UFC 224 was held on May 12, 2018, at the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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. Vitor Belfort- 1,564,216
  2. Lyoto Machida – 715,525
  3. Kelvin Gastelum – 118,880
  4. Amanda Nunes – 118,672
  5. Ronaldo Souza – 115,985

# OF FOLLOWERS GAINED DURING WEEK

  1. Amanda Cooper- 2,268
  2. Mackenzie Dern – 2,254
  3. Lyoto Machida – 1,324
  4. Amanda Nunes – 896
  5. Raquel Pennington – 790

% FOLLOWER INCREASE

  1. James Bochnovic – 32.08%
  2. Amanda Cooper – 17.55%
  3. Karl Roberson – 10.78%
  4. Jack Hermansson – 10.22%
  5. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos – 9.16%

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

  1. Khabib Nurmagomedov 35,430 – UFC 223
  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
  6. Al Iaquinta 8,484 – UFC 223
  7. Francis Ngannou 6,935 – UFC 220
  8. Daniel Cormier 6,547 – UFC 220
  9. Joanna Jędrzejczyk 6,316 – UFC 223
  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
  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
  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
  2. UFC 222 – 47,118
  3. UFC 220 – 35,412
  4. UFC 221 – 18,338
  5. UFC Fight Night 124 – 10,977
  6. UFC 224 – 10,699 – This event
  7. UFC ON FOX 28 – 8,507
  8. UFC FIGHT NIGHT 126 – 7,004
  9. UFC FIGHT NIGHT 127 – 5,793
  10. UFC on FOX 27 – 4,546

Check out the full social media stats for UFC 224 below:

NameTwitter HandleFollowers (Start of Week)Followers (End of Week)Number Increase% Increase
Amanda Nunes@Amanda_Leoa1186721195688960.76%
Raquel Pennington@RockyPMMA65574663647901.20%
Ronaldo Souza@JacareMMA1159851163253400.29%
Kelvin Gastelum@KelvinGastelum1188801194435630.47%
Mackenzie Dern@MackenzieDern352463750022546.40%
Amanda Cooper@ABCnation1151292515193226817.55%
John Lineker@johnlineker33264334852210.66%
Brian Kelleher@brianboom135368138021213.29%
Vitor Belfort@vitorbelfort156421615649837670.05%
Lyoto Machida@lyotomachidafw71552571684913240.19%
Cezar Ferreira@cezarmutante2088820943550.26%
Karl Roberson@karlbabyk4364834710.78%
Júnior Albini@junioralbini564598346.03%
Davi Ramos@DaviRamosBjj10731132595.50%
Nick Hein@NickHeinMMA48634895320.66%
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos@ElizeuCapoeira191020851759.16%
Sean Strickland@SStricklandMMA84978520230.27%
Warlley Alves@warlleyalvesmma590062733736.32%
Sultan Aliev@ASULTAN_MMA716731152.09%
Thales Leites@thalesleites1283212856240.19%
Jack Hermansson@jackthejokermma2584284826410.22%
Alberto Mina@albertominaUFC11881225373.11%
James Bochnovic@JBoch_8853701732.08%