ByJustin Golightly, writer at
Design wizard. MMA mathematician. Formerly of Middle Easy, Justin Golightly has been featured on Bleacher Report, Uproxx and TMZ.
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Coming out of UFC 206, there were a lot of records broken. It's almost like they knew 2016 was coming to a close so the fighters starting pulling out all the stops. 's incredible fight with brought him to 9 post-fight bonuses, which is the most in the combined divisional history between the UFC and the WEC.

However, that doesn't hold a candle to or . This year, Diaz and Lauzon tied with the most total post-fight bonuses at 15. Diaz still holds the highest amount of Fight of the Night bonuses at eight after , beating out . Lauzon still holds the most most Submission of the Night bonuses finishing out 2016, holding strong at 6.

That's not the only thing Diaz beat out Edgar on this year: Nate Diaz broke the All-Time striking record at . Frankie has caught up to him after fighting Jeremy Stephens at .

Other records broken at UFC 206.

Max Holloway

What a year for . Not only has he earned his first title and racked up more wins than has had fights in the UFC, Holloway currently holds the records in five different categories after .

Cowboy Cerrone

It's no surprise that a "Cowboy" that fights what seems like every month was able to also break records in 2016. 's 17 stoppage victories are the most in the combined UFC/WEC organizational history. Watch out Mirko Cro Cop, not only has Cerrone earned all four of his welterweight wins by finishing his opponent. His 6 head kick knockouts are the most in the history of the UFC after his UFC 206 KO of .

Records broken throughout 2016.

This year was insane in and out of the Octagon. Throughout 2016, we would witness the first ever (simultaneous) two-weight UFC champion, as well as becoming the first ever British UFC champion. Here is an overview of some more record breakers this year:

Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Of course, the record for the most 2016 records is .

  • Highest UFC pay for UFC 202.
  • Highest UFC gate for UFC 205.
  • Highest MSG gate for UFC 205.
  • Highest earner on the UFC roster.
  • Highest pay-per-view buys for UFC 202.
  • Most knockdowns in a single bout at UFC 205.
  • Highest American attendance record for UFC 205.
  • First ever simultaneous, UFC multi-divisional champion.
  • Most Performance of the Night awards in UFC history at 6.
  • Most consecutive post-fight bonuses in UFC history with 8.
  • Most consecutive Performance of the Night awards in UFC at 5.

Now, we turn our attention to the record-breaking possibilities of .


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