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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 11 years, at 43 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.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Volkan Oezdemir had been fighting more than Daniel Cormier.
Going to this contest, Daniel Cormier had last fought 4 years, 10 months and 28 days ago, while Volkan Oezdemir's last outing had been 4 years, 10 months and 28 days ago.
Cormier's last 3 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 11 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 11 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.7 rounds on average.
Oezdemir's last 3 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 4 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 9 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.7 rounds on average.