UFC recently celebrated it’s 29th birthday.
29 years have passed since Royce Gracie created history and revolutionised the martial arts. The first UFC competition took place on November 12, 1993. It was at McNichols Sports Arena in Denver, Colorado.
In terms of MMA, this is an impressive tenure considering that most promotions are in debt – UFC is one of the only profitable promotions around.
While many UFC fans are aware of the fact that Adnerson Silva holds the record for most consecutive UFC title defenses and the longest win streak, many might not realize the 3 latest entries into the book of World records.
The latest three record holders in the book are Jessica Andrade, Charles Oliveira and Max Holloway.
Andrade became the first woman to step into the UFC octagon for the 20th time back in september of 2021. She beat Cynthia Calvillo via first round TKO at UFC 268. Andrade had a record consisting of 13 wins and seven losses at the time.
The second entry into the book belongs to now former UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira.
Oliveira had achieved 18 UFC victories within the distance as of 11 Dec 2021. He extended his record at UFC 269 having defeated Dustin Poirier with a third round submission to defend his championship. It was the 15th time Oliveira had gotten a tap from his opponent – he still holds the record for most UFC submissions.
Most UFC finishes female belongs to Amanda Nunes with 10. Between 2013 and 2021 she had most consecutive wins in the female divisions with 12. This streak came to an end at UFC 269 with a surprise loss to Julianna Penna.
The final entry in the new book of world records belongs to Max Holloways. Holloway connected with stunning 445 significant strikes in five rounds against Calvin Kattar back in January of 2021.
This was that infamous bout – during which Dan Hardy accused UFC and Dana White of feigning worry for Kattar’s well being. By many accounts, Kattar hasn’t been the same since.