Jun 01 2024
Saturday

Prudential Center, Newark, United States

Prelim
3 rounds contest @ Lightweight
Joe Solecki
Solecki
United States flag
20-2-0
UD 3
UD 3
13-4-0

The tape

30
Age
30
5' 10" / 178 cm
Height
5' 9" / 175 cm
72" / 183 cm
Reach
70.5" / 179 cm

Tape record

KOUDSUBSUBMD
Form
KOSUBMDSDUD
20
Wins
13
4
By KO
0
20
KO%
0
13
By SUB
9
65
SUB%
69
2
Loses
4
2
Stopped
2
0
Tapped
0
1
Draws
0
2014
Debut
2016
23
Bouts
17
44
Rounds
32
2 hours, 54 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 13 minutes

Tape rankings @ Lightweight

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UFC
-
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Bellator
-
15
Tapology
-

Grant Dawson vs Joe Solecki report

Who won Dawson vs Solecki?

Grant Dawson beat Joe Solecki by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of UFC 302, on Saturday 1st June 2024 at Prudential Center in Newark.

The scorecards were announced in favor of the winner Grant Dawson.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).

Dawson vs Solecki stats

Grant Dawson stepped into the octagon with a record of 20 wins, 2 losses and 1 draw, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 13 by submission.

Joe Solecki made his way to the cage with a record of 13 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws and 9 by submission.

This was Grant Dawson's 11th fight in the UFC, having made his debut for the promotion in 2019. Joe Solecki marked his 8th fight for them, having made his own debut for the promotion in 2019.

Grant Dawson's UFC record stood at 9-1-1, while Joe Solecki's came in at 5-3-0.

The stats suggested Dawson had an advantage in power over Solecki, with a 20% knock out percentage over Solecki's 0%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Solecki had a slight advantage over Dawson, with a 69% submission rate over Dawson's 65%.

Grant Dawson was the same age as Joe Solecki, at 30 years old.

Dawson had a height advantage of 1 inch over Solecki. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.

Dawson was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 6 more fights, and made his debut in 2014, 2 years and 2 months earlier than Solecki, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 12 more professional rounds, 47 to Solecki's 35.

Dawson vs Solecki form

Grant Dawson had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Bobby Green at UFC Fight Night – Green vs Dawson on 7th October 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Damir Ismagulov at UFC Fight Night – Strickland vs. Magomedov on 1st July 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Mark O Madsen at UFC Fight Night: Mitchell vs. Evloev on 5th November 2022 by submission in the 3rd round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had defeated Jared Gordon at UFC Fight Night: Font vs. Vera on 30th April 2022 by submission in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He had drawn with Rick Glenn at UFC Vegas 41 on 23rd October 2021 by majority draw in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Joe Solecki had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had been beaten by Drakkar Klose at UFC Fight Night: Dariush vs. Tsarukyan on 2nd December 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at Moody Center, Austin, United States.

Previous to that, he was victorious against Carl Deaton III at UFC Fight Night – Krylov vs Spann on 25th February 2023 by submission in the 2nd round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had won against Alex da Silva at UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Rozenstruik on 4th June 2022 by majority decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had been defeated by Jared Gordon at UFC Vegas 38 on 2nd October 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He had beaten Austin Hubbard at UFC Vegas 7 on 22nd August 2020 by submission in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Grant Dawson had been fighting more than Joe Solecki.

Going to this contest, Grant Dawson had last fought 8 months and 2 days ago, while Joe Solecki's last outing had been 6 months and 7 days ago.

Dawson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

Solecki's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 9 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.

What time did Dawson vs Solecki start?

The fighters were expected to walk out at around 12:35 AM UTC , which was 8:35 PM EST or 5:35 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 1:35 AM BST in the UK.

What were the odds on Dawson vs Solecki?

Grant Dawson was a 4/25 (-630) favourite going into the contest, while Joe Solecki made his way into the ring at 9/2 (+450) with oddsmakers.

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