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Nurullo Aliev vs Rafael Alves report
Who won Aliev vs Alves?
Nurullo Aliev beat Rafael Alves by majority decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of UFC Fight Night – Krylov vs Spann, on Saturday 25th February 2023 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Nurullo Aliev.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
Aliev vs Alves stats
Nurullo Aliev stepped into the octagon with an undefeated record of 6 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 1 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Rafael Alves made his way to the cage with a record of 20 wins, 11 loses and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggested Alves had an advantage in power over Aliev, with a 35% knock out percentage over Aliev's 17%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Alves had a massive advantage over Aliev, boosting at 40% submission rate over Aliev's 0%.
Nurullo Aliev was the younger man by 32 years, at years old.
Aliev had a height advantage of 2 inches over Alves.
Aliev was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 25 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2018, 10 year and 5 months later than Alves, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 41 less professional rounds, 23 to Alves' 64.
Alves' last 3 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.3 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Aliev vs Alves?
Nurullo Aliev was a 57/100 (-180) favourite going into the contest, while Rafael Alves made his way into the ring at 3/2 (+150) with oddsmakers.
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