Tape rankings @ Lightweight
Who won Melo vs Costa?
Melquizael Costa beat Junior Melo by during the main event of LFA 147, on Friday 18th November 2022 at WinnaVegas Casino Resort in Sloan.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Melquizael Costa.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
Melo vs Costa stats
Junior Melo stepped into the octagon with a record of 11 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 7 by submission.
Melquizael Costa made his way to the cage with a record of 17 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 6 by submission.
The stats suggested Melo had a slight advantage in power over Costa, with a 36% knock out percentage over Costa's 29%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Melo had a large advantage over Costa, boasting at 64% submission rate over Costa's 35%.
Junior Melo was the younger man by 27 years, at years old.
Melo had a height advantage of 1 inch over Costa.
Melo was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 5 fewer fights, and made his debut in , 9 years and 6 months earlier than Costa, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 23 less professional rounds, 34 to Costa's 57.
Melo's last 2 fights had come over a period of 1 year and 6 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Melo vs Costa?
Junior Melo was a 2/1 (+200) underdog going into the contest, while Melquizael Costa made his way into the ring at 4/11 (-280) with oddsmakers.