Tape rankings @ Bantamweight
Who won Moraes vs Rivera?
Marlon Moraes beat Jimmie Rivera by , during the main event of UFC Fight Night 131, on Friday 1st June 2018 at Adirondack Bank Center in Utica.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Marlon Moraes.
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 Rivera stats
Marlon Moraes stepped into the ring with a record of 20 wins, 5 loses and 1 draw, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.
Jimmie Rivera made his way to the ring with a record of 21 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Moraes had a large advantage in power over Rivera, boasting at 45% knock out percentage over Rivera's 19%.
Marlon Moraes was the older man by 1 year, at 33 years old.
Moraes had a height advantage of 2 inches over Rivera. Despite this, Rivera had 2-inch reach advantage.
Moraes was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 4 more fights, and made his debut in 2007, 1 year and 4 months earlier than Rivera, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 16 less professional rounds, 63 to Rivera's 79.
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.