SACRAMENTO - T.J. Dillashaw etched his name all over the UFC record books on Saturday when he defeated Joe Soto in the UFC 177 pay-per-view headliner at Sacramento's Sleep Train Arena.
Despite getting a much more difficult test from Soto (15-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) than the pre-fight odds would have suggested, Dillashaw (11-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) rose to the occasion and proved he's one of the UFC's most relentless strikers before landing a fight-ending head kick in the fifth round.
For more on the numbers behind Dillashaw's first successful UFC bantamweight title defense, plus several other facts and figures from the event, here are 35 post-fight facts about UFC 177.
T.J. Dillashaw talks to News10's Ryan Yamamoto moments after successfully defending his bantamweight title against Joe Soto in UFC 177 in Sacramento. Dillashaw talks about the future, Renan Barao and defeating Soto. News10/KXTV
Dillashaw, Yancy Medeiros, Ramsey Nijem and Carlos Diego Ferreira earned $50,000 UFC 177 fight-night bonuses.
UFC 177 drew an announced attendance of 11,100 for a live gate of $700,000. Among PPV events, the reported gate was the third lowest since UFC parent company Zuffa purchased the company.
Betting favorites went 8-0 on the card. The clean sweep marked the first time in 2014 in which every favorite emerged victorious on a fight card.
Total fight time for the eight-bout card was 1:23:32.
UFC 177 was the organization's first eight-fight PPV event since UFC 72 in June 2007.
Dillashaw is the first UFC champion to come from "The Ultimate Fighter" reality show to successfully defend his belt. Matt Serra, Forrest Griffin and Rashad Evans all failed to register a title defense during their reigns.
Dillashaw became the first fighter in UFC history to earn two fifth-round stoppage victories. He is the fourth overall to earn multiple stoppage wins in championship rounds.
Dillashaw earned his seventh UFC bantamweight victory and tied Barao, Urijah Faber and Takeya Mizugaki for the most wins in divisional history.
Dillashaw finished an opponent for the fifth time in UFC bantamweight competition and is now tied with Faber for the most stoppage wins in divisional history.
Dillashaw recorded his fourth knockout victory in UFC bantamweight competition, the most in divisional history. His five knockdowns landed are tied with Michael McDonald for the most in UFC bantamweight history.
Dillashaw landed 151 significant strikes and tied Robbie Lawler for the second most significant strikes landed in a UFC championship fight. Johny Hendricks holds the all-time record with 158 landed against Lawler at UFC 171.
Dillashaw became the first fighter in UFC history to land more than 100 significant strikes in three consecutive fights. He accomplished the feat against Soto, Barao at UFC 173 and Mike Easton at UFC Fight Night 35.
Dillashaw recorded just the third knockout finish in UFC bantamweight history to stem from a kick to the head. He owns two of those finishes, he UFC 158 knockout of Issei Tamura also stemmed from a kick to the head.
Dillashaw improved to 7-1 in his past eight UFC appearances.
Soto became the sixth fighter in modern UFC history
to challenge for a title in his promotion debut. Of those six fighters, Soto became the fifth to come up short in his opportunity.
Soto suffered just the second knockout loss of his career and his first since Sept. 2, 2010 – a span of 1,458 days (nearly four years) and eight fights.
Tony Ferguson (16-3 MMA, 6-1 UFC) earned just the third decision victory of his career.
Danny Castillo (17-7 MMA, 7-4 UFC) fell to 1-1 under the UFC banner in fights that end in a split decision.
Bethe Correia's (9-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) three-fight UFC winning streak is the second longest active streak in the women's bantamweight division behind champion Ronda Rousey (four).
Correia's three victories in UFC women's bantamweight competition are tied with Alexis Davis for the second most in divisional history behind Rousey.
Shayna Baszler (15-9 MMA, 0-1 UFC) suffered her first stoppage loss due to strikes since July 26, 2008 – a span of 2,226 days (more than six years) and nine fights.
Ferreira (11-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) earned the first knockout win of his career.
Ferreira has been awarded a fight-night bonus in both of his UFC appearances. On top of his "Fight of the Night" at UFC 177, the Brazilian also earned a "Performance of the Night" bonus in his UFC debut in June.
Nijem (9-5 MMA, 5-4 UFC) fell to 2-3 in his past five UFC appearances.
Nijem has suffered all five of his professional losses by knockout or submission.
Medeiros (10-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) snapped his career-worst three-fight winless drought and earned his first professional victory since June 2010.
Medeiros earned his first submission victory since March 21, 2009 – a span of 1,988 days (more than five years) and seven fights.
Damon Jackson (9-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) had his nine-fight winning streak snapped and suffered the first defeat of his professional career.
Share this image:Derek Brunson (12-3 MMA, 3-1 UFC) improved to 3-3 in his past six bouts.
Brunson has earned two of his three UFC victories by decision.
Lorenz Larkin (14-4 MMA, 1-4 UFC) extended his career-worst losing streak to three consecutive fights. He owns just one victory in his past five fights overall.
Larkin has suffered three of his four professional losses by decision.
Anthony Hamilton's (13-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) victory stemming from multiple body punches on the ground marked just the second finish of its kind in UFC history. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira's stoppage of Tito Ortiz at UFC 140 is the other.
Hamilton landed 49 significant body strikes in Round 2 of his fight, a new single-round UFC record.
Ruan Potts (8-3 MMA, 0-2 UFC) has suff
ered both of his UFC losses by knockout.
Chris Wade (8-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) recorded the seventh fastest debut victory by a UFC lightweight fighter. Ge scored a submission win just 72 seconds into Round 1.
Wade's victory at the 1:12 mark of Round 1 marked the second shortest fight of his professional career. His previous mark was a 59-second submission finish under the Ring of Combat banner.
Cain Carrizosa (6-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) had his six-fight winning streak snapped for the first defeat of his professional career.
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FightMetric research analyst and live statistics producer Michael Carroll contributed to this story. Follow him on Twitter @MJCflipdascript.