The third event in the UFC’s four-card July stretch on “Fight Island” went down Saturday with UFC on ESPN+ 30, which took place at Flash Forum at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi with a main card that streamed on ESPN+.
After more than six months with the belt vacant, a new flyweight champion was crowned in the main event when Deiveson Figueiredo (19-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC) brutalized Joseph Benavidez (28-7 MMA, 15-5 UFC) en route to a first-round submission victory. With the win, he became the first Brazilian to hold 125-pound gold.
For more on the numbers behind the 12-fight card, check below for 35 post-event facts to come out of UFC on ESPN+ 30.
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The UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance payout for the event totaled $165,000.
Debuting fighters went 2-2 at the event.
Figueiredo, Ariane Lipski, Rafael Fiziev and Marc Diakiese earned $50,000 UFC on ESPN+ 30 fight-night bonuses.
UFC on ESPN+ 30 drew an announced attendance of zero for a live gate of $0.
Betting favorites went 7-5 on the card.
Betting favorites improved to 13-6 in UFC headliners this year.
Total fight time for the 12-bout card was 1:33:56.
Figueiredo became just the third flyweight champion in UFC history, joining Henry Cejudo and Demetrious Johnson.
Figueiredo has earned 16 of his 19 career victories by stoppage. That includes six of his eight UFC wins.
Figueiredo’s six stoppage victories in UFC flyweight competition are tied with Benavidez for second most in divisional history behind Demetrious Johnson (seven).
Figueiredo’s eight knockdowns landed in UFC flyweight competition are most in divisional history.
Figueiredo lands 52.5 percent of his significant strike attempts in UF
Benavidez became the first in UFC history to go 0-4 in undisputed championship fights.
Benavidez suffered the first submission loss of his career.
Jack Hermansson (21-5 MMA, 8-3 UFC) has earned 17 of his 21 career victories by stoppage.
Kelvin Gastelum (15-6 MMA, 10-6 UFC) fell to 4-4 (with one no contest) since he moved up to the UFC middleweight division in December 2016. He’s 5-4 (with one no contest) in the organization at 185 pounds.
Gastelum has suffered both his career stoppage losses by submission.
Fiziev (8-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) has earned both of his UFC victories by decision.
Diakiese (14-4 MMA, 5-4 UFC) has suffered three of his four career losses by decision.
Lipski (13-5 MMA, 2-2 UFC) has earned nine of her 13 career victories by stoppage.
Lipski’s victory at 1:28 of Round 1 marked the second fasted stoppage in UFC women’s flyweight history. Veronica Macedo holds the record with a 69-second win at UFC on ESPN+ 14.
Luana Carolina (6-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) suffered the first submission loss of her career.
Askar Askarov (12-0-1 MMA, 2-0-1 UFC) has earned both of his UFC victories by decision.
Alexandre Pantoja (22-5 MMA, 6-3 UFC) has suffered all five of his career losses by decision.
Roman Dolidze (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has earned all seven of his career victories by stoppage.
Khadis Ibragimov (8-3 MMA, 0-3 UFC) has suffered three consecutive losses after starting his career 8-0.
Ibragimov suffered the first knockout loss of his career.
Nad Narimani (12-4 MMA, 2-2 UFC) has suffered three of his four career losses by decision.
Joe Duffy’s (16-5 MMA, 4-4 UFC) three-fight losing skid is the longest of his career. He hasn’t earned a victory since March 2017.
Joel Alvarez (17-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) has earned all 17 of his career victories by stoppage. He’s finished 15 of those wins by submission.
Montel Jackson (9-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) has suffered both of his career losses by decision.
Amir Albazi (13-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has earned 12 of his 13 career victories by stoppage.
Malcolm Gordon (13-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has suffered all four of his career losses by stoppage.
Gordon suffered the first submission loss of his career.
Arman Tsarukyan (15-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) has earned both of his UFC victories by decision.
Davi Ramos (10-4 MMA, 4-3 UFC) has suffered all four of his career losses by decision.
Serghei Spivac (11-2 MMA, 2-2 earned the first decision victory of his career.
Carlos Felipe (8-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) had his eight-fight winning streak snapped for the first defeat of his career.
UFC research analyst and live statistics producer Michael Carroll contributed to this story. Follow him on Twitter @MJCflipdascript.
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