) has suffered four of his six career losses by decision.

Hakeem Dawodu (8-1-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) has earned his past two victories by decision after opening his career with six stoppages.

Austin Arnett’s (15-5 MMA, 0-2 UFC) three-fight losing skid is the longest of his career. He hasn’t earned a victory since June 2017.

Kajan Johnson (23-12-1 MMA, 4-2 UFC) suffered his first submission loss since Dec. 4, 2009 – a span of 3,158 days (nearly nine years) and eight fights.

Ion Cutelaba (14-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) has earned 13 of his 14 career victories by stoppage. He’s finished 11 of those wins by knockout.

Gadzhimurad Antigulov (20-5 MMA, 2-1 UFC) has his 14-fight winning streak snapped for his first defeat since April 2013.

Antigulov has suffered all five of his career losses by stoppage.

Makdessi (16-6 MMA, 9-6 UFC) has earned six of his nine UFC victories by decision.

Pearson (20-15 MMA, 12-12 UFC) fell to 7-8 (with one no-contest) since he returned to the UFC lightweight division in December 2012.

Katlyn Chookagian (11-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) improved to 2-0 since she dropped to the UFC flyweight division in January 2018.

Chookagian has earned eight of her 11 career victories by decision. That includes all four of her UFC wins.

Alexis Davis (19-8 MMA, 6-3 UFC) fell to 1-1 since she dropped to the UFC flyweight division in December.

Davis fell to 2-2 since she returned from a nearly two-year layoff in December 2016.

Dustin Ortiz’s (19-7 MMA, 8-5 UFC) three-fight UFC winning streak in flyweight competition is tied for the second longest active streak in the division behind current champ Demetrious Johnson (13).

Ortiz’s eight UFC flyweight victories are tied with John Moraga for third most in divisional history behind Johnson (13) and Joseph Benavidez (10).

Ortiz’s four knockout victories in UFC flyweight competition are with John Lineker for most in divisional history.

Matheus Nicolau (13-2-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) fell to 2-1 since he dropped to the UFC flyweight division in July 2016.

Nicolau has suffered both of his career losses by knockout.

Nina Ansaroff’s (9-5 MMA, 3-2 UFC) three-fight UFC winning streak in strawweight competition is tied with reigning champ Rose Namajunas and Tatiana Suarez for the longest active winning streak in the division.

Randa Markos (8-6 MMA, 4-5 UFC) has alternated wins and losses over her past 12 career bouts.

Markos has completed at least one takedown against eight of her nine UFC opponents.

Markos has suffered five of her six career losses by decision.

Alvaro Herrera (9-6 MMA, 1-3 UFC) fell to 0-2 since he dropped to the UFC lightweight division in August 2017.

Herrera fell to 1-3 since he returned from a more than three-year layoff in August.

Herrera has suffered all six of his career losses by stoppage.

For complete coverage of UFC on FOX 30, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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

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