Tape rankings @ Bantamweight
Who won Bautista vs Lopez?
Mario Bautista beat Benito Lopez by submission in the 1st round during the prelims of UFC Fight Night: Mitchell vs. Evloev, on Saturday 5th November 2022 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
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 Lopez stats
Mario Bautista stepped into the octagon with a record of 10 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Benito Lopez made his way to the cage with a record of 10 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested that Bautista and Lopez have similar power, both with a 30% knock out percentage.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Bautista had an advantage over Lopez, with a 40% submission rate over Lopez's 20%.
Mario Bautista was the older man by 1 year, at 30 years old.
Lopez had a height advantage of 1 inch over Bautista. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Bautista was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2017, 3 year and 1 month later than Lopez, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 6 more professional rounds, 28 to Lopez's 22.
What were the odds on Bautista vs Lopez?
Mario Bautista was a 7/25 (-360) favourite going into the contest, while Benito Lopez made his way into the ring at 11/4 (+280) with oddsmakers.