Who won Benavidez vs Formiga?
Joseph Benavidez beat Jussier Formiga by , during the co-main event of UFC on ESPN 3, on Saturday 29th June 2019 at Target Center in Minneapolis.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Joseph Benavidez.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 125 pounds (8.9 stone or 56.7 KG).
Benavidez vs Formiga stats
Joseph Benavidez stepped into the ring with a record of 27 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 9 by submission.
Jussier Formiga made his way to the ring with a record of 23 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws and 10 by submission.
The stats suggested Benavidez had a large advantage in power over Formiga, boasting at 26% knock out percentage over Formiga's 0%.
Joseph Benavidez was the same age as Jussier Formiga, at 36 years old.
Formiga had a height advantage of 1 inch over Benavidez. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Benavidez was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 4 more fights, and made his debut in 2006, 1 year later than Formiga, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 12 more professional rounds, 84 to Formiga's 72.
Formiga's last 3 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 3 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.3 rounds on average.