The UFC returns to its home base of Las Vegas for the first time this year on Saturday with UFC Fight Night 184, which takes place at the UFC Apex and streams on ESPN+.
A heavyweight headliner tops the card, as devastating and precise strikers Alistair Overeem (47-18 MMA, 12-7 UFC) and Alexander Volkov (32-8 MMA, 6-2 UFC) clash in a five-round bout that was previously scheduled to take place in April 2019.
In addition, the undercard features a former UFC champion, a number of surging contenders, and some compelling newcomers. For more on the numbers, check below for 55 pre-event facts about UFC Fight Night 184.
Alistair Overeem vs. Alexander Volkov
Overeem is one of 10 heavyweights in history to achieve 12 UFC victories.
Overeem has earned 42 of his 47 career victories by stoppage. That includes nine of his 12 UFC wins.
Overeem’s nine knockout victories in UFC heavyweight competition are tied for fourth most in divisional history behind Derrick Lewis (11), Junior Dos Santos (10) and Cain Velasquez (10).
Overeem’s 10 knockdowns land in UFC heavyweight competition are tied for second most in divisional history behind Dos Santos (14).
Overeem lands 74.8 percent of his significant strike attempts in UFC competition, the highest accuracy rate in company history.
Overeem has been on the losing end of the fifth and sixth largest statistical comeback finishes in UFC heavyweight history. He out-landed Antonio Silva by 30 significant strikes before being knocked out at UFC 156, and he out-landed Travis Browne by 27 significant strikes before his demise at UFC Fight Night 26
Overeem’s 14 knockout losses in MMA competition are the most of any active member on the UFC roster.
Overeem’s 12 knockout losses in UFC/WEC/PRIDE/Strikeforce competition are the most in combined organizational history.
Volkov is a former Bellator heavyweight champion.
Volkov is 8-2 since his final Bellator bout in June 2015.
Volkov’s average fight time of 15:09 in UFC heavyweight competition is tied for second longest in divisional history behind Blagoy Ivanov (17:00).
Volkov lands 58.5 percent significant strikes in UFC heavyweight competition, the second highest accuracy rate among active fighters in the weight class behind Overeem (74.8 percent).
Cory Sandhagen vs. Frankie Edgar
Cory Sandhagen (13-2 MMA, 6-1 UFC) has earned eight of his 13 career victories by stoppage. That includes four of his six UFC wins.
Sandhagen is one of nine fighters in UFC history to earn a knockout stemming from a spinning wheel kick. He accomplished the feat at UFC Fight Night 179
Sandhagen lands 6.46 significant strikes per minute in UFC bantamweight competition, the second highest rate in divisional history behind Louis Smolka (7.12).
Frankie Edgar (24-8-1 MMA, 18-8-1 UFC) was successful in his bantamweight debut at UFC on ESPN 15 in August.
Edgar is one of 13 fighters in history to earn victories in three different UFC weight classes.
Edgar’s total fight time of 7:40:51 in UFC competition is the most in company history.
Edgar’s 1,703 significant strikes landed in UFC competition are fourth most in company history behind Max Holloway (2,618), Joanna Jedrzejczyk (1,711) and Donald Cerrone (1,710).
Edgar and Pedro Munhoz combined for 301 significant strikes landed at UFC on ESPN 15, the single-fight UFC bantamweight record.
Edgar’s submission of Swanson at the 4:56 mark of Round 5 at UFC Fight Night 57 is tied for the third-latest stoppage in a UFC bout behind Demetrious Johnson at UFC 186 (4:59, Round 5) and Yair Rodriguez at UFC Fight Night 139 (4:59, Round 5).
Edgar is the only fighter in UFC history to suffer three knockdowns in a single round and not lose the fight. The feat occurred in his UFC 125 draw with Gray Maynard.
Edgar’s 70 takedowns landed in UFC competition are fourth most in company history behind Georges St-Pierre (90), Gleison Tibau (84) and Demetrious Johnson (74).
Edgar is one of two fighters in UFC history to defeat a single opponent on three separate occasions inside the octagon. He did so against B.J. Penn. Tito Ortiz also accomplished the feat against Ken Shamrock.
Edgar is one of three fighters in UFC history to earn a fight-night bonus in three different weight classes. Conor McGregor and Jared Cannonier also accomplished the feat.
Edgar is the only fighter in UFC history to earn a “Fight of the Night” bonus in three different weight classes.
Edgar’s five losses in UFC championship fights are tied with Penn for second most in company history behind Randy Couture (six).
