Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Who won Gracie vs Jourdain?
Charles Jourdain beat Kron Gracie by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of UFC 288, on Saturday 6th May 2023 at Prudential Center in Newark.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Charles Jourdain.
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).
Gracie vs Jourdain stats
Kron Gracie stepped into the octagon with a record of 5 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws and 5 by submission.
Charles Jourdain made his way to the cage with a record of 13 wins, 6 loses and 1 draw, with 8 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Jourdain had a massive power advantage over Gracie, boosting at 62% knock out percentage over Gracie's 0%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Gracie had a massive advantage over Jourdain, boasting at 100% submission rate over Jourdain's 31%.
Kron Gracie was the older man by 7 years, at 35 years old.
Gracie had 1-inch reach advantage.
Gracie was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 14 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2014, 1 year and 4 months earlier than Jourdain, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 44 less professional rounds, 12 to Jourdain's 56.
Gracie vs Jourdain form
Charles Jourdain had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Nathaniel Wood at UFC Fight Night Paris on 3rd September 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Accor Arena, Paris, France.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Shane Burgos at UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. Rodriguez on 16th July 2022 by majority decision in their 3 round contest at UBS Arena, Long Island, New York, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Lando Vannata at UFC Fight Night: Lemos vs. Andrade on 23rd April 2022 by submission in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against Andre Ewell at UFC Fight Night on 18th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.
He had lost to Julian Erosa at UFC Vegas 36 on 4th September 2021 by submission in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Gracie's last 2 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 9 months and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 4 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
Jourdain's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Gracie vs Jourdain?
Kron Gracie was a 7/5 (+140) underdog going into the contest, while Charles Jourdain made his way into the ring at 59/100 (-170) with oddsmakers.