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Who won Sabatini vs Lopes?
Diego Lopes beat Pat Sabatini by during the main card of UFC 295, on Saturday 11th November 2023 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Diego Lopes.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
Sabatini vs Lopes stats
Pat Sabatini stepped into the octagon with a record of 18 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 11 by submission.
Diego Lopes made his way to the cage with a record of 22 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out and 12 by submission.
The stats suggested Lopes had a large advantage in power over Sabatini, boosting at 36% knock out percentage over Sabatini's 11%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Sabatini had a slight advantage over Lopes, with a 61% submission rate over Lopes' 55%.
Pat Sabatini was the older man by 5 years, at 33 years old.
Lopes had a height advantage of 3 inches over Sabatini.
Sabatini was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 6 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2014, 1 year and 7 months later than Lopes, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 12 less professional rounds, 44 to Lopes' 56.
Sabatini vs Lopes form
Pat Sabatini had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Lucas Almeida at UFC Fight Night – Vettori vs. Cannonier on 17th June 2023 by in the 2nd round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Damon Jackson at UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen vs. Song on 17th September 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had defeated T.J. Laramie at UFC Fight Night: Luque vs. Muhammad 2 on 16th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had beat Tucker Lutz at UFC Vegas 43 on 20th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had won against Jamall Emmers at UFC Vegas 35 on 28th August 2021 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Enterprise.
Sabatini's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
Lopes' last 2 fights had come over a period of 6 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Sabatini vs Lopes?
Pat Sabatini was a 83/100 (-120) favourite going into the contest, while Diego Lopes made his way into the ring at 1/1 (+100) with oddsmakers.