Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Alves vs Dalby?
Nicolas Dalby beat Warlley Alves by split decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of UFC 283, on Saturday 21st January 2023 at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Nicolas Dalby.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Alves vs Dalby stats
Warlley Alves stepped into the octagon with a record of 14 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 6 by submission.
Nicolas Dalby made his way to the cage with a record of 20 wins, 4 loses and 1 draw, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Dalby had a slight advantage in power over Alves, with a 30% knock out percentage over Alves' 29%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Alves had a large advantage over Dalby, boasting at 43% submission rate over Dalby's 20%.
Warlley Alves was the younger man by 6 years, at 32 years old.
Dalby had 2-inch reach advantage.
Alves was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 7 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2011, 1 year and 1 month later than Dalby, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 36 less professional rounds, 44 to Dalby's 80.
Alves vs Dalby form
Dalby had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Claudio Silva at UFC Fight Night London on 23rd July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at The O2, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Tim Means at UFC Vegas 30 on 26th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Going into that contest, he had won against Alex Oliveira at UFC on ESPN+ 18 on 28th September 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Before that, he had won against Ross Houston at Cage Warriors 106 on 29th June 2019 by unanimous decision in the 5th round in their Cage Warriors Welterweight championship fight at Eventim Apollo, London, England.
He had beat Alex Lohore at Cage Warriors 103 on 9th March 2019 by knockout in the 4th round at K.B Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Alves' last 2 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 3 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.5 rounds on average.
Dalby's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 6 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.6 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Alves vs Dalby?
Warlley Alves was a 3/4 (-130) favourite going into the contest, while Nicolas Dalby made his way into the ring at 11/10 (+110) with oddsmakers.