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Said Nurmagomedov vs Jonathan Martinez report
Who won Nurmagomedov vs Martinez?
Jonathan Martinez beat Said Nurmagomedov by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of UFC Fight Night: Yan vs. Dvalishvili, on Saturday 11th March 2023 at The Theater at Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Jonathan Martinez.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Nurmagomedov vs Martinez stats
Said Nurmagomedov stepped into the octagon with a record of 17 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.
Jonathan Martinez made his way to the cage with a record of 17 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Martinez had a large advantage in power over Nurmagomedov, boosting at 47% knock out percentage over Nurmagomedov's 24%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Nurmagomedov had an advantage over Martinez, with a 29% submission rate over Martinez's 12%.
Said Nurmagomedov was the older man by 2 years, at 30 years old.
Nurmagomedov was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 2 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2009, 4 years and 5 months earlier than Martinez, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 14 less professional rounds, 43 to Martinez's 57.
Nurmagomedov vs Martinez form
Martinez had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Cub Swanson at UFC Fight Night: Grasso vs. Araujo on 15th October 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Vince Morales at UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Vieira on 21st May 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Alejandro Perez at UFC Fight Night on 26th February 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against Zviad Lazishvili at UFC Vegas 41 on 23rd October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had been beaten by Davey Grant at UFC Vegas 21 on 13th March 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Nurmagomedov's last 3 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 2 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
Martinez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Nurmagomedov vs Martinez?
Said Nurmagomedov was a 9/20 (-220) favourite going into the contest, while Jonathan Martinez made his way into the ring at 9/5 (+180) with oddsmakers.
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