Tape rankings @ Bantamweight
Who won Rivera vs Dodson?
Jimmie Rivera beat John Dodson by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the main card of UFC 228, on Saturday 8th September 2018 at American Airlines Center in Dallas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Jimmie Rivera.
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).
Rivera vs Dodson stats
Jimmie Rivera stepped into the ring with a record of 21 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
John Dodson made his way to the ring with a record of 20 wins, 9 loses and 0 draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Dodson had a large advantage in power over Rivera, boosting at 45% knock out percentage over Rivera's 19%.
Jimmie Rivera was the younger man by 5 years, at 32 years old.
Rivera had a height advantage of 1 inch over Dodson. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Rivera was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 6 less fights, and made his debut in 2008, 4 year later than Dodson, whose first professional fight was in 2004. He had fought 6 less professional rounds, 79 to Dodson's 85.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, John Dodson had been fighting more than Jimmie Rivera.
Going to this contest, Jimmie Rivera had last fought 4 years and 19 days ago, while John Dodson's last outing had been 5 years, 1 month and 29 days ago.