Tape rankings @ Bantamweight
Who won Phillips vs Paiva?
Raulian Paiva beat Kyler Phillips by majority decision in their 3 round contest, during the co-main event of UFC Vegas 32, on Saturday 24th July 2021 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 28-29, 28-29, 28-28 in favor of winner Raulian Paiva.
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).
Phillips vs Paiva stats
Kyler Phillips stepped into the ring with a record of 9 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Raulian Paiva made his way to the ring with a record of 20 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Phillips had a massive power advantage over Paiva, boasting at 56% knock out percentage over Paiva's 20%.
Kyler Phillips was the older man by 1 year, at 27 years old.
Phillips was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 13 less fights, and made his debut in 2016, 2 year and 5 months later than Paiva, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 40 less professional rounds, 25 to Paiva's 65.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Raulian Paiva had been fighting more than Kyler Phillips.
Going to this contest, Kyler Phillips had last fought 1 year, 11 months and 25 days ago, while Raulian Paiva's last outing had been 9 months and 17 days ago.
Phillips' last 2 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 9 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 3 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.5 rounds on average.
Paiva's last 2 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 2 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.