Tape rankings @ Bantamweight
Who won Zalal vs Blackshear?
Youssef Zalal drew with Da’Mon Blackshear by majority draw in their 3 round contest, during the prelims of UFC Fight Night: Vera vs. Cruz, on Saturday 13th August 2022 at Pechanga Arena in San Diego.
The scorecards were announced as , meaning it was a majority draw.
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).
Zalal vs Blackshear stats
Youssef Zalal stepped into the ring with a record of 10 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.
Da’Mon Blackshear made his way to the ring with a record of 12 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 1 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggested Zalal had advantage in power over Blackshear, with a 20% knock out percentage over Blackshear's 8%.
Youssef Zalal was the younger man by 2 years, at 26 years old.
Zalal had 3-inch reach advantage.
Zalal was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 2 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 1 year and 4 months later than Blackshear, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 9 less professional rounds, 41 to Blackshear's 50.
Zalal vs Blackshear form
Youssef Zalal had stopped 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Sean Woodson at UFC Vegas 28 on 5th June 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest in the United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Ilia Topuria at UFC Fight Island 5 on 10th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Going into that contest, he had beat Jaime Hernandez at LFA 79 on 22nd November 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at 1STBANK Center, Broomfield, United States.
Before that, he had lost to Matt Jones at LFA 65 on 3rd May 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Dobson Arena, Vail.
He had been beaten by Jose Mariscal at LFA 57 on 18th January 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at 1STBANK Center, Broomfield.
Zalal's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.