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UFC on ESPN+ 3 post-event facts: Check out Stefan Struve’s retirement resume

The UFC made its first stop in the Czech Republic on Saturday with UFC on ESPN+ 3, which took place at O2 arena in Prague, with a main card on ESPN+ following prelims on ESPN2.

In the main event, Thiago “Marreta” Santos (21-6 MMA, 13-5 UFC) continued to prove himself as one of the best knockout artists on the UFC roster with a third-round TKO of Jan Blachowicz (23-8 MMA, 6-5 UFC) in a matchup of light heavyweight contenders.

Santos’ finish was one of seven on the card. For more on the numbers, check below for 50 post-event facts from UFC on ESPN+ 3.

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General

The UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance with payout for the event totaled $164,500.

Debuting fighters went 1-2 at the event.

Santos, Stefan Struve, Michal Oleksiejczuk and Dwight Grant earned $50,000 UFC on ESPN+ 3 fight-night bonuses.

UFC on ESPN+ 3 drew an announced attendance of 16,583 for a live gate of $1,606,176.

Betting favorites went 9-4 on the card.

Betting favorites improved to 3-2 in UFC headliners this year.

Total fight time for the 13-bout card was 2:16:23.

Main card

Santos improved to 3-0 since he moved up to the light heavyweight division in September.

Santos has earned 16 of his 21 career victories by stoppage. That includes 11 of his 13 UFC wins.

Santos’ 11 knockout victories in UFC competition are tied with Anderson Silva and Anthony Johnson for second most in company history behind Vitor Belfort (12).

Santos’ 11 knockouts since 2014 in UFC competition are most in the company.

Blachowicz suffered his first knockout loss since March 19, 2011 – span of 2,898 days (nearly eight years) and 16 fights.

Struve’s (29-11 MMA, 13-9 UFC) 13 victories in UFC heavyweight competition are tied for fourth most in divisional history behind Frank Mir (16), Andrei Arlovski (16) and Junior Dos Santos (14).

Struve has earned 27 of his 29 career victories by stoppage. That includes 11 of his 13 UFC victories.

Struve’s six submission victories in UFC heavyweight competition are second most in divisional history behind Frank Mir (eight).

Struve’s 21 submission attempts in UFC heavyweight competition are tied with Mir for most in divisional history.

Struve’s eight fight-night bonuses for UFC heavyweight fights are tied with Stipe Miocic for most in divisional history.

Marcos Rogerio de Lima (16-6-1 MMA, 5-4 UFC) has alternated wins and losses over his past eight fights.

De Lima fell to 2-1 in the UFC at heavyweight.

De Lima has suffered all four of his UFC losses by submission.

Oleksiejczuk (13-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) extended his unbeaten streak to 11 fights. He hasn’t suffered a defeat since November 2014.

Gian Villante (17-11 MMA, 7-8 UFC) fell to 2-4 in his past six UFC appearances dating back to May 2017.

Villante has suffered all five of his career stoppage losses by knockout.

Liz Carmouche (13-6 MMA, 5-4 UFC) improved to 2-1 since she dropped to the UFC flyweight division in December 2017.

Carmouche improved to 7-6 in her past 13 professional bouts.

Carmouche has earned nine of her 13 career victories by stoppage.

Lucie Pudilova (8-4 MMA, 2-3 UFC) was unsuccessful in her UFC women’s flyweight debut.

Pudilova has suffered all four of her career losses by decision.

Petr Yan’s (12-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) four-fight UFC winning streak in bantamweight competition is tied for the longest active streak in the division.

John Dodson (20-11 MMA, 9-6 UFC) fell to 3-4 since he returned to the UFC bantamweight division. He’s 4-4 in the weight class overall.

Dodson has suffered all 11 of his career losses by decision.

Klidson Farias de Abreu (14-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) suffered the first decision loss of his career.

Preliminary card

Carlo Pedersoli Jr. (12-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) has suffered both of his career stoppage losses by knockout.

Chris Fishgold (18-2-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) has earned 15 of his 18 career victories by stoppage. He’s finished 13 of those wins by submission.

Daniel Teymur (6-3 MMA, 0-3 UFC) three-fight losing skid is the longest of his career. He hasn’t earned a victory since December 2016.

Teymur has suffered both of his career stoppage losses by submission.

Gillian Robertson (6-3 MMA, 3-1 UFC) has earned five of her six career victories by stoppage.

Robertson’s three stoppage victories in UFC women’s flyweight competition are tied with Montana De La Rosa for most in divisional history.

Veronica Macedo (5-3-1 MMA, 0-2 UFC) is winless in her past four fights after starting her career 5-0.

Macedo fell to 0-2 since she dropped to the UFC women’s flyweight division in May 2018.

Macedo suffered the first submission loss of her career.

Robertson has earned all of her career stoppage victories by submission.

Damir Hadzovic (13-4 MMA, 3-2 UFC) has earned both of his UFC stoppage victories by knockout.

Hadzovic has earned 10 of his 13 career victories by stoppage.

Marco Polo Reyes (8-5 MMA, 4-2 UFC) has suffered all five of his career losses by stoppage.

Reyes has suffered both of his UFC losses by knockout.

Ismail Naurdiev (18-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) earned just the second decision victory of his career and first since his MMA debut on Nov. 17, 2012 – a span of 2,289 days (more than six years) and 19 fights.

Michel Prazeres (26-3 MMA, 10-3 UFC) fell to 2-1 since he returned to the UFC welterweight division in May.

Prazeres has suffered all three of his career losses by decision.

Prazeres has landed 45 takedowns in his 13 UFC appearances. He’s scored at least one takedown against all of his UFC opponents.

Rustam Khabilov (23-4 MMA, 9-3 UFC) has suffered three of his four career losses by decision.

Damir Ismagulov (18-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) extended his winning streak to 13 fights. He hasn’t suffered a defeat since September 2015.

Ismagulov has earned both of his UFC victories by decision.

Joel Alvarez (15-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) had his 10-fight winning streak snapped for his first defeat since April 2015.

Alvarez suffered the first decision loss of his career.

For complete coverage of UFC on ESPN+ 3, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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

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