Dec 10 2022
Saturday

T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States

Prelim
3 rounds contest @ Middleweight
29-9-0
KO 2
KO 2
15-5-0

The tape

36
Age
30
5' 10" / 178 cm
Height
5' 10" / 178 cm
75.2" / 191 cm
Reach
76" / 193 cm

Tape record

UDUDKOKOUD
Form
UDKOSDKOKO
29
Wins
15
16
By KO
11
55
KO%
73
1
By SUB
0
3
SUB%
0
9
Loses
5
1
Stopped
3
1
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2009
Debut
2014
38
Bouts
20
104
Rounds
43
7 hours, 51 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 2 minutes

Tape rankings @ Middleweight

15
UFC
-
-
Bellator
-
14
Tapology
-

Chris Curtis vs Joaquin Buckley report

Who won Curtis vs Buckley?

Chris Curtis beat Joaquin Buckley by knockout in the 2nd round during the prelims of UFC 282, on Saturday 10th December 2022 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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 losses 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 losses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by knock out.

Joaquin Buckley marked his 13th fight for them, having made his own debut for the promotion in 2020.

Chris Curtis' UFC record stood at 5-3-0, while Joaquin Buckley's came in at 9-4-0.

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 6 years, at 36 years old.

Buckley had a 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 64 more professional rounds, 119 to Buckley's 55.

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 won against 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 beaten 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 defeated 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 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he was victorious against Nursulton Ruziboev at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Nascimento on 11th May 2024 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Enterprise Center, St. Louis, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Vicente Luque at UFC Fight Night: Blanchfield vs. Fiorot on 30th March 2024 by knockout in the 2nd round at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Alex Morono at UFC Fight Night – Green vs Dawson on 7th October 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had defeated Andre Fialho at UFC Fight Night – Pennington vs. Aldana 2 on 20th May 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.

He had been defeated by Chris Curtis at UFC 282 on 10th December 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Activity check

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, 10 months and 7 days ago, while Joaquin Buckley's last outing had been 19 days ago.

Curtis' last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 7 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 4 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 1 year, 5 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 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.

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