Islam Makhachev vs. Drew Dober – Fight, Stats, Highlights

Islam Makhachev and Drew Dober faced each other in the lightweight bout at UFC 259: Blachowicz vs. Adesanya, which took place on Saturday, March 6, 2021, inside the Las Vegas, Nevada, USA in no audience. There were 15 fights on the card. You can view UFC 259 results and fight bonuses. UFC 259 card gave fight fans all they could ask for.

In the five-round main event, Islam Makhachev defeated Drew Dober in round 3 by Submission. Here is what happened in the fight —

Both fighters fired over 144 strikes combined in this fight, 44 of the strikes were significant strikes. Significant strikes refer to all strikes but don’t include small, short strikes in the clinch and on the ground. There were 4 takedown attempts between the two fighters. Let’s break down each fighter’s stats below.

Islam Makhachev full fight stats

Islam Makhachev landed 86% of all his strikes. There were 12 of 22 significant strikes to the head, 2 of 2 body shots, and 1 of 1 leg kicks. Islam Makhachev attempted 4 takedowns and landed 3. Here are all the strikes Islam Makhachev threw and landed against Drew Dober.

Strikes Thrown
102 of 119 (86%)
Significant Strikes
14 of 24 (58%)
Head Strikes
Body Strikes
Leg Strikes
3 of 4

The current UFC record over the most significant strikes landed in a single UFC bout is 290.

Let’s take a look at how Drew Dober did against Islam Makhachev.

Drew Dober full fight stats

Drew Dober was firing at a 60% accuracy, throwing 25 strikes and landing 15. There were 10 significant strikes, 5 of 15 landing to the head, 3 of 3 shots to the body and 2 of 2 leg kicks. Drew Dober went for 0 takedowns and landed 0.

Strikes Thrown
15 of 25 (60%)
Significant Strikes
10 of 20 (50%)
Head Strikes
Body Strikes
Leg Strikes
0 of 0

Islam Makhachev won by Submission. The fight ended in round 3 at 1:37.

Results & Fight Totals

UFC 259
March 6, 2021
Islam Makhachev vs. Drew Dober
Islam Makhachev
Fight End
Round 3 at 1:37
Total Strikes Thrown
Significant Strikes Thrown
Total Takedowns Attempted

Did you know: Max Holloway holds a UFC record over the most significant strikes landed in a single UFC match at 290. He also holds a UFC record for the most significant strikes landed in one round at 134. He achieved both records against Brian Ortega during his successful featherweight title defense on December 8, 2018, at UFC 231 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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