Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Thompson vs Masvidal?
Stephen Thompson beat Jorge Masvidal by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the main card of UFC 217, on Saturday 4th November 2017 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Stephen Thompson.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Thompson vs Masvidal stats
Stephen Thompson stepped into the ring with a record of 13 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Jorge Masvidal made his way to the ring with a record of 32 wins, 12 loses and 0 draws, with 13 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Thompson had advantage in power over Masvidal, with a 54% knock out percentage over Masvidal's 41%.
Stephen Thompson was the older man by 2 years, at 39 years old.
Thompson had a height advantage of 1 inch over Masvidal. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Thompson was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 28 less fights, and made his debut in 2010, 6 year and 8 months later than Masvidal, whose first professional fight was in 2003. He had fought 65 less professional rounds, 65 to Masvidal's 130.
Masvidal's last 2 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 8 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 10 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.