Oct 07 2023
Saturday

Pechanga Arena, San Diego, United States

Main Event
5 rounds contest @ Lightweight
17-0-0
UD 5

Score cards

  • 50-45
  • 50-45
  • 50-45
UD 5
12-3-0

Belts on The Line

Bellator Lightweight Championship

The tape

26
Age
39
5' 11" / 180 cm
Height
5' 10" / 178 cm
72" / 183 cm
Reach
72.8" / 185 cm

Tape record

SUBUDSUBSUBKO
Form
UDKOUDSDSUB
17
Wins
12
8
By KO
2
47
KO%
17
6
By SUB
6
35
SUB%
50
0
Loses
3
0
Stopped
1
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2017
Debut
2010
17
Bouts
15
28
Rounds
32
1 hours, 53 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 13 minutes

Tape rankings @ Lightweight

-
UFC
-
-
Bellator
4
14
Tapology
-

Usman Nurmagomedov vs Brent Primus report

Who won Nurmagomedov vs Primus?

Usman Nurmagomedov beat Brent Primus by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest during the main event of Bellator 300, on Saturday 7th October 2023 at Pechanga Arena in San Diego.

The scorecards were announced as 50-45, 50-45, 50-45 in favor of winner Usman Nurmagomedov.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).

This contest was for the Bellator lightweight championship.

Nurmagomedov vs Primus stats

Usman Nurmagomedov stepped into the octagon with an undefeated record of 17 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 6 by submission.

Brent Primus made his way to the cage with a record of 12 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 2 of those wins by knock out and 6 by submission.

The stats suggested Nurmagomedov had a large advantage in power over Primus, boasting at 47% knock out percentage over Primus' 17%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Primus had an advantage over Nurmagomedov, with a 50% submission rate over Nurmagomedov's 35%.

Usman Nurmagomedov was the younger man by 13 years, at 26 years old.

Nurmagomedov had a height advantage of 1 inch over Primus. Despite this, Primus had 1-inch reach advantage.

Nurmagomedov was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 2 more fights, and made his debut in 2017, 6 year and 6 months later than Primus, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 6 less professional rounds, 33 to Primus' 39.

Nurmagomedov vs Primus form

Nurmagomedov remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 1 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Benson Henderson at Bellator 292 on 10th March 2023 by in the 1st round in their Bellator Lightweight championship fight at SAP Center, San Jose, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Patricky Pitbull at Bellator 288 on 18th November 2022 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Lightweight championship fight at Wintrust Arena, Chicago.

Going into that contest, he had beat Chris Gonzalez at Bellator MMA on 22nd July 2022 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at Emerald Queen Casino and Hotel, Tacoma.

Before that, he had won against Patrik Pietila at Bellator MMA on 23rd October 2021 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at VTB Arena, Moscow, Russia.

He had beat Manny Muro at Bellator 263 on 31st July 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at The Forum, Inglewood, United States.

Brent Primus had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Mansour Barnaoui at Bellator MMA Paris on 12th May 2023 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Accor Arena, Paris, France.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Alexander Shabliy at Bellator 282 on 24th June 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Benson Henderson at Bellator 266 on 16th October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Footprint Center, Phoenix.

Before that, he had lost to Islam Mamedov at Bellator 263 on 31st July 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at The Forum, Inglewood.

He had won against Chris Bungard at Bellator 240 on 22nd February 2020 by submission in the 1st round at 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Usman Nurmagomedov had been fighting more than Brent Primus.

Going to this contest, Usman Nurmagomedov had last fought 1 year, 1 month and 7 days ago, while Brent Primus' last outing had been 11 months and 5 days ago.

Nurmagomedov's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.

Primus' last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Nurmagomedov vs Primus?

Usman Nurmagomedov was a 1/40 (-3300) favourite going into the contest, while Brent Primus made his way into the ring at 19/2 (+980) with oddsmakers.

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