Cory Sandhagen vs. Umar Nurmagomedov – Fight Preview & Analysis

Cory Sandhagen vs. Umar Nurmagomedov fight preview

UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen vs. Nurmagomedov is scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 3, 2024, in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. In this matchup on the fight card, Cory “Superman” Sandhagen will take on Umar Butler in the Bantamweight bout. You can view the complete UFC Fight Night card.

Sandhagen brings a unique switch fighting stance with an 70″ reach. In contrast, Butler, an orthodox fighter, stands with a 69″ reach. These variations in their styles can have a significant impact inside the Octagon.

With a 44% striking accuracy, Sandhagen has shown his precision in landing significant strikes, averaging around 5.33 per minute. On the other hand, Butler boasts a 69% striking accuracy, landing approximately 4.75 significant strikes per minute.

In this post, we will break down Cory Sandhagen vs. Umar Nurmagomedov matchup. Let’s take a look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats, and more below ⤵

The 32-year-old, Cory Sandhagen is coming in with a 17-4-0 record. Sandhagen will be fighting for the first time since a win via unanimous decision against Rob Font at UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen vs. Font in August.

Butler, meanwhile, is coming off a unanimous decision win against Cory Sandhagen on August 5, 2023, at UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Gaziev and holds a 17-0-0 record.

Cory Sandhagen vs. Umar Nurmagomedov
32
Age
28
5′ 11″
Height
5′ 8″
135 lbs.
Weight
135 lbs.
70″
Reach
69″
17-4-0
Record
17-0-0
Switch
Stance
Orthodox

Cory Sandhagen has a switch fighting stance with an 70″ reach. The 28-year-old Umar Nurmagomedov is an orthodox fighter with a 69″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand. The southpaw fighter is the opposite. Southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed; if you are left-handed, you fight southpaw.

Cory Sandhagen stats

→ Sandhagen’s striking accuracy is 44%.
→ Sandhagen lands 5.33 significant strikes per minute.
→ Sandhagen’s takedown accuracy is 33%.
→ Sandhagen’s takedown average is 1.36 per 15 minutes.
→ Sandhagen’s takedown defense is 64%.

Sandhagen comes in with 44% striking accuracy, typically landing about 5.33 significant strikes every minute. Conversely, Butler fires at 69% accuracy, landing about 4.75 significant strikes per minute. Cory Sandhagen also has a 33% takedown accuracy and, on average, gets around 1.36 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Butler’s 4.51 takedowns and 100% takedown accuracy.

Umar Nurmagomedov stats

→ Butler’s striking accuracy is 69%.
→ Butler lands 4.75 significant strikes per minute.
→ Butler’s takedown accuracy is 56%.
→ Butler’s takedown average is 4.51 per 15 minutes.
→ Butler’s takedown defense is 100%.

Umar spent, on average, 9:19 minutes in the Octagon, and Cory has an average fight time of 13:34 minutes.

Considering their records, fighting styles, and recent performances, this matchup looks to be an intriguing clash of skills and strategies. Who will come out victorious, Cory or Umar? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen vs. Nurmagomedov
Date
August 3, 2024
Location
Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Matchup
Cory Sandhagen vs. Umar Nurmagomedov

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