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Who won McKenzie vs Clay?
Aaron McKenzie beat Lucas Clay by split decision in their 5 round contest during the main event of LFA 128, on Friday 8th April 2022 at Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Aaron McKenzie.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
McKenzie vs Clay stats
Aaron McKenzie stepped into the octagon with a record of 9 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Lucas Clay made his way to the cage with a record of 8 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested McKenzie had a massive power advantage over Clay, boasting at 44% knock out percentage over Clay's 0%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested McKenzie had a slight advantage over Clay, with a 44% submission rate over Clay's 38%.
Aaron McKenzie was the older man by 7 years, at 34 years old.
Clay had a height advantage of 1 inch over McKenzie. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
McKenzie was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2015, 1 year and 3 months earlier than Clay, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 4 more professional rounds, 35 to Clay's 31.
McKenzie vs Clay form
Aaron McKenzie had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Brandon Phillips at LFA 104 on 16th April 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Grand Casino Hotel & Resort, Shawnee, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Joe Giannetti at LFA 94 on 30th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Hartman Arena, Park City.
Going into that contest, he had beat Gl ucio Elizi rio at LFA 88 on 21st August 2020 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls.
Before that, he had been beaten by Chris Gonzalez at Bellator 239 on 21st February 2020 by split decision in their 3 round contest at WinStar World Casino, Thackerville.
He had defeated Sean Clements at Bellator 233 on 8th November 2019 by split decision in the 2nd round at WinStar World Casino, Thackerville.
McKenzie's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
Clay's last 2 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 10 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.
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