Tape rankings @ Flyweight
Who won Durden vs Johnson?
Cody Durden beat Charles Johnson by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of UFC Fight Night – Song vs. Simon, on Saturday 29th April 2023 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Cody Durden.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 125 pounds (8.9 stone or 56.7 KG).
Durden vs Johnson stats
Cody Durden stepped into the octagon with a record of 14 wins, 4 loses and 1 draw, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.
Charles Johnson made his way to the cage with a record of 13 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Johnson had a slight advantage in power over Durden, with a 46% knock out percentage over Durden's 43%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Durden had an advantage over Johnson, with a 36% submission rate over Johnson's 23%.
Cody Durden was the same age as Charles Johnson, at 32 years old.
Johnson had a height advantage of 2 inches over Durden. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Durden's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Johnson's, having had 2 more fights, and made his debut in 2016, 2 months earlier than Johnson, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 10 less professional rounds, 39 to Johnson's 49.
Durden vs Johnson form
Johnson 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 Ode Osbourne at UFC Fight Night – Krylov vs Spann on 25th February 2023 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Jimmy Flick at UFC Fight Night: Gastelum vs. Imavov on 14th January 2023 by knockout in the 1st round.
Going into that contest, he had beat Zhalgas Zhumagulov at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Spivak on 19th November 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had been beaten by Muhammad Mokaev at UFC Fight Night London on 23rd July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at The O2, London, United Kingdom.
He had won against Carlos Mota at LFA 122 on 21st January 2022 by knockout in the 5th round in their LFA Flyweight championship fight at The Factory at the District, St. Louis, United States.
Durden's last 4 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
Johnson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 10 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Durden vs Johnson?
Cody Durden was a 23/20 (+110) underdog going into the contest, while Charles Johnson made his way into the ring at 71/100 (-140) with oddsmakers.