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Who won Brundage vs Reese?
Cody Brundage beat Zachary Reese by during the prelims of UFC Fight Night: Dariush vs. Tsarukyan, on Saturday 2nd December 2023 at Moody Center in Austin.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Cody Brundage.
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 Reese stats
Cody Brundage stepped into the octagon with a record of 9 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Zachary Reese made his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 6 wins and 0 draws, with 4 of those by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Reese had a large advantage in power over Brundage, boosting at 67% knock out percentage over Brundage's 44%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested that Brundage and Reese would have been pretty equal, both with a 33% submission rate.
Cody Brundage was the same age as Zachary Reese, at 29 years old.
Reese had a height advantage of 3 inches over Brundage. That also extended to a 5-inch reach advantage.
Brundage was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 8 more fights, and made his debut in 2019, 1 year and 11 months earlier than Reese, whose first professional fight was in 2021. He had fought 20 more professional rounds, 27 to Reese's 7.
Brundage vs Reese form
Brundage had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Jacob Malkoun at UFC Fight Night – Fiziev vs Gamrot on 23rd September 2023 by in the 1st round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Sedriques Dumas at UFC Fight Night – Emmett vs. Topuria on 24th June 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at : VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Rodolfo Vieira at UFC Fight Night – Song vs. Simon on 29th April 2023 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had been beaten by Michal Oleksiejczuk at UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs. Strickland on 17th December 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.
He had beat Tresean Gore at UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos vs. Fiziev on 9th July 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Brundage's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 7 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.6 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Brundage vs Reese?
Cody Brundage was a 21/10 (+210) underdog going into the contest, while Zachary Reese made his way into the ring at 19/50 (-260) with oddsmakers.