Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States
Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight
Who won Anderson vs Yagshimuradov?
Corey Anderson beat Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov by , during the co-main event of Bellator 257, on Friday 16th April 2021 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Corey Anderson.
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).
Anderson vs Yagshimuradov stats
Corey Anderson stepped into the ring with a record of 14 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov made his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 5 loses and 1 draw, with 11 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Yagshimuradov had advantage in power over Anderson, with a 61% knock out percentage over Anderson's 43%.
Corey Anderson was the same age as Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov, at 32 years old.
Anderson had a height advantage of 4 inches over Yagshimuradov.
Anderson was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 5 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 1 year later than Yagshimuradov, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 1 less professional rounds, 45 to Yagshimuradov's 46.
Anderson vs Yagshimuradov form
Anderson had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Melvin Manhoef at Bellator 251 on 5th November 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Jan Blachowicz at UFC on ESPN+ 25 on 15th February 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho.
Going into that contest, he had beat Ilir Latifi at UFC 232 on 29th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at The Forum, Inglewood.
Before that, he had won against Glover Teixeira at UFC Fight Night 134 on 22nd July 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg, Germany.
He had lost to Jimi Manuwa at UFC Fight Night 107 on 18th March 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at 02 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Anderson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 6 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.