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Who won Murzakanov vs Jacoby?
Azamat Murzakanov beat Dustin Jacoby by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of UFC Fight Night – Holloway vs. Allen, on Saturday 15th April 2023 at T-Mobile Center in Kansas City.
The scorecards were announced as 29-28, 29-28, 29-28 in favor of winner Azamat Murzakanov.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).
Murzakanov vs Jacoby stats
Azamat Murzakanov stepped into the octagon with an undefeated record of 12 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Dustin Jacoby made his way to the cage with a record of 18 wins, 6 loses and 1 draw, with 11 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Murzakanov had an advantage in power over Jacoby, with a 75% knock out percentage over Jacoby's 61%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Murzakanov had a slight advantage over Jacoby, with a 8% submission rate over Jacoby's 6%.
Azamat Murzakanov was the older man by 2 years, at 37 years old.
Jacoby had a height advantage of 5 inches over Murzakanov. That also extended to a 7-inch reach advantage.
Murzakanov was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 13 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2010, 9 months earlier than Jacoby, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 35 less professional rounds, 19 to Jacoby's 54.
Murzakanov vs Jacoby form
Jacoby had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Khalil Rountree at UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Allen on 29th October 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Da Un Jung at UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. Rodriguez on 16th July 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UBS Arena, Long Island, New York.
Going into that contest, he had beat Michal Oleksiejczuk at UFC 272 on 5th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had defeated John Allan at UFC 268 on 6th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
He had won against Darren Stewart at UFC Vegas 35 on 28th August 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Enterprise.
Murzakanov's last 2 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 8 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
Jacoby's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Murzakanov vs Jacoby?
Azamat Murzakanov was a 7/5 (+140) underdog going into the contest, while Dustin Jacoby made his way into the ring at 59/100 (-170) with oddsmakers.