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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 octagon 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 cage 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%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Cormier had an advantage over Oezdemir, with a 21% submission rate over Oezdemir's 7%.
Daniel Cormier was the older man by 10 years, at 44 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 18 more professional rounds, 66 to Oezdemir's 48.
Cormier vs Oezdemir form
Cormier 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 lost to Stipe Miocic at UFC 241 on 17th August 2019 by knockout in the 4th round in their UFC Heavyweight championship fight at Honda Center, Anaheim, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Derrick Lewis at UFC 230 on 3rd November 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Heavyweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Going into that contest, he had beat Stipe Miocic at UFC 226 on 7th July 2018 by knockout in the 1st round in their UFC Heavyweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Last Vegas.
Before that, he had defeated Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 220 on 20th January 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at TD Garden, Boston.
He had defeated Jon Jones at UFC 214 on 29th July 2017 by knockout in the 3rd round in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at Honda Center, Anaheim.
Cormier's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 6 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
Oezdemir's last 3 fights had come over a period of 7 years and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 4 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.7 rounds on average.
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