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Who won Ivanov vs Rothwell?
Blagoy Ivanov beat Ben Rothwell by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of UFC on ESPN+ 4, on Saturday 9th March 2019 at INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita.
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 Rothwell stats
Blagoy Ivanov stepped into the octagon with a record of 16 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 6 by submission.
Ben Rothwell made his way to the cage with a record of 36 wins, 10 loses and 0 draws, with 27 of those wins by knock out and 6 by submission.
The stats suggested Rothwell had a massive power advantage over Ivanov, boosting at 75% knock out percentage over Ivanov's 38%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Ivanov had a large advantage over Rothwell, boasting at 38% submission rate over Rothwell's 17%.
Blagoy Ivanov was the younger man by 5 years, at 37 years old.
Rothwell had a height advantage of 5 inches over Ivanov. That also extended to a 7-inch reach advantage.
Ivanov was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 28 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2007, 6 year and 9 months later than Rothwell, whose first professional fight was in 2001. He had fought 29 less professional rounds, 61 to Rothwell's 90.
Ivanov's last 2 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 1 month and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 years and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Ivanov vs Rothwell?
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