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Ray Cooper vs Magomed Umalatov preview
When is III vs Umalatov?
Ray Cooper could potentially take on Magomed Umalatov, in Summer 2022.
The fight would be contested over 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which means the weight limit would be 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
III vs Umalatov stats
Ray Cooper would step into the octagon with a record of 25 wins, 8 loses and 1 draw, 16 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 7 by submission.
Magomed Umalatov would make his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 12 wins and 0 draws, with 10 of those by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggest Umalatov would have an advantage in power over Cooper, with a 83% knock out percentage over Cooper's 64%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Cooper would have an advantage over Umalatov, with a 28% submission rate over Umalatov's 8%.
Ray Cooper is the older man by 30 years, at 30 years old.
Umalatov has a height advantage of 6 inches over Cooper. This also extends to a 5-inch reach advantage.
Cooper is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 22 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 2 years and 9 months earlier than Umalatov, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He has fought 34 more professional rounds, 52 to Umalatov's 18.
III vs Umalatov form
Cooper has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight, he beat Brett Cooper at PFL 2022 #6 on 1st July 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Overtime Elite Arena, Atlanta, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Carlos Leal at PFL 2022 #3 on 6th May 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Esports Stadium Arlington, Arlington.
Going into that contest, he had beat Magomed Magomedkerimov at PFL 2021 #10 on 27th October 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against Rory MacDonald at PFL 2021 #7 on 13th August 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood.
He had beat Nikolay Aleksakhin at PFL 2021 #5 on 17th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City.
Cooper's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 9 months and 13 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
Umalatov's last 3 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 10 months and 24 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2 rounds on average.
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