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UFC 272: Negumereanu vs Nzechukwu 03/05/2022 Preview, Fight Analysis and Spread

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UFC 272 Negumereanu vs Nzechukwu 03-05-2022 Preview Fight Analysis and Spread

UFC 272: Negumereanu vs Nzechukwu 03/05/2022 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is set to make their first mark of the month with UFC 272 taking place this coming Saturday, March 5 at the T-Mobile Arena located in Las Vegas, Nevada. The matches can be seen by MMA fans through UFC Fight Pass or Pay Per View subscription. The main event will be putting two top welterweight fighters Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington with a title shot on the line. The preliminaries feature Nicolae Meguereanu taking on Kennedy Nzechukwu at light heavyweight. According to UFC betting lines, Nicolae Negumereanu is going to be the underdog pick against Kennedy Nzechukwu.

UFC 272: Negumereanu vs Nzechukwu 03/05/2022

When:Saturday, March 5, 8:00 PM ET
Where:T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV:Pay Per View
Stream:UFC Fight Pass

UFC 272: Negumereanu vs Nzechukwu 03/05/2022 Odds

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FighterOddsFighterOdds
Nicolae Negumereanu+122Kennedy Nzechukwu-142

Nicolae Negumereanu

Nicolae Negumereanu goes by his nickname “Nick” whenever he is inside an MMA cage and he came all the way from Brasov, Romania. He has been training at the Korona Sports Centre fight stable. Negumereanu is a 27-year-old light heavyweight fighter and he has only lost once in 12 professional matches. His victories are divided into seven knockouts, three submissions, and one decision. After losing his debut fight against Saparbek Safarov, Negumereanu adjusted to the fighting style in the UFC and won his next two fights. Those were against Aleksa Camur and the most recent was a knockout win over Isaac Villanueva.

Kennedy Nzechukwu

Kennedy Nzechukwi is a 29-year-old fighter and his hometown is located in Dallas, Texas in the United States. He has been representing one of the best fight stables in the world with Fortis MMA. Nzechukwi stands at six-foot-five and has been comfortable competing at the light heavyweight division. Known as “The African Savage”, this fighter has a professional record of 9-2 with six of those wins coming from knockouts. Since winning three-straight matches against Darko Stosic, Carlos Ulberg and Danilo Marques, the momentum of Nzechukwi has been halted by Da Un Jung in UFC Fight Night 197 with a first-round loss.

Negumereanu vs Nzechukwu Betting Numbers

Negumereanu
Nzechukwu
Record11-1-09-2-0
Last FightWinLoss
CountryRomaniaUnited States
Height6’0″6’5″
Weight (lbs)205205
Reach (in)7883
Win by KO/TKO64%67%
Win by Submission27%0%
Decisions9%33%
Strikes landed per minute2.974.86
Striking accuracy38%42%
Striking absorbed per minute5.725.04
Striking defense29%49%
Takedown average0.480.00
Takedown accuracy16%0%
Takedown defense62%80%
Submission average0.000.00

Negumereanu vs Nzechukwu Betting Picks

This is going to be an interesting matchup as the top online sportsbook sees Kennedy Nzechukwu bouncing back from his recent loss in this bout against Nicolae Negumereanu. This should end by the second round with Nzechukwu winning by a knockout.