Tape rankings @ Middleweight
Who won Hawes vs Malkoun?
Phil Hawes beat Jacob Malkoun by , during the main card of UFC 254, on Saturday 24th October 2020 at UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Phil Hawes.
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).
Hawes vs Malkoun stats
Phil Hawes stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 0 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Jacob Malkoun made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 4 wins and 0 draws, with 2 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Malkoun had a massive power advantage over Hawes, boosting at 50% knock out percentage over Hawes' 0%.
Phil Hawes was the older man by 7 years, at 33 years old.
Hawes had a height advantage of 3 inches over Malkoun. That also extended to a 5-inch reach advantage.
Hawes was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 4 less fights, and made his debut in 2014, 3 years earlier than Malkoun, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 4 more professional rounds, 24 to Malkoun's 20.