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Who won Peterson vs Alexander?
Lucas Alexander beat Steven Peterson by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of UFC Fight Night San Antonio, on Saturday 25th March 2023 at AT&T Center in San Antonio.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Lucas Alexander.
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).
Peterson vs Alexander stats
Steven Peterson stepped into the octagon with a record of 19 wins, 10 loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Lucas Alexander made his way to the cage with a record of 7 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Alexander had an advantage in power over Peterson, with a 43% knock out percentage over Peterson's 26%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Peterson had a massive advantage over Alexander, boasting at 42% submission rate over Alexander's 0%.
Steven Peterson was the older man by 5 years, at 33 years old.
Alexander had a height advantage of 1 inch over Peterson.
Peterson was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 19 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 5 years and 11 months earlier than Alexander, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 52 more professional rounds, 78 to Alexander's 26.
Peterson vs Alexander form
Peterson had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Julian Erosa at UFC Fight Night on 5th February 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Chase Hooper at UFC 263 on 12th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Gila River Arena, Glendale.
Going into that contest, he had beat Mart n Bravo at UFC on ESPN+ 17 on 21st September 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Arena Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico.
Before that, he had been beaten by Luis Pena at UFC on ESPN+ 6 on 23rd March 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, United States.
He had lost to Brandon Davis at UFC Fight Night 126 on 18th February 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Frank Erwin Center, Austin.
Peterson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 9 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 25 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 Peterson vs Alexander?
Steven Peterson was a 67/100 (-150) favourite going into the contest, while Lucas Alexander made his way into the ring at 5/4 (+130) with oddsmakers.