UFC 258 post-event facts: Kamaru Usman’s resume hits legendary status

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The UFC hosted its second pay-per-view of the year on Saturday with UFC 258, which took place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas with 10 fighters on a heavily-altered card.

In the main event, Kamaru Usman (18-1 MMA, 13-0 UFC) showed there’s no going back in the conversation about him being an all-time great in the welterweight division when he battered Gilbert Burns (19-4 MMA, 12-4 UFC) for a third-round TKO to secure his third title defense at 170 pounds.

Usman’s name is all over the record books with the win, and for more on the numbers, check below for 40 post-event facts to come out of UFC 258.

Event stats

[vertical-gallery id=588400] The UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance payout for the event totaled $169,500. Usman, [autotag]Julian Marquez[/autotag], [autotag]Anthony Hernandez[/autotag] and [autotag]Polyana Viana[/autotag] earned $50,000 UFC 258 fight-night bonuses. Debuting fighters went 0-1 on the card. UFC 258 drew an announced attendance of zero for a live gate of $0. Betting favorites went 7-3 on the card. Betting favorites improved to 3-2 in UFC headliners this year. Total fight time for the 10-bout card was 2:05:02.

Kamaru Usman def. Gilbert Burns

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAviz1trI60 Usman extended his winning streak to 17 fights. He hasn't suffered a defeat since May 2013. Usman became the third fighter in UFC history to start 13-0 with the promotion. Anderson Silva and Khabib Nurmagomedov also accomplished the feat. Usman’s 13-fight UFC winning streak is the longest active streak in the company. Usman’s 13-fight UFC winning streak is tied for the second longest in company history behind Silva (16). Usman’s 13-fight UFC winning streak at welterweight is the longest active streak in the division. Usman’s 13-fight UFC winning streak at welterweight is the longest in divisional history. Usman has defended 100 percent of all opponent takedown attempts in UFC competition, the highest rate in company history. Usman has been controlled for just two seconds in UFC competition, the least amount of time in company history for anyone with at least 10 appearances. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVVKUd-Aqoo Burns fell to 4-1 since he returned to the welterweight division in August 2019. He's 5-1 when fighting at the weight class. Burns has suffered both of his career stoppage losses by knockout.

Alexa Grasso def. Maycee Barber

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgn19ugJl1c [autotag]Alexa Grasso[/autotag] (13-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC) improved to 2-0 since she moved up to the UFC women's flyweight division in August. Grasso earned consecutive victories for the first time in her UFC career. She'd alternated results in her first seven octagon appearance. Grasso has earned all five of her UFC victories by decision. [autotag]Maycee Barber[/autotag] (8-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) has suffered consecutive losses after starting her career 8-0. Barber has suffered both of her career losses by decision.

Kelvin Gastelum def. Ian Heinisch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-f14Y26FEk8 [autotag]Kelvin Gastelum[/autotag] (16-6 MMA, 11-6 UFC) snapped his three-fight losing skid for his first victory since May 2018. Gastelum improved to 4-4 (with one no contest) since he moved up to the UFC middleweight division in December 2016. Gastelum's six takedowns landed marked a single-fight record in his UFC career. [autotag]Ian Heinisch[/autotag] (14-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC) fell to 1-3 in his past four fights dating back to August 2019. Heinisch has suffered all three of his UFC losses by decision.

Ricky Simon def. Brian Kelleher

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMwuIWkzcqQ [autotag]Ricky Simon[/autotag] (18-3 MMA, 6-2 UFC) earned his second UFC victory in a 24-day stretch. He also won at UFC on ESPN 20 on Jan. 20.

Julian Marquez def. Maki Pitolo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cDr_FwtUjM Marquez (8-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) has earned all of his career victories by stoppage. He's finished both of his UFC wins by submission. [autotag]Maki Pitolo[/autotag]'s (12-8 MMA, 1-4 UFC) three-fight losing skid is the longest of his career. He hasn't earned a victory since June. Pitolo has suffered six of his eight career losses by stoppage.

Anthony Hernandez def. Rodolfo Vieira

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqDoWQt0t7M Hernandez (8-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) has earned seven of his eight career victories by stoppage. He's finished both of his UFC wins by submission. [autotag]Rodolfo Vieira[/autotag] (7-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) had his seven-fight winning streak snapped for the first defeat of his career.

Belal Muhammad def. Dhiego Lima

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_zfDbUse9Q [autotag]Belal Muhammad[/autotag] (18-3 MMA, 9-3 UFC) improved to 8-1 in his past eight fights dating back to February 2017. His lone defeat came against Geoff Neal at UFC on ESPN+ 1. Muhammad's four-fight UFC winning streak at welterweight is tied for the fourth longest active streak in the division behind Usman (13), Leon Edwards (eight) and James Krause (five). Muhammad has earned 13 of his 18 career victories by decision. That includes seven of his nine UFC wins. [autotag]Dhiego Lima[/autotag] (15-8 MMA, 4-6 UFC) fell to 3-3 since he returned to the UFC for a second stint in July 2017.

Polyana Viana def. Mallory Martin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbHQ9F9d7_I Viana (12-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC) has earned all 12 of her career victories by stoppage. She's finished all three of her UFC wins by first-round submission. [autotag]Mallory Martin[/autotag] (7-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC) has suffered both of her career stoppage losses by submission.

Chris Gutierrez def. Andre Ewell

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFQFumr8kNg [autotag]Chris Gutierrez[/autotag] (16-4-2 MMA, 4-1-1 UFC) has earned three of his four UFC victories by decision. [autotag]Andre Ewell[/autotag] (16-8 MMA, 4-3 UFC) suffered his first decision loss since Feb. 18, 2017 – a span of 1,457 days (nearly four years) and 16 fights.

Gabe Green def. Philip Rowe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJvMmDp1Q08 [autotag]Gabe Green[/autotag] (10-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) earned the first decision victor of his career.

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