Nov 19 2022
Saturday

UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States

Main Event
3 rounds contest @ Light Heavyweight
16-8-0
KO 2
KO 2
10-3-0

The tape

30
Age
31
6' 1" / 185 cm
Height
6' 5" / 196 cm
75.2" / 191 cm
Reach
83.1" / 211 cm

Tape record

SUBSUBUDSDKO
Form
KOSDKOKOKO
16
Wins
10
12
By KO
7
75
KO%
70
2
By SUB
0
13
SUB%
0
8
Loses
3
2
Stopped
1
4
Tapped
1
1
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2016
26
Bouts
13
38
Rounds
30
1 hours, 57 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 6 minutes

Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight

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UFC
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Bellator
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Tapology
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Ion Cutelaba vs Kennedy Nzechukwu report

Who won Cutelaba vs Nzechukwu?

Kennedy Nzechukwu beat Ion Cutelaba by during the main event of UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Spivak, on Saturday 19th November 2022 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Kennedy Nzechukwu.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).

Cutelaba vs Nzechukwu stats

Ion Cutelaba stepped into the octagon with a record of 16 wins, 8 loses and 1 draw, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.

Kennedy Nzechukwu made his way to the cage with a record of 10 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggested Cutelaba had a slight advantage in power over Nzechukwu, with a 75% knock out percentage over Nzechukwu's 70%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Cutelaba had an advantage over Nzechukwu, with a 13% submission rate over Nzechukwu's 0%.

Ion Cutelaba was the younger man by 1 year, at 30 years old.

Nzechukwu had a height advantage of 4 inches over Cutelaba. That also extended to a 8-inch reach advantage.

Cutelaba was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 12 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 4 years and 7 months earlier than Nzechukwu, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 5 more professional rounds, 40 to Nzechukwu's 35.

Cutelaba vs Nzechukwu form

Cutelaba had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges once.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Devin Clark at UFC Vegas 37 on 18th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had drawn with Dustin Jacoby at UFC Vegas 25 on 1st May 2021 by split draw in their 3 round contest.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Magomed Ankalaev at UFC 254 on 24th October 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Before that, he had lost to Magomed Ankalaev at UFC on ESPN+ 27 on 29th February 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Chartway Arena, Norfolk, United States.

He had defeated Khalil Rountree at UFC on ESPN+ 18 on 28th September 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Nzechukwu had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Karl Roberson at UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos vs. Fiziev on 9th July 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Nick Negumereanu at UFC 272 on 5th March 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had lost to Da Un Jung at UFC Vegas 42 on 13th November 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had beat Danilo Marques at UFC Vegas 30 on 26th June 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He had won against Darko Sto i at UFC on ESPN 5 on 3rd August 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Prudential Center, Newark.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Ion Cutelaba had been fighting more than Kennedy Nzechukwu.

Going to this contest, Ion Cutelaba had last fought 2 years, 5 months and 3 days ago, while Kennedy Nzechukwu's last outing had been 1 year, 7 months and 12 days ago.

Cutelaba's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.

Nzechukwu's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 6 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 28 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 Cutelaba vs Nzechukwu?

Ion Cutelaba was a 29/20 (+150) underdog going into the contest, while Kennedy Nzechukwu made his way into the ring at 14/25 (-180) with oddsmakers.

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