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Who won Curtis vs Buckley?
Chris Curtis beat Joaquin Buckley by during the prelims of UFC 282, on Saturday 10th December 2022 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Chris Curtis.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Curtis vs Buckley stats
Chris Curtis stepped into the octagon with a record of 29 wins, 9 loses and 0 draws, 16 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Joaquin Buckley made his way to the cage with a record of 15 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Buckley had an advantage in power over Curtis, with a 73% knock out percentage over Curtis' 55%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Curtis had a slight advantage over Buckley, with a 3% submission rate over Buckley's 0%.
Chris Curtis was the older man by 7 years, at 36 years old.
Buckley had 1-inch reach advantage.
Curtis was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 18 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 5 years and 2 months earlier than Buckley, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 61 more professional rounds, 111 to Buckley's 50.
Curtis vs Buckley form
Curtis 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 Jack Hermansson at UFC Fight Night London on 23rd July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at The O2, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Rodolfo Vieira at UFC Fight Night: Tsarukyan vs. Gamrot on 25th June 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Going into that contest, he had won against Brendan Allen at UFC Fight Night on 4th December 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had beat Phil Hawes at UFC 268 on 6th November 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
He had been beaten by Ray Cooper at PFL 2019 #7 on 11th October 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas.
Buckley had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Nassourdine Imavov at UFC Fight Night Paris on 3rd September 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Accor Arena, Paris, France.
Previous to that, he had defeated Albert Duraev at UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Emmett on 18th June 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at Moody Center, Austin, United States.
Going into that contest, he had won against Abdul Razak Alhassan at UFC Fight Night on 19th February 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had defeated Ant nio Arroyo at UFC Vegas 37 on 18th September 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had lost to Alessio Di Chirico at UFC on ABC 1 on 16th January 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Joaquin Buckley had been fighting more than Chris Curtis.
Going to this contest, Chris Curtis had last fought 1 year, 4 months and 10 days ago, while Joaquin Buckley's last outing had been 1 year and 3 months ago.
Curtis' last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
Buckley's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Curtis vs Buckley?
Chris Curtis was a 7/5 (+140) underdog going into the contest, while Joaquin Buckley made his way into the ring at 29/50 (-170) with oddsmakers.