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Who won Brundage vs Oleksiejczuk?
Michal Oleksiejczuk beat Cody Brundage by during the main card of UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs. Strickland, on Saturday 17th December 2022 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Michal Oleksiejczuk.
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).
Brundage vs Oleksiejczuk stats
Cody Brundage stepped into the octagon with a record of 8 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Michal Oleksiejczuk made his way to the cage with a record of 17 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Oleksiejczuk had a large advantage in power over Brundage, boosting at 71% knock out percentage over Brundage's 50%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Brundage had a massive advantage over Oleksiejczuk, boasting at 38% submission rate over Oleksiejczuk's 6%.
Cody Brundage was the older man by 1 year, at 28 years old.
Brundage had a height advantage of 1 inch over Oleksiejczuk. Despite this, Oleksiejczuk had 2-inch reach advantage.
Brundage was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 12 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2019, 5 year and 3 months later than Oleksiejczuk, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 20 less professional rounds, 20 to Oleksiejczuk's 40.
Brundage vs Oleksiejczuk form
Oleksiejczuk had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Sam Alvey at UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Hill on 6th August 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Dustin Jacoby at UFC 272 on 5th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Shamil Gamzatov at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by knockout in the 1st round.
Before that, he had won against Modestas Bukauskas at UFC 260 on 27th March 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
He had lost to Jimmy Crute at UFC on ESPN+ 26 on 22nd February 2020 by submission in the 1st round at Spark Arena, Auckland, New Zealand.
Brundage's last 4 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
Oleksiejczuk's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Brundage vs Oleksiejczuk?
Cody Brundage was a 9/4 (+230) underdog going into the contest, while Michal Oleksiejczuk made his way into the ring at 9/25 (-280) with oddsmakers.