Marion Reneau vs. Macy Chiasson
Marion Reneau (9-6-1 MMA, 5-5-1 UFC), 43, is the oldest of the 28 fighters scheduled to compete at the event. She’s also the oldest female fighter on the UFC roster.
Reneau’s three-fight losing skid is the longest of her career. She hasn’t earned a victory since February 2018.
Reneau competes in her 12th UFC women’s bantamweight bout, tied for the second most appearances in divisional history behind Raquel Pennington (13).
Reneau, at 40, became the oldest female fighter to earn a UFC victory when she defeated Sara McMann at UFC on FOX 28.
Reneau’s four stoppage victories in UFC women’s bantamweight competition are tied for third most in divisional history behind Amanda Nunes (eight) and Ronda Rousey (six).
Reneau’s two submission victories in UFC women’s bantamweight competition are tied for second most in divisional history behind Rousey (three).
Reneau’s victory at the 4:54 mark of Round 3 at UFC Fight Night 115 is the second latest stoppage in a UFC women’s bantamweight fight behind Lauren Murphy’s win at UFC Fight Night 83 (4:55, Round 3).
Reneau fought to the first draw in a women’s UFC fight when she met Bethe Correia at UFC Fight Night 106.
Diego Ferreira vs. Beneil Dariush
Diego Ferreira vs. Beneil Dariush, UFC 179
Diego Ferreira’s (17-2 MMA, 8-2 UFC) six-fight UFC winning streak at lightweight is tied for the second longest active streak in the division behind Charles Oliveira (eight).
Beneil Dariush’s (19-4-1 MMA, 13-4-1 UFC) five-fight UFC winning streak at lightweight is tied for the fifth longest active streak in the division behind Oliveira (eight), Ferreira (six), Islam Makhachev (six) and Leonardo Santos (six).
Dariush has earned 13 UFC lightweight victories since 2014 are tied with Francisco Trinaldo for most in the division.
Dariush’s four-fight stoppage streak in UFC competition is tied with Francis Ngannou for longest among active fighters on the roster.
Dariush is one of eight fighters in UFC history to earn a knockout stemming from a spinning backfist. He accomplished the feat at UFC on ESPN+ 32.
Michael Johnson vs. Clay Guida
Michael Johnson (19-16 MMA, 11-12 UFC) is 0-2 since he returned to the lightweight division in October 2019. He hasn’t earned a victory in the weight class since September 2016.
Johnson three-fight losing skid is tied for the longest of his career. He’s 3-8 in his past 11 fights dating back to August 2015.
Johnson’s nine knockdowns landed in UFC lightweight competition are fourth most in divisional history behind Melvin Guillard (13), Donald Cerrone (11) and Edson Barboza (10).
Clay Guida (35-20 MMA, 15-14 UFC) becomes the eighth fighter in UFC history to reach 30 octagon appearances.
Guida is 3-3 since he returned to the UFC lightweight division in June 2017.
Guida is on a two-fight losing skid for the sixth time in his career. He’s never lost three consecutive fights.
Guida’s 54 takedowns landed in UFC lightweight competition are third most in divisional history behind Gleison Tibau (84) and Khabib Nurmagomedov (59).
Guida has achieved 1:46:24 of total control time in UFC lightweight competition, the most in divisional history. His 1:20:08 of top position time also ranks highest in divisional history.
Mike Rodriguez vs. Danilo Marques
Mike Rodriguez (11-5 MMA, 2-3 UFC) lands 60.7 percent of his significant strike attempts in UFC light heavyweight competition, the highest accuracy rate in divisional history.
Rodriguez lands 5.28 significant strikes per minute in UFC light heavyweight competition, the highest rate among active fighters in the weight class.
Molly McCann vs. Lara Procopio
Molly McCann’s (10-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) is the only fighter in UFC history to land 100 or more significant strikes in three consecutive women’s flyweight fights.
McCann lands 5.75 significant strikes per minute in UFC women’s flyweight competition, the second highest rate in divisional history behind Joanne Calderwood (7.20).
Lara Procopio (6-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and Karol Rosa combined for 336 significant strikes at UFC on ESPN+ 15, the single-fight record for a UFC women’s bantamweight fight.
Seungwoo Choi vs. Youssef Zalal
Youssef Zalal (10-3 MMA, 3-1 UFC), 24, is the youngest of the 28 fighters scheduled to compete at the event.
UFC research analyst and live statistics producer Michael Carroll contributed to this story. Follow him on Twitter @MJCflipdascript.