Mar 16 2024
Saturday

UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Light Heavyweight
12-4-0
SD 3

Score cards

  • 28-29
  • 29-28
  • 28-29
SD 3
26-17-0

The tape

32
Age
41
6' 5" / 196 cm
Height
6' 3" / 191 cm
83.1" / 211 cm
Reach
79.9" / 203 cm

Tape record

KOSUBKOKOSD
Form
KOSDKOKOKO
12
Wins
26
8
By KO
12
67
KO%
46
1
By SUB
8
8
SUB%
31
4
Loses
17
2
Stopped
5
1
Tapped
3
0
Draws
0
2016
Debut
2008
16
Bouts
43
35
Rounds
91
2 hours, 21 minutes
Fight Time
6 hours, 8 minutes

Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight

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Tapology
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Kennedy Nzechukwu vs Ovince St. Preux report

Who won Nzechukwu vs Preux?

Ovince St. Preux beat Kennedy Nzechukwu by split decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of UFC Fight Night, on Saturday 16th March 2024 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

The scorecards were announced as 29-28, 29-28, 29-28 in favor of the winner Ovince St. Preux.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).

Nzechukwu vs Preux stats

Kennedy Nzechukwu stepped into the octagon with a record of 12 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.

Ovince St. Preux made his way to the cage with a record of 26 wins, 17 losses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by knock out and 8 by submission.

Kennedy Nzechukwu's UFC record stood at 6-5-0, while Ovince St. Preux's came in at 15-12-0.

The stats suggested Nzechukwu had a large advantage in power over St. Preux, boasting a 67% knock out percentage over St. Preux's 46%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested St. Preux had a large advantage over Nzechukwu, boasting a 31% submission rate over Nzechukwu's 8%.

Kennedy Nzechukwu was the younger man by 9 years, at 32 years old.

Nzechukwu had a height advantage of 2 inches over St. Preux. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.

Nzechukwu was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 27 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2016, 8 years and 1 month later than St. Preux, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 56 less professional rounds, 38 to St. Preux's 94.

Nzechukwu vs Preux form

St. Preux had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Philipe Lins at UFC Fight Night: Andrade vs. Blanchfield on 18th February 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Mauricio Rua at UFC 274 on 7th May 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Tanner Boser at UFC Vegas 30 on 26th June 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Before that, he had been defeated by Jamahal Hill at UFC Vegas 16 on 5th December 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He had beaten Alonzo Menifield at UFC Vegas 9 on 5th September 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Activity check

Nzechukwu's last 3 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 3 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 9 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.

St. Preux's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Nzechukwu vs Preux?

Kennedy Nzechukwu was a 7/50 (-710) favourite going into the contest, while Ovince St. Preux made his way into the ring at 5/1 (+500) with oddsmakers.

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