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Julian Erosa vs Fernando Padilla report
Who won Erosa vs Padilla?
Fernando Padilla beat Julian Erosa by 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 in favor of winner Fernando Padilla.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
Erosa vs Padilla stats
Julian Erosa stepped into the octagon with a record of 28 wins, 10 loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 12 by submission.
Fernando Padilla made his way to the cage with a record of 12 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 7 by submission.
The stats suggested Erosa had an advantage in power over Padilla, with a 39% knock out percentage over Padilla's 25%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Padilla had an advantage over Erosa, with a 58% submission rate over Erosa's 43%.
Julian Erosa was the older man by 7 years, at 33 years old.
Padilla had 2-inch reach advantage.
Erosa was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 22 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 4 years and 6 months earlier than Padilla, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 56 more professional rounds, 91 to Padilla's 35.
Erosa vs Padilla form
Julian Erosa had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Alex Caceres at UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs. Strickland on 17th December 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Hakeem Dawodu at UFC 279 on 10th September 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Steven Peterson at UFC Fight Night on 5th February 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against Charles Jourdain at UFC Vegas 36 on 4th September 2021 by split decision in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had been beaten by Seung Woo Choi at UFC Vegas 29 on 19th June 2021 by knockout in the 1st round.
Erosa's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
Padilla's last 2 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 2 months and 4 days. 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 Erosa vs Padilla?
Julian Erosa was a 4/6 (-150) favourite going into the contest, while Fernando Padilla made his way into the ring at 23/20 (+110) with oddsmakers.
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