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Who won Baghdasaryan vs Souza?
Melsik Baghdasaryan beat Bruno Souza by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the prelims of UFC 268, on Saturday 6th November 2021 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Melsik Baghdasaryan.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
Baghdasaryan vs Souza stats
Melsik Baghdasaryan stepped into the ring with a record of 6 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Bruno Souza made his way to the ring with a record of 10 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 1 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Baghdasaryan had a massive power advantage over Souza, boasting at 83% knock out percentage over Souza's 10%.
Melsik Baghdasaryan was the older man by 4 years, at 30 years old.
Baghdasaryan had a height advantage of 2 inches over Souza. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Baghdasaryan was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 4 less fights, and made his debut in 2014, 2 years and 2 months earlier than Souza, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 24 less professional rounds, 13 to Souza's 37.
Baghdasaryan vs Souza form
Souza had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 4 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Javier Garcia at LFA 114 on 27th August 2021 by unanimous decision in their LFA Featherweight championship fight at The Factory at the District, St. Louis, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Elijah Johns at LFA 102 on 19th March 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Grand Casino Hotel & Resort, Shawnee.
Going into that contest, he had beat Guilherme Santos at LFA 95 on 20th November 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at Hartman Arena, Park City.
Before that, he had won against Kamuela Kirk at LFA 84 on 10th July 2020 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls.
He had beat Mike Hamel at LFA 72 on 26th July 2019 by split decision in the 3rd round at Comerica Theatre, Phoenix.
Souza's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.2 rounds on average.