Tape rankings @ Flyweight
Who won Molina vs Zhumagulov?
Jeff Molina beat Zhalgas Zhumagulov by split decision in their 3 round contest, during the prelims of UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Rozenstruik, on Saturday 4th June 2022 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Jeff Molina.
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).
Molina vs Zhumagulov stats
Jeff Molina stepped into the ring with a record of 10 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Zhalgas Zhumagulov made his way to the ring with a record of 14 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Zhumagulov had a slight advantage in power over Molina, with a 50% knock out percentage over Molina's 40%.
Jeff Molina was the younger man by 8 years, at 25 years old.
Molina had a height advantage of 2 inches over Zhumagulov. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Molina was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 8 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 2 year and 8 months later than Zhumagulov, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 34 less professional rounds, 24 to Zhumagulov's 58.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Zhalgas Zhumagulov had been fighting more than Jeff Molina.
Going to this contest, Jeff Molina had last fought 9 months and 19 days ago, while Zhalgas Zhumagulov's last outing had been 8 months and 7 days ago.
Molina's last 2 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 3 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.
Zhumagulov's last 2 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 1 month and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 2 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1 rounds on average.