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Who won Dawodu vs Tukhugov?
Hakeem Dawodu beat Zubaira Tukhugov by split decision in their 3 round contest, during the main card of UFC 253, on Saturday 26th September 2020 at UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Hakeem Dawodu.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
Dawodu vs Tukhugov stats
Hakeem Dawodu stepped into the ring with a record of 11 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Zubaira Tukhugov made his way to the ring with a record of 19 wins, 4 loses and 1 draw, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Dawodu had a large advantage in power over Tukhugov, boasting at 64% knock out percentage over Tukhugov's 37%.
Hakeem Dawodu was the same age as Zubaira Tukhugov, at 30 years old.
Dawodu had 4-inch reach advantage.
Dawodu was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 11 less fights, and made his debut in 2014, 3 year and 11 months later than Tukhugov, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 19 less professional rounds, 33 to Tukhugov's 52.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Zubaira Tukhugov had been fighting more than Hakeem Dawodu.
Going to this contest, Hakeem Dawodu had last fought 2 years, 10 months and 8 days ago, while Zubaira Tukhugov's last outing had been 1 year, 7 months and 24 days ago.