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Who won Turcios vs Natividad?
Ricky Turcios beat Kevin Natividad by split decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Spivak, on Saturday 19th November 2022 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Ricky Turcios.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Turcios vs Natividad stats
Ricky Turcios stepped into the octagon with a record of 11 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Kevin Natividad made his way to the cage with a record of 9 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Natividad had a large advantage in power over Turcios, boosting at 56% knock out percentage over Turcios' 27%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Natividad had a slight advantage over Turcios, with a 11% submission rate over Turcios' 9%.
Ricky Turcios was the same age as Kevin Natividad, at 30 years old.
Turcios had a height advantage of 3 inches over Natividad. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Turcios was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 3 years and 4 months earlier than Natividad, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 12 more professional rounds, 39 to Natividad's 27.
Turcios' last 2 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
Natividad's last 3 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 10 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 7 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Turcios vs Natividad?
Ricky Turcios was a 61/100 (-160) favourite going into the contest, while Kevin Natividad made his way into the ring at 27/20 (+140) with oddsmakers.