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Thiago Moises vs Melquizael Costa report
Who won Moises vs Costa?
Thiago Moises beat Melquizael Costa by submission in the 2nd round during the prelims of UFC 283, on Saturday 21st January 2023 at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro.
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).
Moises vs Costa stats
Thiago Moises stepped into the octagon with a record of 16 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, 3 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 19 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 6 by submission.
The stats suggested Costa had an advantage in power over Moises, with a 37% knock out percentage over Moises' 19%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Moises had an advantage over Costa, with a 44% submission rate over Costa's 32%.
Thiago Moises was the older man by 2 years, at 28 years old.
Costa had a height advantage of 1 inch over Moises.
Moises was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 2 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2012, 1 year and 9 months earlier than Costa, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 7 more professional rounds, 61 to Costa's 54.
Moises' last 4 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 6 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
Costa's last 2 fights had come over a period of 1 year and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Moises vs Costa?
Thiago Moises was a 23/100 (-430) favourite going into the contest, while Melquizael Costa made his way into the ring at 13/4 (+330) with oddsmakers.
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