Tape rankings @ Bantamweight
Who won Yan vs Rivera?
Petr Yan beat Jimmie Rivera by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the main card of UFC 238, on Saturday 8th June 2019 at United Center in Chicago.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Petr Yan.
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).
Yan vs Rivera stats
Petr Yan stepped into the ring with a record of 12 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Jimmie Rivera made his way to the ring with a record of 22 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Yan had a large advantage in power over Rivera, boasting at 42% knock out percentage over Rivera's 18%.
Petr Yan was the younger man by 4 years, at 29 years old.
Yan had a height advantage of 3 inches over Rivera. Despite this, Rivera had 2-inch reach advantage.
Yan was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 12 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 4 year and 6 months later than Rivera, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 18 less professional rounds, 61 to Rivera's 79.
Rivera's last 2 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 3 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years and 2 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.