Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Who won Rodriguez vs Stephens?
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
Rodriguez vs Stephens stats
Yair Rodriguez stepped into the octagon with a record of 12 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Jeremy Stephens made his way to the cage with a record of 28 wins, 16 loses and 0 draws, with 19 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Stephens had a massive power advantage over Rodriguez, boosting at 68% knock out percentage over Rodriguez's 33%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Rodriguez had an advantage over Stephens, with a 25% submission rate over Stephens' 7%.
Yair Rodriguez was the younger man by 6 years, at 30 years old.
Rodriguez had a height advantage of 2 inches over Stephens. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Rodriguez was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 30 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2011, 6 year and 8 months later than Stephens, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 68 less professional rounds, 45 to Stephens' 113.
Rodriguez vs Stephens form
Stephens had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he Yair Rodriguez at UFC on ESPN+ 17 on 21st September 2019 by in the 1st round at Arena Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Jose Aldo at UFC on FOX 30 on 28th July 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Canada.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Josh Emmett at UFC on FOX 28 on 24th February 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Amway Center, Orlando, United States.
Before that, he had beat Doo Ho Choi at UFC Fight Night 124 on 14th January 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Scottrade Center, St. Louis.
He had won against Gilbert Melendez at UFC 215 on 9th September 2017 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Rogers Place, Edmonton, Canada.
Stephens' last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 4 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.
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