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Who won Malkoun vs Brundage?
Cody Brundage beat Jacob Malkoun by during the prelims of UFC Fight Night – Fiziev vs Gamrot, on Saturday 23rd September 2023 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Cody Brundage.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Malkoun vs Brundage stats
Jacob Malkoun stepped into the octagon with a record of 7 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Cody Brundage made his way to the cage with a record of 8 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Brundage had a large advantage in power over Malkoun, boosting at 50% knock out percentage over Malkoun's 29%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Brundage had a massive advantage over Malkoun, boosting at 38% submission rate over Malkoun's 0%.
Jacob Malkoun was the younger man by 1 year, at 28 years old.
Brundage had a height advantage of 4 inches over Malkoun. Despite this, he had 1-inch reach advantage.
Malkoun was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 4 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2017, 2 years and 1 month earlier than Brundage, whose first professional fight was in 2019. He had fought 3 less professional rounds, 24 to Brundage's 27.
Malkoun vs Brundage form
Jacob Malkoun had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Nick Maximov at UFC Fight Night: Grasso vs. Araujo on 15th October 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Brendan Allen at UFC 275 on 11th June 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore.
Going into that contest, he had won against AJ Dobson at UFC 271 on 12th February 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Toyota Center, Houston, United States.
Before that, he had beat Abdul Razak Alhassan at UFC Vegas 24 on 17th April 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had lost to Phil Hawes at UFC 254 on 24th October 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Brundage had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Sedriques Dumas at UFC Fight Night – Emmett vs. Topuria on 24th June 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at : VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Rodolfo Vieira at UFC Fight Night – Song vs. Simon on 29th April 2023 by submission in the 2nd round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Michal Oleksiejczuk at UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs. Strickland on 17th December 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had defeated Tresean Gore at UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos vs. Fiziev on 9th July 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had won against Dalcha Lungiambula at UFC Fight Night on 12th March 2022 by submission in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Cody Brundage had been fighting more than Jacob Malkoun.
Going to this contest, Jacob Malkoun had last fought 1 year, 1 month and 21 days ago, while Cody Brundage's last outing had been 5 months and 12 days ago.
Malkoun's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
Brundage's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 8 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.6 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Malkoun vs Brundage?
Jacob Malkoun was a 9/50 (-560) favourite going into the contest, while Cody Brundage made his way into the ring at 4/1 (+400) with oddsmakers.