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Who won Martinez vs Saaiman?
Cameron Saaiman beat Mana Martinez by majority decision in their 3 round contest 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 Cameron Saaiman.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Martinez vs Saaiman stats
Mana Martinez stepped into the octagon with a record of 10 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Cameron Saaiman made his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 6 wins and 0 draws, with 4 of those by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Martinez had an advantage in power over Saaiman, with a 80% knock out percentage over Saaiman's 67%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Saaiman had an advantage over Martinez, with a 17% submission rate over Martinez's 0%.
Mana Martinez was the older man by 5 years, at 27 years old.
Martinez had a height advantage of 2 inches over Saaiman. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Martinez was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in , 3 years and 11 months earlier than Saaiman, whose first professional fight was in 2019. He had fought 3 more professional rounds, 27 to Saaiman's 24.
Martinez's last 3 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Martinez vs Saaiman?
Mana Martinez was a 11/5 (+220) underdog going into the contest, while Cameron Saaiman made his way into the ring at 9/25 (-280) with oddsmakers.