Tape rankings @ Bantamweight
Who won Moraes vs Aldo?
Marlon Moraes beat Jose Aldo by split decision in their 3 round contest, during the main card of UFC 245, on Saturday 14th December 2019 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Marlon Moraes.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Moraes vs Aldo stats
Marlon Moraes stepped into the ring with a record of 22 wins, 6 loses and 1 draw, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 6 by submission.
Jose Aldo made his way to the ring with a record of 28 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 17 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Aldo had advantage in power over Moraes, with a 61% knock out percentage over Moraes' 45%.
Marlon Moraes was the younger man by 2 years, at 33 years old.
Aldo had a height advantage of 1 inch over Moraes. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Moraes was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 4 less fights, and made his debut in 2007, 2 year and 8 months later than Aldo, whose first professional fight was in 2004. He had fought 34 less professional rounds, 63 to Aldo's 97.
Moraes vs Aldo form
Aldo had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Marlon Vera at UFC Vegas 17 on 19th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Petr Yan at UFC 251 on 11th July 2020 by knockout in the 5th round in their UFC Bantamweight championship fight at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Marlon Moraes at UFC 245 on 14th December 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had been beaten by Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 237 on 11th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
He had won against Renato Moicano at UFC on ESPN+ 2 on 2nd February 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Centro de Formacao Olimpica do Nordeste, Fortaleza.
Moraes' last 3 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 9 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 3 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1 rounds on average.
Aldo's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.2 rounds on average.