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Who won Bautista vs Blackshear?
Mario Bautista beat Da’Mon Blackshear by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of UFC 292, on Saturday 19th August 2023 at TD Garden in Boston.
The scorecards were announced as 29-28, 29-28, 30-27 in favor of winner Mario Bautista.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Bautista vs Blackshear stats
Mario Bautista stepped into the octagon with a record of 12 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 6 by submission.
Da’Mon Blackshear made his way to the cage with a record of 13 wins, 5 loses and 1 draw, with 2 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggested Bautista had a slight advantage in power over Blackshear, with a 25% knock out percentage over Blackshear's 15%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Blackshear had an advantage over Bautista, with a 62% submission rate over Bautista's 50%.
Mario Bautista was the older man by 1 year, at 30 years old.
Blackshear had a height advantage of 1 inch over Bautista. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Bautista was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 5 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2017, 1 year and 1 month later than Blackshear, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 31 less professional rounds, 28 to Blackshear's 59.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Da’Mon Blackshear had been fighting more than Mario Bautista.
Going to this contest, Mario Bautista had last fought 6 months and 19 days ago, while Da’Mon Blackshear's last outing had been 1 month and 18 days ago.
Bautista's last 4 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 7 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.5 rounds on average.
Blackshear's last 4 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 1 month and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.3 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Bautista vs Blackshear?
Mario Bautista was a 11/25 (-220) favourite going into the contest, while Da’Mon Blackshear made his way into the ring at 7/4 (+180) with oddsmakers.