Leonardo Santos vs. Jared Gordon – Preview & Matchup Analysis

Leonardo Santos vs. Jared Gordon fight preview

UFC 278: Usman vs. Edwards 2 is scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 20, 2022, in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Leonardo Santos will take on Jared “Flash” Gordon in the Lightweight Bout. You can view the full UFC 278 card.

In this post, we will break down Leonardo Santos vs. Jared Gordon matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats, and more below ⤵

The 44-year-old, Leonardo Santos is coming in with a 18-6-1 record. Santos will be fighting for the first time since a loss via submission against Clay Guida at UFC Fight Night: Font vs. Aldo in December.

Gordon, meanwhile, is coming off a submission loss against Grant Dawson on December 4, 2021 at UFC Fight Night: Font vs. Vera and holds a 18-5-0 record.

Leonardo Santos vs. Jared Gordon
6′ 0″
5′ 9″
155 lbs.
155 lbs.

Leonardo Santos has an orthodox fighting stance with a 75″ reach. The 35-year-old, Jared Gordon is an orthodox fighter with a 68″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Leonardo Santos:
→ Santos’s striking accuracy is 47%.
→ Santos lands 2.88 significant strikes per minute.
→ Santos’s takedown accuracy is 29%.
→ Santos’s takedown average is 1.01 per 15 minutes.
→ Santos’s takedown defense is 86%.

Santos comes in with 47% striking accuracy, typically landing about 2.88 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Gordon fires at 57% accuracy, landing about 5.24 significant strikes per minute. Leonardo Santos also has a 29% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 1.01 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Gordon’s 2.22 takedowns and 54% takedown accuracy.

Jared Gordon:
→ Gordon’s striking accuracy is 57%.
→ Gordon lands 5.24 significant strikes per minute.
→ Gordon’s takedown accuracy is 39%.
→ Gordon’s takedown average is 2.22 per 15 minutes.
→ Gordon’s takedown defense is 54%.

Jared spent on average 11:28 minutes in the Octagon and Leonardo has an average fight time of 10:26 minutes.

This looks like an exciting matchup, at least on paper. UFC 278 is live in , who do you think will win, Leonardo or Jared? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 278: Usman vs. Edwards 2
August 20, 2022
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Leonardo Santos vs. Jared Gordon

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