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Who won Akhmedov vs Wilkinson?
Rob Wilkinson beat Omari Akhmedov by during the main card of PFL 2022 #10 -World Championship, on Friday 25th November 2022 at Hulu Theater, Madison Square Garden in New York.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Rob Wilkinson.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).
Akhmedov vs Wilkinson stats
Omari Akhmedov stepped into the octagon with a record of 23 wins, 7 loses and 1 draw, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 7 by submission.
Rob Wilkinson made his way to the cage with a record of 15 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 7 by submission.
The stats suggested Wilkinson had an advantage in power over Akhmedov, with a 47% knock out percentage over Akhmedov's 35%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Wilkinson had an advantage over Akhmedov, with a 47% submission rate over Akhmedov's 30%.
Omari Akhmedov was the older man by 5 years, at 35 years old.
Wilkinson had a height advantage of 3 inches over Akhmedov. That also extended to a 7-inch reach advantage.
Akhmedov was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 14 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 1 year and 8 months earlier than Wilkinson, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 38 more professional rounds, 65 to Wilkinson's 27.
Akhmedov vs Wilkinson form
Akhmedov had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Joshua Silveira at PFL 2022 #7 on 5th August 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Teodoras Aukstuolis at PFL 2022 #4 on 17th June 2022 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round at Overtime Elite Arena, Atlanta.
Going into that 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.
Before 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.
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.
Akhmedov's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 6 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
Wilkinson's last 4 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 5 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.5 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Akhmedov vs Wilkinson?
Omari Akhmedov was a 17/10 (+170) underdog going into the contest, while Rob Wilkinson made his way into the ring at 4/9 (-230) with oddsmakers.