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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 octagon 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 cage 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 an advantage in power over Moraes, with a 61% knock out percentage over Moraes' 45%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Moraes had a large advantage over Aldo, boasting at 27% submission rate over Aldo's 4%.
Marlon Moraes was the younger man by 2 years, at 34 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 fewer 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 36 less professional rounds, 69 to Aldo's 105.
Moraes vs Aldo form
Jose Aldo had stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 237 on 11th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, he had beat Jeremy Stephens at UFC on FOX 30 on 28th July 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Canada.
Before that, he had been beaten by Max Holloway at UFC 218 on 2nd December 2017 by knockout in the 3rd round in their UFC Featherweight championship fight at Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, United States.
He had lost to Max Holloway at UFC 212 on 3rd June 2017 by knockout in the 3rd round in their UFC Featherweight championship fight at HSBC Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Moraes' last 4 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 11 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.5 rounds on average.
Aldo's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 5 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
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