Nov 11 2023
Saturday

Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States

Prelim
3 rounds contest @ Flyweight
Alessandro Costa
Costa
Brazil flag
10-1-0
UD 3
UD 3
13-3-0

The tape

28
Age
28
5' 9" / 174 cm
Height
5' 4" / 163 cm
68.5" / 174 cm
Reach
66.9" / 170 cm

Tape record

UDSUBSUBUDSUB
Form
KOKOKOSDKO
10
Wins
13
1
By KO
4
10
KO%
31
6
By SUB
6
60
SUB%
46
1
Loses
3
0
Stopped
2
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2016
Debut
2015
11
Bouts
16
22
Rounds
32
1 hours, 32 minutes
Fight Time
1 hours, 55 minutes

Tape rankings @ Flyweight

14
UFC
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-
Bellator
-
-
Tapology
-

Steve Erceg vs Alessandro Costa report

Who won Erceg vs Costa?

Steve Erceg beat Alessandro Costa by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of UFC 295, on Saturday 11th November 2023 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The scorecards were announced in favor of the 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 Costa stats

Steve Erceg stepped into the octagon with a record of 10 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 1 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 6 by submission.

Alessandro Costa made his way to the cage with a record of 13 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by knock out and 6 by submission.

Steve Erceg's UFC record stood at 3-0-0, while Alessandro Costa's came in at 1-2-0.

The stats suggested Costa had a large advantage in power over Erceg, boasting a 31% knock out percentage over Erceg's 10%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Erceg had an advantage over Costa, with a 60% submission rate over Costa's 46%.

Steve Erceg was the same age as Alessandro Costa, at 28 years old.

Erceg had a height advantage of 5 inches over Costa. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.

Erceg was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 5 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2016, 2 months later than Costa, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 8 less professional rounds, 27 to Costa's 35.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Steve Erceg had been fighting more than Alessandro Costa.

Going to this contest, Steve Erceg had last fought 5 months and 7 days ago, while Alessandro Costa's last outing had been 10 months and 1 day ago.

Erceg's last 2 fights had come over a period of 10 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.

Costa's last 2 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 4 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Erceg vs Costa?

Steve Erceg was a 1/2 (-200) favourite going into the contest, while Alessandro Costa made his way into the ring at 33/20 (+170) with oddsmakers.

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