Tape rankings @ Bantamweight
Who won Garcia vs Hiestand?
Brady Hiestand beat Fernie Garcia by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Spivak, on Saturday 19th November 2022 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Brady Hiestand.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Garcia vs Hiestand stats
Fernie Garcia stepped into the octagon with a record of 10 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 1 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Brady Hiestand made his way to the cage with a record of 5 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 2 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Hiestand had a large advantage in power over Garcia, boosting at 40% knock out percentage over Garcia's 10%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Hiestand had a slight advantage over Garcia, with a 40% submission rate over Garcia's 30%.
Fernie Garcia was the older man by 7 years, at 31 years old.
Hiestand had a height advantage of 1 inch over Garcia.
Garcia was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 5 more fights, and made his debut in 2015, 2 years and 9 months earlier than Hiestand, whose first professional fight was in 2018. He had fought 16 more professional rounds, 35 to Hiestand's 19.
Garcia's last 4 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 8 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Garcia vs Hiestand?
Fernie Garcia was a 29/20 (+150) underdog going into the contest, while Brady Hiestand made his way into the ring at 14/25 (-180) with oddsmakers.