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Makhmud Muradov vs Caio Borralho report
Who won Muradov vs Borralho?
Caio Borralho beat Makhmud Muradov by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of UFC 280, on Saturday 22nd October 2022 at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Caio Borralho.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Muradov vs Borralho stats
Makhmud Muradov stepped into the octagon with a record of 25 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, 17 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Caio Borralho made his way to the cage with a record of 12 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Muradov had a massive power advantage over Borralho, boasting at 68% knock out percentage over Borralho's 33%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Borralho had an advantage over Muradov, with a 25% submission rate over Muradov's 12%.
Makhmud Muradov was the older man by 3 years, at 33 years old.
Muradov had a height advantage of 4 inches over Borralho. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Muradov was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 19 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 2 years and 7 months earlier than Borralho, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 36 more professional rounds, 67 to Borralho's 31.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Caio Borralho had been fighting more than Makhmud Muradov.
Going to this contest, Makhmud Muradov had last fought 1 year, 6 months and 24 days ago, while Caio Borralho's last outing had been 8 months and 15 days ago.
Muradov's last 2 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.
Borralho's last 2 fights had come over a period of 11 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Muradov vs Borralho?
Makhmud Muradov was a 9/5 (+180) underdog going into the contest, while Caio Borralho made his way into the ring at 9/20 (-220) with oddsmakers.
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