Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Who won Khaybulaev vs Diamond?
Movlid Khaybulaev beat Tyler Diamond by submission in the 2nd round during the co-main event of PFL 4, on Thursday 8th June 2023 at Overtime Elite Arena in Atlanta.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
Khaybulaev vs Diamond stats
Movlid Khaybulaev stepped into the octagon with an undefeated record of 20 wins, zero loses and 1 draw, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
Tyler Diamond made his way to the cage with a record of 11 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Diamond had an advantage in power over Khaybulaev, with a 45% knock out percentage over Khaybulaev's 30%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Diamond had a slight advantage over Khaybulaev, with a 18% submission rate over Khaybulaev's 10%.
Movlid Khaybulaev was the older man by 1 year, at 33 years old.
Diamond had a height advantage of 1 inch over Khaybulaev. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Khaybulaev was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 9 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 3 years and 4 months earlier than Diamond, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 17 more professional rounds, 51 to Diamond's 34.
Khaybulaev vs Diamond form
Khaybulaev remained undefeated as a professional.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Ryoji Kudo at PFL 1 on 1st April 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at The Theater - Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Chris Wade at PFL 2021 #10 on 27th October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Brendan Loughnane at PFL 2021 #9 on 27th August 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood.
Before that, he had won against Lance Palmer at PFL 2021 #6 on 25th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City.
He had beat Lazar Stojadinovic at PFL 2021 #1 on 23rd April 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City.
Khaybulaev's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.4 rounds on average.
Diamond's last 3 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 6 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Khaybulaev vs Diamond?
Movlid Khaybulaev was a 2/15 (-770) favourite going into the contest, while Tyler Diamond made his way into the ring at 23/5 (+460) with oddsmakers.