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Who won Madsen vs Dawson?
Grant Dawson beat Mark O Madsen by submission in the 3rd round during the main card of UFC Fight Night: Mitchell vs. Evloev, on Saturday 5th November 2022 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
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).
Madsen vs Dawson stats
Mark O Madsen stepped into the octagon with an undefeated record of 12 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Grant Dawson made his way to the cage with a record of 18 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 12 by submission.
The stats suggested Madsen had a slight advantage in power over Dawson, with a 25% knock out percentage over Dawson's 22%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Dawson had a massive advantage over Madsen, boosting at 67% submission rate over Madsen's 25%.
Mark O Madsen was the older man by 10 years, at 39 years old.
Dawson had a height advantage of 2 inches over Madsen. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Madsen was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 8 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2013, 11 months earlier than Dawson, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 16 less professional rounds, 27 to Dawson's 43.
Madsen vs Dawson form
Madsen had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 4 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Vinc Pichel at UFC 273 on 9th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Clay Guida at UFC Vegas 34 on 21st August 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Enterprise.
Going into that contest, he had beat Danilo Belluardo at UFC on ESPN+ 18 on 28th September 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Before that, he had won against Thibaud Larchet at Cage Warriors 103 on 9th March 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at K.B Hallen, Copenhagen.
He had beat Matthew Bonner at Cage Warriors Academy Denmark 2 on 15th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Arena Nord, Frederikshavn.
Madsen's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 9 months and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
Dawson's last 3 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.7 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Madsen vs Dawson?
Mark O Madsen was a 187/100 (+190) underdog going into the contest, while Grant Dawson made his way into the ring at 11/25 (-230) with oddsmakers.