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Who won Maia vs O’Neill?
Jennifer Maia beat Casey O’Neill by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of UFC 286, on Saturday 18th March 2023 at o2 Arena in London.
The scorecards were announced as 30-27, 29-28, 29-28 in favor of winner Jennifer Maia.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Women’s Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 125 pounds (8.9 stone or 56.7 KG).
Maia vs O’Neill stats
Jennifer Maia stepped into the octagon with a record of 20 wins, 9 loses and 1 draw, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.
Casey O’Neill made her way to the cage with an unblemished record of 9 wins and 0 draws, with 3 of those by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Neill had an advantage in power over Maia, with a 33% knock out percentage over Maia's 20%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Maia had a slight advantage over Neill, with a 25% submission rate over Neill's 22%.
Jennifer Maia was the older woman by 9 years, at 35 years old.
Neill had a height advantage of 2 inches over Maia. That also extended to a 5-inch reach advantage.
Maia was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 21 more fights, and made her debut in 2009, 9 years and 4 months earlier than Neill, whose first professional fight was in 2019. She had fought 59 more professional rounds, 86 to Neill's 27.
Maia vs O’Neill form
Jennifer Maia had beaten 2 of her last 5 opponents.
In her last fight leading up to this contest, she had won against Maryna Moroz at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Spivak on 19th November 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, she had been beaten by Manon Fiorot at UFC Fight Night Columbus on 26th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Nationwide Arena, Columbus.
Going into that contest, she had lost to Katlyn Chookagian at UFC Fight Night on 15th January 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, she had won against Jessica Eye at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
She had been beaten by Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 255 on 21st November 2020 by unanimous decision in their UFC Women’s Flyweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Maia's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 14 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 7 months and 9 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.4 rounds on average.
Neill's last 3 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 16 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 9 months and 26 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.7 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Maia vs O’Neill?
Jennifer Maia was a 5/4 (+130) underdog going into the contest, while Casey O’Neill made her way into the ring at 8/13 (-170) with oddsmakers.