Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Who won Hooper vs Garcia?
Steve Garcia beat Chase Hooper by during the prelims of UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Allen, on Saturday 29th October 2022 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Steve Garcia.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
Hooper vs Garcia stats
Chase Hooper stepped into the octagon with a record of 11 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.
Steve Garcia made his way to the cage with a record of 12 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Garcia had a massive power advantage over Hooper, boosting at 75% knock out percentage over Hooper's 36%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Hooper had a massive advantage over Garcia, boasting at 45% submission rate over Garcia's 0%.
Chase Hooper was the younger man by 7 years, at 24 years old.
Hooper had a height advantage of 1 inch over Garcia. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Hooper was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 3 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2017, 4 year and 5 months later than Garcia, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 3 less professional rounds, 37 to Garcia's 40.
Hooper's last 2 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
Garcia's last 3 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.7 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Hooper vs Garcia?
Chase Hooper was a 3/10 (-330) favourite going into the contest, while Steve Garcia made his way into the ring at 13/5 (+260) with oddsmakers.