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Who won Ankalaev vs Cutelaba?
Magomed Ankalaev beat Ion Cutelaba by , during the main card of UFC on ESPN+ 27, on Saturday 29th February 2020 at Chartway Arena in Norfolk.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Magomed Ankalaev.
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).
Ankalaev vs Cutelaba stats
Magomed Ankalaev stepped into the ring with a record of 12 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Ion Cutelaba made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 0 wins and 0 draws.
The stats suggested Ankalaev had a massive power advantage over Cutelaba, boasting at 58% knock out percentage over Cutelaba's 0%.
Magomed Ankalaev was the older man by 1 year, at 29 years old.
Ankalaev had a height advantage of 2 inches over Cutelaba. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Ankalaev's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Cutelaba's, having had 13 more fights, and made his debut in 2014, 1 year and 9 months later than Cutelaba, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought the same amount of professional rounds, 37 to Cutelaba's 37.
Ankalaev's last 4 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.