Tape rankings @ Lightweight
Who won Sayles vs Leavitt?
Jordan Leavitt beat Matt Sayles by submission in the 2nd round, during the prelims of UFC Fight Night, on Saturday 18th December 2021.
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).
Sayles vs Leavitt stats
Matt Sayles stepped into the ring with a record of 8 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Jordan Leavitt made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 8 wins and 0 draws, with 1 of those by knock out and 5 by submission.
The stats suggested Sayles had a massive power advantage over Leavitt, boasting at 75% knock out percentage over Leavitt's 13%.
Matt Sayles was the older man by 2 years, at 28 years old.
Leavitt had a height advantage of 2 inches over Sayles. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Sayles was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2014, 3 years and 8 months earlier than Leavitt, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 1 more professional rounds, 23 to Leavitt's 22.
Leavitt's last 3 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 10 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.