Tape rankings @ Flyweight
Who won Zhumagulov vs Johnson?
Charles Johnson beat Zhalgas Zhumagulov by split decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Spivak, on Saturday 19th November 2022 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Charles Johnson.
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).
Zhumagulov vs Johnson stats
Zhalgas Zhumagulov stepped into the octagon with a record of 14 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Charles Johnson made his way to the cage with a record of 11 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Zhumagulov had a slight advantage in power over Johnson, with a 50% knock out percentage over Johnson's 45%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Johnson had an advantage over Zhumagulov, with a 27% submission rate over Zhumagulov's 7%.
Zhalgas Zhumagulov was the older man by 3 years, at 35 years old.
Johnson had a height advantage of 5 inches over Zhumagulov. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Zhumagulov was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in 2014, 1 year and 8 months earlier than Johnson, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 15 more professional rounds, 64 to Johnson's 49.
Zhumagulov vs Johnson form
Johnson had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Muhammad Mokaev at UFC Fight Night London on 23rd July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at The O2, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Carlos Mota at LFA 122 on 21st January 2022 by knockout in the 5th round in their LFA Flyweight championship fight at The Factory at the District, St. Louis, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Jo o Camilo at LFA 114 on 27th August 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at The Factory at the District, St. Louis.
Before that, he had won against Yuma Horiuchi at LFA 110 on 2nd July 2021 by split decision in their 5 round contest at Grand Hotel Casino & Resort, Shawnee.
He had beat Karlee Pangilinan at LFA 100 on 19th February 2021 by submission in the 2nd round at Hartman Arena, Park City.
Zhumagulov's last 3 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.7 rounds on average.
Johnson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.4 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Zhumagulov vs Johnson?
Zhalgas Zhumagulov was a 29/20 (+150) underdog going into the contest, while Charles Johnson made his way into the ring at 14/25 (-180) with oddsmakers.