Review by AllTheBestFights.com: 2022-11-19, pretty good finish but it is not enough to get three stars: the mma bout Ion Cutelaba vs Kennedy Nzechukwu gets two (UFC Performance of the Night – take a look at our ranking of the Best Mma Fights of 2022).
Nzechukwu vs Cutelaba is scheduled to take place Saturday, November 19th, at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas (Nevada, USA), in a 3-round light heavyweight (205 lbs, 93 kg) bout; it is the new main event of UFC Vegas 65 (also known as UFC Fight Night 215 or UFC on ESPN+ 73) since Derrick Lewis vs Sergey Spivak was cancelled. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Ion Cutelaba record
Ion Cutelaba entered this fight with a pro record of 16-8-1 (87% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.35 light heavyweight in the world.
In his last three bouts he has beat Devin Clark (Ion Cutelaba vs Devin Clark) but then he has lost twice, with Ryan Spann (Ryan Spann vs Ion Cutelaba) and with Johnny Walker (Johnny Walker vs Ion Cutelaba).
Cutelaba’s next fight: Tanner Boser vs Ion Cutelaba
Kennedy Nzechukwu record
His opponent, Kennedy Nzechukwu, has an official mma record of 10-3-0 (70% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won via submission) and he entered as the No.54 in the light heavyweight division.
He also lost two out of his last three matches, against Da Un Jung and Nicolae Negumereanu, but he came back to win with Karl Roberson in July 2022.
Here is the UFC Vegas 65 full fight card (we are going to update it after the weigh-in):
MAIN CARD (live on ESPN+ )
Ion Cutelaba vs Kennedy Nzechukwu
Waldo Cortes-Acosta vs Chase Sherman
Muslim Salikhov vs Andre Fialho
Danny Roberts vs Jack Della Maddalena
Zhalgas Zhumagulov vs Charles Johnson
PRELIMINARY CARD (live on ESPN+)
Jennifer Maia vs Maryna Moroz
Vince Morales vs Miles Johns
Ricky Turcios vs Kevin Natividad
Vanessa Demopoulos vs Maria Oliveira
Brady Hiestand vs Fernando Garcia
Tereza Bleda vs Natalia Silva
Watch the videos of UFC Vegas 65: Lewis vs Spivak weigh-in and faceoffs from the official Ufc Youtube channel!
Full fight video / highlights
Here we are going to post a selection of the best videos about the bout Ion Cutelaba vs Kennedy Nzechukwu as soon as the match ends. If you have seen the full fight you can rate it at the bottom of this post. (All videos are hosted on free video platforms such as Youtube, Dailymotion, Facebook, etc. and not uploaded by AllTheBestFights.com)
Who won Cutelaba vs Nzechukwu fight?
Kennedy Nzechukwu defeated Ion Cutelaba via TKO at 1:02, round 2.
Listen the words of the winner or the two fighters after their bout, here is the UFC Vegas 65 post-fight octagon interview of Ion Cutelaba and Kennedy Nzechukwu.
UFC Vegas 65 results
Here are the results of all the fights of UFC Vegas 65 Cutelaba vs Nzechukwu.
Kennedy Nzechukwu def. Ion Cutelaba via TKO r2
Waldo Cortes-Acosta def. Chase Sherman via UD
Muslim Salikhov def. Andre Fialho via TKO r3
Jack Della Maddalena def. Danny Roberts via TKO r1
Charles Johnson def. Zhalgas Zhumagulov via SD
Jennifer Maia def. Maryna Moroz via UD
Miles Johns def. Vince Morales via UD
Ricky Turcios def. Kevin Natividad via SD
Vanessa Demopoulos def. Maria Oliveira via UD
Brady Hiestand def. Fernie Garcia via UD
Natalia Silva def. Tereza Bleda via TKO r3
Post-fight press conference
Watch and listen the official UFC Vegas 65 post-fight press conference video, headlined by the main event Sergey Spivak and Derrick Lewis (free live stream from the UFC – Ultimate Fighting Championship Youtube channel).
UFC Vegas 65 Fight of the Night: No bonus awarded
UFC Vegas 65 Performance of the Night: Kennedy Nzechukwu, Muslim Salikhov, Jack Della Maddalena, Natalia Silva