Belts on The Line
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Who won Bhullar vs Malykhin?
Anatoly Malykhin beat Arjan Bhullar by during the main event of ONE Friday Fights 22, on Friday 23rd June 2023 at Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Anatoly Malykhin.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
This contest was for the One Championship heavyweight championship.
Bhullar vs Malykhin stats
Arjan Bhullar stepped into the octagon with a record of 11 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Anatoly Malykhin made his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 11 wins and 0 draws, with 8 of those by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Malykhin had a massive power advantage over Bhullar, boosting at 73% knock out percentage over Bhullar's 36%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Malykhin had a large advantage over Bhullar, boosting at 27% submission rate over Bhullar's 0%.
Arjan Bhullar was the older man by 2 years, at 37 years old.
Bhullar was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2014, 1 year and 10 months earlier than Malykhin, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 20 more professional rounds, 36 to Malykhin's 16.
Bhullar's last 2 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.
Malykhin's last 4 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.3 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Bhullar vs Malykhin?
Arjan Bhullar was a 9/2 (+470) underdog going into the contest, while Anatoly Malykhin made his way into the ring at 1/8 (-830) with oddsmakers.