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Who won Nchukwi vs Rodriguez?
Tafon Nchukwi beat Mike Rodriguez by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the prelims of UFC Vegas 37, on Saturday 18th September 2021 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Tafon Nchukwi.
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 Rodriguez stats
Tafon Nchukwi stepped into the ring with a record of 5 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Mike Rodriguez made his way to the ring with a record of 11 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Rodriguez had a slight advantage in power over Nchukwi, with a 82% knock out percentage over Nchukwi's 80%.
Tafon Nchukwi was the younger man by 6 years, at 27 years old.
Rodriguez had a height advantage of 4 inches over Nchukwi. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Nchukwi was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 11 less fights, and made his debut in 2019, 4 year and 10 months later than Rodriguez, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 17 less professional rounds, 15 to Rodriguez's 32.
Rodriguez's last 3 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.7 rounds on average.