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Who won Nurmagomedov vs Omargadzhiev?
Abubakar Nurmagomedov beat Gadzhi Omargadzhiev by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of UFC 280, on Saturday 22nd October 2022 at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi.
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 Omargadzhiev stats
Abubakar Nurmagomedov stepped into the octagon 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.
Gadzhi Omargadzhiev made his way to the cage with a record of 13 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Omargadzhiev had a large advantage in power over Nurmagomedov, boosting at 62% knock out percentage over Nurmagomedov's 40%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Nurmagomedov had a slight advantage over Omargadzhiev, with a 27% submission rate over Omargadzhiev's 23%.
Abubakar Nurmagomedov was the older man by 4 years, at 34 years old.
Omargadzhiev had a height advantage of 3 inches over Nurmagomedov. Despite this, he had 6-inch reach advantage.
Nurmagomedov was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 5 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 12 year and 1 month later than Omargadzhiev, whose first professional fight was in . He had fought 15 more professional rounds, 42 to Omargadzhiev's 27.
Nurmagomedov's last 3 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 5 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 9 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.7 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Nurmagomedov vs Omargadzhiev?
Abubakar Nurmagomedov was a 29/50 (-170) favourite going into the contest, while Gadzhi Omargadzhiev made his way into the ring at 7/5 (+140) with oddsmakers.