Tape rankings @ Bantamweight
Who won Moraes vs Assunção?
Marlon Moraes beat Raphael Assuncao by submission in the 1st round, during the main event of UFC on ESPN+ 2, on Saturday 2nd February 2019 at Centro de Formacao Olimpica do Nordeste in Fortaleza.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Moraes vs Assunção stats
Marlon Moraes stepped into the ring with a record of 21 wins, 5 loses and 1 draw, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.
Raphael Assuncao made his way to the ring with a record of 27 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 10 by submission.
The stats suggested Moraes had a massive power advantage over Assuncao, boasting at 48% knock out percentage over Assuncao's 15%.
Marlon Moraes was the younger man by 5 years, at 34 years old.
Moraes had a height advantage of 1 inch over Assuncao. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Moraes was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 5 less fights, and made his debut in 2007, 3 year and 2 months later than Assuncao, whose first professional fight was in 2004. He had fought 17 less professional rounds, 65 to Assuncao's 82.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Marlon Moraes had been fighting more than Raphael Assuncao.
Going to this contest, Marlon Moraes had last fought 3 years, 11 months and 17 days ago, while Raphael Assuncao's last outing had been 4 years, 6 months and 7 days ago.
Moraes' last 2 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 2 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 2 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1 rounds on average.
Assuncao's last 2 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 10 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 11 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.