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Who won Maheshate vs Garcia?
Rafa Garc a beat Maheshate by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs. Strickland, on Saturday 17th December 2022 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Rafa Garc a.
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).
Maheshate vs Garcia stats
Maheshate stepped into the octagon with a record of 9 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Rafa Garc a made his way to the cage with a record of 13 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 1 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggested Maheshate had a massive power advantage over a, boasting at 44% knock out percentage over a's 8%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested a had a massive advantage over Maheshate, boosting at 62% submission rate over Maheshate's 11%.
Maheshate was the younger man by 5 years, at 23 years old.
Maheshate had a height advantage of 5 inches over a. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Maheshate was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 6 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2019, 4 year and 9 months later than a, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 12 less professional rounds, 26 to a's 38.
a's last 4 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 6 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 18 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 Maheshate vs Garcia?
Maheshate was a 11/10 (+110) underdog going into the contest, while Rafa Garc a made his way into the ring at 67/100 (-150) with oddsmakers.