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Who won Sandhagen vs Moraes?
Cory Sandhagen beat Marlon Moraes by , during the main event of UFC Fight Island 5, on Saturday 10th October 2020 at UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Cory Sandhagen.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Sandhagen vs Moraes stats
Cory Sandhagen stepped into the ring with a record of 12 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Marlon Moraes made his way to the ring with a record of 23 wins, 6 loses and 1 draw, with 10 of those wins by knock out and 6 by submission.
The stats suggested Moraes had a slight advantage in power over Sandhagen, with a 43% knock out percentage over Sandhagen's 33%.
Cory Sandhagen was the younger man by 4 years, at 30 years old.
Sandhagen had a height advantage of 5 inches over Moraes. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Sandhagen was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 16 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 8 year and 1 month later than Moraes, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 24 less professional rounds, 41 to Moraes' 65.
Sandhagen vs Moraes form
Sandhagen had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to T. J. Dillashaw at UFC Vegas 32 on 24th July 2021 by split decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Frankie Edgar at UFC Vegas 18 on 6th February 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Marlon Moraes at UFC Fight Island 5 on 10th October 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Before that, he had been beaten by Aljamain Sterling at UFC 250 on 6th June 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
He had defeated John Lineker at UFC on ESPN+ 8 on 27th April 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at BB&T Center, Sunrise.
Moraes had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Jose Aldo at UFC 245 on 14th December 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had lost to Henry Cejudo at UFC 238 on 8th June 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round in their UFC Bantamweight championship fight at United Center, Chicago.
Going into that contest, he had won against Raphael Assuncao at UFC on ESPN+ 2 on 2nd February 2019 by submission in the 1st round at Centro de Formacao Olimpica do Nordeste, Fortaleza, Brazil.
Before that, he had defeated Jimmie Rivera at UFC Fight Night 131 on 1st June 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Adirondack Bank Center, Utica, United States.
He had beat Aljamain Sterling at UFC Fight Night 123 on 9th December 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at SaveMart Center, Fresno.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Cory Sandhagen had been fighting more than Marlon Moraes.
Going to this contest, Cory Sandhagen had last fought 1 year and 19 days ago, while Marlon Moraes' last outing had been 2 years, 7 months and 29 days ago.
Sandhagen's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
Moraes' last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 8 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.