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Who won Fremd vs Pickett?
Josh Fremd beat Jamie Pickett by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of UFC Fight Night – Luque vs Dos Anjos, on Saturday 12th August 2023 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 30-27, 30-27, 30-27 in favor of winner Josh Fremd.
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).
Fremd vs Pickett stats
Josh Fremd stepped into the octagon with a record of 10 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Jamie Pickett made his way to the cage with a record of 13 wins, 9 loses and 0 draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Pickett had a large advantage in power over Fremd, boosting at 69% knock out percentage over Fremd's 40%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Fremd had a massive advantage over Pickett, boasting at 40% submission rate over Pickett's 0%.
Josh Fremd was the younger man by 6 years, at 29 years old.
Fremd had a height advantage of 2 inches over Pickett. Despite this, Pickett had 4-inch reach advantage.
Fremd was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 8 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2017, 5 year and 10 months later than Pickett, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 13 less professional rounds, 33 to Pickett's 46.
Fremd vs Pickett form
Josh Fremd had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Sedriques Dumas at UFC Fight Night: Yan vs. Dvalishvili on 11th March 2023 by in the 2nd round at The Theater at Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Tresean Gore at UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Allen on 29th October 2022 by in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Anthony Hernandez at UFC 273 on 9th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
Before that, he had beat Renato Valente at LFA 116 on 22nd October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Dobson Arena, Vail.
He had been beaten by Gregory Rodrigues at LFA 108 on 21st May 2021 by knockout in the 1st round in their LFA Middleweight championship fight at Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls.
Jamie Pickett had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Bo Nickal at UFC 285 on 4th March 2023 by submission in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had lost to Denis Tiuliulin at UFC 279 on 10th September 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Kyle Daukaus at UFC Fight Night on 19th February 2022 by submission in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against Joseph Holmes at UFC Fight Night on 15th January 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had beat Laureano Staropoli at UFC Vegas 41 on 23rd October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Jamie Pickett had been fighting more than Josh Fremd.
Going to this contest, Josh Fremd had last fought 6 months and 12 days ago, while Jamie Pickett's last outing had been 6 months and 19 days ago.
Fremd's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
Pickett's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year and 11 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Fremd vs Pickett?
Josh Fremd was a 3/10 (-330) favourite going into the contest, while Jamie Pickett made his way into the ring at 5/2 (+250) with oddsmakers.