Denis Goltsov
Goltsov
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Aug 02 2024
Friday

Nashville Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, United States

Main Event
3 rounds contest @ Heavyweight
34-8-0

est. walkout:

TBC

broadcast start time:

US - Fri 9:00pm EST / UK - TBC

18-9-0

The tape

34
Age
39
6' 5" / 196 cm
Height
6' 3" / 191 cm
78" / 198 cm
Reach
78" / 198 cm

Full record

KO 1KO 3KO 2SUB 1KO 1
Form
KO 1UD 3KO 1KO 1UD 5
34
Wins
18
17
By KO
10
50
KO%
56
11
By Sub
3
32
SUB%
17
8
Losses
9
4
Stopped
5
3
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2010
Debut
2010
42
Bouts
27
78
Rounds
48
5 hours, 6 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 14 minutes

Current rankings @ Heavyweight

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UFC
-
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Bellator
8
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Tapology
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Denis Goltsov vs Timothy Johnson preview

When is Goltsov vs Johnson?

Denis Goltsov will face Timothy Johnson in the main event of PFL 7, on Friday 2nd August 2024 at Nashville Municipal Auditorium in Nashville.

The fight will be contested over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means the weight limit will be 265 pounds (18.9 stone or 120.2 KG).

Goltsov vs Johnson stats

Denis Goltsov steps into the octagon with a record of 34 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, 17 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 11 by submission.

Timothy Johnson will make his way to the cage with a record of 18 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by knock out and 3 by submission.

This will be Denis Goltsov's 15th fight in the PFL, having made his debut for the promotion in 2019. Timothy Johnson will mark his 1st fight for them, having made his own debut for the promotion in 2024.

Denis Goltsov's PFL record currently stands at 12-3-0, while Timothy Johnson's comes in at 1-0-0.

The stats suggest Johnson has a slight advantage in power over Goltsov, with a 56% knock out percentage over Goltsov's 50%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Goltsov will have an advantage over Johnson, with a 32% submission rate over Johnson's 17%.

Denis Goltsov is the younger man by 5 years, at 34 years old.

Goltsov has a height advantage of 2 inches over Johnson. Despite this, both fighters have a equal reach.

Goltsov is the more experienced professional fighter, having had 15 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 2 months earlier than Johnson, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He has fought 30 more professional rounds, 78 to Johnson's 48.

Goltsov vs Johnson form

Goltsov has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going to the judges once.

In his last fight, he won against Thiago Santos at PFL 4: 2024 Regular Season on 13th June 2024 by knockout in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.

Previous to that, he had beaten Linton Vassell at PFL 1: 2024 Regular Season on 4th April 2024 by knockout in the 3rd round at Boeing Center, San Antonio.

Going into that contest, he had lost to Renan Ferreira at PFL 10: 2023 PFL World Championship on 24th November 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round at The Anthem, Washington.

Before that, he had defeated Jordan Heiderman at PFL Playoffs: Heavyweights & Women’s Featherweights on 18th August 2023 by submission in the 1st round at The Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York City.

He was victorious against Yorgan De Castro at PFL 5 on 16th June 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at Overtime Elite Arena, Atlanta.

Johnson has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight, he beat Danilo Marques at PFL 4: 2024 Regular Season on 13th June 2024 by knockout in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.

Previous to that, he had beaten Said Sowma at Bellator 294 on 21st April 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Linton Vassell at Bellator 277 on 15th April 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at SAP Center, San Jose.

Before that, he had been defeated by Fedor Emelianenko at Bellator MMA on 23rd October 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at VTB Arena, Moscow, Russia.

He had lost to Valentin Moldavsky at Bellator 261 on 25th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Denis Goltsov has been fighting more than Timothy Johnson.

Denis Goltsov last fought 26 days ago, while Timothy Johnson's last outing was 26 days ago.

Goltsov's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year and 23 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 2 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.6 rounds on average.

Johnson's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years and 14 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.2 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Goltsov vs Johnson?

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