Tape rankings @ Lightweight
Who won Gordon vs Dawson?
Grant Dawson beat Jared Gordon by submission in the 3rd round, during the main card of UFC Fight Night: Font vs. Vera, on Saturday 30th April 2022 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
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).
Gordon vs Dawson stats
Jared Gordon stepped into the ring with a record of 18 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
Grant Dawson made his way to the ring with a record of 17 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 11 by submission.
The stats suggested Gordon had a slight advantage in power over Dawson, with a 33% knock out percentage over Dawson's 24%.
Jared Gordon was the older man by 6 years, at 34 years old.
Dawson had a height advantage of 1 inch over Gordon. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Gordon was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 3 years and 6 months earlier than Dawson, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 25 more professional rounds, 62 to Dawson's 37.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Grant Dawson had been fighting more than Jared Gordon.
Going to this contest, Jared Gordon had last fought 11 months and 27 days ago, while Grant Dawson's last outing had been 11 months and 6 days ago.
Gordon's last 2 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
Dawson's last 2 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 7 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.