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Who won Alvarez vs Gaethje?
Eddie Alvarez beat Justin Gaethje by , during the main card of UFC 218, on Saturday 2nd December 2017 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Eddie Alvarez.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
Alvarez vs Gaethje stats
Eddie Alvarez stepped into the ring with a record of 28 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 16 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 6 by submission.
Justin Gaethje made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 18 wins and 0 draws, with 15 of those by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Gaethje had a large advantage in power over Alvarez, boosting at 83% knock out percentage over Alvarez's 57%.
Eddie Alvarez was the older man by 5 years, at 37 years old.
Gaethje had a height advantage of 2 inches over Alvarez. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Alvarez was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 15 more fights, and made his debut in 2003, 7 years and 8 months earlier than Gaethje, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 21 more professional rounds, 73 to Gaethje's 52.