UFC 225 was held on June 9, 2018, at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.

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. CM Punk – 2,782,635
  2. Rashad Evans – 571,673
  3. Alistair Overeem – 549,304
  4. Holly Holm – 347,100
  5. Rafael dosAnjos – 174,096

# OF FOLLOWERS GAINED DURING WEEK

  1. Colby Covington – 4,289
  2. CM Punk – 3,646
  3. Robert Whittaker – 3,443
  4. Megan Anderson – 3,357
  5. Tai Tuivasa – 2,124

% FOLLOWER INCREASE

  1. Chris dela Rocha – 34.02%
  2. Tai Tuivasa – 31.10%
  3. Dan Ige – 20.18%
  4. Mike Santiago – 14.00%
  5. Colby Covington – 13.48%

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. Darren Till – 6,739 – UFC Fight Night 130
  9. Daniel Cormier 6,547 – UFC 220
  10. Joanna Jędrzejczyk 6,316 – UFC 223
  11. Mackenzie Dern 5,569 – UFC 222

% FOLLOWER INCREASE (2018 events)

  1. Gillian Robertson – 1227.14% – UFC Fight Night 130
  2. Marcin Prachnio – 920.00% -UFC on FOX 28
  3. Israel Adesanya – 246.28% – UFC 221
  4. Ji Yeon Kim – 231.25% – UFC ON FOX 27
  5. Sean O’Malley – 198.07% – UFC 222
  6. Curtis Millender – 197.89% – UFC Fight Night 126
  7. Carlo Pedersoli Jr. – 186.02%  – UFC Fight Night 130
  8. Kyle Bochniak – 162.04% – UFC 223
  9. Manny Bermudez – 161.76% – UFC on FOX 28
  10. Magomed Ankalaev – 113.79% – UFC Fight Night 127
  11. Zabit Magomedsharipov – 111.21% – UFC 223
  12. 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 225 – 25,042 – This event
  5. UFC 221 – 18,338
  6. UFC Fight Night 124 – 10,977
  7. UFC 224 – 10,699
  8. UFC ON FOX 28 – 8,507
  9. UFC Fight Night 129 – 8,378
  10. UFC Fight Night 126 – 7,004
  11. UFC Fight Night 127 – 5,793
  12. UFC Fight Night 131 – 5,360
  13. UFC on FOX 27 – 4,546

Check out the full social media stats for UFC 225 below:

NameTwitter HandleFollowers (Start of Week)Followers (End of Week)Number Increase% Increase
Robert Whittaker@robwhittakermma461274957034437.46%
Yoel Romero@YoelRomeroMMA428474460617594.11%
Rafael dosAnjos@RdosAnjosMMA 1740961749188220.47%
Colby Covington@ColbyCovMMA3182736116428913.48%
Holly Holm@HollyHolm34710034844113410.39%
Megan Anderson@MeganA_mma390804243733578.59%
Andrei Arlovski@AndreiArlovski47176473171410.30%
Tai Tuivasa@bambamtuivasa68298953212431.10%
CM Punk@CMPunk2782635278628136460.13%
Mike Jackson@TheTruthJackson661570504356.58%
Alistair Overeem@Alistairovereem5493045494901860.03%
Curtis Blaydes@RazorBlaydes2655666631064411.37%
Cláudia Gadelha@ClaudiaGadelha_1575971581405430.34%
Carla Esparza@CarlaEsparza188312886503380.38%
Ricardo Lamas@RicardoLamasMMA36021361731520.42%
Mirsad Bektić@MirsadBekticMMA688670291432.08%
Rashad Coulter@rashad_coulter251126311204.78%
Chrisdela Rocha@chrisdelarocha1971303334.02%
Rashad Evans@SugaRashadEvans5716735719102370.04%
Anthony Smith@lionheartsmith424945763277.70%
Joseph Benavidez@JoeJitsu1435891438022130.15%
Sergio Pettis@sergiopettis25047252241770.71%
Clay Guida@clayguida1506501508602100.14%
Charles Oliveira@CharlesDoBronxs32483301531.63%
Mike Santiago@MSantiagomma4004565614.00%
Dan Ige@Dynamitedan8081254150725320.18%