Mauricio Rua
Rua
Brazil flag
Jan 21 2023
Saturday

Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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

The tape

42
Age
27
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 during the prelims of UFC 283, on Saturday 21st January 2023 at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro.

The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Ihor Potieria.

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 loses 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 loses and 0 draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out and 6 by submission.

The stats suggested Rua had a massive power advantage over Potieria, boasting at 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, boosting at 32% submission rate over Rua's 4%.

Mauricio Rua was the older man by 15 years, at 42 years old.

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

Rua was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 19 more fights, and made his debut in 2002, 21 year and 3 months later than Potieria, whose first professional fight was in . He had fought 45 more professional rounds, 85 to Potieria's 40.

Rua vs Potieria form

Rua had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges once.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had 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.

Activity check

Rua's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 2 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.

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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