Tape rankings @ Bantamweight
Who won Thang vs Hernandez?
Tial Thang beat Jose Hernandez by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of LFA 156, on Friday 14th April 2023 at Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Tial Thang.
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).
Thang vs Hernandez stats
Tial Thang stepped into the octagon with a record of 3 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 1 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jose Hernandez made his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 3 wins and 0 draws, with 1 of those by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested that Thang and Hernandez have similar power, both with a 33% knock out percentage.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Hernandez had a massive advantage over Thang, boosting at 67% submission rate over Thang's 0%.
Tial Thang was the younger man by 29 years, at years old.
Thang was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 2 more fights, and made his debut in 2019, 4 months later than Hernandez, whose first professional fight was in 2018. He had fought 10 more professional rounds, 14 to Hernandez's 4.
Thang vs Hernandez form
Thang had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Jeremy Pacatiw at ONE Championship 164 on 3rd December 2022 by in the 2nd round at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore.
Previous to that, he had lost to Sunoto Peringkat at ONE Championship on 11th February 2022 by in the 1st round at Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Min Jong Song at ONE Championship – Battleground 3 on 27th August 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Before that, he had beat Paul Lumihi at ONE Championship – Unbreakable 3 on 5th February 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at Singapore Indoor Stadium.
He had won against Rin Saroth at ONE Championship – Reign of Valor on 8th March 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Thuwunna Indoor Stadium, Yangon, Myanmar.
Thang's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 6 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Thang vs Hernandez?
Tial Thang was a 4/6 (-170) favourite going into the contest, while Jose Hernandez made his way into the ring at 23/20 (+130) with oddsmakers.