Impa Kasanganay vs. Joaquin Buckley – Fight, Stats, Highlights

Impa Kasanganay and Joaquin Buckley faced each other in the middleweight bout at UFC Fight Night 179: Moraes vs. Sandhagen, which took place on Saturday, October 10, 2020, inside the 0 in UFC Fight Island. There were 0 fights on the card. You can view UFC Fight Night 179 results and fight bonuses. UFC Fight Night 179 card gave fight fans all they could ask for.

In the five-round main event, Joaquin Buckley defeated Impa Kasanganay in round 2 by KO/TKO. Here is what happened in the fight —

Both fighters fired over 180 strikes combined in this fight, 123 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 2 takedown attempts between the two fighters. Let’s go through each fighter’s stats below.

Joaquin Buckley full fight stats

Joaquin Buckley was firing at a 31% accuracy, throwing 95 strikes and landing 29. There were 29 significant strikes, 19 of 79 landing to the head, 5 of 10 shots to the body and 5 of 5 leg kicks. Joaquin Buckley went for 2 takedowns and landed 1.

Strikes Thrown
29 of 95 (31%)
Significant Strikes
29 of 94 (31%)
Head Strikes
19
Body Strikes
5
Leg Strikes
5
Takedowns
1 of 2

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

Let’s take a look at how Joaquin Buckley did against Impa Kasanganay.

Impa Kasanganay full fight stats

Impa Kasanganay landed 36% of all his strikes. There were 17 of 64 significant strikes to the head, 5 of 8 body shots, and 6 of 7 leg kicks. Impa Kasanganay attempted 0 takedowns and landed 0. Here are all the strikes Impa Kasanganay threw and landed against Joaquin Buckley.

Strikes Thrown
31 of 85 (36%)
Significant Strikes
28 of 79 (97%)
Head Strikes
17
Body Strikes
5
Leg Strikes
6
Takedowns
0 of 0

Joaquin Buckley won by KO/TKO. The fight ended in round 2 at 2:03.

Results & Fight Totals

Event
UFC Fight Night 179
Date
October 10, 2020
Fight
Impa Kasanganay vs. Joaquin Buckley
Winner
Joaquin Buckley
Method
KO/TKO
Fight End
Round 2 at 2:03
Total Strikes Thrown
180
Significant Strikes Thrown
123
Total Takedowns Attempted
2

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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