Who won III vs Aleksakhin?
Ray Cooper III beat Nikolay Aleksakhin by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the co-main event of PFL 2021 #5, on Thursday 17th June 2021 at Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Ray Cooper III.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
III vs Aleksakhin stats
Ray Cooper III stepped into the ring with a record of 20 wins, 7 loses and 1 draw, 14 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 6 by submission.
Nikolay Aleksakhin made his way to the ring with a record of 24 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested III had a large advantage in power over Aleksakhin, boasting at 70% knock out percentage over Aleksakhin's 46%.
Ray Cooper III was the younger man by 2 years, at 28 years old.
Aleksakhin had a height advantage of 3 inches over III. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
III was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 1 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 1 year and 1 month later than Aleksakhin, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 25 less professional rounds, 38 to Aleksakhin's 63.
III vs Aleksakhin form
III had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Jason Ponet at PFL 2021 #2 on 29th April 2021 by in the 1st round at Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated David Michaud at PFL 2019 #10 on 31st December 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Going into that contest, he had beat Chris Curtis at PFL 2019 #7 on 11th October 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had been beaten by John Howard at PFL 2019 #4 on 11th July 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City.
He had won against Zane Kamaka at PFL 2019 #1 on 9th May 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Long Island.
III's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 1 month and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.6 rounds on average.