May 07 2022
Saturday

Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

UFC 274 Prelim
3 rounds contest @ Heavyweight
Marcos Rog rio de Lima
Lima
Brazil flag
18-4-0
UD 3
UD 3
19-7-0

The tape

35
Age
37
5' 11" / 181 cm
Height
6' 1" / 185 cm
72.8" / 185 cm
Reach
75.2" / 191 cm

Tape record

Form
18
Wins
19
6
By KO
14
33
KO%
74
6
By SUB
2
33
SUB%
11
4
Loses
7
0
Stopped
1
1
Tapped
5
0
Draws
1
2007
Debut
2009
23
Bouts
27
52
Rounds
42
3 hours, 49 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 23 minutes

Tape rankings @ Heavyweight

15
UFC
-
-
Bellator
-
-
Tapology
-

Blagoy Ivanov vs Marcos Rog rio de Lima report

Who won Ivanov vs Lima?

Blagoy Ivanov beat Marcos Rog rio 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 ring 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 Rog rio de Lima made his way to the ring 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%.

Blagoy Ivanov was the younger man by 2 years, at 35 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 less 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 10 more professional rounds, 55 to Lima's 45.

Ivanov vs Lima form

Blagoy Ivanov had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to 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.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Derrick Lewis at UFC 244 on 2nd November 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York City.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Tai Tuivasa at UFC 238 on 8th June 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at United Center, Chicago.

Before that, he had beat Ben Rothwell at UFC on ESPN+ 4 on 9th March 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita.

He had lost to Junior dos Santos at UFC Fight Night 133 on 14th July 2018 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at CenturyLink Arena, Boise.

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 won against 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 won against 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.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Blagoy Ivanov had been fighting more than Marcos Rog rio de Lima.

Going to this contest, Blagoy Ivanov had last fought 2 years and 4 months ago, while Marcos Rog rio de Lima's last outing had been 10 months and 17 days ago.

Ivanov's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.4 rounds on average.

Lima's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 5 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.

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