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Who won Ismagulov vs Dawson?
Grant Dawson beat Damir Ismagulov by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the co-main event of UFC Fight Night – Strickland vs. Magomedov, on Saturday 1st July 2023 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Grant Dawson.
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).
Ismagulov vs Dawson stats
Damir Ismagulov stepped into the octagon with a record of 24 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Grant Dawson made his way to the cage with a record of 19 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 13 by submission.
The stats suggested Ismagulov had a large advantage in power over Dawson, boasting at 50% knock out percentage over Dawson's 21%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Dawson had a massive advantage over Ismagulov, boosting at 68% submission rate over Ismagulov's 4%.
Damir Ismagulov was the older man by 3 years, at 32 years old.
Dawson had a height advantage of 1 inch over Ismagulov. Despite this, he had 2-inch reach advantage.
Ismagulov was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 5 more fights, and made his debut in 2014, 1 month later than Dawson, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 26 more professional rounds, 70 to Dawson's 44.
Ismagulov's last 3 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
Dawson's last 4 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 9 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Ismagulov vs Dawson?
Damir Ismagulov was a 4/5 (-130) favourite going into the contest, while Grant Dawson made his way into the ring at 1/1 (+100) with oddsmakers.