Tape rankings @ Middleweight
Who won Souza vs Muniz?
André Muniz beat Ronaldo Souza by submission in the 1st round, during the prelims of UFC 262, on Saturday 15th May 2021 at Toyota Center in Houston.
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).
Souza vs Muniz stats
Ronaldo Souza stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 0 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
André Muniz made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 0 wins and 0 draws.
The stats suggested that Souza and Muniz have similar power, both with a 0% knock out percentage.
Ronaldo Souza was the older man by 10 years, at 41 years old.
Muniz had 6-inch reach advantage.
Souza was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2003, 5 years and 6 months earlier than Muniz, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought the same amount of professional rounds, 0 to Muniz's 0.
Souza vs Muniz form
Souza remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his recent opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Jan Blachowicz at UFC on ESPN+ 22 on 16th November 2019 by split decision in their 5 round contest at Ibirapuera Gymnasium, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Jack Hermansson at UFC on ESPN+ 8 on 27th April 2019 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at BB&T Center, Sunrise, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Chris Weidman at UFC 230 on 3rd November 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Before that, he had lost to Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 224 on 12th May 2018 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
He had won against Derek Brunson at UFC on FOX 27 on 27th January 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Spectrum Center, Charlotte, United States.
Souza's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.4 rounds on average.