Tape rankings @ Bantamweight
Who won Rodriguez vs Morales?
Vince Morales beat Drako Rodriguez by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the prelims of UFC 265, on Saturday 7th August 2021 at Toyota Center in Houston.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Vince Morales.
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).
Rodriguez vs Morales stats
Drako Rodriguez stepped into the ring with a record of 7 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Vince Morales made his way to the ring with a record of 9 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Morales had a large advantage in power over Rodriguez, boosting at 56% knock out percentage over Rodriguez's 29%.
Drako Rodriguez was the younger man by 6 years, at 25 years old.
Rodriguez had a height advantage of 1 inch over Morales. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Rodriguez was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 5 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 2 year and 5 months later than Morales, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 15 less professional rounds, 19 to Morales' 34.