Aug 05 2023
Saturday

Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, United States

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Light Heavyweight
18-6-0
KO 1
KO 1
12-3-0

The tape

36
Age
32
6' 3" / 191 cm
Height
6' 5" / 196 cm
78" / 198 cm
Reach
83.1" / 211 cm

Tape record

SDKOUDUDKO
Form
SUBKOKOSDKO
18
Wins
12
11
By KO
8
61
KO%
67
1
By SUB
1
6
SUB%
8
6
Loses
3
1
Stopped
1
2
Tapped
1
1
Draws
0
2010
Debut
2016
25
Bouts
15
50
Rounds
34
3 hours, 28 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 19 minutes

Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight

15
UFC
-
-
Bellator
-
-
Tapology
-

Dustin Jacoby vs Kennedy Nzechukwu report

Who won Jacoby vs Nzechukwu?

Dustin Jacoby beat Kennedy Nzechukwu by knockout in the 1st round during the main card of UFC Fight Night – Sandhagen vs. Font, on Saturday 5th August 2023 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

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).

Jacoby vs Nzechukwu stats

Dustin Jacoby stepped into the octagon with a record of 18 wins, 6 losses and 1 draw, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.

Kennedy Nzechukwu made his way to the cage with a record of 12 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by knock out and 1 by submission.

This was Dustin Jacoby's 14th fight in the UFC, having made his debut for the promotion in 2011.

Dustin Jacoby's UFC record stood at 7-6-1, while Kennedy Nzechukwu's came in at 6-5-0.

The stats suggested Nzechukwu had a slight advantage in power over Jacoby, with a 67% knock out percentage over Jacoby's 61%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Nzechukwu had a slight advantage over Jacoby, with a 8% submission rate over Jacoby's 6%.

Dustin Jacoby was the older man by 4 years, at 36 years old.

Nzechukwu had a height advantage of 2 inches over Jacoby. That also extended to a 5-inch reach advantage.

Jacoby was 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 had fought 20 more professional rounds, 58 to Nzechukwu's 38.

Jacoby vs Nzechukwu form

Nzechukwu had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight before this contest, he had won against 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, United States.

Previous to 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.

Going into that contest, 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.

Before that, he had beaten Danilo Marques at UFC Vegas 30 on 26th June 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He had defeated Darko Sto i at UFC on ESPN 5 on 3rd August 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Prudential Center, Newark.

Activity check

Jacoby's last 2 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 7 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.

Nzechukwu's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 11 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Jacoby vs Nzechukwu?

Dustin Jacoby was a 13/10 (+130) underdog going into the contest, while Kennedy Nzechukwu made his way into the ring at 31/50 (-160) with oddsmakers.

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