Tape rankings @ Flyweight
Who won Erceg vs Dvorak?
Steve Erceg beat David Dvorak by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of UFC 289, on Saturday 10th June 2023 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Steve Erceg.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 125 pounds (8.9 stone or 56.7 KG).
Erceg vs Dvorak stats
Steve Erceg stepped into the octagon with a record of 9 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 1 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 6 by submission.
David Dvorak made his way to the cage with a record of 20 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggested Dvorak had a large advantage in power over Erceg, boosting at 40% knock out percentage over Erceg's 11%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Erceg had a large advantage over Dvorak, boasting at 67% submission rate over Dvorak's 40%.
Steve Erceg was the younger man by 3 years, at 28 years old.
Erceg had a height advantage of 4 inches over Dvorak. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Erceg was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 15 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2016, 5 year and 8 months later than Dvorak, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 28 less professional rounds, 22 to Dvorak's 50.
Dvorak's last 3 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.3 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Erceg vs Dvorak?
Steve Erceg was a 12/5 (+240) underdog going into the contest, while David Dvorak made his way into the ring at 33/100 (-300) with oddsmakers.