Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Who won Barbosa vs Santos?
Mairon Santos beat Rafael Barbosa by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the co-main event of LFA 155, on Friday 24th March 2023 at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Mairon Santos.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
Barbosa vs Santos stats
Rafael Barbosa stepped into the octagon with a record of 12 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Mairon Santos made his way to the cage with a record of 12 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Santos had an advantage in power over Barbosa, with a 58% knock out percentage over Barbosa's 42%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Barbosa had a large advantage over Santos, boasting at 25% submission rate over Santos' 0%.
Rafael Barbosa was the older man by 25 years, at 25 years old.
Barbosa was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2016, 7 year and 4 months later than Santos, whose first professional fight was in . He had fought 8 more professional rounds, 41 to Santos' 33.
Barbosa's last 3 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 6 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.3 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Barbosa vs Santos?
Rafael Barbosa was a 1/2 (-200) favourite going into the contest, while Mairon Santos made his way into the ring at 7/5 (+140) with oddsmakers.