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Who won Buckley vs Alhassan?
Joaquin Buckley beat Abdul Razak Alhassan by split decision in their 3 round contest, during the main card of UFC Fight Night, on Saturday 19th February 2022 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 29-28, 29-28, 28-29 in favor of winner Joaquin Buckley.
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).
Buckley vs Alhassan stats
Joaquin Buckley stepped into the ring with a record of 13 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Abdul Razak Alhassan made his way to the ring with a record of 11 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Alhassan had a large advantage in power over Buckley, boosting at 100% knock out percentage over Buckley's 77%.
Joaquin Buckley was the younger man by 8 years, at 28 years old.
Buckley had 3-inch reach advantage.
Buckley was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 2 more fights, and made his debut in 2014, 9 months later than Alhassan, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 40 more professional rounds, 40 to Alhassan's 0.
Buckley vs Alhassan form
Joaquin Buckley had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Ant nio Arroyo at UFC Vegas 37 on 18th September 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Alessio Di Chirico at UFC on ABC 1 on 16th January 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Jackie Gosh at LFA 87 on 31st July 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls, United States.
Before that, he had beat Chris Harris at LFA 76 on 13th September 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Hartman Arena, Park City.
He had lost to Logan Storley at Bellator 197 on 13th April 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at The Family Arena, St. Charles.
Abdul Razak Alhassan remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Alessio Di Chirico at UFC Vegas 35 on 28th August 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Enterprise, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Jacob Malkoun at UFC Vegas 24 on 17th April 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Khaos Williams at UFC Vegas 14 on 14th November 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had been beaten by Mounir Lazzez at UFC Fight Island 1 on 15th July 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
He had won against Niko Price at UFC 228 on 8th September 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at American Airlines Center, Dallas, United States.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Abdul Razak Alhassan had been fighting more than Joaquin Buckley.
Going to this contest, Joaquin Buckley had last fought 9 months and 12 days ago, while Abdul Razak Alhassan's last outing had been 10 months and 2 days ago.
Buckley's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
Alhassan's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 9 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.