UFC on FOX 29 post-event facts: Even in a loss, Justin Gaethje makes history

UFC on FOX 29 proved to be one of the most action-packed cards of the year so far. Eight stoppages occurred on Saturday’s card at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz., which aired on FOX following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

In the lightweight main event, Dustin Poirier (23-5 MMA, 15-4 UFC) continued to show arguably the best form of his career by extending his momentum with a fourth-round TKO win over former WSOF champ Justin Gaethje (18-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC).

“The Diamond” has now graced the octagon 20 times, and with that comes a notable position in the company record books. For more on numbers behind Poirier’s win, as well as others on the card, check below for 60 post-event facts to come out of UFC on FOX 29.

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General

UFC on FOX 29 featured 14 bouts, the second most on a UFC card since UFC 2 in March 1994.

The UFC-Reebok Athlete Outfitting payout for the event totaled $178,500.

Debuting fighters went 1-2 at the event.

Poirier, Gaethje, Alex Oliveira and Adam Wieczorek earned $50,000 UFC on FOX 29 fight-night bonuses.

UFC on FOX 29 drew an announced attendance of 11,382 for a live gate of $1,085,712.25.

Betting favorites went 9-4 on the

Article source: http://mmajunkie.com/2018/04/ufc-on-fox-29-post-event-facts-loss-justin-gaethje-history-dustin-poirier-mma

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