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Blagoy Ivanov vs Tom Aspinall preview
When is Ivanov vs Aspinall?
Blagoy Ivanov could potentially face the challenge of Tom Aspinall, in Spring 2022.
The fight would be contested over 5 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means there would be no weight limit.
Ivanov vs Aspinall stats
Blagoy Ivanov would step into the octagon with a record of 19 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 6 by submission.
Tom Aspinall would make his way to the cage with a record of 12 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggest Aspinall would have a massive power advantage over Ivanov, boosting at 75% knock out percentage over Ivanov's 32%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Ivanov would have a slight advantage over Aspinall, with a 32% submission rate over Aspinall's 25%.
Blagoy Ivanov is the older man by 7 years, at 36 years old.
Aspinall has a height advantage of 6 inches over Ivanov. This also extends to a 5-inch reach advantage.
Ivanov is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 9 more fights, and made his debut in 2007, 7 years and 2 months earlier than Aspinall, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He has fought 40 more professional rounds, 58 to Aspinall's 18.
Ivanov vs Aspinall form
Blagoy Ivanov has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he lost to Marcin Tybura at UFC Fight Night on 4th February 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Marcos Rog rio de Lima at UFC 274 on 7th May 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Augusto Sakai at UFC Vegas 1 on 30th May 2020 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had lost to Derrick Lewis at UFC 244 on 2nd November 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
He had won against Tai Tuivasa at UFC 238 on 8th June 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at United Center, Chicago.
Aspinall has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he Curtis Blaydes at UFC Fight Night London on 23rd July 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at The O2, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Alexander Volkov at UFC Fight Night London on 19th March 2022 by submission in the 1st round at 02 Arena, London.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Sergey Spivac at UFC Vegas 36 on 4th September 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had won against Andrei Arlovski at UFC Vegas 19 on 20th February 2021 by submission in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had defeated Alan Baudot at UFC Fight Island 5 on 10th October 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
In terms of recent activity, Tom Aspinall has been fighting more than Blagoy Ivanov.
Blagoy Ivanov last fought 1 month and 27 days ago, while Tom Aspinall's last outing was 8 months and 8 days ago.
Ivanov's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 9 months and 23 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.
Aspinall's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 21 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.2 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Ivanov vs Aspinall?
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