The UFC’s return to Sao Paulo after more than four years proved to be a forgettable one on Saturday, with UFC Fight Night 231 seeing six of 10 bouts go the distance with three canceled fights in the 48 hours leading up.
One of the fights go to the scorecards was the main event, Jailton Almeida (20-2 MMA, 6-0 UFC) earned a lopsided but somewhat underwhelming unanimous decision over Derrick Lewis (27-12 MMA, 18-10 UFC) to remain undefeated in heavyweight competition.
For more on the numbers behind the headliner, as well as the rest of the card, check below for MMA Junkie’s post-event facts from UFC Fight Night 231.
The UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance payout for the event totaled $145,000.
Debuting fighters went 1-2 at the event.
Nicolas Dalby, Gabriel Bonfim, Elves Brener and Vitor Petrino earned $50,000 UFC Fight Night 231 fight-night bonuses.
The UFC had an announced attendance of 10,792. A live gate was not announced.
Betting favorites went 7-2 on the card. One fight ended in a draw.
Betting favorites improved to 21-16-1 in UFC headliners this year.
Total fight time for the 10-bout card was 2:06:51.
Jailton Almeida def. Derrick Lewis
Almeida improved to 4-0 since he moved up to the UFC heavyweight division in May 2022.
Almeida’s four-fight UFC winning streak at heavyweight is tied for the second-longest active streak in the division behind Sergei Pavlovich (six).
Almeida earned the first decision victory of his career.
Almeida registered 21:10 of ground control time, the single-fight UFC heavyweight record and fourth most overall in company history.
Lewis fell to 1-4 in his past five fights dating back to February 2022.
Lewis suffered the first decision loss of his UFC career.
Nicolas Dalby def. Gabriel Bonfim
Dalby (23-4-1 MMA, 7-3-1 UFC) improved to 6-1 with one no contest since he returned to the UFC for a second stint in September 2019.
Dalby earned the first stoppage victory of his UFC career.
Bonfim (15-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) had his 15-fight UFC winning streak snapped for the first defeat of his career.
Rodrigo Nascimento def. Don'Tale Mayes
Rodrigo Nascimento’s (11-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) three-fight UFC winning streak at heavyweight is tied for the third-longest active streak in the division behind Pavlovich (six) and Martin Buday (four).
Caio Borralho def. Abus Magomedov
Caio Borralho’s (15-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC) five-fight UFC winning streak at middleweight is the second-longest streak in the division behind Dricus Du Plessis (six).
Borralho has earned four of his five UFC victories by decision.
Elves Brener def. Kaynan Kruschewsky
Brener (16-3 MMA, 3-0 UFC) has earned 14 of his 16 career victories by stoppage.
Kaynan Kruschewsky (15-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) has suffered two of his three career losses by stoppage.
Rinat Fakhretdinov vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos
With a majority draw, Rinat Fakhretdinov (21-1-1 MMA, 3-0-1 UFC) extended his unbeaten streak to 21 fights. He hasn’t suffered a defeat since June 2013.
Vitor Petrino def. Modestas Bukauskas
Petrino’s (10-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) three-fight UFC winning streak at light heavyweight is tied for the fourth-longest active streak in the division behind Carlos Ulberg (five), Khalil Rountree (four) and Jamahal Hill (four).
Petrino has earned eight of his nine career victories by stoppage. He’s finished seven of those wins by knockout.
Modestas Bukauskas (15-6 MMA, 3-4 UFC) fell to 2-1 since he returned to the UFC for a second stint in February 2023.
Bukauskas has suffered five of his six career losses by stoppage.
Angela Hill def. Denise Gomes
Angela Hill (16-13 MMA, 11-13 UFC) improved to 10-10 since she returned to the UFC for a second stint in February 2017.
Hill’s 10 victories in UFC strawweight competition are tied with Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Carla Esparza for most in divisional history.
Hill has earned nine of her 11 UFC victories by decision.
Denise Gomes (8-3 MMA, 2-2 UFC) has suffered two of her three career losses by decision.
Eduarda Moura def. Montserrat Conejo
Eduarda Moura (10-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has earned nine of her 10 career victories by stoppage.
Montserrat Conejo’s (10-4 MMA, 1-3 UFC) three-fight losing skid is the longest of her career. She hasn’t earned a victory since March 2021.
Conejo has suffered all three of her UFC losses by knockout.
Marc Diakiese def. Kaue Fernandes
Marc Diakiese (17-7 MMA, 8-7 UFC) has earned six of his eight UFC victories by decision.
Kaue Fernandes (8-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) has suffered both of his career losses by decision.
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