The build up to UFC 223 was one of the craziest in the history of the UFC and the 9 fights that remained managed to provide the fans with a hugely entertaining event. However, if you looked at the results from a statistics point of view you would assume that it had been uneventful and one to miss. The event had the fewest finishes in UFC 223 so far with only 2 fights ending without a decision, this also resulted in the lowest finishing rate of the year at just 22%.
The stand out statistic was the average overall fight time that came in at 15 minutes and 6 seconds and consequently the average amount of rounds fought at 3.11. This is the second highest average fight time in the history of the UFC, to beat it you’d have to go all the way back to UFC 33 in 2001 when the main event was Tito Ortiz vs. Vladimir Matyushenko and ironically Matt Serra beat Yves Edwards on the card – almost 17 years later he was in the corner for Al Iaquinta at UFC 223. The average fight time at UFC 33 was 16 minutes and 10 seconds, which is still the UFC record.
This is only the second time the average fight time has broken the 15 minute mark.
Here is confirmation of the results: