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Magomed Ankalaev vs Volkan Oezdemir report
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
Ankalaev had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Anthony Smith at UFC 277 on 30th July 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Thiago Santos at UFC Fight Night on 12th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.
Before that, he had defeated Ion Cutelaba at UFC 254 on 24th October 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
He had won against Ion Cutelaba at UFC on ESPN+ 27 on 29th February 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Chartway Arena, Norfolk, United States.
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 lost to Magomed Ankalaev at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.
Previous to that, he had defeated 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.
Going into that contest, he had beat Ilir Latifi at UFC on ESPN+ 14 on 10th August 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Antel Arena, Montevideo, Uruguay.
Before that, 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.
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.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Magomed Ankalaev had been fighting more than Volkan Oezdemir.
Going to this contest, Magomed Ankalaev had last fought 8 months ago, while Volkan Oezdemir's last outing had been 1 year and 5 months ago.
Ankalaev's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
Oezdemir's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
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