Marlon Moraes vs. Cory Sandhagen – Fight, Stats, Highlights

Marlon Moraes and Cory Sandhagen faced each other in the bantamweight bout at UFC Fight Night 179: Moraes vs. Sandhagen, which took place on Saturday, October 10, 2020, inside the 0 in UFC Fight Island. There were 0 fights on the card. You can view UFC Fight Night 179 results and fight bonuses. UFC Fight Night 179 card gave fight fans all they could ask for.

In the five-round main event, Cory Sandhagen defeated Marlon Moraes in round 2 by KO/TKO. Here is what happened in the fight —

Both fighters fired over 138 strikes combined in this fight, 126 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 1 takedown attempts between the two fighters. Let’s break down each fighter’s stats below.

Cory Sandhagen full fight stats

Cory Sandhagen was firing at a 43% accuracy, throwing 88 strikes and landing 38. There were 38 significant strikes, 16 of 63 landing to the head, 9 of 10 shots to the body and 13 of 15 leg kicks. Cory Sandhagen went for 0 takedowns and landed 0.

Strikes Thrown
38 of 88 (43%)
Significant Strikes
38 of 88 (43%)
Head Strikes
16
Body Strikes
1
Leg Strikes
13
Takedowns
0 of 0

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

Let’s take a look at how Cory Sandhagen did against Marlon Moraes.

Marlon Moraes full fight stats

Marlon Moraes landed 28% of all his strikes. There were 10 of 39 significant strikes to the head, 1 of 5 body shots, and 3 of 6 leg kicks. Marlon Moraes attempted 1 takedowns and landed 1. Here are all the strikes Marlon Moraes threw and landed against Cory Sandhagen.

Strikes Thrown
14 of 50 (28%)
Significant Strikes
14 of 50 (37%)
Head Strikes
10
Body Strikes
1
Leg Strikes
3
Takedowns
1 of 1

Cory Sandhagen won by KO/TKO. The fight ended in round 2 at 1:03.

Results & Fight Totals

Event
UFC Fight Night 179
Date
October 10, 2020
Fight
Marlon Moraes vs. Cory Sandhagen
Winner
Cory Sandhagen
Method
KO/TKO
Fight End
Round 2 at 1:03
Total Strikes Thrown
138
Significant Strikes Thrown
126
Total Takedowns Attempted
1

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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