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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 ring 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 ring 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 advantage in power over Ankalaev, with a 71% knock out percentage over Ankalaev's 60%.
Magomed Ankalaev was the younger man by 2 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 less 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 4 less professional rounds, 37 to Oezdemir's 41.
Ankalaev vs Oezdemir form
Oezdemir had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Aleksandar Rakic at UFC on ESPN+ 23 on 21st December 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Sajik Arena, Busan, South Korea.
Previous to that, he had won against Ilir Latifi at UFC on ESPN+ 14 on 10th August 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Antel Arena, Montevideo, Uruguay.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by 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.
Before that, he had lost to Anthony Smith at UFC Fight Night 138 on 27th October 2018 by submission in the 3rd round at Moncton Events Centre, Moncton, Canada.
He had been beaten by 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.
Ankalaev's last 3 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 10 days. 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 4 years, 5 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.