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Who won Ivanov vs Lima?
Blagoy Ivanov beat Marcos Rogerio de Lima by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of UFC 274, on Saturday 7th May 2022 at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Blagoy Ivanov.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Ivanov vs Lima stats
Blagoy Ivanov stepped into the octagon with a record of 18 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 6 by submission.
Marcos Rogerio de Lima made his way to the cage with a record of 19 wins, 7 loses and 1 draw, with 14 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Lima had a massive power advantage over Ivanov, boosting at 74% knock out percentage over Ivanov's 33%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Ivanov had a large advantage over Lima, boasting at 33% submission rate over Lima's 11%.
Blagoy Ivanov was the younger man by 1 year, at 37 years old.
Lima had a height advantage of 2 inches over Ivanov. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Ivanov was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 5 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2007, 1 year and 5 months earlier than Lima, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 11 more professional rounds, 61 to Lima's 50.
Ivanov vs Lima form
Lima had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Ben Rothwell at UFC Vegas 42 on 13th November 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Maurice Greene at UFC Vegas 26 on 8th May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Ben Sosoli at UFC on ESPN+ 26 on 22nd February 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Spark Arena, Auckland, New Zealand.
Before that, he had been beaten by Stefan Struve at UFC on ESPN+ 3 on 23rd February 2019 by submission in the 2nd round at O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic.
He had lost to Ovince St. Preux at UFC Fight Night 108 on 22nd April 2017 by submission in the 2nd round at Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, United States.
Lima's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 7 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.
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