Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Means vs Fialho?
Tim Means is set to take on Andre Fialho during the prelims of UFC Fight Night – Fiziev vs Gamrot, on Saturday 23rd September 2023 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
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).
Means vs Fialho stats
Tim Means stepped into the octagon with a record of 32 wins, 15 loses and 1 draw, 19 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.
Andre Fialho made his way to the cage with a record of 16 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, with 13 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Fialho had a large advantage in power over Means, boosting at 81% knock out percentage over Means' 59%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Means had a slight advantage over Fialho, with a 16% submission rate over Fialho's 6%.
Tim Means was the older man by 10 years, at 39 years old.
Means had a height advantage of 4 inches over Fialho. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Means was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 25 more fights, and made his debut in 2004, 10 years and 4 months earlier than Fialho, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 51 more professional rounds, 92 to Fialho's 41.
Means vs Fialho form
Tim Means had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Alex Morono at UFC Fight Night – Rozenstruik vs. Almeida on 13th May 2023 by in the 2nd round at Spectrum Center, Charlotte, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Max Griffin at UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Allen on 29th October 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Kevin Holland at UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Emmett on 18th June 2022 by split decision in the 2nd round at Moody Center, Austin.
Before that, he had defeated Nicolas Dalby at UFC Vegas 30 on 26th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had beat Mike Perry at UFC 255 on 21st November 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Andre Fialho had stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Joaquin Buckley at UFC Fight Night – Pennington vs. Aldana 2 on 20th May 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Muslim Salikhov at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Spivak on 19th November 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Jake Matthews at UFC 275 on 11th June 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore.
Before that, he had won against Cameron VanCamp at UFC 274 on 7th May 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
He had beat Miguel Baeza at UFC Fight Night: Luque vs. Muhammad 2 on 16th April 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Andre Fialho had been fighting more than Tim Means.
Going to this contest, Tim Means had last fought 4 months and 10 days ago, while Andre Fialho's last outing had been 4 months and 3 days ago.
Means' last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
Fialho's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 5 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Means vs Fialho?
Tim Means was a 27/20 (+140) underdog going into the contest, while Andre Fialho made his way into the ring at 4/7 (-180) with oddsmakers.