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Who won Gastelum vs Souza?
Kelvin Gastelum beat Ronaldo Souza by split decision in their 3 round contest during the co-main event of UFC 224, on Saturday 12th May 2018 at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Kelvin Gastelum.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Gastelum vs Souza stats
Kelvin Gastelum stepped into the octagon with a record of 14 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Ronaldo Souza made his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 0 wins and 0 draws.
The stats suggested Gastelum had a massive power advantage over Souza, boasting at 43% knock out percentage over Souza's 0%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Gastelum had a large advantage over Souza, boasting at 29% submission rate over Souza's 0%.
Kelvin Gastelum was the younger man by 11 years, at 32 years old.
Souza had a height advantage of 4 inches over Gastelum. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Gastelum was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 17 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 7 year and 2 months later than Souza, whose first professional fight was in 2003. He had fought 70 more professional rounds, 70 to Souza's 0.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Ronaldo Souza had been fighting more than Kelvin Gastelum.
Going to this contest, Kelvin Gastelum had last fought 6 years and 5 days ago, while Ronaldo Souza's last outing had been 5 years, 10 months and 3 days ago.
Gastelum's last 3 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 4 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 5 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.7 rounds on average.
Souza's last 3 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 9 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 3 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.3 rounds on average.
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