Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Martins vs Silva?
Richard Martins beat Joao Paulo Silva by during the main card of LFA 166, on Saturday 2nd September 2023 at Ginásio do Polvilho in Cajamar.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Richard Martins.
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).
Martins vs Silva stats
Richard Martins stepped into the octagon with a record of 6 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Joao Paulo Silva made his way to the cage with a record of 3 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 2 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested that Martins and Silva have similar power, both with a 67% knock out percentage.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Martins had an advantage over Silva, with a 17% submission rate over Silva's 0%.
Richard Martins was the younger man by 31 years, at years old.
Silva had a height advantage of 7 inches over Martins.
Martins was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2019, 2 years and 4 months earlier than Silva, whose first professional fight was in 2021. He had fought the same amount of professional rounds, 13 to Silva's 13.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Joao Paulo Silva had been fighting more than Richard Martins.
Going to this contest, Richard Martins had last fought 6 months and 9 days ago, while Joao Paulo Silva's last outing had been 6 months and 9 days ago.
What were the odds on Martins vs Silva?
Richard Martins was a 4/6 (-150) favourite going into the contest, while Joao Paulo Silva made his way into the ring at 6/5 (+120) with oddsmakers.