Tape rankings @ Lightweight
Who won Ivan vs Costa?
Gabriel Costa beat Thiago Ivan by during the prelims of LFA 162, on Friday 7th July 2023 at Ginásio do Polvilho in Cajamar.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Gabriel Costa.
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).
Ivan vs Costa stats
Thiago Ivan stepped into the octagon with a record of 7 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Gabriel Costa made his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 7 wins and 0 draws, with 3 of those by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Ivan had a large advantage in power over Costa, boasting at 71% knock out percentage over Costa's 43%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Costa had a large advantage over Ivan, boosting at 43% submission rate over Ivan's 14%.
Thiago Ivan was the same age as Gabriel Costa, at years old.
Ivan was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 2 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 11 year and 1 month later than Costa, whose first professional fight was in . He had fought 3 more professional rounds, 17 to Costa's 14.
Costa's last 2 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 8 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Ivan vs Costa?
Thiago Ivan was a 16/5 (+320) underdog going into the contest, while Gabriel Costa made his way into the ring at 1/5 (-500) with oddsmakers.