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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 as in favor of winner Derrick Lewis.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Lewis vs Ivanov stats
Derrick Lewis stepped into the octagon with a record of 21 wins, 7 loses 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 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 6 by submission.
The stats suggested Lewis had a massive power advantage over Ivanov, boasting at 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, boosting at 33% submission rate over Lewis' 5%.
Derrick Lewis was the older man by 1 year, at 38 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 year and 5 months later than Ivanov, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 25 more professional rounds, 86 to Ivanov's 61.
Lewis vs Ivanov form
Lewis had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Junior dos Santos at UFC on ESPN+ 4 on 9th March 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Daniel Cormier at UFC 230 on 3rd November 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Heavyweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Going into that contest, he had won against Alexander Volkov at UFC 229 on 6th October 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had beat Francis NGannou at UFC 226 on 7th July 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Last Vegas.
He had defeated Marcin Tybura at UFC Fight Night 126 on 18th February 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Frank Erwin Center, Austin.
Lewis' last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 9 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month 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, 1 month and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 9 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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