Tape rankings @ Bantamweight
Who won Belakh vs Kwon?
Won Il Kwon beat Artem Belakh by during the main card of ONE Fight Night 11, on Friday 9th June 2023 at Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Won Il Kwon.
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).
Belakh vs Kwon stats
Artem Belakh stepped into the octagon with a record of 9 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 1 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 7 by submission.
Won Il Kwon made his way to the cage with a record of 11 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Kwon had a massive power advantage over Belakh, boosting at 82% knock out percentage over Belakh's 11%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Belakh had a massive advantage over Kwon, boasting at 78% submission rate over Kwon's 9%.
Artem Belakh was the older man by 27 years, at 27 years old.
Kwon had a height advantage of 3 inches over Belakh.
Belakh was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 5 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2017, 2 year and 9 months later than Kwon, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 7 less professional rounds, 18 to Kwon's 25.
Belakh vs Kwon form
Won Il Kwon had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Mark Abelardo at ONE Championship 163 on 19th November 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Fabricio de Andrade at ONE Championship – Pacio vs. Brooks on 3rd June 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Going into that contest, he had beat Kevin Belingon at ONE Championship – Winter Warriors 2 on 17th December 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Before that, he had won against Rui Chen at ONE Championship – Unbreakable 2 on 29th January 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at Singapore Indoor Stadium.
He had beat Bruno Pucci at ONE Championship – Inside the Matrix 4 on 20th November 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Kwon's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Belakh vs Kwon?
Artem Belakh was a 1/1 (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Won Il Kwon made his way into the ring at 8/11 (-140) with oddsmakers.