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Who won Gamzatov vs Abreu?
Shamil Gamzatov beat Klidson Abreu by split decision in their 3 round contest, during the main card of UFC on ESPN+ 21, on Saturday 9th November 2019 at CSKA Arena in Moscow.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Shamil Gamzatov.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).
Gamzatov vs Abreu stats
Shamil Gamzatov stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 13 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.
Klidson Abreu made his way to the ring with a record of 15 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 10 by submission.
The stats suggested Gamzatov had advantage in power over Abreu, with a 38% knock out percentage over Abreu's 27%.
Shamil Gamzatov was the older man by 3 years, at 32 years old.
Gamzatov had a height advantage of 2 inches over Abreu. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Gamzatov was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 5 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 2 months later than Abreu, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 18 less professional rounds, 26 to Abreu's 44.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Klidson Abreu had been fighting more than Shamil Gamzatov.
Going to this contest, Shamil Gamzatov had last fought 4 years, 2 months and 19 days ago, while Klidson Abreu's last outing had been 3 years, 7 months and 1 day ago.