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Who won Sexton vs Gafurov?
Marat Gafurov beat Ariel Sexton by during the prelims of ONE Championship 159, on Friday 22nd July 2022 at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Marat Gafurov.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
Sexton vs Gafurov stats
Ariel Sexton stepped into the octagon with a record of 13 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 10 by submission.
Marat Gafurov made his way to the cage with a record of 18 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 1 of those wins by knock out and 12 by submission.
The stats suggested Sexton had an advantage in power over Gafurov, with a 23% knock out percentage over Gafurov's 6%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Sexton had a slight advantage over Gafurov, with a 77% submission rate over Gafurov's 67%.
Ariel Sexton was the older man by 3 years, at 41 years old.
Sexton was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 4 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2006, 4 years and 1 month earlier than Gafurov, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 10 less professional rounds, 36 to Gafurov's 46.
Sexton vs Gafurov form
Marat Gafurov had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Rae Yoon Ok at ONE on TNT 3 on 21st April 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore.
Previous to that, he had defeated Lowen Tynanes at ONE Championship – Collision Course on 18th December 2020 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Iuri Lapicus at ONE Championship – Warrior’s Code on 7th February 2020 by submission in the 1st round at Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia.
Before that, he had beat Tetsuya Yamada at ONE Championship – For Honor on 3rd May 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Istora Senayan, Jakarta.
He had lost to Koyomi Matsushima at ONE Championship – Conquest of Heroes on 22nd September 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Jakarta Convention Center, Jakarta.
Sexton's last 3 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 11 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 7 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
Gafurov's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
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