Aug 19 2023
Saturday

TD Garden, Boston, United States

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Bantamweight
20-8-0
UD 3

Score cards

  • 30-27
  • 30-27
  • 29-28
UD 3
19-7-0

The tape

31
Age
37
5' 8" / 173 cm
Height
5' 6" / 168 cm
70.5" / 179 cm
Reach
65" / 165 cm

Tape record

SDKOUDKOUD
Form
NCUDUDUDSD
20
Wins
19
8
By KO
5
40
KO%
26
8
By SUB
8
40
SUB%
42
8
Loses
7
0
Stopped
0
0
Tapped
0
1
Draws
0
2011
Debut
2009
29
Bouts
28
73
Rounds
64
5 hours, 31 minutes
Fight Time
4 hours, 45 minutes

Tape rankings @ Bantamweight

6
UFC
10
-
Bellator
-
7
Tapology
12

Marlon Vera vs Pedro Munhoz report

Who won Vera vs Munhoz?

Marlon Vera beat Pedro Munhoz by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of UFC 292, on Saturday 19th August 2023 at TD Garden in Boston.

The scorecards were announced as 30-27, 30-27, 29-28 in favor of winner Marlon Vera.

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).

Vera vs Munhoz stats

Marlon Vera stepped into the octagon with a record of 20 wins, 8 loses and 1 draw, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.

Pedro Munhoz made his way to the cage with a record of 19 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.

The stats suggested Vera had an advantage in power over Munhoz, with a 40% knock out percentage over Munhoz's 26%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Munhoz had a slight advantage over Vera, with a 42% submission rate over Vera's 40%.

Marlon Vera was the younger man by 6 years, at 31 years old.

Vera had a height advantage of 2 inches over Munhoz. That also extended to a 5-inch reach advantage.

Vera was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 2 year and 2 months later than Munhoz, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 6 more professional rounds, 76 to Munhoz's 70.

Vera vs Munhoz form

Vera 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 beat Sean O’Malley at UFC 252 on 15th August 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Yadong Song at UFC Fight Night Jacksonville on 16th May 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.

Going into that contest, he had beat Guido Cannetti at UFC Fight Night 140 on 17th November 2018 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round at Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Before that, he had lost to Douglas Andrade at UFC Fight Night 125 on 3rd February 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mangueirinho Gymnasium, Belem, Brazil.

He had been beaten by John Lineker at UFC Fight Night 119 on 28th October 2017 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Ibirapuera Gymnasium, Sao Paulo.

Pedro Munhoz had beaten 1 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Chris Gutierrez at UFC Fight Night – Holloway vs. Allen on 15th April 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Center, Kansas City, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Sean O’Malley at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had lost to Dominick Cruz at UFC 269 on 11th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had been beaten by Jose Aldo at UFC 265 on 7th August 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Toyota Center, Houston.

He had lost to Frankie Edgar at UFC Vegas 7 on 22nd August 2020 by split decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Pedro Munhoz had been fighting more than Marlon Vera.

Going to this contest, Marlon Vera had last fought 3 years, 6 months and 8 days ago, while Pedro Munhoz's last outing had been 10 months and 8 days ago.

Vera's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 3 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.

Munhoz's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.2 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Vera vs Munhoz?

Marlon Vera was a 1/2 (-200) favourite going into the contest, while Pedro Munhoz made his way into the ring at 8/5 (+160) with oddsmakers.

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