Tape rankings @ Bantamweight
Who won Simoes vs Santos?
Isaias Simoes beat Joao Paulo Santos by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of LFA 159, on Saturday 27th May 2023 at CIDE Casa Branca Sports Complex in Caraguatatuba.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Isaias Simoes.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Simoes vs Santos stats
Isaias Simoes stepped into the octagon with a record of 8 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Joao Paulo Santos made his way to the cage with a record of 11 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Simoes had an advantage in power over Santos, with a 38% knock out percentage over Santos' 27%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Simoes had an advantage over Santos, with a 38% submission rate over Santos' 27%.
Isaias Simoes was the younger man by 4 years, at 27 years old.
Santos had a height advantage of 1 inch over Simoes.
Simoes was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 1 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2013, 1 year and 5 months earlier than Santos, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 6 less professional rounds, 34 to Santos' 40.
What were the odds on Simoes vs Santos?
Isaias Simoes was a 9/2 (+450) underdog going into the contest, while Joao Paulo Santos made his way into the ring at 1/8 (-770) with oddsmakers.