Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Masvidal vs Diaz?
Jorge Masvidal beat Nate Diaz by , during the main event of UFC 244, on Saturday 2nd November 2019 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Jorge Masvidal.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Masvidal vs Diaz stats
Jorge Masvidal stepped into the ring with a record of 34 wins, 13 loses and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
Nate Diaz made his way to the ring with a record of 20 wins, 11 loses and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 11 by submission.
The stats suggested Masvidal had advantage in power over Diaz, with a 44% knock out percentage over Diaz's 25%.
Jorge Masvidal was the same age as Nate Diaz, at 37 years old.
Diaz had a height advantage of 1 inch over Masvidal. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Masvidal was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 16 more fights, and made his debut in 2003, 1 year and 4 months earlier than Diaz, whose first professional fight was in 2004. He had fought 54 more professional rounds, 130 to Diaz's 76.
Masvidal vs Diaz form
Jorge Masvidal had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Ben Askren at UFC 239 on 6th July 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Darren Till at UFC on ESPN+ 5 on 16th March 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at 02 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Stephen Thompson at UFC 217 on 4th November 2017 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
Before that, he had lost to Demian Maia at UFC 211 on 13th May 2017 by split decision in their 3 round contest at American Airlines Center, Dallas.
He had beat Donald Cerrone at UFC on FOX 23 on 28th January 2017 by knockout in the 2nd round at Pepsi Center, Denver.
Masvidal's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 3 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.