Tape rankings @ Flyweight
Who won Horiuchi vs Puerta?
Yuma Horiuchi beat Juan Puerta by submission in the 3rd round during the main card of LFA 144, on Friday 14th October 2022 at Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 125 pounds (8.9 stone or 56.7 KG).
Horiuchi vs Puerta stats
Yuma Horiuchi stepped into the octagon with a record of 8 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Juan Puerta made his way to the cage with a record of 23 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, with 1 of those wins by knock out and 12 by submission.
The stats suggested Horiuchi had a large advantage in power over Puerta, boasting at 25% knock out percentage over Puerta's 4%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Puerta had a slight advantage over Horiuchi, with a 52% submission rate over Horiuchi's 50%.
Yuma Horiuchi was the younger man by 9 years, at 26 years old.
Puerta had a height advantage of 2 inches over Horiuchi.
Horiuchi was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 18 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2013, 2 year and 2 months later than Puerta, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 43 less professional rounds, 32 to Puerta's 75.
Horiuchi's last 4 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 10 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Horiuchi vs Puerta?
Yuma Horiuchi was a 3/5 (-170) favourite going into the contest, while Juan Puerta made his way into the ring at 6/5 (+120) with oddsmakers.