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Who won Goltsov vs Heiderman?
Denis Goltsov beat Jordan Heiderman by submission in the 1st round during the main card of PFL Playoffs: Heavyweights & Women’s Featherweights, on Friday 18th August 2023 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Goltsov vs Heiderman stats
Denis Goltsov stepped into the octagon with a record of 31 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 10 by submission.
Jordan Heiderman made his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 7 wins and 0 draws, with 2 of those by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Goltsov had an advantage in power over Heiderman, with a 48% knock out percentage over Heiderman's 29%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Heiderman had an advantage over Goltsov, with a 43% submission rate over Goltsov's 32%.
Denis Goltsov was the older man by 1 year, at 33 years old.
Goltsov had a height advantage of 2 inches over Heiderman. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Goltsov was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 31 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 7 years and 10 months earlier than Heiderman, whose first professional fight was in 2018. He had fought 61 more professional rounds, 72 to Heiderman's 11.
Goltsov vs Heiderman form
Goltsov had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Yorgan De Castro at PFL 5 on 16th June 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at Overtime Elite Arena, Atlanta, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Cezar Ferreira at PFL 3 on 14th April 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at The Theater at Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had won against Maurice Greene at PFL 2022 #5 on 24th June 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Overtime Elite Arena, Atlanta.
Before that, he had beat Cody Goodale at PFL 2022 #2 on 28th April 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Esports Stadium Arlington, Arlington.
He had been beaten by Ante Delija at PFL 2021 #8 on 19th August 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood.
Heiderman had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 4 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Patrick Brady at PFL 5 on 16th June 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at Overtime Elite Arena, Atlanta, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Daiqwon Buckley at LFA 144 on 14th October 2022 by submission in the 1st round at Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls.
Going into that contest, he had won against Chad Johnson at LFA 115 on 24th September 2021 by submission in the 1st round at Menominee Nation Arena, Oshkosh.
Before that, he had defeated Anthony Garrett at LFA 107 on 14th May 2021 by submission in the 1st round at Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls.
He had beat Mauricio Blanco at LFA 95 on 20th November 2020 by submission in the 2nd round at Hartman Arena, Park City.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Denis Goltsov had been fighting more than Jordan Heiderman.
Going to this contest, Denis Goltsov had last fought 3 months and 17 days ago, while Jordan Heiderman's last outing had been 3 months and 17 days ago.
Goltsov's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 1 month and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.
Heiderman's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.2 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Goltsov vs Heiderman?
Denis Goltsov was a 1/6 (-590) favourite going into the contest, while Jordan Heiderman made his way into the ring at 18/5 (+360) with oddsmakers.