Tape rankings @ Lightweight
Who won Makhachev vs Dober?
Islam Makhachev beat Drew Dober by submission in the 3rd round, during the main card of UFC 259, on Saturday 6th March 2021 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).
Makhachev vs Dober stats
Islam Makhachev stepped into the ring with a record of 18 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 7 by submission.
Drew Dober made his way to the ring with a record of 23 wins, 9 loses and 0 draws, with 10 of those wins by knock out and 6 by submission.
The stats suggested Dober had a large advantage in power over Makhachev, boosting at 43% knock out percentage over Makhachev's 17%.
Islam Makhachev was the younger man by 3 years, at 29 years old.
Makhachev had a height advantage of 2 inches over Dober. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Makhachev was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 13 less fights, and made his debut in 2010, 1 year later than Dober, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 29 less professional rounds, 44 to Dober's 73.
Makhachev's last 3 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
Dober's last 4 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.