UFC Fight Night 224 post-event facts: Mackenzie Dern climbs strawweight bonus list

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The UFC closed out its May schedule on Saturday with UFC Fight Night 224, which took place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

In the main event, Mackenzie Dern (13-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC) defeated Angela Hill (15-13 MMA, 10-13 UFC) by unanimous decision in the Fight of the Night, with the grappling specialist landing a career-best 126 significant strikes over the course of five rounds.

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The UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance payout for the event totaled $179,500.

Dern, Hill, Diego Ferreira and Viacheslav Borshchev earned $50,000 UFC Fight Night 224 fight-night bonuses.

The UFC sold VIP tickets to fans for UFC Fight Night 224, but the promotion did not make public the total number of tickets sold or the gate.

Betting favorites went 11-1 on the card.

Betting favorites improved to 10-7 in UFC headliners this year.

Total fight time for the 12-bout card was 2:25:36.

Mackenzie Dern def. Angela Hill

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 20: (R-L) Mackenzie Dern faces Angela Hill in a strawweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on May 20, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Dern’s five fight-night bonuses for UFC strawweight bouts are third-most in divisional history behind Jessica Andrade (eight) and Rose Namajunas (six).

Hill fell to 9-11 since she returned to the UFC for a second stint in February 2017.

Hill has suffered 11 of her 13 career losses by decision.

Anthony Hernandez def. Edmen Shahbazyan

Anthony Hernandez (11-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) has earned nine of his 11 career victories by stoppage.

Edmen Shahbazyan (12-4 MMA, 5-4 UFC) fell to 1-4 in his past five fights after starting his career 11-0.

Shahbazyan has suffered three of his four career losses by stoppage.

Shahbazyan has suffered all three of his career stoppage losses by knockout.

Loopy Godinez def. Emily Ducote

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 20: (R-L) Loopy Godinez of Mexico punches Emily Ducote in a 120-pound catchweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on May 20, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Loopy Godinez (10-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC) has earned eight of her 10 career victories by decision.

Emily Ducote (12-8 MMA, 1-2 UFC) has suffered seven of her eight career losses by decision.

Joaquin Buckley def. Andre Fialho

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 20: (R-L) Joaquin Buckley faces Andre Fialho of Portugal in a welterweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on May 20, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Joaquin Buckley (16-6 MMA, 6-4 UFC) has earned all 12 of his career stoppage victories by knockout.

Andre Fialho (16-7 MMA, 2-4 UFC) has suffered all five of his career stoppage losses by knockout.

Diego Ferreira def. Michael Johnson

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 20: (L-R) Diego Ferreira of Brazil punches Michael Johnson in a lightweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on May 20, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Diego Ferreira (18-5 MMA, 9-5 UFC) has earned six of his nine UFC victories by stoppage.

Ferreira earned the four knockout victory of his career. All of those wins have come under the UFC banner.

Michael Johnson (21-19 MMA, 13-15 UFC) fell to 2-5 since he returned to the lightweight division in October 2019.

Viacheslav Borshchev def. Hayisaer Maheshate

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 20: (L-R) Viacheslav Borshchev of Russia punches Maheshate of China in a lightweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on May 20, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Viacheslav Borshchev (7-3 MMA, 2-2 UFC) has earned six of his seven career victories by stoppage. He’s finished all of those wins by knockout.

Hayisaer Maheshate (7-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC) suffered the first stoppage loss of his career with a knockout defeat.

Karolina Kowalkiewicz def. Vanessa Demopoulos

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 20: (L-R) Karolina Kowalkiewicz of Poland punches Vanessa Demopoulos in a strawweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on May 20, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Karolina Kowalkiewicz (15-7 MMA, 8-7 UFC) has seven of her eight UFC victories by decision.

Kowalkiewicz’s three-fight UFC winning streak at strawweight is tied for the third-longest active streak in the division behind Tatiana Suarez (five) and Godinez (four).

Vanessa Demopoulos (9-5 MMA, 3-2 UFC) has suffered all five of her career losses by decision.

Gilbert Urbina def. Orion Cosce

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 20: (R-L) Orion Cosce faces Gilbert Urbina in a welterweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on May 20, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Orion Cosce (8-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) has suffered both of his career losses by knockout.

Rodrigo Nascimento def. Ilir Latifi

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 20: (R-L) Ilir Latifi of Sweden faces Rodrigo Nascimento of Brazil in a heavyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on May 20, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Ilir Latifi (16-9 MMA, 9-7 UFC) fell to 2-2 since he moved up to the UFC heavyweight division in February 2020.

Chase Hooper def. Nick Fiore

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 20: (R-L) Chase Hooper punches Nick Fiore in a lightweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on May 20, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Chase Hooper (12-3-1 MMA, 4-3 UFC) was successful in his UFC lightweight debut.

Hooper’s 217 total strikes landed are the third-most in a UFC lightweight fight. Nate Diaz holds the divisional record with 260 total strikes landed vs. Donald Cerrone at UFC 141.

Nick Fiore (6-2 MMA, 0-2 UFC) has suffered consecutive losses after starting his career 6-0.

Fiore has suffered both of his career losses by decision.

Natalia Silva def. Victoria Leonardo

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 20: Natalia Silva of Brazil reacst after defeating Victoria Leonardo in a flyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on May 20, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Natalia Silva (15-5-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) has earned 13 of her 15 career victories by stoppage.

Silva’s three-fight UFC winning streak at women’s flyweight is the fifth-longest active streak in the division behind Alexa Grasso (five), Manon Fiorot (five), Erin Blanchfield (five) and Maycee Barber (four).

Victoria Leonardo (9-5 MMA, 1-3 UFC) has suffered all five of her career losses by stoppage.

Leonardo has suffered all three of her UFC losses by knockout.

Themba Gorimbo def. Takashi Sato

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 20: (R-L) Takashi Sato of Japan faces Themba Gorimbo of Zimbabwe in a welterweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on May 20, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Takashi Sato’s (15-7 MMA, 2-5 UFC) four-fight losing skid is the longest of his career. He hasn’t earned a victory since June 2020.

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC Fight Night 224.

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

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