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Who won Marquez vs Barriault?
Marc Andr Barriault beat Julian Marquez by during the prelims of UFC 285, on Saturday 4th March 2023 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Marc Andr Barriault.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Marquez vs Barriault stats
Julian Marquez stepped into the octagon with a record of 9 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Marc Andr Barriault made his way to the cage with a record of 14 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Marquez had a slight advantage in power over Barriault, with a 67% knock out percentage over Barriault's 64%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Marquez had a large advantage over Barriault, boasting at 33% submission rate over Barriault's 7%.
Julian Marquez was the same age as Marc Andr Barriault, at 33 years old.
Marquez had a height advantage of 1 inch over Barriault. Despite this, Barriault had 1-inch reach advantage.
Marquez was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 8 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2014, 28 days earlier than Barriault, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 28 less professional rounds, 24 to Barriault's 52.
Marquez vs Barriault form
Barriault had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Chidi Njokuani at UFC Fight Night on 5th February 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Dalcha Lungiambula at UFC Vegas 36 on 4th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Abu Azaitar at UFC 260 on 27th March 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had been beaten by Jun Yong Park at UFC on ESPN+ 23 on 21st December 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Sajik Arena, Busan, South Korea.
He had lost to Krzysztof Jotko at UFC 240 on 27th July 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Rogers Place, Edmonton, Canada.
Marquez's last 3 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 4 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 9 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.3 rounds on average.
Barriault's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Marquez vs Barriault?
Julian Marquez was a 5/4 (+130) underdog going into the contest, while Marc Andr Barriault made his way into the ring at 33/50 (-150) with oddsmakers.