UFC 273 took place Saturday at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla., and although it was a decision-heavy event with nine of 12 fights going the distance, there were still a number of historic results that unfolded.
In the main event, Alexander Volkanovski (24-1 MMA, 11-0 UFC) overwhelmed Chan Sung Jung (17-7 MMA, 7-4 UFC) en route to a fourth-round TKO that marked his third title defense and 21st consecutive victory.
The co-headliner saw Aljamain Sterling (21-3 MMA, 13-3 UFC) unify the bantamweight championship with a split decision win over Petr Yan (16-3 MMA, 8-2 UFC) in their highly anticipated rematch.
For more on the numbers behind the event, check below for 45 post-event facts to come out of UFC 273.
Event stats UFC 273
The UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance payout for the event totaled $293,500.
Volkanovski, Aleksei Oleinik, Khamzat Chimaev and Gilbert Burns earned $50,000 UFC 273 fight-night bonuses.
Debuting fighters went 2-2 on the card.
UFC 273 drew an announced attendance of 14,605 for a live gate of $3,550,053.07.
Betting favorites went 9-3 on the card.
Betting favorites improved to 9-2 in UFC headliners this year.
Total fight time for the 12-bout card was 2:48:05.
Alexander Volkanovski def. Chan Sung Jung at UFC 273
Volkanovski is one of five fighters in UFC history to start 11-0 with the promotion. Anderson Silva, Kamaru Usman, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Royce Gracie also accomplished the feat.
Volkanovski’s nine-fight UFC winning streak at featherweight is tied with Arnold Allen for the longest active streak in the division.
Volkanovski extended his winning streak to 21 consecutive fights. He hasn’t suffered a defeat since May 2013.
Volkanovski has earned 15 of his 24 career victories by stoppage.
Volkanovski has earned all four of his UFC stoppage victories by knockout.
Jung fell to 4-3 since he returned from a more than three-year layoff from competition in February 2017
Jung suffered all four of his career stoppage losses by knockout.
Aljamain Sterling def. Petr Yan at UFC 273
Aljamain Sterling’s seven-fight UFC winning streak in bantamweight competition is the longest active streak in the division.
Sterling’s 12 victories in UFC bantamweight competition are second-most in divisional history behind T.J. Dillashaw (13).
Sterling has earned seven of his 13 UFC victories by decision.
Yan has suffered two of his three career losses by decision.
Khamzat Chimaev def. Gilbert Burns at UFC 273
Chimaev (11-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) earned the first decision victory of his career.
Burns (20-5 MMA, 13-5 UFC) fell to 5-2 since he returned to the welterweight division in August 2019. He’s 6-2 when fighting at the weight class.
Burns has suffered three of his five career losses by decision.
Mackenzie Dern def. Tecia Torres at UFC 273
Mackenzie Dern (12-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) avoided a two-fight skid for the second time in her career.
Tecia Torres (13-6 MMA, 9-6 UFC) has suffered all six of her career losses by decision.
Mark Madsen def. Vinc Pichel at UFC 273
Mark Madsen’s (12-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) four-fight UFC winning streak at lightweight is tied for the sixth-longest active streak in the division behind Charles Oliveira (10), Islam Makhachev (nine), Beneil Dariush (seven), Rafael Fiziev (five) and Arman Tsarukyan (five).
Vinc Pichel (14-3 MMA, 7-3 UFC) fell to 5-2 since he returned from a career-long layoff that lasted from May 2014 to June 2017.
Pichel suffered the first decision loss of his career.
Raquel Pennington def. Aspen Ladd at UFC 273
Raquel Pennington’s (14-8 MMA, 11-5 UFC) three-fight UFC winning streak at women’s bantamweight is the longest active streak in the division.
Pennington’s 10 victories in UFC women’s bantamweight competition are second-most in divisional history behind Amanda Nunes (11).
Pennington has earned eight of her 11 UFC victories by decision.
Pennington’s eight decision victories in UFC women’s bantamweight competition are most in divisional history.
Aspen Ladd (9-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) suffered consecutive losses for the first time in her career.
Ladd has suffered two of her three career losses by decision.
Mike Malott def. Mickey Gall
Mike Malott (8-1-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has earned all eight of his career victories by stoppage.
Mickey Gall (7-5 MMA, 6-5 UFC) suffered consecutive losses for the first time in his career.
Gall has suffered both of his career stoppage losses by knockout.
Aleksei Oleinik def. Jared Vanderaa
Oleinik (60-15-1 MMA, 9-6 UFC) has earned 55 of his 60 career victories by stoppage.
Oleinik has earned 47 of his 60 career victories by submission. Of those stoppages, 38 have come in the first round.
Jared Vanderaa’s (12-8 MMA, 1-4 UFC) three-fight losing skid is the longest of his career. He hasn’t earned a victory since May 2021.
Vanderaa fell to 1-4 in his past five fights dating back to February 2021.
Vanderaa’s has suffered three of his four UFC losses by stoppage.
Piera Rodriguez def. Kay Hansen
Kay Hansen’s (7-6 MMA, 1-3 UFC) three-fight losing skid is the longest of her career. She hasn’t earned a victory since June 2020.
Hansen was unsuccessful in her return to the strawweight division.
Hansen has suffered five of her six career losses by decision.
Hansen has suffered all three of her UFC losses by decision.
Julio Arce def. Daniel Santos
Julio Arce (18-5 MMA, 5-3 UFC) improved to 2-1 since he dropped to the UFC bantamweight division in July 2021.
Daniel Santos (8-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) has suffered both of his career losses by decision.
UFC research analyst and live statistics producer Michael Carroll contributed to this story. Follow him on Twitter @MJCflipdascript.