Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Who won Choi vs Nelson?
Doo Ho Choi drew with Kyle Nelson by majority draw in their 3 round contest during the main card of UFC Fight Night, on Saturday 4th February 2023 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 29-27, 28-28, 28-28, meaning it was a majority draw.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
Choi vs Nelson stats
Doo Ho Choi stepped into the octagon with a record of 14 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Kyle Nelson made his way to the cage with a record of 13 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Choi had a massive power advantage over Nelson, boasting at 79% knock out percentage over Nelson's 38%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Nelson had a large advantage over Choi, boosting at 31% submission rate over Choi's 7%.
Doo Ho Choi was the same age as Kyle Nelson, at 32 years old.
Nelson had a height advantage of 1 inch over Choi. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Choi's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Nelson's, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2009, 2 years and 3 months earlier than Nelson, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 15 less professional rounds, 34 to Nelson's 49.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Kyle Nelson had been fighting more than Doo Ho Choi.
Going to this contest, Doo Ho Choi had last fought 3 years, 11 months and 16 days ago, while Kyle Nelson's last outing had been 1 year, 4 months and 14 days ago.
Choi's last 2 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 10 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 11 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
Nelson's last 2 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 7 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Choi vs Nelson?
Doo Ho Choi was a 13/25 (-190) favourite going into the contest, while Kyle Nelson made his way into the ring at 6/4 (+150) with oddsmakers.