Apr 20 2022
Wednesday

Esports Stadium Arlington, Arlington, United States

Prelim
3 rounds contest @ Light Heavyweight
Viktor Pesta
Pesta
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21-7-0
KO 1
KO 1
0-0-0

The tape

36
Age
34
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
6' 4" / 193 cm
72.8" / 185 cm
Reach
77.2" / 196 cm

Tape record

KOSDSUBUDUD
Form
KOKOKOKOSUB
21
Wins
0
7
By KO
0
33
KO%
0
6
By SUB
0
29
SUB%
0
7
Loses
0
3
Stopped
0
2
Tapped
0
1
Draws
0
2010
Debut
N/A
29
Bouts
0
57
Rounds
0
4 hours, 5 minutes
Fight Time
0 seconds

Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight

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Tapology
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Omari Akhmedov vs Viktor Pesta report

Who won Akhmedov vs Pesta?

Omari Akhmedov beat Viktor Pesta by knockout in the 1st round during the prelims of PFL 2022 #1, on Wednesday 20th April 2022 at Esports Stadium Arlington in Arlington.

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 losses 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, 0 losses, and 0 draws.

Omari Akhmedov's PFL record stood at 3-2-0, while Viktor Pesta's came in at 0-2-0.

The stats suggested Akhmedov had a massive power advantage over Pesta, boasting a 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 a 29% submission rate over Pesta's 0%.

Omari Akhmedov was the older man by 2 years, at 36 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, 14 years and 5 months later than Pesta, whose first professional fight was in . He had fought 18 more professional rounds, 65 to Pesta's 47.

Akhmedov vs Pesta form

Omari Akhmedov had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Jordan Young at PFL 2021 #10 on 27th October 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Brad Tavares at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had been defeated by Chris Weidman at UFC Vegas 6 on 8th August 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had won against Tim Boetsch at UFC on ESPN+ 4 on 9th March 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita.

He had beaten Abdul Razak Alhassan at UFC Fight Night 109 on 28th May 2017 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Ericsson Globe Arena, Stockholm, Sweden.

Activity check

Akhmedov's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 1 month and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.

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