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Dustin Jacoby vs Kennedy Nzechukwu preview
When is Jacoby vs Nzechukwu?
Dustin Jacoby is set to face the challenge of Kennedy Nzechukwu during the main card of UFC Fight Night, on Saturday 5th August 2023.
The fight will take place over 3 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which means the weight limit will be 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).
Jacoby vs Nzechukwu stats
Dustin Jacoby steps into the octagon with a record of 18 wins, 6 loses and 1 draw, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Kennedy Nzechukwu will make his way to the cage with a record of 12 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggest Nzechukwu has a slight advantage in power over Jacoby, with a 67% knock out percentage over Jacoby's 61%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Nzechukwu will have a slight advantage over Jacoby, with a 8% submission rate over Jacoby's 6%.
Dustin Jacoby is the older man by 5 years, at 35 years old.
Nzechukwu has a height advantage of 2 inches over Jacoby. This also extends to a 5-inch reach advantage.
Jacoby is the more experienced professional fighter, having had 10 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 5 years and 11 months earlier than Nzechukwu, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He has fought 16 more professional rounds, 50 to Nzechukwu's 34.
Jacoby vs Nzechukwu form
Jacoby has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight, he lost to Azamat Murzakanov at UFC Fight Night – Holloway vs. Allen on 15th April 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Center, Kansas City, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by 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.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, 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.
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.
Nzechukwu has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he won against Devin Clark at UFC 288 on 6th May 2023 by submission in the 2nd round at Prudential Center, Newark, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Ion Cutelaba at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Spivak on 19th November 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Karl Roberson at UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos vs. Fiziev on 9th July 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had lost to Nick Negumereanu at UFC 272 on 5th March 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
He had been beaten by Da Un Jung at UFC Vegas 42 on 13th November 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
In terms of recent activity, Kennedy Nzechukwu has been fighting more than Dustin Jacoby.
Dustin Jacoby last fought 1 month and 23 days ago, while Kennedy Nzechukwu's last outing was 1 month and 1 day ago.
Jacoby's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 7 months and 1 day, meaning he has been fighting on average every 3 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
Nzechukwu's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 6 months and 25 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 3 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Jacoby vs Nzechukwu?
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