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Who won Walker vs Cutelaba?
Johnny Walker beat Ion Cutelaba by submission in the 1st round during the main card of UFC 279, on Saturday 10th September 2022 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).
Walker vs Cutelaba stats
Johnny Walker stepped into the octagon with a record of 18 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
Ion Cutelaba made his way to the cage with a record of 16 wins, 7 loses and 1 draw, with 12 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Walker had a slight advantage in power over Cutelaba, with a 83% knock out percentage over Cutelaba's 75%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Cutelaba had a slight advantage over Walker, with a 13% submission rate over Walker's 11%.
Johnny Walker was the older man by 2 years, at 31 years old.
Walker had a height advantage of 5 inches over Cutelaba. That also extended to a 7-inch reach advantage.
Walker was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 1 year and 8 months later than Cutelaba, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 4 more professional rounds, 44 to Cutelaba's 40.
Walker vs Cutelaba form
Johnny Walker had stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Jamahal Hill at UFC Fight Night on 19th February 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Thiago Santos at UFC Vegas 38 on 2nd October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Ryan Spann at UFC Vegas 11 on 19th September 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had lost to Nikita Krylov at UFC on ESPN+ 28 on 14th March 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Ginásio Nilson Nelson, Brasilia, Brazil.
He had beat Justin Ledet at UFC on ESPN+ 2 on 2nd February 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Centro de Formacao Olimpica do Nordeste, Fortaleza.
Ion Cutelaba had beaten 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Ryan Spann at UFC Fight Night: Błachowicz vs. Rakić on 14th May 2022 by submission in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Devin Clark at UFC Vegas 37 on 18th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had drawn with Dustin Jacoby at UFC Vegas 25 on 1st May 2021 by split draw in their 3 round contest.
Before that, he had been beaten by Magomed Ankalaev at UFC 254 on 24th October 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
He had lost to Magomed Ankalaev at UFC on ESPN+ 27 on 29th February 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Chartway Arena, Norfolk, United States.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Ion Cutelaba had been fighting more than Johnny Walker.
Going to this contest, Johnny Walker had last fought 1 year, 9 months and 2 days ago, while Ion Cutelaba's last outing had been 1 year, 6 months and 7 days ago.
Walker's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 9 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
Cutelaba's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.
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