UFC 226 was held on July 7, 2018, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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.  Daniel Cormier – 617,656
  2. Anthony Pettis – 376,373
  3. Stipe Miocic – 204,451
  4. Francis Ngannou – 123,712
  5. Uriah Hall – 76,805

# OF FOLLOWERS GAINED DURING WEEK

  1. Daniel Cormier – 8,104
  2. Stipe Miocic – 6,363
  3. Derrick Lewis – 1,797
  4. Francis Ngannou – 1,593
  5. Paul Felder – 1,248

% FOLLOWER INCREASE

  1. Emily Whitmire – 17.12%
  2. Khalil Rountree Jr. – 15.03%
  3. Paulo Costa – 14.89%
  4. Curtis Millender – 9.59%
  5. Dan Hooker – 7.80%

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. Daniel Cormier – 8,104 – UFC 226 – This event
  8. Francis Ngannou 6,935 – UFC 220
  9. Darren Till – 6,739 – UFC Fight Night 130
  10. Daniel Cormier 6,547 – UFC 220
  11. Stipe Miocic – 6,363 – UFC 226 – This event
  12. Joanna Jędrzejczyk 6,316 – UFC 223
  13. 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. Brad Katona – 113.62% – The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale
  12. Zabit Magomedsharipov – 111.21% – UFC 223

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 226 – 36,529 – This event
  4. UFC 220 – 35,412
  5. UFC 225 – 25,042
  6. UFC 221 – 18,338
  7. UFC Fight Night 124 – 10,977
  8. UFC 224 – 10,699
  9. UFC ON FOX 28 – 8,507
  10. UFC Fight Night 129 – 8,378
  11. The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale – 8,373
  12. UFC Fight Night 126 – 7,004
  13. UFC Fight Night 127 – 5,793
  14. UFC Fight Night 131 – 5,360
  15. UFC on FOX 27 – 4,546
  16. UFC Fight Night 132 – 3,028

Check out the full social media stats for UFC 226 below:

NameTwitter HandleFollowers (Start of Week)Followers (End of Week)Number Increase% Increase
Stipe Miocic@stipemiocic20445121081463633.11%
Daniel Cormier@dc_mma61765662576081041.31%
Max Holloway@BlessedMMA16194016743554953.39%
Brian Ortega@BrianTcity541065907849729.19%
Francis Ngannou@francis_ngannou12371212530515931.29%
Derrick Lewis@Thebeast_ufc571685896517973.14%
Michael Chiesa@MikeMav2250015504103950.79%
Anthony Pettis@Showtimepettis3763733771467730.21%
Gökhan Saki@gokhantherebel736687476710991.49%
Khalil Rountree Jr.@War_khalil4084469861415.03%
Uriah Hall@UriahHallMMA7680576865600.08%
Paulo Costa@BorrachinhaMMA78709042117214.89%
Paul Felder@felderpaul237852503312485.25%
Mike Perry@PlatinumPerry360033718011773.27%
Raphael Assunção@RaphaAssuncao13639137911521.11%
Rob Font@RobSFont32783326481.46%
Curtis Millender@CurtiousCurtis141815541369.59%
Max Griffin@maxPAINmma32793344651.98%
Dan Hooker@danthehangman825288966447.80%
Gilbert Burns@GilbertDurinho2529625335390.15%
Lando Vannata@GroovyLando1087110952810.75%
Drakkar Klose@drakkarklose21172213964.53%
Jamie Moyle@LoveBoatJamie514052781382.68%
Emily Whitmire@WhitmireMMA1565183326817.12%