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Who won Kopylov vs Fremd?
Roman Kopylov beat Josh Fremd by during the prelims of UFC Fight Night – Grasso vs. Shevchenko 2, on Saturday 16th September 2023 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Roman Kopylov.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Kopylov vs Fremd stats
Roman Kopylov stepped into the octagon with a record of 11 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Josh Fremd made his way to the cage with a record of 11 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Kopylov had a massive power advantage over Fremd, boasting at 91% knock out percentage over Fremd's 36%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Fremd had a massive advantage over Kopylov, boosting at 36% submission rate over Kopylov's 0%.
Roman Kopylov was the older man by 3 years, at 32 years old.
Fremd had a height advantage of 4 inches over Kopylov. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Kopylov was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 2 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2016, 1 year and 3 months earlier than Fremd, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 4 more professional rounds, 37 to Fremd's 33.
Kopylov vs Fremd form
Josh Fremd had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Jamie Pickett at UFC Fight Night – Luque vs Dos Anjos on 12th August 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Sedriques Dumas at UFC Fight Night: Yan vs. Dvalishvili on 11th March 2023 by submission in the 2nd round at The Theater at Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Tresean Gore at UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Allen on 29th October 2022 by submission in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had lost to Anthony Hernandez at UFC 273 on 9th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
He had won against Renato Valente at LFA 116 on 22nd October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Dobson Arena, Vail.
Kopylov's last 4 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 1 month and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.
Fremd's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 1 month and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Kopylov vs Fremd?
Roman Kopylov was a 29/100 (-340) favourite going into the contest, while Josh Fremd made his way into the ring at 53/20 (+270) with oddsmakers.