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Who won Imavov vs Buckley?
Nassourdine Imavov beat Joaquin Buckley by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of UFC Fight Night Paris, on Saturday 3rd September 2022 at Accor Arena in Paris.
The scorecards were announced as 29-28, 29-28, 30-27 in favor of winner Nassourdine Imavov.
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).
Imavov vs Buckley stats
Nassourdine Imavov stepped into the octagon with a record of 11 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Joaquin Buckley made his way to the cage with a record of 15 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Buckley had a large advantage in power over Imavov, boosting at 73% knock out percentage over Imavov's 45%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Imavov had a massive advantage over Buckley, boasting at 36% submission rate over Buckley's 0%.
Nassourdine Imavov was the younger man by 2 years, at 27 years old.
Imavov had a height advantage of 5 inches over Buckley. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Imavov was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 5 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2016, 1 year and 4 months later than Buckley, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 13 less professional rounds, 34 to Buckley's 47.
Imavov vs Buckley form
Buckley had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Abdul Razak Alhassan at UFC Fight Night on 19th February 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Ant nio Arroyo at UFC Vegas 37 on 18th September 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Alessio Di Chirico at UFC on ABC 1 on 16th January 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Before that, he had beat Jackie Gosh at LFA 87 on 31st July 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls, United States.
He had defeated Chris Harris at LFA 76 on 13th September 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Hartman Arena, Park City.
Imavov's last 3 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.3 rounds on average.
Buckley's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
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