UFC Fight Night 183 post-event facts: Anthony Pettis breaks out of post-title funk

Mike
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The UFC closed out its 2020 schedule on Saturday with UFC Fight Night 183, which took place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

The 41st and final headliner of the year saw Stephen Thompson (16-4-1 MMA, 11-4-1 UFC) put on a classic striking clinic against Geoff Neal (13-3 MMA, 5-1 UFC) to secure a unanimous decision victory in the matchup of ranked welterweights.

For more on the numbers behind the card, as well as the rest of the event, check below.

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[vertical-gallery id=575860] The UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance payout for the event totaled $170,000. Debuting fighters went 2-1 at the event. Thompson, [autotag]Rob Font[/autotag], [autotag]Marcin Tybura[/autotag] and [autotag]Jimmy Flick[/autotag] earned $50,000 UFC Fight Night 183 fight-night bonuses. UFC Fight Night 183 drew an announced attendance of zero for a live gate of $0. Betting favorites went 5-6 on the card. One fight had even odds. Betting favorites fell to 27-13-1 in UFC headliners this year. Total fight time for the 12-bout card was 2:41:36.

Stephen Thompson def. Geoff Neal

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - DECEMBER 19: (L-R) Stephen Thompson kicks Geoff Neal in a welterweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on December 19, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC)

Thompson’s seven fight-night bonuses for UFC welterweight fights are tied with Carlos Condit and Erick Silva for second-most in divisional history behind Chris Lytle (10). Neal suffered the first decision loss of his career.

Jose Aldo def. Marlon Vera

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - DECEMBER 19: (R-L) Jose Aldo of Brazil punches Marlon Vera of Ecuador in a bantamweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on December 19, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC)

[autotag]Jose Aldo[/autotag] (29-7 MMA, 11-6 UFC) snapped his three-fight losing skid for his first victory since February 2019. Aldo improved to 1-2 since he dropped to the bantamweight division in December 2019. Aldo has earned seven of his 11 UFC victories by decision. [autotag]Marlon Vera[/autotag] (16-7-1 MMA, 10-6 UFC) has suffered all seven of his career losses by decision.

Michel Pereira def. Khaos Williams

[autotag]Khaos Williams[/autotag] (11-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) has suffered both of his career losses by decision.

Rob Font def. Marlon Moraes

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - DECEMBER 19: (R-L) Rob Font punches Marlon Moraes of Brazil in a bantamweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on December 19, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC)

Font (18-4 MMA, 8-3 UFC) has earned six of his eight UFC victories by stoppage. He's finished five of those wins by knockout. Font's five knockout victories in UFC bantamweight competition are tied with Eddie Wineland for second most in divisional history behind T.J. Dillashaw (seven). [autotag]Marlon Moraes[/autotag] (23-8-1 MMA, 5-4 UFC) has suffered seven of his eight career losses by stoppage.

Marcin Tybura def. Greg Hardy

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - DECEMBER 19: (R-L) Marcin Tybura of Poland kicks Greg Hardy in a heavyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on December 19, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC)

Tybura's (21-6 MMA, 8-5 UFC) four-fight UFC winning streak at heavyweight is tied with Francis Ngannou, Curtis Blaydes and Ciryl Gane for the longest active streak in the division. Tybura has earned 14 of his 21 career victories by stoppage. [autotag]Greg Hardy[/autotag] (7-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) suffered the first knockout loss of his career.

Anthony Pettis def. Alex Morono

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - DECEMBER 19: (L-R) Anthony Pettis kicks Alex Morono in a lightweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on December 19, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC)

[autotag]Anthony Pettis[/autotag] (24-10 MMA, 11-9 UFC) earned consecutive victories for the first time since 2014. Pettis improved to 3-1 since he moved up to the UFC welterweight division in March 2019. Pettis improved to 6-8 in his past 14 UFC appearances dating back to when he lost the UFC lightweight title in March 2015. [autotag]Alex Morono[/autotag] (18-7 MMA, 7-4 UFC) has suffered five of his eight career losses by decision.

Pannie Kianzad def. Sijara Eubanks

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - DECEMBER 19: (L-R) Pannie Kianzad of Iran punches Sijara Eubanks in a bantamweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on December 19, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC)

[autotag]Pannie Kianzad[/autotag]'s (14-5 MMA, 3-2 UFC) three-fight UFC winning streak at bantamweight is the second longest active streak in the division behind Amanda Nunes (nine). Kianzad has earned 10 of her 13 career victories by decision. That includes all three of her UFC wins. [autotag]Sijara Eubanks[/autotag] (6-6 MMA, 4-4 UFC) fell to 2-4 since she moved up to the UFC bantamweight division in May 2019. Eubanks has suffered all six of her career losses by decision.

Deron Winn def. Antonio Arroyo

[autotag]Deron Winn[/autotag] (7-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) has earned both of his UFC victories by decision. [autotag]Antonio Arroyo[/autotag] (9-4 MMA, 0-2 UFC) has suffered both of his UFC losses by decision.

Taila Santos def. Gillian Robertson

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - DECEMBER 19: (R-L) Taila Santos of Brazil punches Gillian Robertson of Canada in a flyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on December 19, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC)

[autotag]Taila Santos[/autotag] (17-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) has earned both of her UFC victories by decision. [autotag]Gillian Robertson[/autotag] (9-5 MMA, 6-3 UFC) has suffered three of her five career losses by decision.

Tafon Nchukwi def. Jamie Pickett

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - DECEMBER 19: (L-R) Tafon Nchukwi of Cameroon punches Jamie Pickett in a middleweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on December 19, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC)

[autotag]Tafon Nchukwi[/autotag] (5-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) earned the first decision victory of his career.

Jimmy Flick def. Cody Durden

Flick (16-5 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has earned all 14 of his career stoppage victories by submission. [autotag]Cody Durden[/autotag] (11-3-1 MMA, 0-1-1 UFC) has suffered both of his career stoppage losses by submission.

Christos Giagos def. Carlton Minus

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - DECEMBER 19: (R-L) Christos Giagos punches Carlton Minus in their catchweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on December 19, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC)

[autotag]Christos Giagos[/autotag] (18-8 MMA, 4-4 UFC) improved to 3-2 since he returned to the UFC for a second stint in September 2018. [autotag]Carlton Minus[/autotag] (10-3 MMA, 0-2 UFC) has suffered both his UFC losses by decision. UFC research analyst and live statistics producer Michael Carroll contributed to this story. Follow him on Twitter @MJCflipdascript.