The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) made its big debut in Shanghai, China on Saturday night, Nov. 25. There inside the Mercedes-Benz Arena, the mixed martial arts promotion hosted UFC Fight Night 122.
The event included a collection of interesting match ups. Among them, former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping returned to the octagon only three weeks after his title ending loss to Georges St-Pierre at UFC 217.
Former champion Anderson Silva was initially set to face off against Kelvin Gastelum for the event. However, Silva was pulled from the fight after being flagged by USADA for failing a drug test. As a result, “The Count” stepped up on short notice to face off against Gastelum.
All of that in mind, Gastelum made short work of his opponent. In the first round, the fighter earned a dazzling knockout victory over the former UFC middleweight champion.
With the exciting main event match up now in the books, here is a look at the striking statistics from Bisping and Gastelum’s brief brawl inside the octagon.