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Who won Nchukwi vs Murzakanov?
Azamat Murzakanov beat Tafon Nchukwi by , during the prelims of UFC Fight Night, on Saturday 12th March 2022 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Azamat Murzakanov.
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 Murzakanov stats
Tafon Nchukwi stepped into the ring with a record of 6 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Azamat Murzakanov made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 10 wins and 0 draws, with 7 of those by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Murzakanov had a slight advantage in power over Nchukwi, with a 70% knock out percentage over Nchukwi's 67%.
Tafon Nchukwi was the younger man by 8 years, at 27 years old.
Nchukwi had a height advantage of 2 inches over Murzakanov. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Nchukwi was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 3 less fights, and made his debut in 2019, 9 year later than Murzakanov, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 2 more professional rounds, 15 to Murzakanov's 13.
Nchukwi's last 2 fights had come over a period of 1 year and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.