Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Maia vs Muhammad?
Belal Muhammad beat Demian Maia by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the main card of UFC 263, on Saturday 12th June 2021 at Gila River Arena in Glendale.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Belal Muhammad.
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 Muhammad stats
Demian Maia stepped into the ring with a record of 28 wins, 10 loses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 14 by submission.
Belal Muhammad made his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Muhammad had advantage in power over Maia, with a 22% knock out percentage over Maia's 11%.
Demian Maia was the older man by 10 years, at 43 years old.
Maia had a height advantage of 2 inches over Muhammad. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Maia was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 17 more fights, and made his debut in 2001, 10 years and 10 months earlier than Muhammad, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 32 more professional rounds, 93 to Muhammad's 61.
Maia vs Muhammad form
Demian Maia had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Gilbert Burns at UFC on ESPN+ 28 on 14th March 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Ginásio Nilson Nelson, Brasilia, Brazil.
Previous to that, he had beat Ben Askren at UFC on ESPN+ 20 on 26th October 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Kallang, Singapore.
Going into that 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.
Before that, he had beat 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.
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.
Maia's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
Muhammad's last 3 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.7 rounds on average.