Mar 11 2023
Saturday

The Theater at Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas, United States

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Bantamweight
17-2-0
UD 3

Score cards

  • 28-29
  • 28-29
  • 28-29
UD 3
17-4-0

The tape

32
Age
30
5' 8" / 173 cm
Height
5' 8" / 173 cm
70.1" / 178 cm
Reach
69.7" / 177 cm

Tape record

SUBUDSUBKOUD
Form
KOUDUDUDKO
17
Wins
17
4
By KO
8
24
KO%
47
5
By SUB
2
29
SUB%
12
2
Loses
4
0
Stopped
1
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2009
Debut
2014
19
Bouts
21
40
Rounds
54
2 hours, 54 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 54 minutes

Tape rankings @ Bantamweight

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UFC
-
-
Bellator
-
12
Tapology
-

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, on Saturday 11th March 2023 at The Theater at Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas.

The scorecards were announced as 29-28, 29-28, 29-28 in favor of the 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 losses 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 losses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by knock out and 2 by submission.

Jonathan Martinez marked his 14th fight for them, having made his own debut for the promotion in 2018.

Said Nurmagomedov's UFC record stood at 8-2-0, while Jonathan Martinez's came in at 10-4-0.

The stats suggested Martinez had a large advantage in power over Nurmagomedov, boasting a 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 32 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 18 less professional rounds, 44 to Martinez's 62.

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 won against 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 beaten 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 defeated 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 was victorious 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 lost to Davey Grant at UFC Vegas 21 on 13th March 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Activity check

Martinez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 26 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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