Tape rankings @ Bantamweight
Who won Moraes vs Sterling?
Marlon Moraes beat Aljamain Sterling by , during the main card of UFC Fight Night 123, on Saturday 9th December 2017 at SaveMart Center in Fresno.
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 Sterling stats
Marlon Moraes stepped into the ring with a record of 19 wins, 5 loses and 1 draw, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.
Aljamain Sterling made his way to the ring with a record of 14 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 2 of those wins by knock out and 6 by submission.
The stats suggested Moraes had a large advantage in power over Sterling, boasting at 42% knock out percentage over Sterling's 14%.
Marlon Moraes was the older man by 1 year, at 33 years old.
Sterling had a height advantage of 1 inch over Moraes. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Moraes was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 9 more fights, and made his debut in 2007, 4 years earlier than Sterling, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 4 more professional rounds, 63 to Sterling's 59.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Aljamain Sterling had been fighting more than Marlon Moraes.
Going to this contest, Marlon Moraes had last fought 2 years, 7 months and 15 days ago, while Aljamain Sterling's last outing had been 1 year, 3 months and 11 days ago.
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.
Sterling's 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 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.7 rounds on average.