May 11 2024
Saturday

Enterprise Center, St. Louis, United States

Co-Main Event
3 rounds contest @ Welterweight
Nursulton Ruziboev
Ruziboev
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17-6-0
UD 3

Score cards

  • 30-27
  • 30-26
  • 29-27
UD 3
34-8-0

The tape

30
Age
30
5' 10" / 178 cm
Height
6' 4" / 193 cm
76" / 193 cm
Reach
N/A

Tape record

UDKOKOUDKO
Form
KOKOSUBSUBKO
17
Wins
34
12
By KO
12
71
KO%
35
0
By SUB
20
0
SUB%
59
6
Loses
8
4
Stopped
1
0
Tapped
1
0
Draws
2
2014
Debut
2014
23
Bouts
46
50
Rounds
76
3 hours, 34 minutes
Fight Time
4 hours, 30 minutes

Tape rankings @ Welterweight

11
UFC
-
-
Bellator
-
15
Tapology
-

Joaquin Buckley vs Nursulton Ruziboev report

Who won Buckley vs Ruziboev?

Joaquin Buckley beat Nursulton Ruziboev by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the co-main event of UFC Fight Night, on Saturday 11th May 2024 at Enterprise Center in St. Louis.

The scorecards were announced as 30-27, 30-26, 29-27 in favor of the winner Joaquin Buckley.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).

Buckley vs Ruziboev stats

Joaquin Buckley stepped into the octagon with a record of 17 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Nursulton Ruziboev made his way to the cage with a record of 34 wins, 8 losses and 2 draws, 12 of those wins coming by knock out and 20 by submission.

This was Joaquin Buckley's 13th fight in the UFC, having made his debut for the promotion in 2020. Nursulton Ruziboev marked his 3rd fight for them, having made his own debut for the promotion in 2023.

Joaquin Buckley's UFC record stood at 9-4-0, while Nursulton Ruziboev's came in at 2-1-0.

The stats suggested Buckley had a massive power advantage over Ruziboev, boasting a 71% knock out percentage over Ruziboev's 35%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Ruziboev had a massive advantage over Buckley, boasting a 59% submission rate over Buckley's 0%.

Joaquin Buckley was the same age as Nursulton Ruziboev, at 30 years old.

Ruziboev had a height advantage of 6 inches over Buckley.

Buckley was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 21 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2014, 28 days later than Ruziboev, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 24 less professional rounds, 55 to Ruziboev's 79.

Buckley vs Ruziboev form

Buckley had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges once.

In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Vicente Luque at UFC Fight Night: Blanchfield vs. Fiorot on 30th March 2024 by knockout in the 2nd round at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, United States.

Previous to that, he had beaten Alex Morono at UFC Fight Night – Green vs Dawson on 7th October 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Andre Fialho at UFC Fight Night – Pennington vs. Aldana 2 on 20th May 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had lost to Chris Curtis at UFC 282 on 10th December 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

He had been beaten by Nassourdine Imavov at UFC Fight Night Paris on 3rd September 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Accor Arena, Paris, France.

Activity check

Buckley's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 8 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.

Ruziboev's last 2 fights had come over a period of 10 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 2 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Buckley vs Ruziboev?

Joaquin Buckley was a 4/5 (-130) favourite going into the contest, while Nursulton Ruziboev made his way into the ring at 1/1 (+100) with oddsmakers.

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