The UFC’s final event of its second “Fight Island” stint went down Saturday with UFC 254, which took place at Flash Forum at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.
In the main event, Khabib Nurmagomedov (29-0 MMA, 13-0 UFC) further cemented himself as the top lightweight in MMA, then relinquished that position when he announced his retirement following a second-round submission of Justin Gaethje (22-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC) to keep his perfect resume.
Nurmagomedov exits the sport with one of the greatest resumes of all time. For an inside look, as well as the rest of the numbers from the card, check below for 50 post-event facts to come out of UFC 254.
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje
Nurmagomedov’s four victories in UFC lightweight title fights are tied with Benson Henderson and B.J. Penn for most in company history.
Nurmagomedov is the only fighter in UFC history to win three consecutive title fights by submission.
Nurmagomedov’s 29-fight winning streak is the longest among active UFC fighters.
Nurmagomedov’s 12-fight UFC winning streak in lightweight competition is the longest active streak in the division.
Nurmagomedov’s 13-fight UFC winning streak is the longest active streak in the company.
Nurmagomedov is one of two fighters in UFC history to earn 13 consecutive octagon victories to start a career with the organization. Anderson Silva also accomplished the feat.
Nurmagomedov has landed 59 takedowns in UFC lightweight competition, the second most in divisional history behind Gleison Tibau (84).
Gaethje has suffered all three of his career losses by stoppage.
Gaethje suffered the first submission loss of his career.
Gaethje failed to earn a fight-night bonus for the first time in his UFC career.
Robert Whittaker def. Jared Cannonier
Robert Whittaker (22-5 MMA, 13-3 UFC) improved to 10-1 since he moved up to the UFC middleweight division in November 2014.
Whittaker has earned eight of his 13 UFC victories by decision.
Jared Cannonier (13-5 MMA, 6-5 UFC) fell to 3-1 since he dropped to the UFC middleweight division in November 2018.
Cannonier has suffered three of his five UFC losses by decision.
Alexander Volkov def. Walt Harris
Alexander Volkov (32-8 MMA, 6-2 UFC) improved to 8-2 since his final Bellator bout in June 2015.
Volkov has earned 24 of his 32 career victories by stoppage.
Walt Harris (13-9 MMA, 6-8 UFC) fell to 6-6 (with one no contest) since he returned to the UFC for a second stint in April 2016.
Harris has suffered four of his six career stoppage losses by knockout.
Phil Hawes def. Jacob Malkoun
Phil Hawes (9-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has earned all nine of his career victories by stoppage.
Hawes’ 18-second knockout marked the second fastest debut for a middleweight in UFC history behind Mark Weir’s 10-second win at UFC 38.
Jacob Malkoun (4-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) had his four-fight winning streak snapped for the first defeat of his career.
Lauren Murphy vs. Liliya Shakirova
Lauren Murphy (14-4 MMA, 6-4 UFC) improved to 5-1 since she dropped to the UFC flyweight division in December 2017.
Murphy’s five victories in UFC women’s flyweight competition are tied with Valentina Shevchenko and Katlyn Chookagian for second most in divisional history behind Gillian Robertson (six).
Murphy’s four-fight UFC winning streak at women’s flyweight is the second longest active streak in the division behind Shevchenko (five).
Murphy earned the first submission victory of her career.
Liliya Shakirova (8-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) suffered the first submission loss of her career.
Magomed Ankalaev def. Ion Cutelaba
Ankalaev’s (14-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) five-fight UFC winning streak at light heavyweight is the longest active streak in the division.
Ankalaev has earned all four of his UFC stoppage victories by knockout.
Tai Tuivasa def. Stefan Struve
Tai Tuivasa (11-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) has earned 10 of his 11 career victories by first-round stoppage. That includes all three of his UFC wins.
Stefan Struve (29-13 MMA, 13-11 UFC) fell to 1-5 in his past six UFC appearances dating back to September 2017.
Struve has suffered all eight of his UFC stoppage losses by knockout.
Struve’s eight knockout losses in UFC competition are tied with Frank Mir and Gabriel Gonzaga for the most in company history.
Casey Kenney def. Nathaniel Wood
Kenney (16-2-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) earned his second UFC victory in a 21-day stretch. He also won at UFC on ESPN 16 on Oct. 3.
Kenney has earned four of his five UFC victories by decision.
Wood (17-5 MMA, 4-2 UFC) suffered the first decision loss of his career.
Shavkat Rakhmonov def. Alex Oliveira
Shavkat Rakhmonov (13-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has earned all 13 of his career victories by stoppage. He’s finished eight of those wins in Round 1.
Alex Oliveira (21-9-1 MMA, 11-7 UFC) fell to 9-6 (with one no contest) in UFC welterweight competition.
Oliveira has suffered five of his seven UFC losses by stoppage.
Da Un Jung vs. Sam Alvey
Da Un Jung (13-2-1 MMA, 2-0-1 UFC) extended his unbeaten streak to 13 fights. He hasn’t suffered a defeat since October 2015.
Sam Alvey’s (33-14-1 MMA, 10-9-1 UFC) five-fight winless skid is the longest of his career. He hasn’t earned a victory since June 2018.
Alvey fell to 2-5-1 since he moved up to the UFC light-heavyweight division in February 2018.
Miranda Maverick def. Liana Jojua
Joel Alvarez def. Alexander Yakovlev
Joel Alvarez (18-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) has earned all 18 of his career victories by stoppage. He’s finished 16 of those wins by submission
Alexander Yakovlev (24-10-1 MMA, 3-6 UFC) fell to 1-2 since he returned to the UFC lightweight division in April 2019. He’s 2-2 in the weight class overall under the UFC banner.
Yakovlev has suffered all of his career stoppage losses by submission.