Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Maia vs Martin?
Demian Maia beat Anthony Rocco Martin by majority decision in their 3 round contest, during the main card of UFC on ESPN 3, on Saturday 29th June 2019 at Target Center in Minneapolis.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Demian Maia.
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).
Maia vs Martin stats
Demian Maia stepped into the ring with a record of 26 wins, 9 loses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 13 by submission.
Anthony Rocco Martin made his way to the ring with a record of 16 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 1 of those wins by knock out and 9 by submission.
The stats suggested Maia had a slight advantage in power over Martin, with a 12% knock out percentage over Martin's 6%.
Demian Maia was the older man by 12 years, at 43 years old.
Maia had a height advantage of 1 inch over Martin. Despite this, Martin had 2-inch reach advantage.
Maia was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 15 more fights, and made his debut in 2001, 10 years and 3 months earlier than Martin, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 37 more professional rounds, 93 to Martin's 56.
Maia vs Martin form
Demian Maia had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Lyman Good at UFC on ESPN+ 2 on 2nd February 2019 by in the 1st round at Centro de Formacao Olimpica do Nordeste, Fortaleza, Brazil.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, 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.
He had beat Jorge Masvidal at UFC 211 on 13th May 2017 by split decision in their 3 round contest at American Airlines Center, Dallas.
Maia's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.4 rounds on average.