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Who won Barberena vs Muradov?
Makhmud Muradov beat Bryan Barberena by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of UFC Fight Night London – Aspinall vs. Tybura, on Saturday 22nd July 2023 at O2 Arena in London.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Makhmud Muradov.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Barberena vs Muradov stats
Bryan Barberena stepped into the octagon with a record of 18 wins, 10 loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
Makhmud Muradov made his way to the cage with a record of 25 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, with 17 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Muradov had a slight advantage in power over Barberena, with a 68% knock out percentage over Barberena's 61%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Muradov had a slight advantage over Barberena, with a 12% submission rate over Barberena's 11%.
Bryan Barberena was the older man by 1 year, at 34 years old.
Muradov had a height advantage of 2 inches over Barberena. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Barberena was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 5 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2009, 2 years and 6 months earlier than Muradov, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 1 more professional rounds, 71 to Muradov's 70.
Barberena vs Muradov form
Barberena had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Gunnar Nelson at UFC 286 on 18th March 2023 by in the 1st round at o2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Rafael dos Anjos at UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Holland on 3rd December 2022 by in the 2nd round at Amway Center, Orlando, United States.
Going into that contest, he had won against Robbie Lawler at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had beat Matt Brown at UFC Fight Night Columbus on 26th March 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Nationwide Arena, Columbus.
He had defeated Darian Weeks at UFC Fight Night on 4th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Barberena's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
Muradov's last 3 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.7 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Barberena vs Muradov?
Bryan Barberena was a 11/4 (+280) underdog going into the contest, while Makhmud Muradov made his way into the ring at 7/25 (-360) with oddsmakers.