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Who won Karakhanyan vs Crosbie?
Georgi Karakhanyan beat Kiefer Crosbie by submission in the 1st round, during the prelims of Bellator 263, on Saturday 31st July 2021 at The Forum in Inglewood.
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).
Karakhanyan vs Crosbie stats
Georgi Karakhanyan stepped into the ring with a record of 30 wins, 11 loses and 1 draw, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 15 by submission.
Kiefer Crosbie made his way to the ring with a record of 8 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Crosbie had advantage in power over Karakhanyan, with a 38% knock out percentage over Karakhanyan's 23%.
Georgi Karakhanyan was the older man by 5 years, at 36 years old.
Crosbie had a height advantage of 3 inches over Karakhanyan. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Karakhanyan was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 32 more fights, and made his debut in 2006, 9 years and 5 months earlier than Crosbie, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 70 more professional rounds, 89 to Crosbie's 19.
Karakhanyan vs Crosbie form
Kiefer Crosbie had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Charlie Leary at Bellator Euro Series 9 on 3rd October 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Allianz Cloud, Milan, Italy.
Previous to that, he had won against Iamik Furtado at Bellator 240 on 22nd February 2020 by split decision in their 3 round contest at 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland.
Going into that contest, he had beat Hugo Pereira at Bellator 227 on 27th September 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at 3Arena, Dublin.
Before that, he had defeated Oktawian Olejniczak at Bellator 217 on 23rd February 2019 by submission in the 1st round at 3Arena, Dublin.
He had won against Orlando D Ambrosio at Bellator 211 on 1st December 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at RDS Stadium, Genoa, Italy.
Crosbie's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.