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Who won Blaydes vs Abdurakhimov?
Curtis Blaydes beat Shamil Abdurakhimov by , during the main card of UFC 242, on Saturday 7th September 2019 at du Arena in Abu Dhabi.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Curtis Blaydes.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Blaydes vs Abdurakhimov stats
Curtis Blaydes stepped into the ring with a record of 11 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Shamil Abdurakhimov made his way to the ring with a record of 20 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Blaydes had a large advantage in power over Abdurakhimov, boasting at 73% knock out percentage over Abdurakhimov's 45%.
Curtis Blaydes was the younger man by 10 years, at 30 years old.
Blaydes had a height advantage of 1 inch over Abdurakhimov. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Blaydes was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 11 less fights, and made his debut in 2014, 6 year and 1 month later than Abdurakhimov, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 9 less professional rounds, 41 to Abdurakhimov's 50.
Blaydes' last 4 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.