Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Nurmagomedov vs Gooden?
Abubakar Nurmagomedov beat Jared Gooden by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the prelims of UFC 260, on Saturday 27th March 2021 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Abubakar Nurmagomedov.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Nurmagomedov vs Gooden stats
Abubakar Nurmagomedov stepped into the ring with a record of 15 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Jared Gooden made his way to the ring with a record of 17 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 6 by submission.
The stats suggested Gooden had a slight advantage in power over Nurmagomedov, with a 41% knock out percentage over Nurmagomedov's 40%.
Abubakar Nurmagomedov was the older man by 4 years, at 31 years old.
Gooden had a height advantage of 1 inch over Nurmagomedov. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Nurmagomedov was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 3 less fights, and made his debut in 2011, 3 years and 9 months earlier than Gooden, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 28 less professional rounds, 33 to Gooden's 61.
Nurmagomedov's last 2 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 7 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.