The UFC returned from a one-week hiatus on Saturday with UFC on ESPN 29, which took place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
The 12-fight lineup closed out with a matchup of middleweight contenders. Jared Cannonier (14-5 MMA, 7-5 UFC) returned to action after an injury-imposed layoff to outwork Kelvin Gastelum (16-8 MMA, 11-8 UFC) for a unanimous decision win in the main event.
For more on the numbers behind the headliner, as well as the rest of the card, check below for 35 post-event facts to come out of UFC on ESPN 29.
Jared Cannonier def. Kelvin Gastelum
Cannonier improved to 4-1 since he dropped to the UFC middleweight division in November 2018.
Gastelum fell to 1-4 with one no contest in UFC main events.
Gastelum fell to 1-5 in his past six UFC appearances dating back to April 2019.
Gastelum fell to 5-6 with one no contest since he returned to the UFC middleweight division in December 2016.
Gastelum has suffered six of his eight career losses by decision.
Mark Madsen def. Clay Guida
Clay Guida (36-21 MMA, 16-15 UFC) fell to 4-4 since he returned to the UFC lightweight division in June 2017.
Guida fell to 2-4 in his past six fights dating back to June 2018.
Parker Porter def. Chase Sherman
Saidyokub Kakhramonov def. Trevin Jones
Vinc Pichel def. Austin Hubbard
Vinc Pichel (14-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) improved to 5-1 since he returned from a career-long layoff that lasted from May 2014 to June 2017.
Pichel has earned six of his seven UFC victories by decision.
Austin Hubbard (13-6 MMA, 3-4 UFC) has alternated wins and losses over his past eight fights.
Hubbard has suffered four of his six career losses by decision.
Alexander Pantoja def. Brandon Royval
Pantoja’s (24-5 MMA, 8-3 UFC) eight victories in UFC flyweight competition are tied for fifth most in divisional history behind Demetrious Johnson (13), Joseph Benavidez (13), Deiveson Figueiredo (nine) and Jussier Formiga (nine).
Pantoja’s three submission victories in UFC flyweight competition are tied for second most in divisional history behind Johnson (five).
Pantoja’s three fight-night bonuses for UFC flyweight bouts are tied for third most in divisional history behind Johnson (nine) and Benavidez (four).
Brandon Royval (12-6 MMA, 2-2 UFC) suffered the first submission loss of his career.
Josiane Nunes def. Bae Malecki
Nunes (8-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has earned seven of her eight career victories by stoppage. She’s finished all of those wins by knockout.
Bea Malecki (4-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) had her four-fight winning streak snapped for the first defeat of her career.
William Knight def. Fabio Cherant
Knight (10-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) has earned nine of his 10 career victories by stoppage. He’s finished all of those wins by knockout.
Fabio Cherant (7-3 MMA, 0-2 UFC) has suffered all three of his career losses by stoppage.
Ignacio Bahamondes def. Roosevelt Roberts
Bahamondes (12-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC) has earned all nine of his career stoppage victories by knockout.
Bahamondes earned the 10th knockout in UFC history stemming from a spinning wheel kick.
Roosevelt Roberts’ (10-4 MMA, 4-4 UFC) three-fight losing skid is the longest of his career. He hasn’t earned a victory since May 2020.
Roberts suffered the first knockout loss of his career.
Ramiz Brahimaj def. Sasha Palatnikov
Ramiz Brahimaj (9-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) has earned all nine of his career victories by submission. He’s finished eight of those wins in Round 1.
Sasha Palatnikov (6-4 MMA, 1-2 UFC) has suffered all four of his career losses by stoppage.