Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Porter vs Smith?
Parker Porter beat Braxton Smith by during the prelims of UFC 288, on Saturday 6th May 2023 at Prudential Center in Newark.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Parker Porter.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Porter vs Smith stats
Parker Porter stepped into the octagon with a record of 12 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Braxton Smith made his way to the cage with a record of 3 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Smith had a massive power advantage over Porter, boosting at 100% knock out percentage over Porter's 42%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Porter had a large advantage over Smith, boasting at 25% submission rate over Smith's 0%.
Parker Porter was the older man by 5 years, at 38 years old.
Porter had a height advantage of 3 inches over Smith.
Porter was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 16 more fights, and made his debut in 2007, 6 years and 3 months earlier than Smith, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 33 more professional rounds, 40 to Smith's 7.
Porter vs Smith form
Parker Porter had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Justin Tafa at UFC 284 on 11th February 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at RAC Arena, Perth, Western Australia.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Jailton Almeida at UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Vieira on 21st May 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Going into that contest, he had won against Alan Baudot at UFC Fight Night on 19th February 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had beat Chase Sherman at UFC Vegas 34 on 21st August 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Enterprise.
He had defeated Josh Parisian at UFC Vegas 15 on 28th November 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Porter's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Porter vs Smith?
Parker Porter was a 29/50 (-170) favourite going into the contest, while Braxton Smith made his way into the ring at 7/5 (+140) with oddsmakers.