The UFC’s return to Sydney after nearly six years produced one of the most shocking main event results of the year as the middleweight title changed hands at Qudos Bank Arena.
Sean Strickland (28-5 MMA, 15-5 UFC) closed out UFC 293 with a massive unanimous decision upset of Israel Adesanya (24-3 MMA, 13-3 UFC) to take the belt and force a reset at the top of the middleweight rankings.
For more on the numbers from the title bout, as well as the rest of the card, check below for MMA Junkie’s post-event facts from UFC 293.
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The UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance payout for the event totaled $209,000.
Strickland, Justin Tafa, Manel Kape and Felipe dos Santos earned $50,000 UFC 293 fight-night bonuses.
Debuting fighters went 2-2 on the card.
UFC 293 drew an announced attendance of 18,168 for a live gate of $6,860,000.
Betting favorites went 9-3 on the card.
Betting favorites fell to 19-13 in UFC headliners this year.
Total fight time for the 12-bout card was 2:07:07.
Sean Strickland def. Israel Adesanya
Strickland became the 13th undisputed middleweight champion in UFC history.
Strickland improved to 6-2 since he returned to the UFC middleweight division in October 2020.
Strickland has earned 10 of his 15 UFC victories by decision.
Adesanya fell to 1-2 in his past three fights.
Adesanya has suffered two of his three career losses by decision.
Adesanya sustained the first knockdown of his UFC career.
Alexander Volkov def. Tai Tuivasa
Alexander Volkov(37-10 MMA, 11-4 UFC) has earned 28 of his 37 career victories by stoppage.
Volkov earned just the fourth Ezekiel choke submission in UFC history. Aleksei Oleinik (twice) and Remco Pardoel also won with the technique.
Tai Tuivasa (15-6 MMA, 8-6 UFC) fell to 5-6 in his past 10 fights after starting his career 10-0.
Tuivasa has suffered five of his six career losses by stoppage.
Manel Kape vs. Felipe dos Santos
Kape’s (19-6 MMA, 4-2 UFC) four-fight UFC winning streak at flyweight is tied for the longest active streak in the division.
Dos Santos (7-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) had his eight-fight unbeaten streak snapped for the first defeat of his career.
Justin Tafa def. Austen Lane
Tafa (7-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) has earned all seven of his career victories by knockout.
Austen Lane (12-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC) has suffered all four of his career losses by knockout.
Tyson Pedro def. Anton Turkalj
Tyson Pedro (10-4 MMA, 6-4 UFC) had earned all 10 of his career victories by first-round stoppage.
Pedro has earned all six of his UFC victories by stoppage.
Anton Turkalj (8-3 MMA, 0-3 UFC) has suffered three consecutive losses after starting his career 8-0.
Turkalj has suffered two of his three career losses by stoppage.
Turkalj suffered the first knockout loss of his career.
Carlos Ulberg def. Da Woon Jung
Carlos Ulberg’s (8-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) five-fight UFC winning streak at light heavyweight is the longest active streak in the division.
Ulberg has earned six of his eight career victories by stoppage.
Ulberg’s four-fight UFC stoppage streak is tied for the fourth-longest among active fighters in the company behind Sergei Pavlovich (six), Jailton Almeida (five) and Shavkat Rakhmonov (five).
Da Woon Jung’s (15-5-1 MMA, 4-3-1 UFC) three-fight losing skid is the longest of his career. He hasn’t earned a victory since November 2021.
Jung has suffered two of his three career stoppage losses by submission.
Jose Mariscal def. Jack Jenkins
Jack Jenkins (12-3 MMA, 2-1 UFC) has suffered all three of his career losses by stoppage.
Jenkins suffered the first TKO loss of his career.
Jamie Mullarkey def. John Makdessi
John Makdessi (18-9 MMA, 11-9 UFC) has suffered six of his nine career losses by decision.
Nasrat Haqparast def. Landon Quinones
Nasrat Haqparast (15-5 MMA, 7-4 UFC) has earned six of his seven UFC victories by decision.
Landon Quinones (7-2-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) has suffered both of his career losses by decision.
Charlie Radtke def. Blood Diamond
Blood Diamond (3-3 MMA, 0-3 UFC) has suffered three consecutive losses after starting his career 3-0.
Gabriel Miranda def. Shane Young
Gabriel Miranda (17-6 MMA, 1-1 UFC) has earned all 17 of his career victories by stoppage.
Shane Young’s (13-8 MMA, 2-5 UFC) four-fight losing skid is the longest o this career. He hasn’t earned a victory since February 2019.
Young suffered the first submission loss of his career.
Kevin Jousset def. Kiefer Crosbie
Kevin Jousset (9-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) earned the first submission victory of his career.
Kiefer Crosbie (10-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC) has suffered all four of his career losses by stoppage.
For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC 293.