Apr 29 2023
Saturday

UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Heavyweight
Marcos Rogerio de Lima
Lima
Brazil flag
9-0-0
UD 3

Score cards

  • 28-29
  • 28-29
  • 28-29
UD 3
20-8-0

The tape

32
Age
39
6' 4" / 193 cm
Height
6' 1" / 185 cm
79.9" / 203 cm
Reach
75.2" / 191 cm

Tape record

UDUDKOKOKO
Form
SUBUDKOUDSUB
9
Wins
20
4
By KO
14
44
KO%
70
1
By SUB
3
11
SUB%
15
0
Loses
8
0
Stopped
1
0
Tapped
5
0
Draws
1
2018
Debut
2009
9
Bouts
29
21
Rounds
46
1 hours, 33 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 40 minutes

Tape rankings @ Heavyweight

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Waldo Cortes-Acosta vs Marcos Rogerio de Lima report

Who won Cortes-Acosta vs Lima?

Marcos Rogerio de Lima beat Waldo Cortes-Acosta by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of UFC Fight Night – Song vs. Simon, on Saturday 29th April 2023 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

The scorecards were announced as 29-28, 29-28, 29-28 in favor of the winner Marcos Rogerio de Lima.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 265 pounds (18.9 stone or 120.2 KG).

Cortes-Acosta vs Lima stats

Waldo Cortes-Acosta stepped into the octagon with an undefeated record of 9 wins, zero losses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.

Marcos Rogerio de Lima made his way to the cage with a record of 20 wins, 8 losses and 1 draw, 14 of those wins coming by knock out and 3 by submission.

This was Waldo Cortes-Acosta's 6th fight in the UFC, having made his debut for the promotion in 2022.

Waldo Cortes-Acosta's UFC record stood at 5-1-0, while Marcos Rogerio de Lima's came in at 11-7-0.

The stats suggested Lima had a large advantage in power over Cortes-Acosta, boasting a 70% knock out percentage over Cortes-Acosta's 44%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Lima had a slight advantage over Cortes-Acosta, with a 15% submission rate over Cortes-Acosta's 11%.

Waldo Cortes-Acosta was the younger man by 7 years, at 32 years old.

Cortes-Acosta had a height advantage of 3 inches over Lima. That also extended to a 5-inch reach advantage.

Cortes-Acosta was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 20 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2018, 9 years and 2 months later than Lima, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 21 less professional rounds, 31 to Lima's 52.

Cortes-Acosta vs Lima form

Cortes-Acosta had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.

In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Chase Sherman at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Spivak on 19th November 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Jared Vanderaa at UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Allen on 29th October 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Thomas Petersen at LFA 129 on 15th April 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round in their LFA Heavyweight championship fight at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, Prior Lake.

Before that, he had defeated Derrick Weaver at LFA 124 on 11th February 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Arizona Federal Theatre, Phoenix.

He was victorious against Mo DeReese at Bellator 271 on 12th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood.

Lima had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Andrei Arlovski at UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Allen on 29th October 2022 by submission in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had lost to Blagoy Ivanov at UFC 274 on 7th May 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Ben Rothwell at UFC Vegas 42 on 13th November 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Before that, he had defeated Maurice Greene at UFC Vegas 26 on 8th May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He was victorious against Ben Sosoli at UFC on ESPN+ 26 on 22nd February 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Spark Arena, Auckland, New Zealand.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Waldo Cortes-Acosta had been fighting more than Marcos Rogerio de Lima.

Going to this contest, Waldo Cortes-Acosta had last fought 1 year, 6 months and 22 days ago, while Marcos Rogerio de Lima's last outing had been 1 year, 7 months and 12 days ago.

Cortes-Acosta's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.

Lima's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 3 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.

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