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Muhammad Mokaev vs Malcolm Gordon report
Who won Mokaev vs Gordon?
Muhammad Mokaev beat Malcolm Gordon by submission in the 3rd round during the prelims of UFC 280, on Saturday 22nd October 2022 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).
Mokaev vs Gordon stats
Muhammad Mokaev stepped into the octagon with an undefeated record of 8 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Malcolm Gordon made his way to the cage with a record of 14 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 6 by submission.
The stats suggested Gordon had an advantage in power over Mokaev, with a 36% knock out percentage over Mokaev's 25%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Gordon had a slight advantage over Mokaev, with a 43% submission rate over Mokaev's 38%.
Muhammad Mokaev was the younger man by 10 years, at 22 years old.
Mokaev had a height advantage of 2 inches over Gordon.
Mokaev was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 11 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2020, 7 year and 9 months later than Gordon, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 10 less professional rounds, 24 to Gordon's 34.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Muhammad Mokaev had been fighting more than Malcolm Gordon.
Going to this contest, Muhammad Mokaev had last fought 8 months ago, while Malcolm Gordon's last outing had been 1 year, 1 month and 18 days ago.
Mokaev's last 2 fights had come over a period of 1 year and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
Gordon's last 2 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 8 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Mokaev vs Gordon?
Muhammad Mokaev was a 2/25 (-1200) favourite going into the contest, while Malcolm Gordon made his way into the ring at 7/1 (+700) with oddsmakers.
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