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Current rankings @ Light Heavyweight
When is Rua vs Potieria?
Mauricio Rua is set to square off against Ihor Potieria during the main card of UFC 283, on Saturday 21st January 2023 at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro.
The fight is scheduled for 3 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which means the weight limit will be 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).
Rua vs Potieria stats
Mauricio Rua steps into the octagon with a record of 27 wins, 13 loses and 1 draw, 21 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Ihor Potieria will make his way to the cage with a record of 19 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out and 6 by submission.
The stats suggest Rua has a massive power advantage over Potieria, boasting at 78% knock out percentage over Potieria's 47%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Potieria will have a large advantage over Rua, boosting at 32% submission rate over Rua's 4%.
Mauricio Rua is the older man by 15 years, at 41 years old.
Potieria has a height advantage of 2 inches over Rua. Despite this, he has 1-inch reach advantage.
Rua is arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 19 more fights, and made his debut in 2002, 20 year later than Potieria, whose first professional fight was in . He has fought 50 more professional rounds, 84 to Potieria's 34.
Rua vs Potieria form
Rua has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight, he lost to Ovince St. Preux at UFC 274 on 7th May 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Paul Craig at UFC 255 on 21st November 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Ant nio Rog rio Nogueira at UFC Fight Island 3 on 25th July 2020 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Before that, he had drawn with Paul Craig at UFC on ESPN+ 22 on 16th November 2019 by split draw in their 3 round contest at Ibirapuera Gymnasium, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
He had beat Tyson Pedro at UFC Fight Night 142 on 1st December 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Adelaide Entertainment Center, Adelaide, South Australia.
Rua's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years and 5 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Rua vs Potieria?
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Rua vs Potieria US streams
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Rua vs Potieria UK streams
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UFC 283 Tickets
Where can I get Tickets for Rua vs Potieria?
You can buy UFC 283 tickets on the resale market for this fight from TicketNetwork. Tickets are currently under limited availability or sold out.
StubHub also has resell tickets available from €151.