Yilan Sha
Sha
China flag
Jun 15 2024
Saturday

UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States

Prelim
3 rounds contest @ Featherweight
Melquizael Costa
Costa
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39-11-0
Sub 3
Sub 3
20-7-0

The tape

30
Age
27
5' 8" / 173 cm
Height
5' 10" / 178 cm
70.9" / 180 cm
Reach
N/A

Tape record

KOKOUDUDUD
Form
KOUDSUBKOKO
39
Wins
20
19
By KO
7
49
KO%
35
10
By SUB
6
26
SUB%
30
11
Loses
7
3
Stopped
2
6
Tapped
2
0
Draws
0
2016
Debut
2014
50
Bouts
27
85
Rounds
59
5 hours, 38 minutes
Fight Time
4 hours, 15 minutes

Tape rankings @ Featherweight

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UFC
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Bellator
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Tapology
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Yilan Sha vs Melquizael Costa report

Who won Nuerdanbieke vs Costa?

Melquizael Costa beat Yilan Sha by submission in the 3rd round during the prelims of UFC Fight Night, on Saturday 15th June 2024 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

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).

Nuerdanbieke vs Costa stats

Yilan Sha stepped into the octagon with a record of 39 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, 19 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 10 by submission.

Melquizael Costa made his way to the cage with a record of 20 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by knock out and 6 by submission.

This was Yilan Sha's 6th fight in the UFC, having made his debut for the promotion in 2021. Melquizael Costa marked his 4th fight for them, having made his own debut for the promotion in 2023.

Yilan Sha's UFC record stood at 3-3-0, while Melquizael Costa's came in at 2-2-0.

The stats suggested Sha had an advantage in power over Costa, with a 49% knock out percentage over Costa's 35%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Costa had a slight advantage over Sha, with a 30% submission rate over Sha's 26%.

Yilan Sha was the older man by 3 years, at 30 years old.

Costa had a height advantage of 2 inches over Sha.

Sha was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 23 more fights, and made his debut in 2016, 2 years and 2 months later than Costa, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 26 more professional rounds, 88 to Costa's 62.

Nuerdanbieke vs Costa form

Sha had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.

In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Steve Garcia at UFC 287 on 8th April 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round at Miami-Dade Arena, Miami, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Darrick Minner at UFC Fight Night: Mitchell vs. Evloev on 5th November 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had beaten TJ Brown at UFC Fight Night: Tsarukyan vs. Gamrot on 25th June 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had defeated Sean Soriano at UFC Vegas 43 on 20th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He had been beaten by Joshua Culibao at UFC Vegas 27 on 22nd May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.

Activity check

Sha's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.

Costa's last 4 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 1 month and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.

What time did Nuerdanbieke vs Costa start?

The fighters were expected to walk out at around 11:00 PM UTC , which was 7:00 PM EST or 4:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 12:00 AM BST in the UK.

What were the odds on Nuerdanbieke vs Costa?

Yilan Sha was a 8/5 (+160) underdog going into the contest, while Melquizael Costa made his way into the ring at 1/2 (-200) with oddsmakers.

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