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Who won Ankalaev vs Cutelaba?
Magomed Ankalaev beat Ion Cutelaba by , during the main card of UFC 254, on Saturday 24th October 2020 at UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.
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 13 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 8 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 62% 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 14 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 2 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 7 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
Cutelaba's last 4 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 11 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.3 rounds on average.