Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Maia vs Askren?
Demian Maia beat Ben Askren by submission in the 3rd round during the main event of UFC on ESPN+ 20, on Saturday 26th October 2019 at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Maia vs Askren stats
Demian Maia stepped into the octagon with a record of 27 wins, 9 loses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 13 by submission.
Ben Askren made his way to the cage with a record of 19 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 6 by submission.
The stats suggested Askren had a large advantage in power over Maia, boosting at 32% knock out percentage over Maia's 11%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Maia had an advantage over Askren, with a 48% submission rate over Askren's 32%.
Demian Maia was the older man by 7 years, at 46 years old.
Maia had a height advantage of 2 inches over Askren. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Maia was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 16 more fights, and made his debut in 2001, 7 years and 4 months earlier than Askren, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 41 more professional rounds, 93 to Askren's 52.
Maia vs Askren form
Demian Maia had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Anthony Rocco Martin at UFC on ESPN 3 on 29th June 2019 by majority decision in their 3 round contest at Target Center, Minneapolis, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Lyman Good at UFC on ESPN+ 2 on 2nd February 2019 by majority decision in the 1st round at Centro de Formacao Olimpica do Nordeste, Fortaleza, Brazil.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Kamaru Usman at UFC Fight Night 129 on 19th May 2018 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile.
Before that, he had lost to Colby Covington at UFC Fight Night 119 on 28th October 2017 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Ibirapuera Gymnasium, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
He had been beaten by Tyron Woodley at UFC 214 on 29th July 2017 by unanimous decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at Honda Center, Anaheim, United States.
Maia's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 4 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.4 rounds on average.
Askren's last 2 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 9 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 4 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 2 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1 rounds on average.
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