Chidi Njokuani
Njokuani
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Mar 25 2023
Saturday

AT&T Center, San Antonio, United States

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Middleweight
Albert Duraev
Duraev
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22-8-0
SD 3

Score cards

  • 29-28
  • 28-29
  • 28-29
SD 3
15-4-0

The tape

35
Age
35
6' 3" / 191 cm
Height
5' 11" / 180 cm
79.9" / 203 cm
Reach
75.2" / 191 cm

Tape record

KOKOKOKOKO
Form
KOUDSUBUDKO
22
Wins
15
14
By KO
3
64
KO%
20
1
By SUB
9
5
SUB%
60
8
Loses
4
4
Stopped
4
3
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2007
Debut
2011
31
Bouts
19
62
Rounds
38
4 hours, 4 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 37 minutes

Tape rankings @ Middleweight

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Chidi Njokuani vs Albert Duraev report

Who won Njokuani vs Duraev?

Albert Duraev beat Chidi Njokuani by split decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of UFC Fight Night San Antonio, on Saturday 25th March 2023 at AT&T Center in San Antonio.

The scorecards were announced as 29-28, 29-28, 29-28 in favor of the winner Albert Duraev.

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).

Njokuani vs Duraev stats

Chidi Njokuani stepped into the octagon with a record of 22 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, 14 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.

Albert Duraev made his way to the cage with a record of 15 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by knock out and 9 by submission.

Chidi Njokuani's UFC record stood at 3-3-0, while Albert Duraev's came in at 2-2-0.

The stats suggested Njokuani had a massive power advantage over Duraev, boasting a 64% knock out percentage over Duraev's 20%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Duraev had a massive advantage over Njokuani, boasting a 60% submission rate over Njokuani's 5%.

Chidi Njokuani was the same age as Albert Duraev, at 35 years old.

Njokuani had a height advantage of 4 inches over Duraev. That also extended to a 5-inch reach advantage.

Njokuani was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 11 more fights, and made his debut in 2007, 3 years and 10 months earlier than Duraev, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 26 more professional rounds, 69 to Duraev's 43.

Njokuani vs Duraev form

Chidi Njokuani had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Gregory Rodrigues at UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen vs. Song on 17th September 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Du ko Todorovi at UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Vieira on 21st May 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Marc Andr Barriault at UFC Fight Night on 5th February 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had defeated Cristhian Torres at LFA 91 on 11th September 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls.

He had been beaten by Rafael Carvalho at Bellator 224 on 12th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at WinStar World Casino, Thackerville.

Activity check

Njokuani's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Njokuani vs Duraev?

Chidi Njokuani was a 59/100 (-170) favourite going into the contest, while Albert Duraev made his way into the ring at 7/5 (+140) with oddsmakers.

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