Maria Oliveira vs. Gloria de Paula – Fight, Stats, Highlights

Maria Oliveira and Gloria de Paula faced each other in the women's strawweight bout at UFC on ESPN 37: Kattar vs. Emmett, which took place on Saturday, June 18, 2022, inside the Moody Center in Austin, Texas, USA. There were 11 fights on the card. You can view UFC on ESPN 37 results and fight bonuses. UFC on ESPN 37 card gave fight fans all they could ask for.

In the five-round main event, Maria Oliveira defeated Gloria de Paula in round 3 by Decision – Split. Here is what happened in the fight —

Both fighters fired over 508 strikes combined in this fight, 487 of the strikes were significant strikes. Significant strikes refer to all strikes but don’t include small, short strikes in the clinch and on the ground. There were 7 takedown attempts between the two fighters. Let’s break down each fighter’s stats below.

Maria Oliveira full fight stats

Maria Oliveira landed 33% of all his strikes. There were 66 of 247 significant strikes to the head, 12 of 23 body shots, and 18 of 27 leg kicks. Maria Oliveira attempted 4 takedowns and landed 2. Here are all the strikes Maria Oliveira threw and landed against Gloria de Paula.

Strikes Thrown
99 of 303 (33%)
Significant Strikes
96 of 297 (32%)
Head Strikes
66
Body Strikes
12
Leg Strikes
18
Takedowns
2 of 4

The current UFC record over the most significant strikes landed in a single UFC bout is 290.

Let’s take a look at how Gloria de Paula did against Maria Oliveira.

Gloria de Paula full fight stats

Gloria de Paula was firing at a 57% accuracy, throwing 205 strikes and landing 116. There were 105 significant strikes, 75 of 155 landing to the head, 11 of 15 shots to the body and 19 of 20 leg kicks. Gloria de Paula went for 3 takedowns and landed 2.

Strikes Thrown
116 of 205 (57%)
Significant Strikes
105 of 190 (55%)
Head Strikes
75
Body Strikes
12
Leg Strikes
19
Takedowns
2 of 3

Maria Oliveira won by Decision – Split. The fight ended in round 3 at 5:00.

Results & Fight Totals

Event
UFC on ESPN 37
Date
June 18, 2022
Fight
Maria Oliveira vs. Gloria de Paula
Winner
Maria Oliveira
Method
Decision – Split
Fight End
Round 3 at 5:00
Total Strikes Thrown
508
Significant Strikes Thrown
487
Total Takedowns Attempted
7

Did you know: Max Holloway holds a UFC record over the most significant strikes landed in a single UFC match at 290. He also holds a UFC record for the most significant strikes landed in one round at 134. He achieved both records against Brian Ortega during his successful featherweight title defense on December 8, 2018, at UFC 231 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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