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Who won Ankalaev vs Oezdemir?
Magomed Ankalaev beat Volkan Oezdemir by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of UFC 267, on Saturday 30th October 2021.
The scorecards were announced as 30-27, 30-27, 29-28 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 Oezdemir stats
Magomed Ankalaev stepped into the octagon with a record of 15 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Volkan Oezdemir made his way to the cage with a record of 17 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Oezdemir had an advantage in power over Ankalaev, with a 71% knock out percentage over Ankalaev's 60%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Oezdemir had a slight advantage over Ankalaev, with a 6% submission rate over Ankalaev's 0%.
Magomed Ankalaev was the younger man by 3 years, at 30 years old.
Ankalaev had a height advantage of 1 inch over Oezdemir. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Ankalaev was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 6 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2014, 3 year and 4 months later than Oezdemir, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 3 less professional rounds, 44 to Oezdemir's 47.
Ankalaev vs Oezdemir form
Volkan Oezdemir had stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Dominick Reyes at UFC on ESPN+ 5 on 16th March 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at 02 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Anthony Smith at UFC Fight Night 138 on 27th October 2018 by submission in the 3rd round at Moncton Events Centre, Moncton, Canada.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Daniel Cormier at UFC 220 on 20th January 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at TD Garden, Boston, United States.
Before that, he had won against Jimi Manuwa at UFC 214 on 29th July 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at Honda Center, Anaheim.
He had beat Misha Cirkunov at UFC Fight Night 109 on 28th May 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at Ericsson Globe Arena, Stockholm, Sweden.
Ankalaev's last 3 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 9 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.7 rounds on average.
Oezdemir's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 5 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
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