Mar 02 2024
Saturday

UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Flyweight
16-7-0
KO 2
KO 2
11-1-0

The tape

34
Age
28
5' 8" / 173 cm
Height
5' 9" / 174 cm
72.4" / 184 cm
Reach
68.5" / 174 cm

Tape record

KOSUBSUBNCSD
Form
UDUDSUBSUBUD
16
Wins
11
2
By KO
1
13
KO%
9
9
By SUB
6
56
SUB%
55
7
Loses
1
4
Stopped
0
2
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2016
24
Bouts
12
41
Rounds
25
2 hours, 30 minutes
Fight Time
1 hours, 47 minutes

Tape rankings @ Flyweight

9
UFC
12
-
Bellator
-
11
Tapology
12

Matt Schnell vs Steve Erceg report

Who won Schnell vs Erceg?

Steve Erceg beat Matt Schnell by knockout in the 2nd round during the main card of UFC Fight Night, on Saturday 2nd March 2024 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 125 pounds (8.9 stone or 56.7 KG).

Schnell vs Erceg stats

Matt Schnell stepped into the octagon with a record of 16 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 9 by submission.

Steve Erceg made his way to the cage with a record of 11 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 1 of those win coming by knock out and 6 by submission.

Matt Schnell's UFC record stood at 6-6-0, while Steve Erceg's came in at 3-0-0.

The stats suggested Schnell had a slight advantage in power over Erceg, with a 13% knock out percentage over Erceg's 9%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Schnell had a slight advantage over Erceg, with a 56% submission rate over Erceg's 55%.

Matt Schnell was the older man by 6 years, at 34 years old.

Erceg had a height advantage of 1 inch over Schnell. Despite this, he had 3-inch reach advantage.

Schnell was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 11 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 3 years and 4 months earlier than Erceg, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 16 more professional rounds, 43 to Erceg's 27.

Schnell vs Erceg form

Matt Schnell had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Matheus Nicolau at UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Holland on 3rd December 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Amway Center, Orlando, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Mudaerji Su at UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. Rodriguez on 16th July 2022 by submission in the 2nd round at UBS Arena, Long Island, New York.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Brandon Royval at UFC 274 on 7th May 2022 by submission in the 1st round at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Before that, he had been defeated by Rogerio Bontorin at UFC 262 on 15th May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Toyota Center, Houston, United States.

He had beaten Tyson Nam at UFC Fight Island 8 on 20th January 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Activity check

Schnell's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.

Erceg's last 2 fights had come over a period of 10 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Schnell vs Erceg?

Matt Schnell was a 7/2 (+350) underdog going into the contest, while Steve Erceg made his way into the ring at 11/50 (-450) with oddsmakers.

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