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Who won Negumereanu vs Nzechukwu?
Nick Negumereanu beat Kennedy Nzechukwu by split decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of UFC 272, on Saturday 5th March 2022 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Nick Negumereanu.
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).
Negumereanu vs Nzechukwu stats
Nick Negumereanu stepped into the octagon with a record of 11 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Kennedy Nzechukwu made his way to the cage with a record of 9 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Nzechukwu had a slight advantage in power over Negumereanu, with a 67% knock out percentage over Negumereanu's 64%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Negumereanu had a large advantage over Nzechukwu, boasting at 27% submission rate over Nzechukwu's 0%.
Nick Negumereanu was the younger man by 2 years, at 29 years old.
Nzechukwu had a height advantage of 5 inches over Negumereanu. That also extended to a 9-inch reach advantage.
Negumereanu's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Nzechukwu's, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2016, 26 days earlier than Nzechukwu, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 9 less professional rounds, 26 to Nzechukwu's 35.
Negumereanu's last 2 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
Nzechukwu's last 4 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 8 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.
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