Nov 02 2019
Saturday

Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Heavyweight
21-7-0
SD 3
SD 3
18-2-0

The tape

39
Age
37
6' 3" / 191 cm
Height
5' 11" / 181 cm
79.1" / 201 cm
Reach
72.8" / 185 cm

Tape record

KOSUBKOUDKO
Form
UDUDUDUDKO
21
Wins
18
18
By KO
6
86
KO%
33
1
By SUB
6
5
SUB%
33
7
Loses
2
4
Stopped
0
1
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2010
Debut
2007
29
Bouts
21
62
Rounds
46
4 hours, 11 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 19 minutes

Tape rankings @ Heavyweight

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UFC
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Bellator
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Tapology
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Derrick Lewis vs Blagoy Ivanov report

Who won Lewis vs Ivanov?

Derrick Lewis beat Blagoy Ivanov by split decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of UFC 244, on Saturday 2nd November 2019 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The scorecards were announced in favor of the winner Derrick Lewis.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 265 pounds (18.9 stone or 120.2 KG).

Lewis vs Ivanov stats

Derrick Lewis stepped into the octagon with a record of 21 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, 18 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.

Blagoy Ivanov made his way to the cage with a record of 18 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by knock out and 6 by submission.

This was Derrick Lewis' 29th fight in the UFC, having made his debut for the promotion in 2014.

Derrick Lewis' UFC record stood at 19-10-0, while Blagoy Ivanov's came in at 3-5-0.

The stats suggested Lewis had a massive power advantage over Ivanov, boasting a 86% knock out percentage over Ivanov's 33%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Ivanov had a large advantage over Lewis, boasting a 33% submission rate over Lewis' 5%.

Derrick Lewis was the older man by 2 years, at 39 years old.

Lewis had a height advantage of 4 inches over Ivanov. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.

Lewis was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 8 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 2 years and 5 months later than Ivanov, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 25 more professional rounds, 89 to Ivanov's 64.

Lewis vs Ivanov form

Lewis had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.

In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Ciryl Gane at UFC 265 on 7th August 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at Toyota Center, Houston, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Curtis Blaydes at UFC Vegas 19 on 20th February 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Aleksei Oleinik at UFC Vegas 6 on 8th August 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had defeated Ilir Latifi at UFC 247 on 8th February 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Toyota Center, Houston.

He was victorious against Blagoy Ivanov at UFC 244 on 2nd November 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York City.

Activity check

Lewis' last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 6 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

Ivanov's last 4 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 6 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 7 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.5 rounds on average.

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