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Sergey Morozov vs Journey Newson report
Who won Morozov vs Newson?
Sergey Morozov beat Journey Newson by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs. Strickland, on Saturday 17th December 2022 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Sergey Morozov.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Morozov vs Newson stats
Sergey Morozov stepped into the octagon with a record of 18 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Journey Newson made his way to the cage with a record of 10 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Morozov had an advantage in power over Newson, with a 44% knock out percentage over Newson's 30%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Newson had an advantage over Morozov, with a 30% submission rate over Morozov's 17%.
Sergey Morozov was the younger man by 1 year, at 33 years old.
Morozov had a height advantage of 1 inch over Newson. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Morozov was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 10 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 7 years and 6 months earlier than Newson, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 22 more professional rounds, 55 to Newson's 33.
Morozov's last 3 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 7 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.7 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Morozov vs Newson?
Sergey Morozov was a 3/10 (-330) favourite going into the contest, while Journey Newson made his way into the ring at 13/5 (+260) with oddsmakers.
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