Tape rankings @ Flyweight
Who won Elliott vs Mokaev?
Muhammad Mokaev beat Tim Elliott by submission in the 3rd round during the prelims of UFC 294, on Saturday 21st October 2023 at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 125 pounds (8.9 stone or 56.7 KG).
Elliott vs Mokaev stats
Tim Elliott stepped into the octagon with a record of 19 wins, 12 loses and 1 draw, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 6 by submission.
Muhammad Mokaev made his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 10 wins and 0 draws, with 2 of those by knock out and 5 by submission.
The stats suggested Mokaev had a slight advantage in power over Elliott, with a 20% knock out percentage over Elliott's 16%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Mokaev had an advantage over Elliott, with a 50% submission rate over Elliott's 32%.
Tim Elliott was the older man by 13 years, at 36 years old.
Mokaev had a height advantage of 2 inches over Elliott.
Elliott was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 22 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 11 years and 2 months earlier than Mokaev, whose first professional fight was in 2020. He had fought 56 more professional rounds, 83 to Mokaev's 27.
Elliott vs Mokaev form
Tim Elliott had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Victor Altamirano at UFC Fight Night – Kara-France vs. Albazi on 3rd June 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Tagir Ulanbekov at UFC 272 on 5th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Matheus Nicolau at UFC Vegas 39 on 9th October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had beat Ryan Benoit at UFC Fight Island 1 on 15th July 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
He had lost to Ben Nguyen at UFC Fight Night 110 on 10th June 2017 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand.
Elliott's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 5 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
Mokaev's last 4 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 8 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Elliott vs Mokaev?
Tim Elliott was a 7/2 (+350) underdog going into the contest, while Muhammad Mokaev made his way into the ring at 11/50 (-450) with oddsmakers.