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Who won Ismagulov vs Alves?
Damir Ismagulov beat Rafael Alves by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the prelims of UFC Vegas 27, on Saturday 22nd May 2021 in the United States.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Damir Ismagulov.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
Ismagulov vs Alves stats
Damir Ismagulov stepped into the ring with a record of 19 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Rafael Alves made his way to the ring with a record of 19 wins, 9 loses and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 7 by submission.
The stats suggested Ismagulov had a slight advantage in power over Alves, with a 47% knock out percentage over Alves' 37%.
Damir Ismagulov was the same age as Rafael Alves, at 31 years old.
Ismagulov had a height advantage of 1 inch over Alves. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Ismagulov was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 8 less fights, and made his debut in 2014, 7 year and 1 month later than Alves, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 3 more professional rounds, 64 to Alves' 61.