UFC on ESPN 52 post-event facts: Clay Guida sets dubious record with 18th octagon loss

The UFC’s third-to-last event of 2023 went down as one of the best of the year. UFC on ESPN 52 delivered with nine stoppages in 12 fights.

Arman Tsarukyan (21-3 MMA, 8-2 UFC) capped off the night with the quickest finish of the bunch. He dropped and stopped Beneil Dariush (22-6-1 MMA, 16-6-1 UFC) just 64 seconds into their high-stakes lightweight headliner, solidifying himself as a top contender.

For more on the numbers behind the card, which featured a number of historic feats, check below for MMA Junkie’s post-event facts from UFC on ESPN 52.

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UFC on ESPN 52 was the first event in company history to feature two knockouts stemming from slams.

The UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance payout for the event totaled $225,000.

Debuting fighters went 1-1 at the event.

Ten different fighters earned $50,000 UFC on ESPN 52 fight-night bonuses for a payout of $500,000.

UFC on ESPN 52 drew an announced attendance of 14,485 for a live gate of $2,450,000.

Betting favorites went 6-6 on the card.

Betting favorites improved to 24-16-1 in UFC headliners this year.

Total fight time for the 12-bout card was 1:39:59.

Arman Tsarukyan def. Beneil Dariush

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Tsarukyan improved to 1-1 in UFC headliners.

Tsarukyan has earned 14 of his 21 career victories by stoppage.

Dariush has suffered all six of his career losses by stoppage.

Jalin Turner def. Bobby Green

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Jalin Turner (14-7 MMA, 7-4 UFC) has earned all 14 of his career victories by stoppage.

Bobby Green (31-15-1 MMA, 12-10-1 UFC) has suffered all four of his UFC stoppage losses by knockout.

has landed 1,659 significant strikes in UFC lightweight competition, the most in divisional history.

Green has landed 1,885 total strikes in UFC lightweight competition, the most in divisional history.

Deiveson Figueiredo def. Rob Font

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Deiveson Figueiredo (22-3-1 MMA, 11-3-1 UFC) was successful in his UFC bantamweight debut.

Rob Font (20-8 MMA, 10-7 UFC) has suffered seven of his eight career losses by decision.

Sean Brady def. Kelvin Gastelum

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Sean Brady (16-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) has earned all three of his UFC stoppage victories by submission.

Kelvin Gastelum (17-9 MMA, 12-9 UFC) was unsuccessful in his return to the welterweight division. He hasn’t earned a victory in the weight class since July 2016.

Gastelum has suffered all three his career stoppage losses by submission.

Joaquim Silva def. Clay Guida

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Joaquim Silva (13-4 MMA, 6-4 UFC) has earned three of his six UFC victories by split decision.

Clay Guida (38-24 MMA, 18-18 UFC) suffered his 18th loss in UFC competition, tied with Jeremy Stephens for most in company history.

Guida fell to 6-7 since he returned to the UFC lightweight division in June 2017.

Guida’s 78 takedowns landed in UFC competition are third-most in company history behind Georges St-Pierre (90) and Gleison Tibau (84).

Dustin Stoltzfus def. Punahele Soriano

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Punahele Soriano (9-4 MMA, 3-4 UFC) suffered the first submission loss of his career.

Miesha Tate def. Julia Avila

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Miesha Tate (20-9 MMA, 7-6 UFC) improved to 2-2 since she returned to competition from a nearly five-year layoff in July 2021.

Tate was successful in her return to the UFC women’s bantamweight division.

Tate’s seven victories in UFC women’s bantamweight competition are tied for fourth-most in divisional history behind Amanda Nunes (13), Raquel Pennington (11) and Ketlen Vieira (eight).

Tate’s 12 submission attempts in UFC women’s bantamweight competition are most in divisional history.

Tate’s five fight-night bonuses for UFC women’s bantamweight fights are second-most in divisional history behind Ronda Rousey (seven).

Julia Avila (9-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) has suffered two of her three career losses by stoppage.

Avila suffered the first submission loss of her career.

Cody Brundage def. Zach Reese

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Cody Brundage (10-5 MMA, 4-4 UFC) has earned nine of his 10 career victories by stoppage. That includes all four of his UFC wins.

Brundage earned the 14th knockout in UFC history stemming from a slam.

Zach Reese (6-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) had his six-fight winning streak snapped for the first defeat of his career.

Drakkar Klose def. Joe Solecki

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Klose (14-2-1 MMA, 8-2 UFC) has earned six of his 14 career victories by stoppage.

Klose earned the 13th knockout in UFC history stemming from a slam.

Joe Solecki (13-4 MMA, 5-2 UFC) has suffered both of his career stoppage losses by knockout.

Rodolfo Bellato def. Ihor Potieria

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Rodolfo Bellato (12-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has earned 11 of his 12 career victories by stoppage.

Ihor Potieria (19-5 MMA, 1-3 UFC) suffered consecutive losses for the first time in his career.

Potieria has suffered four of his five career losses by stoppage. He’s been knocked out in all four of those losses.

Jared Gooden def. Wellington Turman

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Jared Gooden (23-9 MMA, 2-4 UFC) improved to 1-1 since he returned to the UFC for a second stint in March 2023.

Gooden has earned both of his UFC victories by stoppage.

Wellington Turman’s (18-8 MMA, 3-6 UFC) three-fight losing skid is the longest of his career. He hasn’t earned a victory since February 2022.

Turman fell to 0-2 since he dropped to the UFC welterweight division in June 2023.

Turman suffered the first submission loss of his career.

Veronica Hardy def. Jamey-Lyn Horth

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Veronica Hardy (8-4-1 MMA, 3-4 UFC) improved to 3-2 since she dropped to the UFC women’s flyweight division in May 2018.

Hardy has earned five of her eight career victories by decision.

Jamey-Lyn Horth (6-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) had her six-fight winning streak snapped for the first defeat of her career.

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC on ESPN 52.

UFC research analyst and live statistics producer Michael Carroll contributed to this story. Follow him on Twitter @MJCflipdascript.

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