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Who won Knight vs Grishin?
Maxim Grishin beat William Knight by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the prelims of UFC 271, on Saturday 12th February 2022 at Toyota Center in Houston.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Maxim Grishin.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).
Knight vs Grishin stats
William Knight stepped into the ring with a record of 11 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Maxim Grishin made his way to the ring with a record of 31 wins, 9 loses and 2 draws, with 16 of those wins by knock out and 6 by submission.
The stats suggested Knight had a large advantage in power over Grishin, boasting at 82% knock out percentage over Grishin's 52%.
William Knight was the younger man by 4 years, at 34 years old.
Grishin had a height advantage of 5 inches over Knight. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Knight was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 29 less fights, and made his debut in 2018, 9 year and 11 months later than Grishin, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 30 more professional rounds, 30 to Grishin's 0.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, William Knight had been fighting more than Maxim Grishin.
Going to this contest, William Knight had last fought 6 months and 22 days ago, while Maxim Grishin's last outing had been 2 years, 10 months and 18 days ago.
Knight's last 2 fights had come over a period of 10 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
Grishin's last 2 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 11 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 3 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.5 rounds on average.