Lewis-Ngannou Only Land 31 Strikes At UFC 226
It was not a good night for Francis Ngannou or Derrick Lewis at UFC 226, as both men put in what is widely regarded as one of the worst fights in the history of the UFC heavyweight division.
Lewis, even with a lingering back injury would win via unanimous decision against the former title challenger, but would only throw 20 strikes through all three rounds of fighting, Ngannou would only throw eleven. Ngannou would throw over half of his strikes in the first round, and onl
Fewest Combined Strikes Landed, Three-round UFC Fight
23 – Pulver vs. Roque
31 – Lewis vs. Ngannou
34 – Moroz vs. Taylor
36 – Khabilov vs. Martins
42 – Liddell vs. Bustamante
42 – Brimage vs. Blanco#UFC226
— Michael Carroll (@MJCflipdascript) July 8, 2018
Only fight in front of Lewis-Ngannou is Jens Pulver UFC 26 win over Joao Roque, woth Roque failing on 17 of his 18 takedown attempts.
As a point of comparison, per Bloody Elbow Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic combined for 60 total strikes in 4:33 worth of action.
Initial Report: Bloody Elbow