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Who won Saint-Denis vs Moises?
Benoit Saint-Denis beat Thiago Moises by during the main card of UFC Fight Night Paris – Gane vs. Spivac, on Saturday 2nd September 2023 at Accor Arena in Paris.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Benoit Saint-Denis.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
Saint-Denis vs Moises stats
Benoit Saint-Denis stepped into the octagon with a record of 11 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 9 by submission.
Thiago Moises made his way to the cage with a record of 17 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggested that Saint-Denis and Moises have similar power, both with a 18% knock out percentage.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Saint-Denis had a massive advantage over Moises, boasting at 82% submission rate over Moises' 47%.
Benoit Saint-Denis was the younger man by 1 year, at 27 years old.
Saint-Denis had a height advantage of 2 inches over Moises.
Saint-Denis was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 11 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2019, 6 year and 8 months later than Moises, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 39 less professional rounds, 24 to Moises' 63.
Saint-Denis vs Moises form
Thiago Moises had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Melquizael Costa at UFC 283 on 21st January 2023 by submission in the 2nd round at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Previous to that, he had defeated Christos Giagos at UFC Fight Night: Tsarukyan vs. Gamrot on 25th June 2022 by submission in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Joel Alvarez at UFC Vegas 42 on 13th November 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had lost to Islam Makhachev at UFC Vegas 31 on 17th July 2021 by submission in the 4th round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had beat Bobby Green at UFC Vegas 12 on 31st October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Saint-Denis' last 4 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 10 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
Moises' last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Saint-Denis vs Moises?
Benoit Saint-Denis was a 4/7 (-180) favourite going into the contest, while Thiago Moises made his way into the ring at 11/8 (+140) with oddsmakers.