Tape rankings @ Bantamweight
Who won Weems vs Rodriguez?
Christian Rodriguez beat Joshua Weems by submission in the 1st round during the prelims of UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Allen, on Saturday 29th October 2022 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
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).
Weems vs Rodriguez stats
Joshua Weems stepped into the octagon with a record of 11 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 1 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Christian Rodriguez made his way to the cage with a record of 7 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Rodriguez had a massive power advantage over Weems, boosting at 43% knock out percentage over Weems' 9%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Weems had a large advantage over Rodriguez, boasting at 73% submission rate over Rodriguez's 43%.
Joshua Weems was the older man by 4 years, at 29 years old.
Weems had a height advantage of 1 inch over Rodriguez. Despite this, Rodriguez had 3-inch reach advantage.
Weems was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 5 more fights, and made his debut in 2017, 5 year and 11 months later than Rodriguez, whose first professional fight was in . He had fought 7 more professional rounds, 26 to Rodriguez's 19.
What were the odds on Weems vs Rodriguez?
Joshua Weems was a 61/20 (+310) underdog going into the contest, while Christian Rodriguez made his way into the ring at 1/4 (-400) with oddsmakers.