Oct 21 2023
Saturday

Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Co-Main Event
3 rounds contest @ Middleweight
20-3-0
MD 3

Score cards

  • 27-29
  • 27-29
  • 28-28
MD 3
12-0-0

The tape

36
Age
29
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
6' 2" / 188 cm
77.6" / 197 cm
Reach
75.2" / 191 cm

Tape record

MDKOUDKOKO
Form
SUBUDSUBKOKO
20
Wins
12
9
By KO
6
45
KO%
50
1
By SUB
5
5
SUB%
42
3
Loses
0
1
Stopped
0
1
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2018
23
Bouts
12
73
Rounds
17
5 hours, 38 minutes
Fight Time
51 minutes, 58 seconds

Tape rankings @ Middleweight

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UFC
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Bellator
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Tapology
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Kamaru Usman vs Khamzat Chimaev report

Who won Usman vs Chimaev?

Khamzat Chimaev beat Kamaru Usman by majority decision in their 3 round contest during the co-main event of UFC 294, on Saturday 21st October 2023 at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi.

The scorecards were announced as 29-27, 29-27, 28-28 in favor of the winner Khamzat Chimaev.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).

Usman vs Chimaev stats

Kamaru Usman stepped into the octagon with a record of 20 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.

Khamzat Chimaev made his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 12 wins, 0 losses, and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by knock out and 5 by submission.

Kamaru Usman's UFC record stood at 15-3-0, while Khamzat Chimaev's came in at 7-0-0.

The stats suggested Chimaev had a slight advantage in power over Usman, with a 50% knock out percentage over Usman's 45%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Chimaev had a massive advantage over Usman, boasting a 42% submission rate over Usman's 5%.

Kamaru Usman was the older man by 7 years, at 36 years old.

Chimaev had a height advantage of 2 inches over Usman. Despite this, he had 3-inch reach advantage.

Usman was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 11 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 5 years and 5 months earlier than Chimaev, whose first professional fight was in 2018. He had fought 56 more professional rounds, 76 to Chimaev's 20.

Usman vs Chimaev form

Usman had won all 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 opponents and going to the judges 3 times.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Gilbert Burns at UFC 258 on 13th February 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had beaten Jorge Masvidal at UFC 251 on 11th July 2020 by unanimous decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Colby Covington at UFC 245 on 14th December 2019 by knockout in the 5th round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Before that, he was victorious against Tyron Woodley at UFC 235 on 2nd March 2019 by unanimous decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

He had won against Rafael dos Anjos at The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale on 30th November 2018 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at The Pearl at the Palms, Las Vegas.

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

In his last fight before this contest, he had beaten Kamaru Usman at UFC 294 on 21st October 2023 by majority decision in their 3 round contest at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Previous to that, he had defeated Kevin Holland at UFC 279 on 10th September 2022 by submission in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Going into that contest, he was victorious against Gilbert Burns at UFC 273 on 9th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.

Before that, he had won against Jingliang Li at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by submission in the 1st round.

He had beaten Gerald Meerschaert at UFC Vegas 11 on 19th September 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Khamzat Chimaev had been fighting more than Kamaru Usman.

Going to this contest, Kamaru Usman had last fought 3 years, 2 months and 5 days ago, while Khamzat Chimaev's last outing had been 5 months and 28 days ago.

Usman's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 4 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 23 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.6 rounds on average.

Chimaev's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 30 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Usman vs Chimaev?

Kamaru Usman was a 11/4 (+280) underdog going into the contest, while Khamzat Chimaev made his way into the ring at 7/25 (-360) with oddsmakers.

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