UFC 221 was held on February 11, 2018, at Perth Arena in Perth, Australia.

Each week we will take a look at each fighter on the cards social following on Twitter at the beginning of fight week and compare that number to the number of followers they have after fight night.

Check out the social media stats for the event here.

TOP FOLLOWERS AT THE START OF THE WEEK

  1. Luke Rockhold – 274,015
  2. Teruto Ishihara – 140,638
  3. Mark Hunt – 94,864
  4. Ross Pearson – 92,736
  5. Yoel Romero – 33,271

# OF FOLLOWERS GAINED DURING WEEK

  1. Israel Adesanya – 4,571
  2. Teruto Ishihara – 3,338
  3. Yoel Romero – 2,497
  4. Luke Rockhold – 2,252
  5. Tai Tuivasa – 1,322

% FOLLOWER INCREASE

  1. Israel Adesanya – 246.28%
  2. Tai Tuivasa – 89.63%
  3. Tyson Pedro – 33.28%
  4. Curtis Blaydes – 20.77%
  5. Luke Jumeau – 15.37%

ALL-TIME STATS
# OF FOLLOWERS GAINED DURING THE SHOW (ALL TIME SINCE UFC FIGHT NIGHT 113)

  1. Jon Jones – 29,580 – UFC 214
  2. Georges St Pierre – 17,810 – UFC 217
  3. Stipe Miocic – 16,978 – UFC 220
  4. Rose Namajunas – 11,194 – UFC 217
  5. Darren Till – 10,758 – UFC Fight Night 118
  6. Daniel Cormier – 9,151 – UFC 214
  7. Valentina Shevchenko – 8.067 – UFC 215
  8. Cody Garbrandt – 7,207 – UFC 217
  9. Francis Ngannou – 7,163 – UFC 218
  10. Francis Ngannou – 6,935 – UFC 220
  11. Khabib Nurmagomedov – 6,773 – UFC 219
  12. Daniel Cormier – 6,547 – UFC 220

% FOLLOWER INCREASE (ALL TIME SINCE UFC FIGHT NIGHT 113)

  1. Nicco Montano – 658.44% – The Ultimate Fighter 26 Show
  2. Galore Bofando – 393% – UFC Fight Night 113
  3. Montana Stewart – 276.96% – The Ultimate Fighter 26 Show
  4. Israel Adesanya – 246.28% – UFC 221 – This event
  5. Ji Yeon Kim – 231.25% – UFC on FOX 27
  6. Tai Tuivasa – 189.14% – UFC Fight Night 121
  7. Ketlen Vieira – 156.76% – UFC 215
  8. Volkan Oezdemir – 156% – UFC 214
  9. Nicco Montano – 148.14% – The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale
  10. Mads Burnell – 142.67% – UFC Fight Night 115
  11. Nadia Kassem – 139.65% – UFC Fight Night 121

EVENT STATS
# OF FOLLOWERS GAINED DURING THE WEEK (ALL TIME SINCE UFC FIGHT NIGHT 113)

  1. UFC 214 – 61,905
  2. UFC 217 – 59,647
  3. UFC 218 – 27,767
  4. UFC 219 – 20,524
  5. UFC 216 – 19,414
  6. UFC 221 – 18,338 – This event
  7. UFC 220 – 16,978
  8. UFC 215 – 16,724
  9. UFC Fight Night 118 – 15,311
  10. The Ultimate Fighter 26 – 11,876
  11. UFC Fight Night 124 – 10,997
  12. UFC Fight Night 113 – 10,694
  13. UFC on FOX 25 – 10,650
  14. UFC on FOX 26- 10,613
  15. The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale – 9,567
  16. UFC Fight Night 117 – 9,536
  17. UFC Fight Night 121 – 9,171
  18. UFC Fight Night 116 – 8,818
  19. UFC Fight Night 120 – 7,159
  20. UFC Fight Night 114 – 7,098
  21. UFC Fight Night 123 – 6,940
  22. UFC Fight Night 122 – 5,820
  23. UFC Fight Night 115 – 5,287
  24. UFC on FOX 27 – 4,546

 

Check out the full social stats for UFC 221 below.

NameTwitter HandleFollowers at start of weekFollowers at end of weekNumber IncreasePercentage Increase
Yoel Romero@YoelRomeroMMA332713576824977.51%
Luke Rockhold@LukeRockhold27401527626722520.82%
Mark Hunt@markhunt1974948649592110571.11%
Curtis Blaydes@RazorBlaydes2652792337258020.77%
Tai Tuivasa@bambamtuivasa14752797132289.63%
Cyril Asker@SilverbackAsker356383277.58%
Jake Matthews@JakeMatthewsUFC22265226333681.65%
Li Jingliang@UfcJingliang15291608795.17%
Tyson Pedro@tyson_pedro_33294437110833.28%
Damien Brown@beatdown155445245781262.83%
Israel Adesanya@stylebender185664274571246.28%
Jeremy Kennedy@JeremyKennedyWC13201395755.68%
Alexander Volkanovski@alexvolkanovski2437281037315.31%
Jussier Formiga@JussierFormiga1206412156920.76%
Ben Nguyen@Ben10MMA332693327010.00%
Ross Pearson@RossTheRealDeal92736929341980.21%
Mizuto Hirota@mizutohirota18761905291.55%
Teruto Ishihara@teruto_ko14063814397633382.37%
José Alberto Quiñónez@tecoDCzac721373351221.69%
Luke Jumeau@Lukejumeau5145937915.37%
Daichi Abe@mma_daichi566610447.77%