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Who won Murphy vs Santos?
Lerone Murphy beat Gabriel Santos by split decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of UFC 286, on Saturday 18th March 2023 at o2 Arena in London.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Lerone Murphy.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
Murphy vs Santos stats
Lerone Murphy stepped into the octagon with an undefeated record of 11 wins, zero loses and 1 draw, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Gabriel Santos made his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 10 wins and 0 draws, with 3 of those by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Murphy had a massive power advantage over Santos, boasting at 64% knock out percentage over Santos' 30%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Santos had a massive advantage over Murphy, boosting at 40% submission rate over Murphy's 0%.
Lerone Murphy was the older man by 5 years, at 32 years old.
Murphy was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 2 more fights, and made his debut in 2016, 1 year and 5 months later than Santos, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 3 more professional rounds, 29 to Santos' 26.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Gabriel Santos had been fighting more than Lerone Murphy.
Going to this contest, Lerone Murphy had last fought 2 years and 1 month ago, while Gabriel Santos' last outing had been 10 months and 2 days ago.
Murphy's last 2 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.
Santos' last 2 fights had come over a period of 1 year and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Murphy vs Santos?
Lerone Murphy was a 11/20 (-180) favourite going into the contest, while Gabriel Santos made his way into the ring at 7/5 (+140) with oddsmakers.