Tape rankings @ Lightweight
Who won Klein vs Smith?
udov t Klein beat Devonte Smith by split decision in their 3 round contest, during the prelims of UFC 272, on Saturday 5th March 2022 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner udov t Klein.
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).
Klein vs Smith stats
udov t Klein stepped into the ring with a record of 17 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Devonte Smith made his way to the ring with a record of 11 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 10 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Smith had a massive power advantage over Klein, boosting at 91% knock out percentage over Klein's 47%.
udov t Klein was the younger man by 1 year, at 27 years old.
Smith had a height advantage of 2 inches over Klein. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Klein was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in 2014, 9 months earlier than Smith, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought the same amount of professional rounds, 0 to Smith's 0.
Klein's last 2 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 1 month and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.