Mauricio Rua
Rua
Brazil flag
Jan 21 2023
Saturday

Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Prelim
3 rounds contest @ Light Heavyweight
Ihor Potieria
Potieria
Ukraine flag
27-13-0
KO 1
KO 1
19-3-0

The tape

42
Age
28
6' 1" / 185 cm
Height
6' 3" / 190 cm
76" / 193 cm
Reach
75.2" / 191 cm

Tape record

SDKOSDSDKO
Form
KOKOSUBKOUD
27
Wins
19
21
By KO
9
78
KO%
47
1
By SUB
6
4
SUB%
32
13
Loses
3
6
Stopped
2
3
Tapped
0
1
Draws
0
2002
Debut
N/A
41
Bouts
22
84
Rounds
34
6 hours, 13 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 6 minutes

Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight

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Mauricio Rua vs Ihor Potieria report

Who won Rua vs Potieria?

Ihor Potieria beat Mauricio Rua by knockout in the 1st round during the prelims of UFC 283, on Saturday 21st January 2023 at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).

Rua vs Potieria stats

Mauricio Rua stepped into the octagon with a record of 27 wins, 13 losses and 1 draw, 21 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.

Ihor Potieria made his way to the cage with a record of 19 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by knock out and 6 by submission.

Ihor Potieria marked his 6th fight for them, having made his own debut for the promotion in 2022.

Mauricio Rua's UFC record stood at 11-12-1, while Ihor Potieria's came in at 2-4-0.

The stats suggested Rua had a massive power advantage over Potieria, boasting a 78% knock out percentage over Potieria's 47%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Potieria had a large advantage over Rua, boasting a 32% submission rate over Rua's 4%.

Mauricio Rua was the older man by 14 years, at 42 years old.

Potieria had a height advantage of 2 inches over Rua. Despite this, he had a 1-inch reach advantage.

Rua was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 19 more fights, and made his debut in 2002, 21 years and 8 months later than Potieria, whose first professional fight was in . He had fought 44 more professional rounds, 85 to Potieria's 41.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Ihor Potieria had been fighting more than Mauricio Rua.

Going to this contest, Mauricio Rua had last fought 7 years, 3 months and 28 days ago, while Ihor Potieria's last outing had been 1 year, 11 months and 9 days ago.

What were the odds on Rua vs Potieria?

Mauricio Rua was a 7/4 (+180) underdog going into the contest, while Ihor Potieria made his way into the ring at 23/50 (-220) with oddsmakers.

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