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Stephen Thompson vs Belal Muhammad report
Who won Thompson vs Muhammad?
Belal Muhammad beat Stephen Thompson by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the co-main event of UFC Fight Night, on Saturday 18th December 2021.
The scorecards were announced as 26-30, 26-30, 25-30 in favor of winner Belal Muhammad.
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).
Thompson vs Muhammad stats
Stephen Thompson stepped into the octagon with a record of 16 wins, 5 loses and 1 draw, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Belal Muhammad made his way to the cage with a record of 18 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Thompson had a large advantage in power over Muhammad, boasting at 44% knock out percentage over Muhammad's 22%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested that Thompson and Muhammad would have been pretty equal, both with a 6% submission rate.
Stephen Thompson was the older man by 6 years, at 40 years old.
Thompson had a height advantage of 1 inch over Muhammad. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Thompson was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 2 years and 6 months earlier than Muhammad, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 5 less professional rounds, 69 to Muhammad's 74.
Thompson vs Muhammad form
Stephen Thompson had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Gilbert Burns at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Geoff Neal at UFC Vegas 17 on 19th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Vicente Luque at UFC 244 on 2nd November 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Before that, he had been beaten by Anthony Pettis at UFC on ESPN+ 6 on 23rd March 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Bridgestone Arena, Nashville.
He had lost to Darren Till at UFC Fight Night 130 on 27th May 2018 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Thompson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 9 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.6 rounds on average.
Muhammad's last 4 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 4 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
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