Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Williams vs Bedoya?
Khaos Williams beat Rolando Bedoya by split decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of UFC 288, on Saturday 6th May 2023 at Prudential Center in Newark.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Khaos Williams.
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).
Williams vs Bedoya stats
Khaos Williams stepped into the octagon with a record of 13 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Rolando Bedoya made his way to the cage with a record of 13 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Williams had a massive power advantage over Bedoya, boasting at 54% knock out percentage over Bedoya's 23%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Bedoya had an advantage over Williams, with a 23% submission rate over Williams' 8%.
Khaos Williams was the older man by 29 years, at 29 years old.
Williams had a height advantage of 1 inch over Bedoya. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Williams was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 2 more fights, and made his debut in 2017, 2 year and 11 months later than Bedoya, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 5 less professional rounds, 38 to Bedoya's 43.
Williams vs Bedoya form
Williams had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Randy Brown at UFC 274 on 7th May 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Previous to that, he had beat Miguel Baeza at UFC Vegas 42 on 13th November 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Going into that contest, he had won against Matt Semelsberger at UFC Vegas 29 on 19th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.
Before that, he had been beaten by Michel Pereira at UFC Vegas 17 on 19th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had beat Abdul Razak Alhassan at UFC Vegas 14 on 14th November 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Williams' last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Williams vs Bedoya?
Khaos Williams was a 7/25 (-360) favourite going into the contest, while Rolando Bedoya made his way into the ring at 11/4 (+280) with oddsmakers.