Tape rankings @ Bantamweight
Who won Barcelos vs Valiev?
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Barcelos vs Valiev stats
Raoni Barcelos stepped into the ring with a record of 16 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
Timur Valiev made his way to the ring with a record of 17 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Barcelos had a large advantage in power over Valiev, boasting at 50% knock out percentage over Valiev's 29%.
Raoni Barcelos was the older man by 3 years, at 34 years old.
Barcelos had a height advantage of 1 inch over Valiev. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Barcelos was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 2 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 1 year and 6 months later than Valiev, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 7 less professional rounds, 40 to Valiev's 47.
Valiev's last 2 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 9 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 10 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.