UFC 223: Khabib vs. Iaquinta was held on April 7, 2018, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

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. Joanna Jędrzejczyk – 259,396
  2. Khabib Nurmagomedov – 232,381
  3. Joe Lauzon – 187,060
  4. Rose Namajunas – 143,739
  5. Felice Herrig – 121,555

# OF FOLLOWERS GAINED DURING WEEK

  1. Khabib Nurmagomedov – 35,430
  2. Rose Namajunas – 12,084
  3. Al Iaquinta – 8,484
  4. Joanna Jędrzejczyk – 6,316
  5. Kyle Bochniak – 4,187

% FOLLOWER INCREASE

  1. Kyle Bochniak – 162.04%
  2. Zabit Magomedsharipov – 111.21%
  3. Olivier Aubin-Mercier – 23.84%
  4. Al Iaquinta – 17.91%
  5. Khabib Nurmagomedov – 15.25%

ALL-TIME STATS
# OF FOLLOWERS GAINED DURING THE WEEK (2018 events)

  1. Khabib Nurmagomedov 35,430 – UFC 223 – This event
  2. Stipe Miocic 16,978 – UFC 220
  3. Sean O’Malley 14,915 – UFC 222
  4. Brian Ortega 13,765 – UFC 222
  5. Rose Namajunas 12,084 – UFC 223 – This event
  6. Al Iaquinta 8,484 – UFC 223 – This event
  7. Francis Ngannou 6,935 – UFC 220
  8. Daniel Cormier 6,547 – UFC 220
  9. Joanna Jędrzejczyk 6,316 – UFC 223 – This event
  10. Mackenzie Dern 5,569 – UFC 222

 

% FOLLOWER INCREASE (2018 events)

  1. Marcin Prachnio – 920.00% -UFC on FOX 28
  2. Israel Adesanya – 246.28% – UFC 221
  3. Ji Yeon Kim – 231.25% – UFC ON FOX 27
  4. Sean O’Malley – 198.07% – UFC 222
  5. Curtis Millender – 197.89% – UFC Fight Night 126
  6. Kyle Bochniak – 162.04% – UFC 223 – This event
  7. Manny Bermudez – 161.76% – UFC on FOX 28
  8. Magomed Ankalaev – 113.79% – UFC Fight Night 127
  9. Zabit Magomedsharipov – 111.21% – UFC 223  – This event
  10. Abdul Razak Alhassan – 105.98% – UFC 220

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

  1. UFC 223 – 78,737 – This event
  2. UFC 222 – 47,118
  3. UFC 220 – 35,412
  4. UFC 221 – 18,338
  5. UFC Fight Night 124 – 10,977
  6. UFC ON FOX 28 – 8,507
  7. UFC FIGHT NIGHT 126 – 7,004
  8. UFC FIGHT NIGHT 127 – 5,793
  9. UFC on FOX 27 – 4,546

Check out the social media stats for every event so far in 2018

UFC Fight Night 124
UFC 220
UFC on FOX 27
UFC 221
UFC FIGHT NIGHT 126
UFC ON FOX 28
UFC 222
UFC FIGHT NIGHT 127

Check out the full social media stats for UFC 223 below:

NameTwitter HandleFollowers (Start of Week)Followers (End of Week)Number Increase% Increase
Khabib Nurmagomedov@TeamKhabib2323812678113543015.25%
Al Iaquinta@ALIAQUINTA4737555859848417.91%
Rose Namajunas@rosenamajunas143739155823120848.41%
Joanna Jędrzejczyk@joannamma25939626571263162.43%
Renato MoicanoN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Calvin Kattar@CalvinKattar1607177316610.33%
Zabit Magomedsharipov@zabit_mma313266153483111.21%
Kyle Bochniak@KyleBochniak 258467714187162.04%
Joe Lauzon@JoeLauzon1870601874213610.19%
Chris Gruetzemacher@sodapopfuzz159617221267.89%
Karolina Kowalkiewicz@KarolinaMMA512355417229375.73%
Felice Herrig@feliceherrig12155512311615611.28%
Evan Dunham@evandunham15544274445262520.57%
Olivier Aubin-Mercier@oliaubin78789756187823.84%
Bec Rawlings@RowdyBec64124650389141.43%
Ashlee Evans-Smith@AshleeMMA18008184274192.33%
Devin Clark@brownbearC13921462705.03%
Mike Rodriguez@mrodmma741810699.31%