Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Santos vs Lewis?
Junior dos Santos beat Derrick Lewis by , during the main event of UFC on ESPN+ 4, on Saturday 9th March 2019 at INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Junior dos Santos.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Santos vs Lewis stats
Junior dos Santos stepped into the ring with a record of 20 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 14 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Derrick Lewis made his way to the ring with a record of 21 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 18 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Lewis had advantage in power over Santos, with a 86% knock out percentage over Santos' 70%.
Junior dos Santos was the older man by 1 year, at 38 years old.
Santos had a height advantage of 1 inch over Lewis. Despite this, Lewis had 2-inch reach advantage.
Santos was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 2 less fights, and made his debut in 2006, 3 years and 8 months earlier than Lewis, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 14 less professional rounds, 65 to Lewis' 79.
Santos vs Lewis form
Lewis had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Daniel Cormier at UFC 230 on 3rd November 2018 by submission in the 2nd round in their UFC Heavyweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Alexander Volkov at UFC 229 on 6th October 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Francis NGannou at UFC 226 on 7th July 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Last Vegas.
Before that, he had won against Marcin Tybura at UFC Fight Night 126 on 18th February 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Frank Erwin Center, Austin.
He had been beaten by Mark Hunt at UFC Fight Night 110 on 10th June 2017 by knockout in the 4th round at Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand.
Santos' last 3 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 4 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 9 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.7 rounds on average.
Lewis' last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 3 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.