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Who won Diakiese vs Alves?
Rafael Alves beat Marc Diakiese by submission in the 1st round, during the prelims of UFC Vegas 42, on Saturday 13th November 2021 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
Diakiese vs Alves stats
Marc Diakiese stepped into the ring with a record of 14 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Rafael Alves made his way to the ring with a record of 19 wins, 9 loses and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 7 by submission.
The stats suggested Diakiese had a slight advantage in power over Alves, with a 43% knock out percentage over Alves' 37%.
Marc Diakiese was the younger man by 3 years, at 28 years old.
Diakiese had a height advantage of 2 inches over Alves. That also extended to a 5-inch reach advantage.
Diakiese was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 10 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 6 year later than Alves, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 16 less professional rounds, 42 to Alves' 58.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Rafael Alves had been fighting more than Marc Diakiese.
Going to this contest, Marc Diakiese had last fought 4 years, 6 months and 15 days ago, while Rafael Alves' last outing had been 8 months ago.