Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Abdouraguimov vs Wheeler?
Abdoul Abdouraguimov beat Brad Wheeler by submission in the 1st round during the co-main event of PFL Europe 3 – 2023 Playoffs, on Saturday 30th September 2023 at Zenith Paris La Villette in Paris.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Abdouraguimov vs Wheeler stats
Abdoul Abdouraguimov stepped into the octagon with a record of 16 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 11 by submission.
Brad Wheeler made his way to the cage with a record of 18 wins, 13 loses and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 11 by submission.
The stats suggested Wheeler had an advantage in power over Abdouraguimov, with a 28% knock out percentage over Abdouraguimov's 13%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Abdouraguimov had a slight advantage over Wheeler, with a 69% submission rate over Wheeler's 61%.
Abdoul Abdouraguimov was the younger man by 5 years, at 28 years old.
Wheeler had a height advantage of 2 inches over Abdouraguimov.
Abdouraguimov was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 14 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2016, 7 year and 7 months later than Wheeler, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 27 less professional rounds, 34 to Wheeler's 61.
Wheeler's last 3 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 8 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 10 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Abdouraguimov vs Wheeler?
Abdoul Abdouraguimov was a 1/18 (-1700) favourite going into the contest, while Brad Wheeler made his way into the ring at 8/1 (+800) with oddsmakers.