The UFC kicked off another busy month of events on Saturday with UFC on ESPN+ 34, which took place at UFC Apex in Las Vegas with a seven-fight card that streamed on ESPN+.
In the main event, Alistair Overeem (47-18 MMA, 12-7 UFC) added another signature win to his resume when he outworked Augusto Sakai (15-2-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) en route to a fifth-round TKO that improved the former heavyweight title challenger to 4-1 in his past five fights.
For more on the numbers to come out of Overeem’s performance, as well as the rest of the card, check below for 25 post-event facts to come out of UFC on ESPN+ 34.
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Alistair Overeem def. Augusto Sakai
Overeem became the 10th fighter to achieve at least 12 UFC heavyweight wins.
Overeem has earned 42 of his 47 career victories by stoppage. That includes nine of his 12 UFC wins.
Overeem’s nine knockout victories in UFC heavyweight competition are tied for fourth most in divisional history behind Derrick Lewis (11), Junior Dos Santos (10) and Cain Velasquez (10).
Sakai suffered the first stoppage loss of his career with his TKO defeat.
Ovince Saint Preux def. Alonzo Menifield
Saint Preux was successful in his return to the light heavyweight division after a one-fight stint at heavyweight.
Saint Preux’s 12 victories since 2013 in UFC light heavyweight competition are the most in the division.
Saint Preux’s 11 stoppage victories in UFC light heavyweight competition are tied with Glover Teixeira for most in divisional history.
Saint Preux’s eight fight-night bonuses for UFC light heavyweight bouts are tied with Jon Jones and Mauricio Rua for most in divisional history.
Alonzo Menifield (9-1 MMA, 2-2 UFC) has suffered consecutive losses after starting his career 9-0.
Menifield suffered the first stoppage loss of his career with his knockout defeat.
Michel Pereira def. Zelim Imadaev
Pereira (23-11 MMA, 2-2 UFC) has earned both of his UFC victories by stoppage.
Zelim Imadaev (8-3 MMA, 0-3 UFC) has suffered three consecutive losses after starting his career 8-0.
Imadaev suffered the first submission loss of his career.
Andre Muniz def. Bartosz Fabinski
Muniz (20-4 MMA, 2-0 UFC) improved to 14-1 in his past 15 fights dating back to February 2014.
Bartosz Fabinski (15-4 MMA, 3-2 UFC) fell to 2-2 since he returned to competition after a nearly three-year layoff.
Fabinski has suffered both of his UFC losses by submission.
Hunter Azure def. Cole Smith
Hunter Azure (9-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) has earned both of his UFC victories by decision.
Cole Smith (7-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) has suffered consecutive losses after starting his career 7-0.
Smith has suffered both of his career losses by decision.