Frankie Saenz vs. Jonathan Martinez – Fight, Stats, Highlights

Frankie Saenz and Jonathan Martinez faced each other in the bantamweight bout at UFC Fight Night 173: Brunson vs. Shahbazyan, which took place on Saturday, August 1, 2020, inside the UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. There were 8 fights on the card. You can view UFC Fight Night 173 results and fight bonuses. UFC Fight Night 173 card gave fight fans all they could ask for.

In the five-round main event, Jonathan Martinez defeated Frankie Saenz in round 3 by KO/TKO. Here is what happened in the fight —

Both fighters fired over 228 strikes combined in this fight, 205 of the strikes were significant strikes. Significant strikes refer to all strikes but don’t include small, short strikes in the clinch and on the ground. There were 5 takedown attempts between the two fighters. Let’s go through each fighter’s stats below.

Jonathan Martinez full fight stats

Jonathan Martinez was firing at a 62% accuracy, throwing 143 strikes and landing 88. There were 79 significant strikes, 48 of 90 landing to the head, 28 of 40 shots to the body and 3 of 3 leg kicks. Jonathan Martinez went for 1 takedowns and landed 1.

Strikes Thrown
88 of 143 (62%)
Significant Strikes
79 of 133 (59%)
Head Strikes
48
Body Strikes
8
Leg Strikes
3
Takedowns
1 of 1

The current UFC record over the most significant strikes landed in a single UFC bout is 290.

Let’s take a look at how Jonathan Martinez did against Frankie Saenz.

Frankie Saenz full fight stats

Frankie Saenz landed 61% of all his strikes. There were 12 of 43 significant strikes to the head, 8 of 10 body shots, and 19 of 19 leg kicks. Frankie Saenz attempted 4 takedowns and landed 1. Here are all the strikes Frankie Saenz threw and landed against Jonathan Martinez.

Strikes Thrown
52 of 85 (61%)
Significant Strikes
39 of 72 (54%)
Head Strikes
12
Body Strikes
8
Leg Strikes
19
Takedowns
1 of 4

Jonathan Martinez won by KO/TKO. The fight ended in round 3 at 0:57.

Results & Fight Totals

Event
UFC Fight Night 173
Date
August 1, 2020
Fight
Frankie Saenz vs. Jonathan Martinez
Winner
Jonathan Martinez
Method
KO/TKO
Fight End
Round 3 at 0:57
Total Strikes Thrown
228
Significant Strikes Thrown
205
Total Takedowns Attempted
5

Did you know: Max Holloway holds a UFC record over the most significant strikes landed in a single UFC match at 290. He also holds a UFC record for the most significant strikes landed in one round at 134. He achieved both records against Brian Ortega during his successful featherweight title defense on December 8, 2018, at UFC 231 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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