Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Ferreira vs Kuniev?
Rizvan Kuniev beat Renan Ferreira by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of PFL 2, on Friday 7th April 2023 at The Theater at Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Rizvan Kuniev.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Ferreira vs Kuniev stats
Renan Ferreira stepped into the octagon with a record of 9 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Rizvan Kuniev made his way to the cage with a record of 11 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Ferreira had a massive power advantage over Kuniev, boasting at 78% knock out percentage over Kuniev's 45%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Kuniev had a slight advantage over Ferreira, with a 18% submission rate over Ferreira's 11%.
Renan Ferreira was the older man by 4 years, at 34 years old.
Ferreira had a height advantage of 6 inches over Kuniev. That also extended to a 7-inch reach advantage.
Ferreira was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 1 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2013, 2 year and 2 months later than Kuniev, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 7 less professional rounds, 26 to Kuniev's 33.
Ferreira vs Kuniev form
Ferreira had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Ante Delija at PFL 2022 #8 on 13th August 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Klidson Abreu at PFL 2022 #5 on 24th June 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Overtime Elite Arena, Atlanta, United States.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Jamelle Jones at PFL 2022 #2 on 28th April 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Esports Stadium Arlington, Arlington.
Before that, he had beat Stuart Austin at PFL 2021 #8 on 19th August 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood.
He had won against Carl Seumanutafa at PFL 2021 #6 on 25th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City.
Ferreira's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 30 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Ferreira vs Kuniev?
Renan Ferreira was a 7/4 (+180) underdog going into the contest, while Rizvan Kuniev made his way into the ring at 4/9 (-230) with oddsmakers.