Asu Almabaev
Almabaev
Kazakhstan flag
Mar 09 2024
Saturday

Kaseya Center, Miami, United States

Prelim
3 rounds contest @ Flyweight
C.J. Vergara
Vergara
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18-2-0
UD 3
UD 3
12-4-0

The tape

30
Age
33
5' 5" / 165 cm
Height
5' 6" / 168 cm
N/A
Reach
69.7" / 177 cm

Tape record

SUBSUBSDUDKO
Form
UDKOSUBSDUD
18
Wins
12
3
By KO
7
17
KO%
58
9
By SUB
0
50
SUB%
0
2
Loses
4
1
Stopped
0
0
Tapped
2
0
Draws
1
2013
Debut
2012
20
Bouts
17
46
Rounds
41
3 hours, 28 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 59 minutes

Tape rankings @ Flyweight

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Asu Almabaev vs C.J. Vergara report

Who won Almabaev vs Vergara?

Asu Almabaev beat C.J. Vergara by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of UFC 299, on Saturday 9th March 2024 at Kaseya Center in Miami.

The scorecards were announced in favor of the winner Asu Almabaev.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 125 pounds (8.9 stone or 56.7 KG).

Almabaev vs Vergara stats

Asu Almabaev stepped into the octagon with a record of 18 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 9 by submission.

C.J. Vergara made his way to the cage with a record of 12 wins, 4 losses and 1 draw, 7 of those wins coming by knock out.

This was Asu Almabaev's 3rd fight in the UFC, having made his debut for the promotion in 2023.

Asu Almabaev's UFC record stood at 3-0-0, while C.J. Vergara's came in at 3-3-0.

The stats suggested Vergara had a massive power advantage over Almabaev, boasting a 58% knock out percentage over Almabaev's 17%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Almabaev had a massive advantage over Vergara, boasting a 50% submission rate over Vergara's 0%.

Asu Almabaev was the younger man by 3 years, at 30 years old.

Vergara had a height advantage of 1 inch over Almabaev.

Almabaev was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 6 months later than Vergara, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 8 more professional rounds, 52 to Vergara's 44.

Almabaev vs Vergara form

Vergara had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Vinicius Salvador at UFC 291 on 29th July 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, United States.

Previous to that, he had beaten Daniel Lacerda at UFC Fight Night San Antonio on 25th March 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round at AT&T Center, San Antonio.

Going into that contest, he had lost to Tatsuro Taira at UFC Fight Night: Grasso vs. Araujo on 15th October 2022 by submission in the 2nd round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had defeated Kleydson Rodrigues at UFC 274 on 7th May 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

He had been beaten by Ode Osbourne at UFC 268 on 6th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.

Activity check

Vergara's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Almabaev vs Vergara?

Asu Almabaev was a 17/100 (-590) favourite going into the contest, while C.J. Vergara made his way into the ring at 9/2 (+450) with oddsmakers.

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