September 2024
Potentially

The Sphere, Las Vegas, United States

Potential contest
3 rounds contest @ Featherweight
16-3-0
25-6-0

The tape

33
Age
29
5' 8" / 173 cm
Height
5' 11" / 180 cm
68.9" / 175 cm
Reach
72" / 183 cm

Full record

SUB 3KO 1UD 5UD 5KO 4
Form
UD 3KO 1KO 1SUB 1UD 3
16
Wins
25
3
By KO
10
19
KO%
40
8
By Sub
12
50
SUB%
48
3
Losses
6
2
Stopped
2
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2010
Debut
2012
20
Bouts
31
56
Rounds
60
4 hours, 11 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 48 minutes

Current rankings @ Featherweight

3
UFC
12
-
Bellator
-
6
Tapology
9

Brian Ortega vs Diego Lopes preview

When is Ortega vs Lopes?

Brian Ortega could potentially face the challenge of Diego Lopes, in September 2024 at The Sphere in Las Vegas.

The fight would be contested over 3 rounds in the Featherweight division, which means the weight limit would be 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).

Ortega vs Lopes stats

Brian Ortega would step into the octagon with a record of 16 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.

Diego Lopes would make his way to the cage with a record of 25 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by knock out and 12 by submission.

Diego Lopes will mark his 5th fight for them, having made his own debut for the promotion in 2023.

Brian Ortega's UFC record currently stands at 8-3-0, while Diego Lopes' comes in at 4-1-0.

The stats suggest Lopes would have a large advantage in power over Ortega, boasting a 40% knock out percentage over Ortega's 19%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Ortega would have a slight advantage over Lopes, with a 50% submission rate over Lopes' 48%.

Brian Ortega is the older man by 4 years, at 33 years old.

Lopes has a height advantage of 3 inches over Ortega. This also extends to a 3-inch reach advantage.

Ortega is currently arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 12 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2010, 2 years and 4 months earlier than Lopes, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 4 less professional rounds, 56 to Lopes' 60.

Ortega vs Lopes form

Brian Ortega has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he won against Yair Rodriguez at UFC Fight Night: Moreno vs. Royval 2 on 24th February 2024 by submission in the 3rd round at Arena CDMX, Mexico City, Mexico.

Previous to that, he had lost to Yair Rodriguez at UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. Rodriguez on 16th July 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UBS Arena, Long Island, New York, United States.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 266 on 25th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their UFC Featherweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had beaten Chan Sung Jung at UFC Fight Island 6 on 17th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

He had been defeated by Max Holloway at UFC 231 on 8th December 2018 by knockout in the 4th round in their UFC Featherweight championship fight at Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Canada.

Lopes has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he defeated Dan Ige at UFC 303 on 29th June 2024 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he was victorious against Sodiq Yusuff at UFC 300 on 13th April 2024 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had won against Pat Sabatini at UFC 295 on 11th November 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.

Before that, he had beaten Gavin Tucker at UFC Fight Night – Sandhagen vs. Font on 5th August 2023 by submission in the 1st round at Bridgestone Arena, Nashville.

He had lost to Movsar Evloev at UFC 288 on 6th May 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Prudential Center, Newark.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Diego Lopes has been fighting more than Brian Ortega.

Brian Ortega last fought 4 months and 23 days ago, while Diego Lopes' last outing was 18 days ago.

Ortega's last 5 fights have come over a period of 5 years, 7 months and 9 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.6 rounds on average.

Lopes' last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 2 months and 11 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 2 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.8 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Ortega vs Lopes?

Sorry, we couldn’t find any odds for Ortega vs Lopes yet. If a contest doesn’t have odds initially after it is announced, bookmakers usually release them closer to the day of the fight.

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