Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Maddalena vs Hafez?
Jack Della Maddalena beat Bassil Hafez by split decision in their 3 round contest during the co-main event of UFC Fight Night – Holm vs. Bueno Silva, on Saturday 15th July 2023 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 28-29, 29-28, 29-28 in favor of winner Jack Della Maddalena.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Maddalena vs Hafez stats
Jack Della Maddalena stepped into the octagon with a record of 14 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
Bassil Hafez made his way to the cage with a record of 8 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw, with 1 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Maddalena had a massive power advantage over Hafez, boasting at 79% knock out percentage over Hafez's 13%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Hafez had a large advantage over Maddalena, boosting at 38% submission rate over Maddalena's 14%.
Jack Della Maddalena was the younger man by 4 years, at 27 years old.
Maddalena's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Hafez's, having had 4 more fights, and made his debut in 2016, 2 months later than Hafez, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 2 less professional rounds, 31 to Hafez's 33.
Maddalena's last 4 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 8 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Maddalena vs Hafez?
Jack Della Maddalena was a 4/25 (-630) favourite going into the contest, while Bassil Hafez made his way into the ring at 87/20 (+430) with oddsmakers.