By The Numbers: Ion Cutelaba vs. Devin Clark

By: Brian Knapp
Sep 17, 2021

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Either Ion Cutelaba or Devin Clark will take a step forward in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s light heavyweight pecking order when they meet in the UFC Fight Night 192 co-headliner on Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Neither man can afford a misstep.

Winless across his last three appearances, Cutelaba has not competed since he fought to a three-round split draw with Dustin Jacoby at UFC on ESPN 23 in May. He has compiled a 4-5-1 record in the UFC. Clark, meanwhile, has won two of his past three bouts. He last fought at UFC on ESPN 18, where he surrendered to a first-round triangle choke from Anthony Smith on Nov. 28.

As Cutelaba and Clark make final preparations for their co-feature at 205 pounds, a look at some of the numbers that have accompanied them to this point:

27: Years of age for Cutelaba, who was born on Dec. 14, 1993 in Chisinau, Moldova.

12: Cutelaba wins by knockout or technical knockout, accounting for 80% of his career total (15). His list of UFC victims: Khalil Rountree, Gadzhimurad Antigulov and Henrique da Silva . Cutelaba owns two other wins by submission—both via omoplata—and one more by decision.

7: Sub-minute finishes on the Cutelaba resume, though only of them has taken place inside the Octagon. “The Hulk” wiped out da Silva with punches just 22 seconds into their UFC Fight Night 110 pairing on June 10, 2017.

11: Countries in which Cutelaba has competed as a mixed martial artist. He has gone 5-0 in his native Moldova, 1-3-1 in the United States, 3-0 in Ukraine, 1-1 in Russia, 1-1 in Canada, 1-0 in Bulgaria, 1-0 in France, 1-0 in New Zealand, 1-0 in Denmark, 0-1 in the United Arab Emirates and 0-0 with one no contest in Kazakhstan.

.772: Cumulative winning percentage between the five men—Magomed Ankalaev (twice), Glover Teixeira, Jared Cannonier, Misha Cirkunov and Michal Andryszak—who have beaten Cutelaba. They boast a combined record of 98-29.

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31: Years of age for Clark, who was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on April 12, 1990.

8: Clark victories by decision, accounting for 67% of his career total (12). In fact, nearly 2,000 days have passed since he was last credited with a stoppage. Clark holds one other victory by submission—he tapped William Vincent with a rear-naked choke in his third professional assignment in 2015—and three more by knockout or technical knockout.

140: Significant strikes by which Clark has outlanded the opposition—Alonzo Menifield, Dequan Townsend, Darko Stosic, Mike Rodriguez, Jake Collier and Josh Stansbury—in his six UFC wins. He has connected on 323 such strikes while absorbing only 183 in return.

20: Takedowns completed by Clark as a member of the UFC roster, placing him fourth among active light heavyweights. Only Jon Jones (42), Mauricio Rua (27) and the aforementioned Teixeira (27) have more.

.728: Cumulative winning percentage between the five men—Smith, Ryan Spann, Aleksandar Rakic, Jan Blachowicz and Alex Nicholson—who have defeated Clark. They sport a combined record of 110-41. Advertisement
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