Tape rankings @ Bantamweight
Who won Phillips vs Rojo?
Kyler Phillips beat Marcelo Rojo by submission in the 3rd round, during the prelims of UFC 271, on Saturday 12th February 2022 at Toyota Center in Houston.
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 Rojo stats
Kyler Phillips stepped into the ring with a record of 9 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Marcelo Rojo made his way to the ring with a record of 16 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out and 6 by submission.
The stats suggested Phillips had a slight advantage in power over Rojo, with a 56% knock out percentage over Rojo's 50%.
Kyler Phillips was the younger man by 7 years, at 26 years old.
Rojo had 1-inch reach advantage.
Phillips was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 12 less fights, and made his debut in 2016, 4 year and 11 months later than Rojo, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 25 more professional rounds, 25 to Rojo's 0.
Phillips' last 3 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.