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Who won Akhmedov vs Pesta?
Omari Akhmedov beat Viktor Pesta by during the prelims of PFL 2022 #1, on Wednesday 20th April 2022 at Esports Stadium Arlington in Arlington.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Omari Akhmedov.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).
Akhmedov vs Pesta stats
Omari Akhmedov stepped into the octagon with a record of 21 wins, 7 loses and 1 draw, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 6 by submission.
Viktor Pesta made his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 0 wins and 0 draws.
The stats suggested Akhmedov had a massive power advantage over Pesta, boasting at 33% knock out percentage over Pesta's 0%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Akhmedov had a large advantage over Pesta, boasting at 29% submission rate over Pesta's 0%.
Omari Akhmedov was the older man by 3 years, at 35 years old.
Pesta had a height advantage of 4 inches over Akhmedov. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Akhmedov was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 29 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 12 year and 9 months later than Pesta, whose first professional fight was in . He had fought 13 more professional rounds, 60 to Pesta's 47.
Akhmedov vs Pesta form
Akhmedov had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Viktor Pesta at PFL 2022 #1 on 20th April 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Esports Stadium Arlington, Arlington, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Jordan Young at PFL 2021 #10 on 27th October 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Brad Tavares at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had been beaten by Chris Weidman at UFC Vegas 6 on 8th August 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had beat Tim Boetsch at UFC on ESPN+ 4 on 9th March 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita.
Akhmedov's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
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