UFC 298 Stats Review: Merab Dvalishvili Breaks UFC Bantamweight Record

UFC 298 Stats Review: Merab Dvalishvili Breaks UFC Bantamweight Record

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 17: Merab Dvalishvili celebrates defeating Henry Cejudo in their … [+] bantamweight weight fight during UFC 298 at Honda Center on February 17, 2024 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

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UFC 298 took place on Saturday at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. In the main event, highly ranked featherweight Ilia Topuria took the UFC 145-pound title from Alexander Volkanovski via knockout. Meanwhile, the evening’s co-headliner saw former UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker score a decision over ex-title challenger Paulo Costa.

Below we look at the results and stats from the UFC 298 fight card. The main card of the event streamed on ESPN+ pay per view following prelims on ESPN and early prelims on ESPN+.

UFC 298 Fights and Results

Total Fights: 12

Unanimous Decisions: 6

Split Decisions: 1

Kos/TKOs: 4

Submissions: 1

Betting Favorites: 11-1

Debuting Fighters Record: 3-2

UFC 298 Fights by Weight Division

Middleweight Title: 1

Heavyweight: 1

Light Heavyweight: 1

Middleweight: 2

Welterweight: 3

Bantamweight: 2

Women’s Flyweight: 1

Women’s Strawweight: 1

UFC 298 Fight Stats

Total Knockdowns Landed: 6

Total Submission Attempts: 4

Total Reversals: 3

Total Significant Strikes Attempted: 2,164

Total Significant Strikes Landed: 1,045

Total Significant Head Strikes Attempted: 1,673

Total Significant Head Strikes Landed: 669

Total Significant Body Strikes Attempted: 278

Total Significant Body Strikes Landed: 185

Total Significant Leg Strikes Attempted: 213

Total Significant Leg Strikes Landed: 191

Total Significant Distance Strikes Attempted: 1,866

Total Significant Distance Strikes Landed: 847

Total Significant Clinch Strikes Attempted: 102

Total Significant Clinch Strikes Landed: 66

Total Significant Ground Strikes Attempted: 196

Total Significant Ground Strikes Landed: 132

Total Strikes Attempted: 2,659

Total Strikes Landed: 1,485

Total Takedowns Attempted: 63

Total Takedowns Landed: 26

Noteworthy statistical fights from UFC 298

Shortest three-round fight: Zhang Mingyang knocks out Brendson Ribeiro at 1:41 of Round 1.

Latest finish in a three-round fight: Danny Barlow TKOs Josh Quinlan at 1:18 of Round 3

Most takedowns landed: Merab Dvalishvili lands five takedowns on 11 attempts vs. Henry Cejudo.

Most submission attempts: Anthony Hernandez with two submission attempts vs. Roman Kopylov

Most knockdowns landed: Six fighters with one knockdown each.

Most significant strikes landed in a three-round fight: Danny Barlow and Robert Whittaker each with 95 landed significant strikes.

UFC records set or tied at UFC 298

Merab Dvalishvili tied Aljamain Sterling for longest winning streak in UFC bantamweight history at nine with his win over Henry Cejudo.

Merab Dvalishvili breaks Aljamain Sterling’s UFC bantamweight record for most total strikes landed with 1,736.

Merab Dvalishvili breaks his own UFC bantamweight record for most takedowns with 66.

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