Tape rankings @ Middleweight
Who won Marshman vs Phillips?
Jack Marshman beat John Phillips by split decision in their 3 round contest, during the main card of UFC on ESPN+ 5, on Saturday 16th March 2019 at 02 Arena in London.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Jack Marshman.
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).
Marshman vs Phillips stats
Jack Marshman stepped into the ring with a record of 22 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.
John Phillips made his way to the ring with a record of 21 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, with 19 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Phillips had a massive power advantage over Marshman, boosting at 90% knock out percentage over Marshman's 59%.
Jack Marshman was the younger man by 5 years, at 31 years old.
Marshman had a height advantage of 1 inch over Phillips. Despite this, Phillips had 2-inch reach advantage.
Marshman was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 4 year and 6 months later than Phillips, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 16 more professional rounds, 62 to Phillips' 46.
Marshman's last 2 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 3 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 1 month and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.