Sep 16 2017
Saturday

PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, United States

Main Event
5 rounds contest @ Middleweight
David Branch
Branch
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15-3-0
Sub 2
Sub 2
21-3-0

The tape

39
Age
42
6' 3" / 191 cm
Height
6' 1" / 185 cm
77.2" / 196 cm
Reach
78" / 198 cm

Tape record

KOKOSUBSUBSUB
Form
SDSUBUDUDSUB
15
Wins
21
5
By KO
5
33
KO%
24
8
By SUB
7
53
SUB%
33
3
Loses
3
3
Stopped
1
0
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2007
Debut
2007
18
Bouts
24
31
Rounds
64
1 hours, 58 minutes
Fight Time
4 hours, 44 minutes

Tape rankings @ Middleweight

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Luke Rockhold vs David Branch report

Who won Rockhold vs Branch?

Luke Rockhold beat David Branch by submission in the 2nd round during the main event of UFC Fight Night 116, on Saturday 16th September 2017 at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).

Rockhold vs Branch stats

Luke Rockhold stepped into the octagon with a record of 15 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.

David Branch made his way to the cage with a record of 21 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 7 by submission.

The stats suggested Rockhold had a slight advantage in power over Branch, with a 33% knock out percentage over Branch's 24%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Rockhold had an advantage over Branch, with a 53% submission rate over Branch's 33%.

Luke Rockhold was the younger man by 3 years, at 39 years old.

Rockhold had a height advantage of 2 inches over Branch. Despite this, Branch had 1-inch reach advantage.

Rockhold was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 6 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2007, 2 months earlier than Branch, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 30 less professional rounds, 41 to Branch's 71.

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