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Who won Mullarkey vs Naimov?
Muhammadjon Naimov beat Jamie Mullarkey by during the prelims of UFC Fight Night – Kara-France vs. Albazi, on Saturday 3rd June 2023 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Muhammadjon Naimov.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
Mullarkey vs Naimov stats
Jamie Mullarkey stepped into the octagon with a record of 16 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Muhammadjon Naimov made his way to the cage with a record of 8 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Mullarkey had an advantage in power over Naimov, with a 63% knock out percentage over Naimov's 50%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Naimov had a slight advantage over Mullarkey, with a 25% submission rate over Mullarkey's 19%.
Jamie Mullarkey was the same age as Muhammadjon Naimov, at 29 years old.
Mullarkey had a height advantage of 3 inches over Naimov. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Mullarkey was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 11 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 5 years earlier than Naimov, whose first professional fight was in 2018. He had fought 22 more professional rounds, 46 to Naimov's 24.
Mullarkey vs Naimov form
Mullarkey had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Francisco Prado at UFC 284 on 11th February 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at RAC Arena, Perth, Western Australia.
Previous to that, he had beat Michael Johnson at UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos vs. Fiziev on 9th July 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Jalin Turner at UFC 272 on 5th March 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against Devonte Smith at UFC Vegas 38 on 2nd October 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had beat Khama Worthy at UFC 260 on 27th March 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Mullarkey's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Mullarkey vs Naimov?
Jamie Mullarkey was a 1/5 (-500) favourite going into the contest, while Muhammadjon Naimov made his way into the ring at 73/20 (+370) with oddsmakers.