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Who won Brundage vs Vieira?
Rodolfo Vieira beat Cody Brundage by submission in the 2nd round during the main card of UFC Fight Night – Song vs. Simon, on Saturday 29th April 2023 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Brundage vs Vieira stats
Cody Brundage stepped into the octagon with a record of 8 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Rodolfo Vieira made his way to the cage with a record of 8 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 1 of those wins by knock out and 7 by submission.
The stats suggested Brundage had a massive power advantage over Vieira, boasting at 50% knock out percentage over Vieira's 13%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Vieira had a massive advantage over Brundage, boosting at 88% submission rate over Brundage's 38%.
Cody Brundage was the younger man by 5 years, at 29 years old.
Brundage had a height advantage of 1 inch over Vieira. Despite this, Vieira had 1-inch reach advantage.
Brundage was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2019, 2 year and 2 months later than Vieira, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 6 more professional rounds, 26 to Vieira's 20.
Brundage vs Vieira form
Brundage had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Michal Oleksiejczuk at UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs. Strickland on 17th December 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Tresean Gore at UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos vs. Fiziev on 9th July 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had won against Dalcha Lungiambula at UFC Fight Night on 12th March 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had been beaten by Nick Maximov at UFC 266 on 25th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
He had beat Joseph Kropschot at LFA 99 on 12th February 2021 by unanimous decision in the 3rd round at Hartman Arena, Park City.
Brundage's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.
Vieira's last 3 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 3 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.7 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Brundage vs Vieira?
Cody Brundage was a 2/1 (+200) underdog going into the contest, while Rodolfo Vieira made his way into the ring at 2/5 (-250) with oddsmakers.