Tape rankings @ Lightweight
Who won Gordon vs Santos?
Jared Gordon beat Leonardo Santos by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the prelims of UFC 278, on Saturday 20th August 2022 at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Jared Gordon.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
Gordon vs Santos stats
Jared Gordon stepped into the ring with a record of 18 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
Leonardo Santos made his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 5 loses and 1 draw, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 9 by submission.
The stats suggested Gordon had advantage in power over Santos, with a 33% knock out percentage over Santos' 17%.
Jared Gordon was the younger man by 8 years, at 34 years old.
Santos had a height advantage of 3 inches over Gordon. That also extended to a 7-inch reach advantage.
Gordon was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 1 less fights, and made his debut in 2011, 8 year and 7 months later than Santos, whose first professional fight was in 2002. He had fought 14 more professional rounds, 62 to Santos' 48.
Gordon's last 3 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.3 rounds on average.