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Who won Levy vs Valdez?
Natan Levy beat Genaro Valdez by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Holland, on Saturday 3rd December 2022 at Amway Center in Orlando.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Natan Levy.
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).
Levy vs Valdez stats
Natan Levy stepped into the octagon with a record of 7 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws and 3 by submission.
Genaro Valdez made his way to the cage with a record of 10 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Valdez had a massive power advantage over Levy, boosting at 70% knock out percentage over Levy's 0%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Levy had an advantage over Valdez, with a 43% submission rate over Valdez's 30%.
Natan Levy was the same age as Genaro Valdez, at 31 years old.
Valdez had a height advantage of 1 inch over Levy. Despite this, he had 1-inch reach advantage.
Levy was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 3 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2018, 1 year and 11 months later than Valdez, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 4 more professional rounds, 23 to Valdez's 19.
Levy's last 4 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Levy vs Valdez?
Natan Levy was a 47/100 (-210) favourite going into the contest, while Genaro Valdez made his way into the ring at 7/4 (+180) with oddsmakers.