Jun Yong Park has snapped Matt Riddle's UFC record after bludgeoning John Phillips with more than 200 ground strikes at UFC Fight Island 6.
Park dragged Phillips down and fed him enough knuckle sandwiches to stock a buffet. The final tally was 258 ground strikes for Park, an all-time UFC record in three round fights. The record was previously held by fighter-turned-WWE superstar Riddle. Back in 2009, Riddle landed 251 ground strikes on Steve Bruno in Riddle's sophomore MMA fight.
Jun Yong Park's 258 ground strikes landed at #UFCFightIsland6 are a new three-round UFC record for ground strikes.— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) October 17, 2020
He surpassed Matt Riddle’s 251 ground strikes landed at UFC Fight Night: Lauzon vs. Stevens in 2009, per UFC Stats. pic.twitter.com/fzPYkWmyC0
Riddle acknowledged the achievement, celebrating his record that stood more than a decade.
Records were meant to be broken, 11 years is awesome https://t.co/OYiujQdqrk— matthew riddle (@SuperKingofBros) October 18, 2020
Park was informed about the record in his post-fight speech with former UFC champ-champ Daniel Cormier. Park's only question was if he landed more strikes on Phillips than, their shared opponent, Khamzat Chimaev did.
Cormier: You broke the UFC record for most ground strikes in a three-round bout.— Nick Baldwin (@NickBaldwinMMA) October 17, 2020
Park's cornerman: More than Chimaev?!
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