Completed MMA Bout

Matt Frevola vs. Genaro Valdéz

Preliminary Card | Lightweight · 155 lbs | Pro MMA

Matt Frevola defeats Genaro Valdéz via KO/TKO at 3:15 of Round 1

Matt "Steamrolla" Frevola
Genaro "El Rayadito" Valdéz

Frevola
KO/TKO
Round 1

Matt Frevola Genaro Valdéz

"Steamrolla" "El Rayadito"

8-3-1   Pro Record At Fight   10-0-0
Climbed to 9-3   Record After Fight   Fell to 10-1
-200 (Moderate Favorite)   Betting Odds   +170 (Slight Underdog)
United States   Nationality   Mexico
Tampa, Florida   Fighting out of   Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
31 years, 7 months, 1 week, 4 days   Age at Fight   30 years, 6 days
154.5 lbs (70.1 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   155.5 lbs (70.5 kgs)
175.0 lbs (79.4 kgs)   Fight Day Weight   167.0 lbs (75.7 kgs)
20.5 lbs (9.3 kgs, +13%)   Weight Gain   11.5 lbs (5.2 kgs, +7%)
5'9" (175cm)   Height   5'9" (175cm)
71.0" (180cm)   Reach   72.0" (183cm)
Gracie Tampa South   Gym   Entram Gym
UFC 270
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC 270: N'Gannou vs. Gane
  • Date: Saturday 01.22.2022 at 07:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Mike Beltran
  • Venue: Honda Center
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Anaheim, California, United States
  • Bout Billing: Preliminary Card (fight 3 of 11)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Jon Anik, Joe Rogan, Daniel Cormier
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Prelims
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Frevola Total Disclosed Pay: $46,000
  • Valdéz Total Disclosed Pay: $10,000
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Frevola vs. Valdéz Fight Predictions

Tapology Community Predictions: 4142  
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Valdéz
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Event Discussion

Baldric Eggling
Baldric Eggling

01.27.2022 | 10:30 PM ET

@Bongamin it's a fair point. But cumulative striking needs to have a visible interpretable role in showing dominance to the judges in such a way as to indicate it played a role, or would theoretically play a role in the fight drawing to close. The strikes Gane landed didn't really do anything. They had no immediate visible impact. If they had, they would have won him the rounds. It's also hard to ascribe them much value because if they had done something, Francis wouldn't have been able to pressure, and win the grappling exchanges. Simply put they didn't have any meaning in the sense they did not significantly contribute to Gane showing dominance. It's not so much that strikes count more than grappling; either of them can be interpreted to establishing dominance. It's just generally the case that striking tends to be the dominant factor in the scoring of the judges, probably because it's easier to see who did more in the capacity.

Even though Francis didn't do a lot on top, he displayed effective dominance through grappling. It was obviously the case that Gane was becoming exhausted due to top pressure, and was losing the grappling exchanges. He got reversed and controlled--although is he hadn't gone for that leglock it very well have could have been a different score on the cards.
MaxDai
MaxDai

04.04.2022 | 4:07 PM ET

No. I won. I predicted Francis Ngannou was gonna win and he won. :)

* Edited at 04.04.2022, 4:07 PM ET *

Taybazza04
Taybazza04

04.04.2022 | 8:15 PM ET

this was a late response lol

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