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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 2 years, at 29 years old.
Ankalaev had a height advantage of 2 inches over Cutelaba. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Ankalaev was arguably the more experienced fighter, 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 2 more professional rounds, 35 to Cutelaba's 33.
Ankalaev vs Cutelaba form
Ion Cutelaba had stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Magomed Ankalaev at UFC 254 on 24th October 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Magomed Ankalaev at UFC on ESPN+ 27 on 29th February 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Chartway Arena, Norfolk, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Khalil Rountree at UFC on ESPN+ 18 on 28th September 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Before that, he had lost to Glover Teixeira at UFC on ESPN+ 8 on 27th April 2019 by submission in the 2nd round at BB&T Center, Sunrise, United States.
He had won against Luis Henrique da Silva at UFC Fight Night 110 on 10th June 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand.
Cutelaba's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 3 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.2 rounds on average.