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Who won Soriano vs Stoltzfus?
Dustin Stoltzfus beat Punahele Soriano by submission in the 2nd round during the main card of UFC Fight Night: Dariush vs. Tsarukyan, on Saturday 2nd December 2023 at Moody Center in Austin.
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 Stoltzfus stats
Punahele Soriano stepped into the octagon with a record of 9 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
Dustin Stoltzfus made his way to the cage with a record of 14 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 2 of those wins by knock out and 5 by submission.
The stats suggested Soriano had a massive power advantage over Stoltzfus, boasting at 67% knock out percentage over Stoltzfus' 14%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Stoltzfus had an advantage over Soriano, with a 36% submission rate over Soriano's 22%.
Punahele Soriano was the younger man by 1 year, at 31 years old.
Stoltzfus had a height advantage of 1 inch over Soriano. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Soriano was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 7 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2017, 2 year and 2 months later than Stoltzfus, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 21 less professional rounds, 20 to Stoltzfus' 41.
Soriano vs Stoltzfus form
Punahele Soriano had stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Roman Kopylov at UFC Fight Night: Gastelum vs. Imavov on 14th January 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round in the United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Dalcha Lungiambula at UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. Rodriguez on 16th July 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at UBS Arena, Long Island, New York.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Nick Maximov at UFC Fight Night on 5th February 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had lost to Brendan Allen at UFC Vegas 32 on 24th July 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had won against Du ko Todorovi at UFC on ABC 1 on 16th January 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Soriano's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
Stoltzfus' last 4 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Soriano vs Stoltzfus?
Punahele Soriano was a 3/10 (-360) favourite going into the contest, while Dustin Stoltzfus made his way into the ring at 5/2 (+280) with oddsmakers.