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Who won Aliskerov vs Hawes?
Ikram Aliskerov beat Phil Hawes by during the prelims of UFC 288, on Saturday 6th May 2023 at Prudential Center in Newark.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Ikram Aliskerov.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Aliskerov vs Hawes stats
Ikram Aliskerov stepped into the octagon with a record of 13 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.
Phil Hawes made his way to the cage with a record of 12 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Hawes had a massive power advantage over Aliskerov, boosting at 67% knock out percentage over Aliskerov's 31%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Aliskerov had a large advantage over Hawes, boasting at 38% submission rate over Hawes' 17%.
Ikram Aliskerov was the younger man by 3 years, at 31 years old.
Hawes had 2-inch reach advantage.
Aliskerov was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 2 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2012, 1 year and 9 months earlier than Hawes, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 4 more professional rounds, 30 to Hawes' 26.
Aliskerov vs Hawes form
Hawes had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Roman Dolidze at UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Allen on 29th October 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Deron Winn at UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Emmett on 18th June 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Moody Center, Austin.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Chris Curtis at UFC 268 on 6th November 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Before that, he had beat Kyle Daukaus at UFC Vegas 26 on 8th May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had won against Nassourdine Imavov at UFC Vegas 19 on 20th February 2021 by majority decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Hawes' last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Aliskerov vs Hawes?
Ikram Aliskerov was a 13/25 (-190) favourite going into the contest, while Phil Hawes made his way into the ring at 8/5 (+160) with oddsmakers.