Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Garry vs Song?
Ian Machado Garry beat Kenan Song by during the prelims of UFC 285, on Saturday 4th March 2023 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Ian Machado Garry.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Garry vs Song stats
Ian Machado Garry stepped into the octagon with an undefeated record of 10 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Kenan Song made his way to the cage with a record of 16 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out and 6 by submission.
The stats suggested that Garry and Song have similar power, both with a 50% knock out percentage.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Song had a large advantage over Garry, boosting at 38% submission rate over Garry's 10%.
Ian Machado Garry was the younger man by 8 years, at 25 years old.
Garry had a height advantage of 3 inches over Song. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Garry was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 12 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2019, 4 year and 4 months later than Song, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 19 less professional rounds, 30 to Song's 49.
Garry vs Song form
Garry remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Gabe Green at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Darian Weeks at UFC 273 on 9th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
Going into that contest, he had beat Jordan Williams at UFC 268 on 6th November 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Before that, he had won against Jack Grant at Cage Warriors 125 on 26th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their Cage Warriors Welterweight championship fight at York Hall, London, United Kingdom.
He had beat Lawrence Tracey at Cage Warriors 119 on 12th December 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at York Hall, London, England.
Garry's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
Song's last 2 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Garry vs Song?
Ian Machado Garry was a 3/25 (-830) favourite going into the contest, while Kenan Song made his way into the ring at 27/5 (+540) with oddsmakers.