The black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu Evan Dunham entered this fight with a pro record of 18-6-1 (50% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.16 lightweight in the world. He suffered three consecutive losses between 2013 and 2014, the last one against Edson Barboza (Barboza vs Dunham), but then he has collected four victories and one draw, with Beneil Dariush in 2017 (Beneil Dariush vs Evan Dunham).
His opponent, the black belt in judo Olivier Aubin-Mercier, has a mma record of 10-2-0 (80% submission victory rate – he has never won via ko/tko) and he entered as the No.40 in the same weight class. He lost to Carlos Diego Ferreira in 2016 but then he has won over Thibault Gouti, Drew Dober and Tony Martin. Dunham vs Aubin-Mercier is on the undercard of Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Al Iaquinta – UFC 223. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC 223: Khabib vs Iaquinta
Where: Barclays Center, New York, United States
Division: lightweight (155 lbs, 70 kg)
UFC 223 fight card (main fights):
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Al Iaquinta
Rose Namajunas vs Joanna Jedrzejczyk 2
Renato Moicano Carneiro vs Calvin Kattar
Zabit Magomedsharipov vs Kyle Bochniak
Evan Dunham vs Olivier Aubin-Mercier
Dunham’s previous fight: Beneil Dariush vs Evan Dunham
Aubin-Mercier’s next fight: Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs Alexander Hernandez
Dunham vs Aubin-Mercier Fight Video:
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Official post-fight interview