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Who won Cormier vs Oezdemir?
Daniel Cormier beat Volkan Oezdemir by , during the co-main event of UFC 220, on Saturday 20th January 2018 at TD Garden in Boston.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Daniel Cormier.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).
This contest was for the UFC light heavyweight championship.
Cormier vs Oezdemir stats
Daniel Cormier stepped into the ring with a record of 19 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Volkan Oezdemir made his way to the ring with a record of 15 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Oezdemir had a massive power advantage over Cormier, boosting at 73% knock out percentage over Cormier's 42%.
Daniel Cormier was the older man by 10 years, at 42 years old.
Oezdemir had a height advantage of 3 inches over Cormier. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Cormier was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 4 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 11 months earlier than Oezdemir, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 25 more professional rounds, 66 to Oezdemir's 41.
Oezdemir's last 3 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 11 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 7 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.7 rounds on average.