Tape rankings @ Middleweight
Who won Malkoun vs Dobson?
Jacob Malkoun beat AJ Dobson by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the prelims of UFC 271, on Saturday 12th February 2022 at Toyota Center in Houston.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Jacob Malkoun.
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 Dobson stats
Jacob Malkoun stepped into the ring with a record of 4 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
AJ Dobson made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 6 wins and 0 draws, with 3 of those by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested that Malkoun and Dobson have similar power, both with a 50% knock out percentage.
Jacob Malkoun was the younger man by 4 years, at 26 years old.
Dobson had a height advantage of 4 inches over Malkoun. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Malkoun was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 1 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 8 months later than Dobson, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought the same amount of professional rounds, 0 to Dobson's 0.
Malkoun's last 2 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 6 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.