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Kamaru Usman vs Ray Cooper preview
When is Usman vs Cooper III?
Kamaru Usman could potentially face Ray Cooper, in Spring 2022.
The fight would be contested over 5 rounds in the Welterweight division, which means the weight limit would be 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Usman vs Cooper III stats
Kamaru Usman would step into the octagon with a record of 20 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Ray Cooper would make his way to the cage with a record of 25 wins, 8 loses and 1 draw, with 16 of those wins by knock out and 7 by submission.
The stats suggest Cooper would have an advantage in power over Usman, with a 64% knock out percentage over Usman's 45%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Cooper would have a large advantage over Usman, boosting at 28% submission rate over Usman's 5%.
Kamaru Usman is the older man by 5 years, at 35 years old.
Usman has a height advantage of 5 inches over Cooper. This also extends to a 8-inch reach advantage.
Usman's experience as a professional fighter is currently relatively equal to Cooper's, having had 12 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2012, 4 months later than Cooper, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 16 more professional rounds, 68 to Cooper's 52.
Usman vs Cooper III form
Usman has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight, he lost to Leon Edwards at UFC 278 on 20th August 2022 by knockout in the 5th round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Colby Covington at UFC 268 on 6th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Going into that contest, he had won against Jorge Masvidal at UFC 261 on 24th April 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
Before that, he had beat 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.
He had defeated 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.
Cooper has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he won against Brett Cooper at PFL 2022 #6 on 1st July 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Overtime Elite Arena, Atlanta, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Carlos Leal at PFL 2022 #3 on 6th May 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Esports Stadium Arlington, Arlington.
Going into that contest, he had won against Magomed Magomedkerimov at PFL 2021 #10 on 27th October 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had defeated Rory MacDonald at PFL 2021 #7 on 13th August 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood.
He had beat Nikolay Aleksakhin at PFL 2021 #5 on 17th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City.
In terms of recent activity, Ray Cooper has been fighting more than Kamaru Usman.
Kamaru Usman last fought 6 months and 24 days ago, while Ray Cooper's last outing was 8 months and 15 days ago.
Usman's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 5 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4 rounds on average.
Cooper's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 8 months and 27 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Usman vs Cooper III?
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