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Who won Nchukwi vs Dobson?
AJ Dobson beat Tafon Nchukwi by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of UFC Fight Night – Luque vs Dos Anjos, on Saturday 12th August 2023 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 28-29, 28-29, 28-29 in favor of winner AJ Dobson.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).
Nchukwi vs Dobson stats
Tafon Nchukwi stepped into the octagon with a record of 6 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
AJ Dobson made his way to the cage with a record of 6 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Nchukwi had an advantage in power over Dobson, with a 67% knock out percentage over Dobson's 50%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Dobson had a massive advantage over Nchukwi, boosting at 33% submission rate over Nchukwi's 0%.
Tafon Nchukwi was the younger man by 3 years, at 28 years old.
Dobson had a height advantage of 1 inch over Nchukwi. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Nchukwi was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2019, 2 year and 8 months later than Dobson, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 4 more professional rounds, 22 to Dobson's 18.
Nchukwi's last 4 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Nchukwi vs Dobson?
Tafon Nchukwi was a 33/50 (-150) favourite going into the contest, while AJ Dobson made his way into the ring at 5/4 (+130) with oddsmakers.