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Pedro Munhoz vs Chris Gutierrez report
Who won Munhoz vs Gutierrez?
Pedro Munhoz beat Chris Gutierrez by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of UFC Fight Night – Holloway vs. Allen, on Saturday 15th April 2023 at T-Mobile Center in Kansas City.
The scorecards were announced as 30-27, 30-27, 30-27 in favor of winner Pedro Munhoz.
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).
Munhoz vs Gutierrez stats
Pedro Munhoz stepped into the octagon with a record of 19 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Chris Gutierrez made his way to the cage with a record of 19 wins, 4 loses and 2 draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Gutierrez had a large advantage in power over Munhoz, boosting at 47% knock out percentage over Munhoz's 26%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Munhoz had a massive advantage over Gutierrez, boasting at 42% submission rate over Gutierrez's 5%.
Pedro Munhoz was the older man by 4 years, at 36 years old.
Gutierrez had a height advantage of 3 inches over Munhoz. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Munhoz was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 14 year and 2 months later than Gutierrez, whose first professional fight was in . He had fought 1 less professional rounds, 64 to Gutierrez's 65.
Munhoz vs Gutierrez form
Pedro Munhoz had stopped 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he Sean O’Malley at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Dominick Cruz at UFC 269 on 11th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Jose Aldo at UFC 265 on 7th August 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Toyota Center, Houston.
Before that, he had been beaten by Frankie Edgar at UFC Vegas 7 on 22nd August 2020 by split decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had defeated Cody Garbrandt at UFC 235 on 2nd March 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Munhoz's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Munhoz vs Gutierrez?
Pedro Munhoz was a 17/10 (+170) underdog going into the contest, while Chris Gutierrez made his way into the ring at 12/25 (-210) with oddsmakers.
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