Jan 21 2023
Saturday

Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Prelim
3 rounds contest @ Lightweight
Melquizael Costa
Costa
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16-6-0
Sub 2
Sub 2
19-5-0

The tape

29
Age
27
5' 9" / 175 cm
Height
5' 10" / 178 cm
70.5" / 179 cm
Reach
N/A

Tape record

SUBKOSUBUDUD
Form
KOKOUDSUBUD
16
Wins
19
3
By KO
7
19
KO%
37
7
By SUB
6
44
SUB%
32
6
Loses
5
1
Stopped
1
1
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2014
22
Bouts
24
59
Rounds
52
4 hours, 26 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 45 minutes

Tape rankings @ Lightweight

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UFC
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Tapology
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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 losses 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 losses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by knock out and 6 by submission.

Thiago Moises' UFC record stood at 7-5-0, while Melquizael Costa's came in at 1-2-0.

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 29 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, 66 to Costa's 59.

Moises vs Costa form

Thiago Moises had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Melquizael Costa at UFC 283 on 21st January 2023 by submission in the 2nd round at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Previous to that, he had beaten Christos Giagos at UFC Fight Night: Tsarukyan vs. Gamrot on 25th June 2022 by submission in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Going into that contest, he had lost to Joel Alvarez at UFC Vegas 42 on 13th November 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had been beaten by Islam Makhachev at UFC Vegas 31 on 17th July 2021 by submission in the 4th round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He had defeated Bobby Green at UFC Vegas 12 on 31st October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Activity check

Moises' last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.

Costa's last 2 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 2 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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