Tape rankings @ Lightweight
Who won Nurmagomedov vs Gonzalez?
Usman Nurmagomedov beat Chris Gonzalez by submission in the 1st round, during the main card of Bellator MMA, on Friday 22nd July 2022 at Emerald Queen Casino and Hotel in Tacoma.
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).
Nurmagomedov vs Gonzalez stats
Usman Nurmagomedov stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 14 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Chris Gonzalez made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 0 wins and 0 draws.
The stats suggested Nurmagomedov had a massive power advantage over Gonzalez, boasting at 57% knock out percentage over Gonzalez's 0%.
Usman Nurmagomedov was the older man by 24 years, at 24 years old.
Gonzalez had 1-inch reach advantage.
Nurmagomedov was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 14 more fights, and made his debut in 2017, 1 year and 6 months earlier than Gonzalez, whose first professional fight was in 2018. He had fought 3 more professional rounds, 22 to Gonzalez's 19.
Nurmagomedov's last 3 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 5 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.7 rounds on average.
Gonzalez's last 4 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.