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Who won Rodriguez vs Jandiroba?
Virna Jandiroba beat Marina Rodriguez by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest 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 Virna Jandiroba.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Women’s Strawweight division, which meant the weight limit was 115 pounds (8.2 stone or 52.2 KG).
Rodriguez vs Jandiroba stats
Marina Rodriguez stepped into the octagon with a record of 16 wins, 2 loses and 2 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Virna Jandiroba made her way to the cage with a record of 18 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 1 of those wins by knock out and 13 by submission.
The stats suggested Rodriguez had a massive power advantage over Jandiroba, boasting at 38% knock out percentage over Jandiroba's 6%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Jandiroba had a massive advantage over Rodriguez, boosting at 72% submission rate over Rodriguez's 6%.
Marina Rodriguez was the older woman by 1 year, at 36 years old.
Rodriguez had a height advantage of 3 inches over Jandiroba. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Rodriguez was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 1 fewer fights, and made her debut in 2015, 1 year and 9 months later than Jandiroba, whose first professional fight was in 2013. She had fought 11 more professional rounds, 58 to Jandiroba's 47.
Rodriguez vs Jandiroba form
Rodriguez had beaten 4 of her last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 3 times.
In her last fight before this contest, she had lost to Amanda Lemos at UFC Fight Night: Mitchell vs. Evloev on 5th November 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, she had won against Yan Xiaonan at UFC 272 on 5th March 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, she had beat Mackenzie Dern at UFC Vegas 39 on 9th October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, she had defeated Michelle Waterson-Gomez at UFC Vegas 26 on 8th May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
She had won against Amanda Ribas at UFC 257 on 23rd January 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Rodriguez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 5 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 6 months and 26 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.6 rounds on average.
Jandiroba's last 4 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 16 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 8 months and 27 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Rodriguez vs Jandiroba?
Marina Rodriguez was a 4/5 (-130) favourite going into the contest, while Virna Jandiroba made her way into the ring at 21/20 (+100) with oddsmakers.