Tape rankings @ Middleweight
Who won Soriano vs Maximov?
Nick Maximov beat Punahele Soriano by split decision in their 3 round contest, during the co-main event of UFC Fight Night, on Saturday 5th February 2022 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 27-30, 28-29, 29-28 in favor of winner Nick Maximov.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Soriano vs Maximov stats
Punahele Soriano stepped into the ring with a record of 8 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
Nick Maximov made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 7 wins and 0 draws, with 2 of those by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Soriano had a massive power advantage over Maximov, boasting at 63% knock out percentage over Maximov's 29%.
Punahele Soriano was the older man by 5 years, at 29 years old.
Maximov had 2-inch reach advantage.
Soriano was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 2 more fights, and made his debut in 2017, 1 year and 8 months earlier than Maximov, whose first professional fight was in 2018. He had fought 1 more professional rounds, 18 to Maximov's 17.
Soriano's last 2 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 6 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.