Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Brown vs Barberena?
Bryan Barberena beat Matt Brown by split decision in their 3 round contest, during the main card of UFC Fight Night Columbus, on Saturday 26th March 2022 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus.
The scorecards were announced as 28-29, 28-29, 29-28 in favor of winner Bryan Barberena.
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).
Brown vs Barberena stats
Matt Brown stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 0 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Bryan Barberena made his way to the ring with a record of 16 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, with 10 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Barberena had a massive power advantage over Brown, boosting at 63% knock out percentage over Brown's 0%.
Matt Brown was the older man by 8 years, at 41 years old.
Brown had 4-inch reach advantage.
Brown was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 24 less fights, and made his debut in 2005, 4 years earlier than Barberena, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 24 more professional rounds, 87 to Barberena's 63.
Brown vs Barberena form
Barberena had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Darian Weeks at UFC Fight Night on 4th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Jason Witt at UFC Vegas 33 on 31st July 2021 by majority decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Randy Brown at UFC on ESPN+ 12 on 22nd June 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Greenville.
Before that, he had been beaten by Vicente Luque at UFC on ESPN 1 on 17th February 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix.
He had defeated Jake Ellenberger at UFC Fight Night 135 on 25th August 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln.
Brown's last 3 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 7 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
Barberena's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.