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Who won Holmes vs Ribeiro?
Claudio Ribeiro beat Joseph Holmes by during the prelims of UFC 288, on Saturday 6th May 2023 at Prudential Center in Newark.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Claudio Ribeiro.
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).
Holmes vs Ribeiro stats
Joseph Holmes stepped into the octagon with a record of 8 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 6 by submission.
Claudio Ribeiro made his way to the cage with a record of 10 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 10 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Ribeiro had a massive power advantage over Holmes, boosting at 100% knock out percentage over Holmes' 25%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Holmes had a massive advantage over Ribeiro, boasting at 75% submission rate over Ribeiro's 0%.
Joseph Holmes was the younger man by 31 years, at years old.
Holmes had a height advantage of 3 inches over Ribeiro. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Holmes was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 2 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2019, 2 year and 1 month later than Ribeiro, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 4 less professional rounds, 21 to Ribeiro's 25.
Holmes vs Ribeiro form
Joseph Holmes had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Jun Yong Park at UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Allen on 29th October 2022 by in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Alen Amedovski at UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Vieira on 21st May 2022 by in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Jamie Pickett at UFC Fight Night on 15th January 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had beat DeWayne Diggs at LFA 114 on 27th August 2021 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round at The Factory at the District, St. Louis.
He had won against Kona Oliveira at Bellator 224 on 12th July 2019 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round at WinStar World Casino, Thackerville.
Holmes' last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Holmes vs Ribeiro?
Joseph Holmes was a 27/20 (+140) underdog going into the contest, while Claudio Ribeiro made his way into the ring at 31/50 (-160) with oddsmakers.