Tape rankings @ Middleweight
Who won Costa vs Hendricks?
Paulo Costa beat Johny Hendricks by , during the main card of UFC 217, on Saturday 4th November 2017 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Paulo Costa.
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).
Costa vs Hendricks stats
Paulo Costa stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 10 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Johny Hendricks made his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Costa had a massive power advantage over Hendricks, boasting at 90% knock out percentage over Hendricks' 44%.
Paulo Costa was the younger man by 8 years, at 30 years old.
Costa had a height advantage of 4 inches over Hendricks. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Costa was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 15 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 4 year and 4 months later than Hendricks, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 47 less professional rounds, 20 to Hendricks' 67.
Hendricks' last 3 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 3 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 9 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.7 rounds on average.