Tom Nolan
Nolan
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Jan 13 2024
Saturday

UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States

Prelim
3 rounds contest @ Lightweight
Nikolas Motta
Motta
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6-0-0
KO 1
KO 1
13-5-0

The tape

24
Age
31
6' 3" / 191 cm
Height
5' 9" / 175 cm
76" / 193 cm
Reach
70.1" / 178 cm

Tape record

KOKOKOKOUD
Form
NCKOKOKOUD
6
Wins
13
4
By KO
9
67
KO%
69
0
By SUB
0
0
SUB%
0
0
Loses
5
0
Stopped
4
0
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2020
Debut
2012
6
Bouts
19
11
Rounds
35
42 minutes, 39 seconds
Fight Time
2 hours, 14 minutes

Tape rankings @ Lightweight

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UFC
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Bellator
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Tapology
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Tom Nolan vs Nikolas Motta report

Who won Nolan vs Motta?

Nikolas Motta beat Tom Nolan by knockout in the 1st round during the prelims of UFC Fight Night, on Saturday 13th January 2024 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).

Nolan vs Motta stats

Tom Nolan stepped into the octagon with an undefeated record of 6 wins, zero losses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Nikolas Motta made his way to the cage with a record of 13 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by knock out.

This was Tom Nolan's 2nd fight in the UFC, having made his debut for the promotion in 2024.

Tom Nolan's UFC record stood at 1-1-0, while Nikolas Motta's came in at 2-2-0.

The stats suggested Motta had a slight advantage in power over Nolan, with a 69% knock out percentage over Nolan's 67%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested that Nolan and Motta would have been pretty equal, both with a 0% submission rate.

Tom Nolan was the younger man by 7 years, at 24 years old.

Nolan had a height advantage of 6 inches over Motta. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.

Nolan was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 12 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2020, 8 years and 6 months later than Motta, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 23 less professional rounds, 13 to Motta's 36.

Activity check

Motta's last 2 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 3 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.5 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Nolan vs Motta?

Tom Nolan was a 1/4 (-400) favourite going into the contest, while Nikolas Motta made his way into the ring at 3/1 (+300) with oddsmakers.

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